The Scholarly Communications and Reference Librarian (SCRL) is responsible for curating and managing the University of Wisconsin Law School Digital Repository, supporting faculty research, and liaising with student journals. The SCRL instructs law students and faculty on best scholarly practices and creates educational resources focused on publishing and other library resources. The SCRL shares reference and instructional duties with the other reference librarians and serves as a selector on the Collection Development Committee. The SCRL supervises repository student workers and reports to the Assistant Director of Public Services.
Applications received via the AALL Career Center cannot be accepted.
Required Qualifications: -Knowledge of legal sources and strong legal research skills -Enthusiasm for and experience working with digital repository content -Experience effectively managing complex projects -Creativity and experience proposing new or improved projects and workflows -Strong organization, analytical thinking skills, and attention to detail -Excellent written and interpersonal skills -Instructional or presentation experience -Ability to contribute to and lead a team and work independently with an understanding of when to seek assistance -Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours
Preferred Qualifications: -One or more years of professional library reference experience -Academic law library experience -Knowledge of copyright and authors' rights -Experience successfully promoting content and services -Experience working with Dublin Core and other metadata standards -Experience supervising student workers or other employees -Experience serving as a liaison to law faculty, staff, and/or student groups
-Maintains and manages the ongoing development of the University of Wisconsin Law School Digital Repository. -Works closely with faculty and library staff to curate scholarly publications, institutional content, and archival materials for inclusion in the repository. -Works with the Library IT Coordinator to organize and update repository content, architecture, and design. -Promotes repository content, investigates strategies to track and enhance visibility and improve user experience. -Solicits and adds faculty and staff scholarship to SSRN and other repositories as appropriate. -Collaborates with faculty and staff on copyright and authors' rights and tracks copyright permissions for repository content as needed. -Supervises repository student workers. -Serves as the primary Law Library liaison to the Law School's student journals and develops orientation and instructional programs.
40% Reference Services
-Provides reference service in American, foreign, and international law at the reference desk and through the chat and email reference services. Works regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk, which may include occasional weekend or evening hours. -Provides research support to faculty. Serves as the primary Law Library liaison to selected law faculty and staff. -Creates and updates instructional publications, using LibGuides or other online tools. Writes articles for the law school newsletter. -Along with the other reference librarians, leads instructional sessions and participates in other outreach services, including work with law students, law faculty, undergraduate students and the general public. Leads library tours. -Serves on Law Library, Law School and campus committees as assigned.
10% Collection Development
-The SCRL has collection development responsibilities in designated subject areas. In the subject areas assigned, will select materials for the Law Library collection in consultation with faculty when appropriate, will make decisions relating to cancellations and withdrawals when necessary, and will participate in Collection Development Committee decisions involving policy and large purchases. Relays requests from faculty to the CDC for consideration.
10% Professional Development
-Professional librarians are expected to participate in professional development activities. These may include, but are not limited to: research, publication, continuing education, professional association involvement, and participation in library, campus, state, or national committees dedicated to the field of law or librarianship.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on Qualifications
About University of Wisconsin Law School Library
The UW Law Library is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Madison - the state's capital city with a population of over 230,000 - is a beautiful and affordable city that regularly makes the national "best of" lists. It offers a combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops and vibrant nightlife.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison combines on a single campus nine schools and three colleges, enrolling approximately 40,000 students from more than 115 countries and every state in the U.S. Its 900-acre campus on the shores of Lake Mendota is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. The university's location in south central Wisconsin makes for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles) and Minneapolis (270 miles).