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Electronic Resources and Instructional Services Librarian

Faculty Posting Date: October 3, 2016

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/38188

The Duquesne University Center for Legal Information (DCLI) seeks a public service-oriented candidate for the position of Electronic Resources and Instructional Services Librarian. The librarian will have responsibility for supporting electronic services as well providing reference, research, and instructional services and programs. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Legal Programs, Director of the Center for Legal Information (DCLI) and Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL) and is a 12 month full-time, non-tenured, faculty librarian position. Starting salary is in the low to mid-$50s.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to establish and maintain access to electronic resources, including proxy server management (for both DCLI and ACLL)
  • Provide reference and research assistance to students and faculty
  • Co-teach the ‘Research for Law Practice' online class and provide instruction in School of Law classes as requested
  • Develop web page content, including resource guides and other instructional content
  • Develop and assist with other digital initiatives such as Digital Commons
  • Promote electronic resources available to students and faculty
  • Investigate and implement social media tools to provide reference services
  • Assist in training Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, CALI, and other electronic resources
  • Collect and report electronic usage and other statistics and provide year-end reports
  • Participate in faculty-liaison program and research programs
  • Coordinate with the School of Law's IT department and other relevant groups
  • Periodically teach continuing legal education programs at ACLL

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or M.L.I.S from an American Library Association accredited institution
  • J.D. from American Bar Association accredited institution
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to teach legal research
  • Knowledge of legal electronic information resources
  • Knowledge of law practice software
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Commitment to continual professional development
  • Ability to remain flexible and to adjust to change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in a law library setting
  • Knowledge of III's Encore and Sierra systems
  • Proficiency with web design and familiarity with web standards and usability practices
  • Experience managing EZproxy/WAM or similar proxy system

Application Instructions:

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application consists of a detailed letter of application, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/38188. To learn more about Duquesne Center for Legal Information and Allegheny County Law Library, please visit: http://law.duq.edu/libraries.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.