Job Posting: Branch Librarian, Oklahoma Federal Court Libraries

POSITION:                Branch Librarian, Oklahoma Federal Court Libraries

LOCATION:              Oklahoma City, OK

SALARY RANGE:     CL 27/1 – CL 28/25 ($49,772 — $74,596). Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications and education. Full range of benefits available.

OPEN DATE:             August 30, 2019.

CLOSING DATE:      Open Until Filled – Preference given to resumes received by September 30, 2019.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Branch Librarian for the Oklahoma Branch Libraries manages and maintains law libraries within the Tulsa and Oklahoma City 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 to court staff, as well as provide online reference and research 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. Additional duties as assigned. This position reports to the Associate Circuit Librarian in Denver and will supervise one full-time 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 and Westlaw) 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated by either the court or the employee at any time. Appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Conduct. Direct deposit of pay required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume to Documents should be submitted as one PDF attachment. In subject line, reference vacancy announcement #19L07.


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