Reference Librarian - Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law - Hempstead, NY

  • 11 May 2023 2:18 PM
    Message # 13199993
    Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Reference Librarian
    Reporting to the Associate Director, the Reference Librarian shares responsibilities with the Reference Team for in-person and remote reference services to the Hofstra Law community, including students, faculty, and members of the local legal community. General responsibilities currently include providing reference assistance; legal research instruction through a variety of formats and settings; identifying, evaluating, and recommending purchase of new print and digital resources, and participating in faculty/librarian liaison program and collection development. Responsibilities are continually evaluated and updated to serve the needs of the Hofstra Law community. This revamped position will also be primarily responsible for Law Library outreach to students, creating student-oriented marketing materials, engaging student groups, and curating law library social media content.  Limited flexible work arrangements, up to two days per week, available upon supervisor’s approval.
    Questions about this position can be directed to Lisa Spar at

    About Hofstra
    Hofstra University is nationally ranked and recognized as Long Island’s largest private university located in Hempstead, N.Y. When you work at Hofstra, you join a team of talented professionals committed to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow, in an environment that cultivates learning through the free and open exchange of ideas for the betterment of humankind. The work we do at Hofstra supports the education and well-being of our students, and the workforce of the future. While working towards this mission, employees can take advantage of many enriching experiences on campus. Whether it’s a lunchtime lecture, a Division I NCAA athletics game, a musical concert, a theatre performance, or a visit to one of our two accredited museums, there is always something exciting to do at Hofstra. Enjoy the ease of going to the fitness center, taking a swim, or grabbing a bite to eat without having to leave our beautiful campus! Hofstra University is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse academic community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators respectful of the contributions and dignity of each of its members. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A Master’s Degree, PhD, or equivalent in Library and Information Science or Knowledge Management from an ALA accredited school or foreign equivalent (completed by the start date); 
    • JD from an ABA accredited institution or the equivalent combination of education and experience (completed by the start date); 
    • Experience with use of legal and non-legal research tools; 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively;
    • Strong service orientation and organizational skills; 
    • High level understanding of digital information systems and software; and
    • Technological competency and a willingness to learn new technology as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with teaching or instruction. 
    • Experience with marketing and digital content creation. 
    • Experience providing reference service in an academic law library

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