Description and Responsibilities: The Law Practice & Technology Librarian will act as the Law Library’s subject matter expert on emerging legal technologies and their impact on legal research and the practice of law. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring developments in legal technology, guiding the Law Library’s understanding of evolving legal practice environments, and teaching a one-hour upper level course on artificial intelligence legal research tools and applications.
As a member of the reference librarian faculty, the Law Practice & Technology Librarian will provide proactive reference support to the Rosenberg College of Law faculty and students, members of the practicing bar, and other patrons of the Law Library. Reference service includes compiling subject and user guides, supporting the College’s student-run journals, participating in collection development, and providing subject-specific instruction in the College’s courses as requested. This position requires reference desk hours.
Additionally, all reference librarian faculty play an integral role in the legal research and writing curriculum, and are expected to participate as research professors for the 1L Legal Research, Legal Analysis, and Legal Writing course.
Title Series, Salary and Benefits: Entry-level preferred, although other will be considered. Entry-level appointments begin at $62k/year. Tenure-eligible position in the Law Library Faculty title series, 12-month appointment, 22 days annual leave, TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans. Medical and additional benefits information available.
To Apply: Interested applicants should apply through the following Human Resources Office Link: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/485242 Questions about the position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Tina Brooks, Electronic Services Librarian & Associate Professor of Legal Research, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Review begins September 30, 2023. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
Location: The Law Library is located in the new Rosenberg College of Law Building on the University of Kentucky’s main campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington is the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and is in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://acemagazinelex.com.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, individuals with minoritized populations, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Required: A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; demonstrated experience with or interest in learning the details of emerging legal technologies.
Successful candidates will be able to show evidence they can meet University of Kentucky requirements for promotion and tenure. These requirements include excellence in performing primary job responsibilities as well as evidence of self-motivation, initiative, professionalism, scholarly productivity, and a commitment to professional, College, and University service.
Desired: Law office experience; an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution; reference experience in an academic or law library; experience teaching or presenting to groups.