University of St. Thomas

Research Librarian

Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary

The University of St. Thomas is accepting applications for a Research Librarian.

Duties include: providing strong research support for faculty scholarship and teaching; providing reference services to law school students, faculty, and staff and members of the university and legal communities; teaching legal research; and assisting with a variety of other job-related projects as requested. These may include: preparing guides to information resources and library services; assisting with collection development; working on special projects, such as helping to make faculty scholarship available on Digital Commons; preparing departmental reports and recommendations; and serving on library, law school, or university committees.



Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or accredited equivalent) or substantial progress toward completion of the degree required; J.D. and two (2) years of professional law library experience preferred.

Knowledge of: Print and electronic legal resources; principles and practices of legal research; electronic tools used in research and reference work, such as LibGuides; database creation tools, such as Digital Commons; integrated library systems and discovery layers; and social media tools. Solid understanding of principles and practices of professional library services, including reference and user services, technical services, and collection development.

Skill in: Planning, implementing, monitoring and improving library services; performing legal research; use of specialized electronic law library systems and databases; instructing students, staff, and others in the use of specialized electronic law library systems and in legal research; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; maintaining accurate records and files; preparing clear, accurate and concise reports and other written materials; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; time management; and juggling multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.

Must be willing and able to share evening and weekend work.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


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