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: The duties of the reference/research librarian include: providing reference service to all patrons of the Law Library; serving as library liaison to faculty members; taking part in the evaluation and selection of information resources for collection development; preparing research guides, bibliographies, instructional materials, and other library publications; lecturing on legal research to various classes; assisting in the creation and maintenance of the Law Library’s web site; participating in regular reference desk duties, including some scheduled weekend and evening hours; 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: Preferred qualifications: Experience in academic law libraries and a history of increasing responsibilities. 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.
With a very reasonable cost of living,
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: