Law Instruction Librarian
Job no: 528933
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law, Library, Instruction
Department: UO Libraries
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 per year
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
March 17, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a current resume or cv, and a cover letter.
About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.
The UO Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.
About the John E. Jaqua Law Library:
Located inside the Knight Law Center on the University campus, the John E. Jaqua Law Library supports the legal education program of the Law School. The Law School enrolls over 500 students in its JD, LLM, and master's degree programs, and over 400 undergraduate students in its legal studies minor. The Law Library is part of the unified UO Libraries system and law librarians are members of the UO Libraries career faculty. The Law Library offers courses on legal research skills, assists faculty with scholarship, and provides enhanced learning spaces. In partnership with the UO Libraries, the Law Library provides comprehensive legal collections that support the Law School curriculum, special programs, and campus legal research needs.
The John E. Jaqua Law Library is looking for a gifted teacher with a passion for delivering effective, technology-enhanced learning experiences in an active learning environment. The Law Instruction Librarian is a critical member of the Library's reference team. In addition to sharing in direct research instruction, this position plays a lead role in developing, tracking, and supporting instructional technology to enhance the team's teaching activities, improve pedagogical methods, and promote legal information literacy within Law School and related University programs. The successful candidate will enjoy the support of highly experienced and collegial library staff, and the warm support of the Law School community. As a member of the UO Libraries system, your career growth as a law librarian will be further enhanced by a rich, multi-disciplinary network of library professionals.
The person in this position reports to the senior Law Reference Librarian and is expected to engage in service to the University, UO Libraries, and community through work on committees and similar groups; participate in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field; meet UO Libraries criteria for promotion and retention; and contribute to the University's goals regarding equity and inclusion.
• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution by time of appointment.
• Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited institution by time of appointment.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
• Mastery of basic legal research sources and techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to teach legal research.
• Ability to integrate innovative educational technologies to enhance teaching.
• Database and Internet searching proficiencies.
• Ability to manage a project from conception to delivery.
• Ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to support and enhance a collegial, cooperative, and diverse working and learning environment.
• Reference and/or instructional experience in an academic law library.
• Experience providing classroom instruction and distance education.
• Experience supporting classroom technology and remote or asynchronous instructional technologies.
• Experience supporting learning management systems, particularly Canvas.
• Experience using LibGuides.
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