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Librarian III or Librarian IV (Law Librarian)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
William S. Richardson School of Law
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
January 26, 2017
Closing Date:
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian must have a broad knowledge of library services, legal technology, and legal research methodology. This candidate selected for this position will be interested in researching and learning about laws affecting indigenous cultures with specific reference to Hawaii.
  2. The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian will provide instructional services for students, faculty, and staff of the Law School including teaching in the required first year Legal Research curriculum as part of a team. This person will also design and teach advanced legal research courses and targeted instructional workshops for law school faculty. The person in this position is tasked with proposing instructional solutions to keep pace with the changing educational needs of law students. He or she coordinates with Law Library and Law School administration to address student problems promptly and confidentially.
  3. This Reference and Instructional Services Librarian is a member of the Public Services staff of the Law Library and is expected to work collaboratively and be collegial with his/her colleagues. He or she will participate in and provide leadership and supervision in the provision of all reference services including research consultations for law students and faculty, creating and maintaining research guides, tutorials, and other tools to assist Law Library users with their research. This person will also provide assistance to the legal community and public patrons in the law library. He or she must be able to tackle complex legal research questions and stay current developing research tools and methods.
  4. The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian reports directly to the Law Library Director and will be assigned other duties and projects by the Law Library Director. As a member of the Law School faculty, the person in this position is expected to maintain a visible presence in the Law School by attending events, educational workshops, and faculty meetings. He or she will serve on both Law Library and Law School committees. This is a tenure-track position requiring demonstrated initiative and continued growth in the specialization of law librarianship.
Librarian III Minimum Qualifications
  1. Juris doctor from an ABA accredited law school.
  2. Master's degree in library or information sciences or equivalent.
  3. Knowledge of current legal resources and legal information databases.
  4. Willingness to travel inter- or intra-state for professional activities.
  5. Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment and interact positively with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Librarian IV Minimum Qualifications
  1. Four years of experience working at an academic law library as a reference librarian.
  2. Experience teaching information literacy and legal research at a U.S. law school.
  3. All of the minimum qualifications for Librarian III.
Librarian III Desirable Qualifications
  1. Previous experience working in a Law library.
  2. Knowledge about laws affecting Native Hawaiians and other indigenous cultures with specific reference to legal research techniques.
  3. Experience teaching information literacy and legal research at an accredited law school within the United States or other country that functions under a common law system of government.
Librarian IV Desirable Qualifications
  1. Knowledge about laws affecting Native Hawaiians and other indigenous cultures with specific reference to legal research techniques.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references, current resume, and law school and graduate school transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable, but original transcripts will be required at time of hire. Send electronic submissions to: (preferred).
  1. William S. Richardson School of Law
  2. Hiring Committee
  3. c/o Personnel Office, Room 110
  4. 2515 Dole Street
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Victoria Szymczsak - Law Library Director;

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