Law Librarian
The Texas Tech University School of Law Library is seeking applicants for the position of Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month, faculty appointment with rank (based on qualifications and experience) leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. Both entry-level and experienced librarians are encouraged to apply.

The Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian provides exceptional user experience services to library patrons; focuses on managing and promoting the Law Library’s service, electronic resources, and assisting in the Law Library’s information literacy instruction; is responsible for maintaining and updating the Law Library’s website, provides reference services as part of the Reference team, and participates in the Law Library’s faculty liaison program; provides dynamic and proactive support to the Law School’s research and learning endeavors; works as part of a reference, instruction, and research support team that interacts with the Law School and University communities and the public; and participates actively in developing and implementing the Law Library's policies, programs, and services to its community of users. This position will report to the Head of Reference and Educational Services Librarian.

Essential Functions:
- Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to areas of responsibilities.
- Provide training opportunities on library services.
- Responsible for updating electronic research guides and the Law Library website.
- Oversee WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law and other online service access for students and faculty.
- Coordinate and assist in library projects with other librarians.
- Coordinate and work with the Digital and Bibliographic Technologies Librarian to develop and maintain the Law Library’s electronic resources page.
- Promote the Law Library’s website, electronic resource page and other services available to students.
- Coordinate with the Faculty Services Librarian and the Reference and Student Services Librarian, and update user account information for WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law.
- Evaluate electronic resources and make recommendations for subscriptions.
- Evaluate current subscriptions (print and online) and make recommendations for trial subscriptions.
- Teach in the Excellence in Legal Research Program, Law Practice Technology Program, Advanced Legal Research, Texas Legal Research, and other classes requested by faculty.
- Create and design tutorials on legal research.
- Design teaching materials for classes.
- Provide proactive instruction and reference services to the faculty, students, and other patrons.
- Support Law Library teaching activities.
- Participate in teaching and training on commercial, low-fee, and no-fee databases, other online resources, and print resources.
- Coordinate, organize, and conduct training of computer lab applications and electronic resources.
- Assist with research requests.
- Participate in the faculty liaison program.
- Implement and market reference services.
- Train librarians, faculty, and students to use the Library's chat reference service.

Occasional Duties:
- Participate in collection development and selection.
- Serve on Law Library, Law School, and other committees (or teams) as appointed
- Engage in professional research, scholarship, and service, as required by law library tenure guidelines.
- Participate in special projects as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
- Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
- JD from an accredited ABA Law School or foreign equivalent
- Anticipates distinct ability as a teacher with adequate educational and professional experience in the area(s) of specialization.
- Well-qualified to establish a productive pattern of professional performance in the areas of teaching, research or creative activity, and service with a promise of additional growth.
- Requires a criminal background check if selected for employment.

Preferred Qualification:
- Law Library experience.
- Experience in teaching, delivering legal reference service, and managing electronic resources.
- Service-oriented experience demonstrating a strong interest in outreach activities involving students and faculty.
- Interest in innovative techniques in making electronic resources available to patrons.
- Substantial knowledge of traditional legal bibliography as well as legal electronic resources.
- Proficiency with one or more programming languages such as HTML or CSS, and a content management system.
- Experience participating in collaborative web application development; familiarity with XHTML, XML, or PHP, and relational databases.
- Familiarity with standard practices in web development and usability.
- Reference and instruction experience in an academic library.
- Experience providing instructional technology support.

Apply Online:
Go to for additional information and to complete the online application by searching under Faculty, Search Openings for requisition ID: 1037BR. All applicants must apply via Texas Tech Careers website listed above. Cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references (name, address, phone number, and email address) must be attached to your online application. Review of applicants is currently underway and will continue until position is filled. For questions on applying, contact Texas Tech University HR Recruiting at (806) 742-3851.

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Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: requisition ID: 1037BR

Contact Information
Joshua Pluta
LUBBOCK, 79409