Faculty Services Librarian-Westminster Law Library/Sturm College of Law
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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Occupying a faculty position within the Professorial Series in University Libraries, and reporting to the Assistant Director of the Westminster Law Library, the Faculty Services Librarian leads the Sturm College of Laws Faculty Research Service, which supports faculty scholarship through a range of research-related initiatives. The Faculty Services Librarian provides research support for faculty members across a range of scholarly areas of inquiry, from literature searches, to document delivery requests, to support for more expansive and sophisticated research projects. In addition to working closely with faculty members, the successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty colleagues in the Westminster Law Library to advance legal research instruction, including by teaching in the Certificate in Legal Research Program (an optional program for students seeking certificates in basic, specialized, and/or international legal research) and in an upper-division advanced or specialized legal research course.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Westminster Law Librarys Faculty Research Service, which supports faculty scholarship through a range of research-related initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of new developments in library research and reference services, including innovative ways to leverage new technologies to improve relevant workflows.
  • Teach in the Certificate in Legal Research Program.
  • Teach an upper-division law school course, preferably in an area of advanced or specialized legal research.
  • Provide high-quality service at a combined circulation and reference desk.
  • Participate on the law librarys collection development team, which aids in selection, cancellation, and retention decisions regarding the collection of the Westminster Law Library, as well as regular evaluation of the law librarys collection priorities.
  • Serve on law school, University Libraries, and other relevant committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Legal research proficiency, including knowledge of key legal research sources and how best to use them in a variety of formats, or the demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills in both one-on-one and group settings.
  • A strong customer service orientation, including a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community.
  • Knowledge of professional librarianship concepts, principles, and practices and a commitment to staying abreast of new developments.
  • A strong commitment to innovation, including comfort with technology and proficiency in a variety of library-related technologies, such as legal research platforms, next-generation library systems, and other relevant technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to exercise independent judgment and to work independently.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships, both inside and outside the law library.
  • Flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • JD (or equivalent) from an ABA-accredited law school.

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a law or academic library, or relevant equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of basic statistical methods.
  • Teaching experience, including demonstrated success in the classroom.

Work Schedule:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, with some evening and weekend hours as needed.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by July 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions
To be considered, candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $75,000-$82,500.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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