Job Posting: Law Library Reference Associates

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University School of Law invites service-oriented library science students to apply for the part-time temporary position of Law Library Reference Associate.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:  Law Library Reference Associates will provide service at the library’s reference desk during afternoon, evening and/or weekend hours. Associates will have the opportunity to assist and interact with the law school’s outstanding student population and other clientele, and will have access to the library’s exceptional print and electronic collection. The library will provide training and opportunities for interaction with librarians, in addition to opportunities to work on special projects and other ventures consistent with the interests of the Associates and the needs of the library.

Qualifications: Candidates for Law Library Reference Associate positions must be enrolled in or graduated from an ALA-accredited library science program, and must have a strong service orientation, an ability to interact positively with diverse library users, and an ability to work independently and efficiently.   Course work or experience in reference is required. Course work or experience in legal research methods is strongly preferred. A J.D. or significant legal training is highly desirable, and such qualifications may substitute for reference course work or experience.

Compensation: $15 per hour. Law Library Reference Associate positions are temporary part-time positions. Typical employment will last one academic semester with the possibility of renewal.

Environment: Located in the heart of the Gold Coast on the University’s Chicago campus, the Pritzker Legal Research Center supports the research and instructional needs of more than 90 faculty and 900 J.D. students and graduate students, with a collection of more than 700,000 volumes and equivalents and subscriptions to a wide array of electronic information resources. Further information about the Pritzker Legal Research Center is available at the library’s website

To Apply: Review of applications for Fall 2015 Associate positions will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should email a letter of application, current resume, and the names of three references with addresses and telephone numbers to:

Jamie Sommer, Research & Instructional Services Librarian and Coordinator of Educational Outreach

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator, and employer. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or other protected group status in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates, in accordance with civil rights legislation and University Commitment.

PLRC Reference Associates Job Posting (Fall 2015)

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