Mitchell Hamline Warren E. Burger Law Library is seeking a full-time Research and Instructional Law Librarian. The person in this position will provide Legal Reference Services to students, faculty, and alumni, helping them find and use resources that meet their research needs. The person in this position will also teach Legal Research in both informal and formal settings. Informal teaching may take place when the librarian works with students to demonstrate legal research strategies and database searching techniques. Formal teaching could include teaching legal research as part of the first year Lawyering course and/or teaching advanced legal research courses to upper level students, or teaching research units in upper level courses. This person will provide reference and research services daily and will participate in evening and weekend rotations. Additionally, this position will serve as a law library liaison to law faculty, participate in reference and library team meetings, prepare new and update existing research guides, forms, and manuals in digital format, and perform other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications: J.D. from and ABA accredited law school and Master’s degree in Library Science or M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited college or university; three years’ experience providing reference service to students, faculty, attorneys and other legal professionals and two years’ teaching experience, although strongly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered; familiarity with and interest in online teaching; thorough understanding of and experience with research methodology using print and electronic resources; familiarity with library operations and emerging technologies; knowledge of inter-disciplinary research practices; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills; strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; creativity, passion and enthusiasm for librarianship, courage to propose new ideas, projects, and workflows; and flexibility.
To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by e-mail to email@example.com; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.
About Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.