Reference Librarian - Georgetown Law Library - Washington, D.C.

  • 16 Dec 2022 11:52 AM
    Message # 13027915

    Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library Georgetown University Law Center

    Georgetown Law Library is seeking self-driven, service-oriented candidates for two Reference Librarian positions. Reference Librarians provide extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Reference Librarians are members of a diverse reference and research services staff of 16 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise.

    Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, each Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

    • Participating on an active reference desk (including some evenings and some Sundays)
    • Conducting individual research consultations
    • Writing research guides
    • Teaching basic legal research skills to first-year students in the Legal Research and Writing program
    • Teaching specialized legal research classes (e.g., environmental law or tax law) to upper-class students
    • Serving as a liaison to one of the Law Center’s 12 student-edited journals
    • Serving as a liaison to designated faculty members to support their teaching and scholarship
    • Selecting materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas
    • Leading library tours and other educational programs

    We welcome applications from both lateral candidates and entry-level candidates, including those graduating in May 2023. Requirements include:

    • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
    • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent

    The Reference Librarian positions receive annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as members of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life. Reference Librarians may serve in the Faculty Senate and vote in Senate elections.

    Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Posting and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting - JR11818). Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document. If you have questions about the position, please contact

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To apply, visit

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