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Research Services Librarian / Lecturer in Law

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The Alyne Queener Massey Law Library at Vanderbilt University seeks a creative, energetic, and highly customer-oriented librarian to join our team. The Research Services Librarian will provide legal reference and research services, participate in the faculty liaison program, and teach legal research classes in the first-year Legal Research & Writing program. The person in this position will develop and teach a one-credit upper-division specialized legal research course. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services. Key Responsibilities:•Provide legal reference and research services to students, faculty, and other members of the Vanderbilt community•Teach legal research skills in the first-year Legal Research & Writing program•Develop and teach an upper-division specialized legal research course•Participate in collection development activities •Update and maintain assigned web content utilizing the content management system•Maintain professional growth by participating in educational programs and activities to ensure knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments•Participate in the work of University Libraries committees•Perform related duties as requiredQUALIFICATIONS: Required: J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats. Teaching interest and ability. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with law faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons.ENVIRONMENT: This is an exciting time to be at Vanderbilt University. With an enrollment of over 12,000, Vanderbilt is ideally situated on a wooded campus in the heart of vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally. In a Vanderbilt partnership with the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education is examining emerging national-scale digital projects which have the potential to help transform higher education. We are a sponsor and host institute of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows. Our libraries have an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of almost 200, an annual budget exceeding $26 million, and hold over 3.7 million volumes. The Heard Library includes nine libraries, the campus course management system and the nationally acclaimed Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Our innovative digital exhibits programs have attracted national attention along with our Gold LEED Central Library renovation. Vanderbilt University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News and World Report and has ten nationally-ranked schools and colleges. For more information, please see http://www.vanderbilt.edu/virtualtour/. With a collection of over 600,000 volumes and access to leading legal electronic resources, the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library supports the curricular and research interests of the students and faculty as well as the editorial needs of four student publications. Our talented law librarians are actively engaged in the intellectual life of the law school, providing extensive legal research instruction to law students as well as support for faculty scholarship through an active liaison program. As part of Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library, the Massey Law Library provides access to a broad range of non-legal resources, including business, science, and medical publications. More information can be found at http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/law/ .COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits are those applicable to exempt employees of Vanderbilt University, including health care insurance; retirement plan options; tuition discount program; and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.APPLICATIONS: Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013. Please apply online at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/ and refer to Job Number 1309300. Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

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