The Maloney Law Library at Fordham School of Law, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks creative and service-oriented applicants for a full-time Foreign & International Law Librarian position. This reference librarian will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to world-class faculty and students.
Provides extensive general reference assistance to law students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk;
Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators, especially those with foreign or international law research interests;
Provides in-class bibliographic instruction and creates research guides on topics of international and foreign law;
Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee and specifically identifies and recommends foreign and international materials;
Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications;
Establishes programs and activities to highlight the foreign and international law collection;
Participates, as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, in introductory and advanced legal research instruction programs; and
Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary.
M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school;
J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree;
Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources;
Demonstrated proficiency in foreign, international and comparative law resources and research techniques;
Reading/speaking knowledge and comprehension of at least one foreign language;
Strong service orientation;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours;
Internship or practicum in legal research in academic setting preferred; and
Demonstrated commitment to forward-looking library practices and technologies preferred.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Alissa Black-Dorward at email@example.com.
Fordham Law School has provided a complete education in the law for more than a century. While the legal profession has changed during that time, the core mission of a Fordham Law education has not. We value academic excellence, the pursuit of justice, and the ethical practice of the lawyer’s craft. We impart the warmth of community within the School and wherever Fordham Law alumni are found around the globe. Fordham lawyers are dedicated to the highest standards of the legal profession and using the law “in the service of others.”