Senior Law Librarian – Northeastern University School of Law Library – Boston, MA


The Senior Law Librarian will provide faculty research support, reference assistance, legal research instruction, database and web support and work on collection development.  Candidates must possess a Master of Library and Information Science (“MLIS”) or Master of Library Science (“MLS”) degree and either a legal education (J.D. or LL.B.) or 6-8 years experience working as a law librarian. Professional library experience and law library experience are particularly desirable. International subject matter expertise or an interest and willingness to develop this expertise is a plus. You must be able to work with a diverse population and possess excellent public services skills. Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills are required. Word-processing, e-mail, basic web publishing, and ability to learn basic Access and Excel skills are also required. A sense of humor is essential. We need a responsible, motivated, creative team player who is also able to work independently. You must enjoy completing a variety of tasks. Some evening and weekend hours are required. You must enjoy teaching: the job requires one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring and teaching groups of 20-60 students. This is a Grade 12 position but individual salary will be determined based on education and experience within this range. 


About the Law School

Northeastern University is located in Boston, Massachusetts, in close proximity to the city's museums and cultural centers. The School of Law is the premiere co-operative education public interest law school in the country. Its three year program encompasses 600 students and over 30 full-time faculty members.


About the Law Library

The newly renovated Law Library is located on five floors in the law school complex.  It employs sixteen staff members and works cooperatively with the University Libraries. The libraries share an Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) library system and are involved in various consortia including NELLCO and the Boston Library Consortia.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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