Law & Technology Librarian

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Apr 2023

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Department Law Library-552000
Career Area Libraries
Posting Open Date 03/28/2023
Application Deadline 04/27/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Law & Technology Librarian
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 20054003
Vacancy ID NF0006830
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 06/05/2023

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library supports the education of Carolina Law students, acts as a research partner with faculty and students, and serves the legal information needs of University students and faculty, the legal community, and the residents of North Carolina. To that end, the Law Library’s mission is: 
1. To research, develop and implement innovative services, instruction and creative uses of technology to access, manage and communicate knowledge; 
2. To collect, organize and preserve legal resources, and provide access to information to enhance and support legal and law related research and scholarship; 
3. To teach formal courses in law, legal research and law related subjects in the Law School and the University; 
4. To maintain a physical environment conducive to study, research and scholarship; and 
5. To foster research, scholarship, education, and leadership in law librarianship, legal research, law, and information and library science.
Position Summary
The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks excellent applicants for the position of Law & Technology Librarian. 
The Law & Technology Librarian will advance the library’s legal and educational technology goals. The librarian is responsible for coordinating and supporting instructional technologies within the law library. The librarian will participate in acquisition and maintenance of electronic access to subscriptions and databases. The librarian will track electronic subscriptions and implement and update authentication systems. The librarian will explore and recommend emerging technologies as they relate to legal practice, prepare library guides, and collaborate with library staff on how to implement these technologies in instructional settings. The librarian also conducts in-office research appointments with students and participates in planning, scheduling, teaching, and evaluating educational programs. These teaching opportunities may include classes for credit, other research classes and library tours for faculty, staff, students, and other library users. The librarian may also complete other designated projects and oversee special services such as collection, technology, or digitization projects. The librarian may participate in providing general reference services and staffing the reference desk as scheduled. The librarian will be active in law and library professional organizations and will contribute to the advancement of law or library practice through scholarship.
This appointment is governed by the Law Librarian Ranking Plan, which provides terms for multi-year contracts, reappointments, and promotions. The Law & Technology Librarian reports to the Assistant Director for Collection and Technology Services of the law library.
The successful candidate may be nominated by the Director for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law appointment and for teaching courses, such as Law Practice Technologies, in the School of Law as an overload activity.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from A.L.A. accredited library or information school and Juris Doctor from A.B.A. accredited law school required. All required degrees must be conferred by accredited institution prior to the employee’s start date.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Knowledge of legal materials, current legal technology, and cutting-edge research methods; organizational and project management skills and ability to work as part of a team; ability to interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the public; strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication skills; interest in scholarship, publication, legal education, and the development of law.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred Qualifications:
One to three years of professional experience working in an academic law library, legal practice, or legal information technology setting.
Demonstrated interest or ability to work with emerging legal technologies, law practice technologies, and legal information vendors.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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