Reference Law Librarian

Job Locations US-NY-Central Islip
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Some evenings and some weekends
Hours Per Week
FLSA Status


The Reference Librarian will provide reference and research services to students faculty staff alumni and members of the broader legal community.


  • Provide reference service and research support
  • Participate in activities involving conducting research for writing, editing, and publishing bibliographic guides
  • Work the reference desk as assigned by the Head of Public Services
  • Participate with the reference team in research training for law students
  • Contribute to law library scholarship
  • Participate in regional and national professional organizations
  • Train faculty and adjuncts in new technologies and course management tools
  • Teach semester-long, one credit legal research courses as assigned
  • Guest lecture in law school classes as assigned
  • Serve the clinical classes as assigned by the Head of Public Services
  • Train research assistants
  • Edit and post documents to the Law Center’s electronic archive for scholarship and electronic websites that contain faculty writings
  • Maintain and contribute to the library web pages, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to publicize library activities
  • Coordinate access to the library’s subscription databases
  • Create online legal research tutorials with the appropriate technologies as assigned by the Head of Public Services and the Library Director
  • Keep current with evolving technologies
  • Assist in Technical Services & perform general circulation duities as needed
  • Additional library wide projects as assigned



  • Juris Doctor (J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school)
  • Master of Library Science (M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ABA accredited institution)

Will consider applicants who have one degree and who are working towards their second degree



  • Law Library experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • A professional demeanor, organizational abilities, computer skills, and good communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to read Hebrew is a plus but not required

Travel/ Schedule

  • Minimal travel to conferences
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Sundays.

Physical Demands

  • Light lifting and carrying may be required to stack management tasks such as shifting, weeding, and shelving print resources


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