The College of Law Library at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Head of Attorney Services, Law Practice Technology, and Outreach Librarian. The Librarian serves as a member of the reference team and as the primary reference contact for attorneys. The Librarian develops, coordinates, and participates in service, training, and outreach activities for members of the West Virginia State Bar. The role includes enhancing the outreach efforts and communication of library services and resources to the bench and the bar throughout the state, facilitating communication between the law library and practitioners, assessing the legal research needs of practitioners, and identifying opportunities to support them through effective research techniques and law-practice technology innovations. This individual will supervise one Library Associate, and the Library Technology Specialist.
The Librarian will also teach Introduction to Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, and provide guest lectures and programs related to legal research and law-practice technology as needed. Some travel to meetings and conferences of various local, regional, and state bar associations, state agencies, legal services organizations, law firms, and professional conferences is required.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.... WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.