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Law Instruction Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library, Student Life/Services

Department: Libraries
Rank: Associate Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

April 10, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
• A resume/CV that outlines your educational and professional work experience. These details are used to determine if applicants meet the qualifications of this position.

Studies have shown individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Department Summary

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University of Oregon’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the UO Libraries offers many flexible service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research, learning, and publishing needs.

The UO Libraries’ mission is informing research and learning breakthroughs for Oregon. We strive to realize our vision of being a model for the enduring, positive impact that research libraries can have on their academic and civic communities. We do that with an unwavering commitment to our values. Learn more about the UO Libraries’ strategic design, our values, and our goals at library.uoregon.edu/strategy

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. We are also members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About the John E. Jaqua Law Library:
The John E. Jaqua Law Library is organized as part of the UO Libraries. It is located inside the Knight Law Center on the University campus. The Law Library supports the legal education program of the Law School. The Law School enrolls over 500 students in its JD, LLM, and master’s degree programs, and over 400 undergraduate students in its legal studies minor. We teach legal research skills, assist faculty with scholarship, and provide enhanced learning spaces. Law librarians are members of the UO Libraries career faculty. The Law Library provides comprehensive legal collections in partnership with the UO Libraries. Our collections support the Law School curriculum and special programs, and meet campus legal research needs.

Position Summary

In this role, you will be responsible for providing exceptional instructional and reference services as part of our reference team. You will teach students essential and complex legal research techniques, update our curriculum based on the latest educational research and technologies, and lead the creation of new course materials. Additionally, you will develop assessment methods to measure student outcomes, integrate innovative teaching tools, and expand library instruction opportunities. Working closely with a team of expert law librarians, you will support faculty and student research needs and contribute to the strategic planning of the department, reporting to the Head of Public Services. Join us to make a significant impact on legal education and research at our institution.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited institution.
• Six or more years of experience teaching as an academic law librarian.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Mastery of basic legal research sources and techniques, including database and internet searching proficiencies.
• Demonstrated ability to teach legal research in both in-person and distance environments.
• Ability to integrate innovative educational technologies to enhance teaching.
• Advanced knowledge and skill in student engagement techniques for online/remote teaching.
• Ability to independently manage a project from conception to delivery.
• Ability to support and enhance a collegial, collaborative, and diverse working and learning environment.
• Ability to mentor colleagues in course design, pedagogy, and instructional assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Reference and/or instructional experience in an academic law library.
• Experience providing classroom instruction and distance education, supporting classroom technology and remote or asynchronous instructional technologies.
• Experience supporting learning management systems, particularly Canvas.
• Experience using LibGuides.
• Experience with Ex Libris products, including Alma, Primo, and SFX.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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