Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln County, NE
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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*Working Title:*Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
*Department:*College of Law-0899
*Requisition Number:*F_210114
*Posting Open Date:*09/14/2021
*Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):*10/15/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Description of Work:*The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for the position of Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor at the Schmid Law Library.
The Reference Librarian is part of a team who support student learning and faculty scholarship and otherwise contribute to the mission of the College of Law. All library faculty work closely with individual law and clinical faculty members and interact with law students, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public.

Members of the law library faculty are expected to engage in scholarship; participate in the first-year research course and additional instructional and outreach activities; provide reference assistance to students and other visitors; and contribute to the many activities undertaken at the College of Law. Over time and as interests and needs are assessed, librarians take responsibility for specific aspects of library services. We encourage initiative and innovation among library faculty and staff; we encourage independence in developing projects; and we expect professionals to contribute to the mission of the College of Law and the law library on a variety of levels. The Law Library is committed to being inclusive and open and to supporting the success of all students.

This is a tenure-track law library faculty position.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See
*Minimum Required Qualifications:*This position requires a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited college or university; however, applicants who (i) have a JD degree and have been accepted to an ALA-accredited library or information science master's degree program, have already completed significant coursework toward completion of the degree, and can complete the degree within 18 months of hiring, or (ii) are enrolled in joint degree programs and who will complete the degrees within six months from the date of hire, will also be considered.
*How to Apply:*Click "Apply for this Job" and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative information form. Attach a letter of interest, current vita, and names and contact information for three professional references.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Leiter, Chair, Director of the Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to [](
*For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:*Rich Leiter
*Job Category (old):*Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading
*Job Type:*12 Month (Faculty Only)
*Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:*No
*Planned Hire Date:*October/November 2021

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