Seeking a Foreign & International Law Librarian

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for the full-time, permanent position of Foreign and International Law Librarian. The successful candidate will join a team of experienced reference librarians who provide research and instructional support services to the Northwestern Law community, as well as to a broad range of library users throughout Northwestern University and beyond.  The Foreign and International Law Librarian has particular responsibility for reference and instructional services and collection development for Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research. We seek someone who is creative, flexible, capable of working in a dynamic environment, and committed to excellence.

Primary Responsibilities:  As part of the reference team, the librarian will participate in our very active faculty liaison program and provide research support to a faculty and student body with a wide range of interdisciplinary research interests.

Working in close consultation with the Associate Director for Public Services, the ideal candidate will assist in the continued advancement of the Center’s extensive educational programs, including our first-year research program and advanced legal research courses.  The librarian will be responsible for supporting the research needs of the law school’s expanding foreign and international programs, including the LLM for International Students, the LLM in International Human Rights, the International Executive LLM, international joint degree programs, and International Team Projects.  Other instruction responsibilities include subject-focused research sessions in substantive law courses and research training sessions for law journals, international competition teams, and student organizations.

The librarian is responsible for maintaining and developing content for the library website, in particular research guides and other training materials related to foreign, comparative and international research. The librarian will serve as a collaborative member of library’s selection team and participate in collection development activities for foreign, comparative, and international law.

The librarian will assist with other public services activities and work on team-based projects with other members of the Pritzker Legal Research Center. Participation in professional development activities is encouraged and supported.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school, J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited institution, and professional experience in a law library. Equivalent degrees from accredited foreign institutions will be considered.
  • Knowledge of resources and methods for researching foreign, comparative, and international law, as well as law of the United States; knowledge of research resources in the social sciences and humanities and international relations
  • Successful experience teaching legal research in the classroom
  • Strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others in a collegial atmosphere; ability to manage and work efficiently on multiple projects

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with foreign, comparative, and international legal research in an academic environment
  • Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish
  • Experience teaching foreign, comparative, and international legal research

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Environment:  Located in the heart of the Gold Coast on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, the Pritzker Legal Research Center supports the research and instructional needs of more than 900 J.D. and LL.M. students and 90 residential faculty of the Northwestern University School of Law.  The library has a collection of more than 700,000 volumes and equivalents and subscribes 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:  Candidates must submit a letter of application, current resume, salary requirements and the names of three references with addresses and telephone numbers via the Northwestern University link below. Candidates must additionally submit all application materials (electronic applications are encouraged) to:

Daurina Gregory
Program Assistant to the Search Committee
Foreign and International Law Librarian
Pritzker Legal Research Center
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Applications accepted here:

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by August 15, 2017.

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