POSITION OVERVIEW: The Branch Librarian for the Oklahoma Branch Libraries manages and maintains law libraries within the Oklahoma City and Tulsa courthouses. The librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to the federal judges and judiciary staff in the Eastern,Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma in their respective courthouses.The Branch Librarian will work with the Circuit Librarian and other Research and Reference Librarians circuit-wide as necessary to develop and deliver training and educational programs, as well as provide online reference services throughout Oklahoma (including Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC, SIRSI ILS, and the judiciary intranet). The librarian is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies, and is responsible for improving access to online databases and Internet resources and providing training for such resources. The librarian may perform chambers collection maintenance, as needed. The librarian will work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects with other librarians in the Circuit. This position reports to the Associate Circuit Librarian in Denver and will supervise one full-time Library Technician in Oklahoma City and a Library Technician in Tulsa.
REQUIRED EDUCATION,EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (Bar certification not required); at least three years of professional library experience in a law library or legal research setting.
Expert online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources;highly comfortable with providing digital reference service; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions; strong service orientation; ability to work alone and as part of a team; flexibility;initiative. Regular travel to multiple locations is required.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please indicate the position/vacancy number you are applying for and submit cover letter and resume (if mailed provide two copies of each document) to:
Byron White U.S. Courthouse
1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257-1823
or as a single PDF attachment email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.