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Faculty Services & Research Librarian or Associate Director for Faculty Services

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

In order to continue to provide outstanding support to faculty in the current law school environment, the Wise Law Library, we are seeking a librarian with a strong interest in research and teaching to fill the role of Faculty Services & Research Librarian or Associate Director for Faculty Services, depending on experience. In this position, the librarian is required to coordinate all faculty services, including research assistance, scholarly impact metric analysis, research assistant training, adjunct training, course support, document delivery, and current awareness support, as well as participate in legal research instruction. We are seeking an individual with a keen interest in supporting scholarship and teaching and demonstrated expertise in these areas.

The William A. Wise Law Library is a collaborative and innovative library and is committed to empowering creativity and initiative. This is a non-tenure track position at the instructor rank and serves on law school committees. The position will report to the Associate Director and Head of Public Services, or to the Director of the Law Library, depending on qualifications. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Law School’s William A. Wise Law Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven librarian to fill the position of Faculty Services & Research Librarian to coordinate faculty support for scholarship and teaching, as well as participate in the Law Library’s teaching and collection development, for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars. Depending on qualifications and experience, the successful applicant may serve on the Library Management Team, as the Associate Director for Faculty Services, The Law Library is a state-of-the-art modern library housing the largest collection of legal materials in the Rocky Mountain region. The Law Library supports the vision of the law school: A supportive and diverse community of scholars and students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open, sustainable society. Please visit the law school’s website ( ) for more information about the University of Colorado Law School and Boulder, Colorado.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Faculty Services & Research Librarian:

  • Coordinate and perform in-depth reference services to faculty, staff, and student research assistants.
  • Maintain the faculty publications and works-in-progress resources.
  • Train and perform outreach to research assistants.
  • Coordinate adjunct faculty library training.
  • Oversee scholarly impact metrics.
  • Participate in collection development.
  • Coordinate support for faculty courses, including course reserves and incorporating library resources into Canvas pages.
  • Participate in teaching legal research courses and classroom presentations.
  • Oversee scholarly communications, copyright, and open educational resources.
  • Keep current with trends in faculty services, copyright, open educational resources, and emerging trends in supporting and promoting faculty scholarship and teaching by reviewing the academic literature.
  • Contribute to the law library, the University, and the profession through involvement in committee work, research, publishing, and participation in professional organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Associate Director for Faculty Services:

  • All of the above responsibilities, plus:
  • Maintain systematic and effective communication with all Law Library Departments;
  • Along with other Department Heads, assisting the Director in management decisions, including developing and implementing goals, policies, and budgets; and
  • Coordinate events honoring faculty scholarship and promotions.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • Faculty and Research Librarian Salary Range: $75,000-100,000 annually.
  • Associate Director for Faculty Services Salary Range: $100,000-125,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Required Education and Qualifications for Faculty and Research Librarian:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience teaching and researching in a law library, or equivalent experience.

Required Education and Qualifications for Associate Director for Faculty Services:

  • All of the above qualifications, plus:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working closely with law faculty in an academic law library
  • Demonstrated excellence in faculty services, including complex scholarly research, instructional support, and faculty outreach
  • Two letters of reference from law school faculty discussing your skills as a faculty services librarian.

Preferred Qualifications for Associate Director for Faculty Services:

  • Interest in law library management; previous experience as part of a management team preferred.

What You Will Need

The following skills are critical to success in this position:

  • Legal research proficiency, including knowledge of key legal research sources and how best to use them in a variety of formats.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills in both one-on-one and group settings.
  • A strong customer service orientation, including a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community.
  • Knowledge of professional librarianship concepts, principles, and practices and a commitment to staying abreast of new developments.
  • A strong commitment to innovation, including comfort with technology and proficiency in a variety of library-related technologies, such as legal research platforms, next-generation library systems, and other relevant technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to exercise independent judgment and to work independently.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships both inside and outside the law library.
  • Flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Project Management skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. List of contact information for 3 professional references (name, title, professional relationship, email) who may be contacted on your behalf for a professional reference. You don’t need to include letters of recommendation with your initial application. If you are selected as a finalist for this role, the search committee will request 3 letters of recommendation at a later time.  

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Candidates should apply as soon as possible for full consideration and no later than March 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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