Reference Librarian - Fordham Law School, Maloney Library - New York, NY

  • 19 Jul 2023 9:40 AM
    Message # 13229714
    Anonymous member (Administrator)



    As part of the Maloney Library’s reference team, provides reference and research assistance to law school students, administrators, and faculty at the reference desk and in a library liaison program. Teaches legal research to first year law students with the opportunity to teach advanced legal research courses. 

    This role is available for a a hybrid work schedule with no more than 2 work from home days possible depending on the needs of the department and other factors.


    • Provides general reference assistance to law students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk
    • Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators
    • Provides in-class research instruction and creates research guides
    • Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee
    • Actively participates in student outreach programs
    • As an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, teaches introductory legal research in a required first-year course and may participate in teaching advanced legal research courses
    • Contributes to creating a diverse, inclusive, and effective library through the development, implementation, and evaluation of collection development, reference, and public services policies, procedures, and publications
    • Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary

    Required Qualifications

    • M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school
    • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree
    • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources 
    • Strong service orientation
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours

    Preferred Qualifications

    • One year of experience in teaching or training
    • One year of experience providing reference services
    • Internship or practicum in legal research in academic setting

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