Law Librarian

Westcliff University - Irvine, AB (30+ days ago)

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Western State College of Law at Westcliff is seeking for a Reference Librarian. This position will start as part-time, weekends only for an average of 15 hours per week, but will transition to a full-time position. The Reference librarian reports to the Director of the Law Library.

Essential Duties:

Responsibilities for this position include:

· Provides reference assistance to law students, faculty, and other WSCL patrons

· Participates in student instruction and outreach activities including the first-year Legal Writing and Research program, orientation, specialized in-class research sessions, as well as research courses taught exclusively by librarians

· Participates as a member of the collection development team for both online and print collections

· Contributes to the creation of print and electronic reference tools

· Supervises the Reserve Desk and student library assistants as needed

· Some evening and weekend hours required

· Other duties as assigned


· JD from an ABA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution and a MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution. Persons with a JD who are currently accepted in an MLS degree program at an ALA-accredited school are encouraged to apply

· In-depth knowledge of legal sources and legal research in electronic and print formats

· Strong customer service orientation

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Ability to work both independently and collaboratively


· Experience working in an academic law library

· Teaching Experience

· Demonstrated interest in or experience with law practice technology


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.

Westcliff University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time


  • JD: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Master's Degree (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No