Are you an information professional with a passion for providing high-quality legal research to a diverse customer base? The United States Courts for the Sixth Circuit is seeking two Assistant Librarians to join our team in Detroit, Michigan. This library serves over 50 circuit, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges and approximately 700 employees.
The Assistant Librarian performs professional, technical, and research services for both internal and external library customers. The major responsibilities and duties of this position include:
Provide research and reference services to judges, chambers staff, court personnel, and other users of the library. Utilize both print and electronic sources to locate and identify information, compile legislative histories, conduct literature searches, and provide other specialized research support. Coordinate interlibrary loans.
Work as a team member to research and monitor newspapers, blogs, and other news outlets and contribute to daily circuit-wide current awareness services.
Work as a team member to promote library services through websites, electronic communications, and digital and print publications.
Provide education, training, and orientation programs for judges, chambers, and court staff in research sources and methods. Assist with the preparation of library publications in both print and electronic formats, such as newsletters, guides to library services, bibliographies, and reading lists.
Assist with collection development and resource selections. Assist with evaluating, reviewing, selecting, and deselecting resource materials, including both print and electronic formats.
Work as a team member in library digitization projects.
Assist the supervising librarian with a variety of administrative duties.
Please visit www.ca6.uscourts.gov/employment for a complete job posting.
Required: Master of Library Science (ALA-accredited) or Juris Doctor (ABA-accredited). Minimum one year of law library experience. Proficiency in using electronic research systems, including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. Demonstrated experience with print and electronic legal research resources and library systems. Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, strong organizational skills, and demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to manage a variety of tasks and projects concurrently. Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail. Ability to occasionally travel to court locations.
Preferred: Familiarity with electronic publishing and basic web page design. Experience with researching Michigan case, statutory, and administrative law.
About United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The federal judiciary seeks talented and motivated individuals to help in its mission of ensuring equal justice under law. The federal judiciary offers work/life balance, competitive benefits, and a professional work environment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is one of twelve regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.