Job: Access Services & Research Librarian @ University of Colorado Law School

The University of Colorado William A. Wise Law Library has an opening for an Access Services and Research Librarian. This position is an opportunity for a newer law librarian to manage the daily operations of circulation services, earn supervisory experience, increase their knowledge of research resources and methods, and develop their skill as an instructor. The position requires a librarian with a heart for customer service and an ability to complete the many and varied tasks of circulation services in a timely and efficient manner. Newer law librarians, including recent graduates, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, see the job posting here:

Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian at the National Indian Law Library

The National Indian Law Library (NILL) at the Native American Rights Fund is looking for a Technical Services Librarian! The Technical Services #Librarian is responsible for providing general library and technical services functions that support the mission of the NILL, which supports the legal work of NARF and the #IndianLaw information needs of the general public. #ApplyNow:

CLOSED. Job Posting: Research Specialist @ Nelson Mullins


Nelson Mullins is seeking a Research Specialist to join its growing
Research & Information Services (RIS) team to provide legal and
non-legal research services and analysis across a range of practice
areas.  This position is eligible for a hybrid or fully remote work
arrangement, based on location.  We welcome applicants nationwide, but
preference will be given to candidates able to provide support for our
West coast offices past 5:30 PM ET.

A Day in the Life

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a
commitment to providing high-quality work product, and customer-oriented
service as well as the ability to work cooperatively with the full RIS
team to accomplish the following:

         * Provide accurate research and reference assistance to attorneys in
all practice areas in a timely and cost-effective manner.
        * Analyze and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner
        * Serve as a Research Specialist liaison to a number of practice teams
        * Monitor current industry and legal developments for the practice
teams and inform attorneys of important events through appropriate means

        * Critically evaluate and recommend legal and business information
        * Stay abreast of developing technologies and issues impacting law
firms and information providers.
        * Utilize a centralized workflow tool to provide expert research and
consultative services to attorneys and staff.
        * Provide support on other projects or duties as assigned.

We Know You

To be considered for this role you must have a Master’s Degree in
Library/Information Services and/or a J.D. Degree and at least 4 years
of experiences conducting research within a large law firm. You must
have the ability to conduct research on a variety of legal and business
topics. This position will require extensive use of research tools that
include Bloomberg Law, Westlaw Edge and Lexis Plus.

In addition, expert level attention to detail and organization skills
will be a necessity to carry out the responsibility of this job in a
professional manner. You must be able to work in a fast-paced
environment with tight deadlines and the ability to deal with
unscheduled events that may require changing priorities with little
notice. In this role you must be able to collaborate with attorneys,
paralegals, law clerks, and administrative assistants while managing the
various personalities and expectations.

To apply online:

Job: Metadata Services Librarian at Wise Law Library

The University of Colorado Law School’s William A. Wise Law Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven individual to serve as the Metadata Librarian to oversee metadata creation and provide access to the library’s diverse collection of materials. The Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing catalog metadata, including production and quality assurance; analyzing and executing bibliographic record loads into the catalog; overseeing authority control processing; monitoring and managing outsourced contract cataloging; and supervising the Metadata Services Assistant. The Metadata Librarian also collaborates on digital projects by creating, implementing, and maintaining digital metadata policies and procedures.
If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, please check out the job posting (and apply) here.

Job Posting: Research Librarian @ Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, an AmLaw 200 Law Firm with 12 offices and 250+ attorneys, seeks a Reference Librarian/Research Analyst to join our Library research team, ideally to be based out of our Las Vegas Office. We would also consider a strong candidate who is based out of our Denver office or another Brownstein office location, with a possible option for a fully remote or hybrid work model. This position works with other members of the Library Services Department to meet the information needs of attorneys and staff in all office locations, and reports to the Library Director.

For more information, click here.

Job Posting: Instructional Services Librarian @ Colorado Law

The University of Colorado law library is seeking a librarian with a strong interest in teaching to fill the role of Instructional Services and Research Librarian.  In this position, the librarian is required to provide formal classroom instruction, teach legal research to first year law students, participate in applying instructional design to the law library’s course offerings, and offer instruction in other settings such as clinical programs and in doctrinal classes.  For more information, the complete position description and application instructions are available here

Job Posting: National Indian Law Library

The National Indian Law Library at the Native American Rights Fund is hiring a Law Librarian. See our website for the vacancy announcement and job description:

Location: Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO

Closing Date: open until filled, with preference given to those applications received before October 8, 2021

The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian legal services organization representing Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska.

NARF is looking for a full time experienced Law Librarian responsible for providing general library services that support the mission of the National Indian Law Library (NILL), which includes supporting the legal work of NARF and the Indian law information needs of the general public. This position may be temporarily remote until
conditions are safe to return to work at the Boulder, Colorado office. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications: MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) and at least five years of experience in a law library or a JD. Knowledge of Indian law and Indian law resources and knowledge of digital publishing, digitization, and website content editing are preferred. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply. For full position description and qualifications, see our website:

The salary range is $75,508.00 to $97,846.00 depending on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, 15 days of paid annual leave, 8 hours of paid sick leave per month, 6 weeks of paid parental leave and medical/disability leave within a rolling twelve-month period, 3% employer contribution to employee 401k plan after one year of service, group life insurance, accident insurance, and short-term and long term disability insurance.

Application Procedure: Submit by email: a cover letter and resume to: Anne Lucke, Library Director, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302,

AALL Leader Profile: Susan Nevelow Mart

CoALL member Susan Nevelow Mart was recently profiled in the AALL Education Update [See January 2021 Update].

Susan Nevelow Mart
Professor and Director of the Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
William A. Wise Law Library

What does leadership mean to you?
It means a having a vision for the law library. There is internal and external leadership. The external vision for me is being part of the scholarly discussion about issues important to our profession. Internally, it means enabling others to succeed in their areas of expertise. I think everyone who is a professional librarian has things that they are passionate about. We’re not a profession without scholarship, but not everyone wants or needs to contribute as a scholar. But everyone can contribute in some way by being on committees, by being on taskforces, by getting involved in AALL, and by presenting on topics. All of these things are elements of outreach for our profession that are important.

As example of leadership, I started the “Boulder Conference on Legal information: Scholarship and Teaching,” because there was no place for librarians to meet with people who had the scholarly background to help them. Librarians are generally very curious and broadly-educated people. Encouraging that curiosity is really a wonderful thing.

How do you help others develop their leadership skills?
I try to be a mentor in my own library. That can be hard to implement in the flat hierarchal structure that exists in so many libraries. So to me, being involved in professional development opportunities is really important to develop leadership–that means working on committees. There are law school committees and university-level committees. There is AALL. If you are curious and involved, you will become a chair of a committee, and you will get training in leadership skills. I have also mentored through AALL, offering encouragement in the same way.

What is one thing you’ve read about leadership that stuck with you? Why? Is there a particular AALL product/program/article that was especially helpful for you as you developed as a leader?
There was not one thing. What I did when I became a librarian was to delve into library literature. I started reading about teaching and about working in libraries. I read everything that I could get my hands on. For me, reading the existing literature was about getting up to speed on where my profession was when I entered it. Also critical for me was attending AALL and going to lots of programs about how libraries work. It was about learning about management and leadership, including the political aspects of being the librarian. It’s kind of like being a lawyer–you enter the profession at a certain point in history, and you need to figure out what that history is so you can figure out how to shape it and move forward.

What is the best advice regarding leadership or being successful in your work that you’ve ever received?
Be kind! I don’t think I started by being very kind. I had been a trial lawyer. There was a transition for me, which many people helped me with–from being adversarial to being thoughtful in my scholarship and kinder in my interactions with people.