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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the professional Education & Reference (“E&R”) team to provide research and technology instruction and reference service to Boston College Law School students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university and general community.  The E&R team supports the educational and scholarly mission of the law school through a proactive program designed to enhance support for faculty research and to integrate legal research instruction throughout the curriculum.  Team members accomplish this mission by building liaison relationships with faculty members and student groups, teaching introductory and advanced legal research courses, by taking a leading role in introducing new technologies into the classroom, and by participating in professional activities at a regional and national level.

 



Requirements

Demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.  Candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies and electronic communication, including Microsoft Office, electronic mail, BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance, Westlaw, web-based research, course management systems, and integrated library systems.  Must possess the ability to master new technologies quickly with little or no instruction, develop appropriate documentation and training aids, and teach the technologies to others.  Ability and willingness to lead the law school community into adopting new educational technologies; instruct faculty members in the use of these technologies, including presentation tools and web course management software.  Demonstrated experience in legal research instruction, including curriculum development, teaching in both large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies.  Applicants must possess the ability to address the research needs of law school faculty in a proactive manner.  Strong writing, speaking, personal organization and interpersonal skills are required.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and enthusiastic about embracing the challenges of an evolving profession in a time of major technological change.

Rotation through evenings is required during the academic year and some weekend rotations may be required.

Required Qualifications:Earned J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from accredited institutions.



Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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