The O’Quinn Law Library at the University of Houston Law Center seeks a highly motivated and service oriented person with drive for a Reference/Research Librarian.
Responsibilities: As a member of our highly talented and motivated reference and research team, the incumbent will share responsibilities by providing to Law Library patrons general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law; serving as library liaison to assigned Law faculty members; participating in competitive intelligence, data mining, and empirical research projects; enhancing law students’ lawyering skill by training them to conduct legal research efficiently and effectively through classroom teaching, database demos, and one-on-one instruction; preparing research guides, bibliographies, and other library publications; rotating in current awareness service and blog duty; assisting in the maintenance of the Law Library’s web site; taking part in the evaluation and selection of information resources for collection development; and other duties as assigned by the Law Library Administration.
Required: Required qualifications: A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program and a law degree from an ABA accredited law school. Also required: a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community; effective team-building; attention to details; and excellent oral and written communications skills. The position requires a service orientation, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Preferred: Experience in academic law libraries. Knowledge of one or more European languages other than English or experience in teaching or public presentation is a plus.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, with standard University of Houston package.
Other: The O’Quinn Law Library is the largest public legal research institution in the nation’s fourth largest city, recognized for its excellent services and a legal research blog enjoying international readership. With a very reasonable cost of living, Houston is a cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, symphony, opera, ballet, and theatrical companies and museums, as well as a top ranking port in international shipping. A sophisticated international and domestic legal practice provides a superb professional environment for law librarianship. Law Center programs consistently rank among the best in the country. The Law Center’s student body, full-time faculty members, and a rich complement of clinical and adjunct faculty provide the intellectual challenges and opportunities for professional growth. The Law Center supports the professional development and travel of professional staff.
To Apply: Official review of applications begins immediately until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, a writing sample; a resume, and the names of three references to: Mon Yin Lung, Associate Director, O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston, 12 Law Library, Houston, TX 77204-6054 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
University of Houston Law Center • O'Quinn Law Library • 12 Law Library • Houston, TX 77204-6054 • (713) 743-2300