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Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed. They participate in basic and advanced legal research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs; and evaluate and select materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.

Under very general supervision, the Reference Librarian - along with other librarians - works directly with students and faculty on a nearly constant basis and is essential to supporting the research needs of the students and faculty at the Law Center in activities that include but are not limited to:

Student activity

  • Shares responsibility with other librarians for research assistance at the reference desk, which this time handles approximately 5,000 reference questions each year
  • Meets with students on a regular basis to provide individualized research advice and instruction.

Teaching Activity

Shares responsibility with other librarians for the formal classroom instruction of approximately 5,000 students in more than 150 classes each year.


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
  • Knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods - including international, foreign, and comparative law
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
  • Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs
  • Some analytical ability

Preferred qualification

1 to 3 years of professional experience in a law or academic library, and with teaching legal research

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Please upload the following two documents combined as a single document, preferably as a PDF: Resume and Cover letter.

Final candidates will be asked to provide - by email - the names and contact information for three (3) references.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.