The Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law Library is responsible for the legal research method education of all Barry law
students. This librarian teaches classes and workshops and meets in small groups and one-on-one instructing in any topic of legal research
education. Additionally, this librarian assists law faculty with educational technology and identifies research resources for them. The
reference librarian provides both traditional and virtual reference and research instruction to all library patrons, including students,
faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the bar.Essential Functions Provides reference and research assistance to
Provides legal research and legal information literacy education to the Barry Law
- consults with patrons in person or via telephone, email, or video conferencing
- conducts reference
interview to determine the exact nature of the question
- advises the patron about useful resources to answer the
- teaches the patron how to use the resources, if necessary
- responsible for specific reference shifts assigned by the
Engages in outreach efforts and professional
- prepares lesson plans and conducts guest presentations in the first year Legal Research & Writing
- prepares lesson plans and conducts guest presentations for other classes and group sessions
- teaches graduate-level
for-credit classes in the LLM program
- plans and conducts workshops
- creates research lessons on video
updates lesson plans for freshness
- provides one-on-one instruction to students and faculty
- creates instructional materials
to aid in research education, such as libguides
- tracks legal research systems, tools and processes, and informs students and faculty
about new developments and updates in the legal research industry
Participates in Law Library collection development by recommending purchases of books, digital resources, other
media, and emerging technologies that will further the library mission of public service to all patrons:
- participates in Law Library outreach efforts around campus and in the law library community
- contributes to
the Law Library displays and social media
- contributes to digital library brochures
- participates in new student programs such
as orientation and A2O
- participates in associations relevant to Law Libraries and attends professional development
- supports Law School scholarship by assisting with digital publication and distribution through channels such as SSRN and
Participates in Faculty Liaison
- evaluate and recommend
resources to purchase
- participate in monthly selection from an approval plan
- evaluate items in the collection for retention
- participate in collection development policymaking
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director & Head of Public
- serves as point-of-contact to the library for assigned faculty members
- assists and instructs faculty members
with the use of Canvas
- assists and instructs faculty members with the use of video conferencing
- Assists and instructs
faculty members with other instructional technology
- consults with faculty members about research resources
- consults with and
trains faculty RAs about research resources
This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of legal research and resources, expert skill level with Westlaw and
Lexis, and an expert ability to learn and teach other legal information technologies, such as HeinOnline and
- Master's degree required in Library/Information Science
- JD also
- 1-3 years of related experience required
- Must be able to consult with patrons, analyze advanced problems
and determine most appropriate resources to solve such problems.
- Must be able to complete projects independently.
- Must be
highly proficient in the use of digital research and educational technology resources. Must have expert skills in Lexis and
- Must be skilled in word processing, spreadsheets, power point, email, and database management.
- Must be able to
operate basic library equipment, such as computers, printer/copiers, and monitors.
- Must be able to converse and correspond
comfortably with highly educated students and faculty.
- Must demonstrate outstanding customer service skills when consulting with
library patrons, including patience and friendliness.
- Must be able to maintain calm when dealing with challenging patrons or
Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental,
vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs,
spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.
Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a
diverse and inclusive work environment.
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