Harvard University Library Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts
43598BRAuto req ID:43598BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research LibrarianSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:
ABA accredited JD and Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required
Teaching experience in a classroom or formal training setting required.
1-3 years legal reference experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience successfully managing complex projects and deadlines preferred.
Strong information technology skills.
Familiarity with technology tools for example, experience with web publishing tools, developing content for the web, research platforms, and knowledge management platforms and tools.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong customer service orientation.
Demonstrated ability to contribute as a member of a team and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in the implementation of library policies, practices, and priorities.Additional Information:All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.Department:HLS LibraryPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Library Duties & Responsibilities:Summary:
Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, this position provides research advice and support to HLS faculty, students, and staff. Serve as a liaison to specific faculty members, coordinating their library and research services. Responsible for interpreting and implementing policies and procedures related to library services. Develop training materials such as LibGuides, handouts and presentations. Work as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, to faculty, students and staff of Harvard Law School, and to the broader research community. Actively participate in the library, law school and university community.
Provide coordinated research services to Harvard law faculty members, including preparation of bibliographies, facilitation of current awareness services, fact-checking, identifying relevant books and articles, etc.
Manage research inquiries by phone, online and in-person
Teach legal research concepts and skills to law students both formally, in library workshops and the law school’s Legal Research and Writing course, and informally during research consultations
Participate in the development of instructional materials in legal research, including print and/or web-based tutorials, course sites and research guides
Serve as liaison to selected HLS journals, providing training, resources and article-specific advice; coordinate research services for journal groups
Serve as liaison to selected HLS program of study, providing training, resources and article-specific advice; coordinate research services for journal groups
Provide individual research consultations by appointment to faculty and students
Participate in collection development, including selecting materials for the collection and making recommendations regarding selection and cancellation decisions affecting the library’s collection as needed
May serve as formal project manager or coordinator for departmental work.
Works on cross-departmental projects and initiatives.
May participate in cross-training or job sharing within other library departments.
Serves on local and University-wide committees and participates in the intellectual life of the school
Participate in orientation and training for new reference department staff
Actively continues ongoing professional development, including maintaining a high degree of expertise in many facets of research service including information technology, knowledge of legal and law-related information sources, sources for business and corporate information, and instructional methods
School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.