University of Oregon Law Reference Librarian in Eugene, Oregon

Law Reference Librarian

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Work type:Faculty - Other

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Library, Legal/Law


Rank:Assistant Librarian

Annual Basis:12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

June 22, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following:

  1. cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position

  2. résumé or CV

  3. list of names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references, one of whom must be indicated as your most recent supervisor

Department Summary

The John E. Jaqua Law Library is organized as part of the University of Oregon Libraries. It is located inside the Knight Law Center on the UO campus. The Law Library supports the legal education program of the Law School. The Law School enrolls approximately 600 students in J.D., LL.M., masters, and undergraduate legal studies programs. We teach legal research skills, assist faculty with scholarship, and provide enhanced learning spaces. The law library supplies comprehensive legal collections in partnership with the UO Libraries. Our collections support the Law School curriculum and special programs and meet campus legal research needs.

Position Summary

Reporting to the senior Law Reference Librarian, provides instructional and research services as a member of the reference team. Works collaboratively with the other law librarians and student reference assistants on team projects. Uses specialized subject knowledge and expertise to teach legal research skills, support faculty scholarship, and perform collection development services including the selection of library materials. Participates in departmental planning and administrative duties. Participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet UO Libraries faculty criteria for promotion and retention. Contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

• MLS/MLIS from accredited institution

• Juris Doctorate from accredited institution

• Experience providing reference services as a professional or intern

• Experience teaching legal research as a professional or intern

Professional Competencies

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Strong service orientation

• Aptitude and interest in teaching

• Current legal database and Internet searching proficiencies

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to manage a project from conception to delivery

• Ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment

• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment

• Knowledge of current legal information technologies and publishing formats

• Mastery of basic legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic formats

Preferred Qualifications

• Reference and teaching experience in an academic law library.

• Experience creating and delivering curriculum in a classroom or online environment.

• Experience and interest in using simulations, team-based learning, active learning methods, and other skills training pedagogies. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, the ability to work with initiative and flexibility, and the capacity to thrive in a collegial and cooperative environment.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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Advertised:24 May 2017Pacific Daylight Time

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