Reference/Foreign, Comparative, & Int'l Law Librarian - NYU School of Law Library - New York, NY

  • 7 Oct 2022 4:30 PM
    Message # 12946499


    This position is one member of a two-person team responsible for collection development, in-depth reference services, and training relating to the Law Library’s world-renowned collection of foreign, comparative and international law (FCIL). The FCIL librarians are also a part of the larger department of Research & Scholarship and report to the Associate Director for Research & Scholarship. The new librarian will work alongside an experienced FCIL colleague.


    • Supporting and contributing to an equitable, inclusive, empathetic, kind, efficient, respectful, communicative, and collaborative work community.
    • Developing and managing the FCIL law collection in print and electronic formats, focusing on public international law, private international law, international sales law, and international trade law.
    • Collaborating with the acquisitions department to further develop and manage the FCIL collection in concert with budget projections.
    • Evaluating new websites and databases for foreign, comparative, and international law and sharing in the maintenance of public webpages that list these resources.
    • Cooperating with counterparts at other research libraries to share information about FCIL resources.
    • Serving as a library liaison to constituents throughout the Law School, including faculty, students, centers and clinics.
    • Providing specialized legal research instruction to meet the needs of those constituents; teaching formats may include live lectures, online presentations, individual instruction, research guides and a range of other written materials; topics may include public international law, international sales law, and other specialized topics as requested.
    • Serving as a member of the Law Library’s general reference team, the FCIL librarian will:
        • provide high-caliber Anglo-American and FCIL legal reference service to Law School faculty and students;
        • serve as a library liaison and provide proactive and personalized library services for faculty, including complex research, research assistant training and the tracking of faculty scholarship;
        • assist in the staffing of the in-person and virtual reference desk, a task that entails some evening and weekend hours;
        • author and update research guides, bibliographies, and other types of instructional material; and
        • perform other duties as assigned.

    This is a renewable contract position (Assistant Librarian of Practice) as a member of the Law Library Faculty.

    Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits package.


    Required Qualifications & Experience

    • M.L.S. & J.D. (or equivalents) from accredited institutions.
    • Experience providing in-depth and complex legal research and reference support.
    • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in foreign, comparative and international law.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong public service orientation
    • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse student body and staff, as well as a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.

    Preferred Qualifications & Experience

    • 1-3 years of academic library experience.
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in foreign and international law collection development.
    • Foreign language skills.

    Application Instructions

    The NYU Law Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and to bringing new voices into the field. We strongly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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