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Law Librarian

Date Posted
13th January 2017
Reference
VAC-24733
Sector
Education & Training, Legal, Library & Records Management
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Bahamas
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The University Libraries invites applications for a full-time Law Librarian to oversee the management of the law collections.

Job Description

Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; 
  • have experience working within a Voyager software environment; 
  • strong analytical skills; 
  • strong leadership capabilities; 
  • demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; 
  • a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply them within the library setting; 
  • and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy. 


Duties

  • Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Law Librarian has oversight of the law reference desk services and collections; responsibility for training, mentoring and evaluating staff evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations; 
  • recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards; 
  • participating in budget analysis and preparation; 
  • monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations; 
  • coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies; 
  • supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers; 
  • conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions; 
  • preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings; 
  • serving on library and college wide committees; 
  • engaging in research and professional activities; 
  • working evenings and weekends on rotation. 
  • Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library; 
  • skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience. 
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset. 

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