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Research Services Librarian, Georgetown Law Library - Georgetown University Law Center

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Research Services Librarian, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Research Services Librarian is a member of the Library Research Services Department, the primary library department for the Law Center’s research and document delivery needs. They participate in the planning, development, implementation and administration of the library’s research services which support the research needs of the Law Center, focusing on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty, administration, and student body.

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Head of Library Research Services, the Research Services Librarian, when directed, reviews the work of other members of the Library Research Services staff, including professional librarians; and participates in managing and training of the Research Services Student Assistants.

They also participate in the general functioning of the Patron Services Section – e.g., cooperating in the reference desk rotation, holding individual research consultations with patrons, and engaging in the faculty liaison program.

The Research Services Librarian may also serve as a subject-matter specialist as assigned and called on to evaluate and select materials for the library’s collection in those assigned subject areas.


  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • One to three years academic law library experience, reference, teaching and supervisory experience
  • Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set priorities
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualification

Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school

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.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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.