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Cornell Law Library has a position available for a librarian.

Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian

Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 620 J.D. students, 75 LL.M. students, 25 J.S.D. students, and 52 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute.  The Law Library houses over 700,000 volumes and disseminates extensive legal information through its web site. The Library promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies with a tradition of excellent services.  Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system, and advancement is through the CUL promotion process.

Benefits:  Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Position: Cornell Law Library seeks an energetic and creative librarian for a new Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian position. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Research and Instruction, the Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for building productive relationships with faculty and students by developing and implementing the outreach activities of the Law Library.

Duties include:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement new and innovative library programs and services for faculty, students, and other groups in the law school and university community.
  • Facilitate the growth of the library’s scholarly services, which include an active faculty liaison component and a faculty scholarship repository.
  • Work collaboratively with library staff to develop and coordinate library marketing and outreach efforts such as open houses, orientation and alumni events, exhibits, brochures, reports, other print-based and web based social media.
  • Develop and conduct surveys to assess information technology, research, instruction, and other library services and programs geared towards faculty and students.
  • Provide extensive reference and research service to the Law School and university communities in Anglo-American, international, and foreign law.
  • Develop and organize library workshops and sessions in real and virtual environments.
  • Teach in the first year lawyering course and various research courses for upper level credit.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial environment.

The Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian participates in library planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities, and is expected to be professionally active.

Salary is competitive. Position is available July 1, 2013; however, the start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the posting will close on April 1, 2013.

Requirements:  J.D. from ABA accredited school and M.L.I.S. or equivalent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program; strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services.

Preferred:  A minimum of two years professional academic law library or related experience; demonstrated experience coordinating and managing projects; teaching experience; knowledge of and interest in new and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience with assessment methodologies and conducting analysis.

Application:  To apply for this position go to:, search under the job category of Librarians, select job posting 19644 and follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.

For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections and Administration, 607.255.5859,


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