Reference Librarian, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks excellent applicants for the position of Reference Librarian.

The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing general reference services and staffing the reference desk as scheduled (including some evening and weekend hours). The librarian also conducts in-office research appointments with students and participates in planning, scheduling, teaching, and evaluating educational programs. These teaching opportunities may include classes for credit, other research classes and library tours for faculty, staff, students and other library users. The librarian also will prepare library guides, handouts, and other research tools. The librarian will also participate in the faculty liaison program and may act as a liaison to one of the student-edited law journals. The librarian may also complete other designated projects and oversee special services such as collection or digitization projects or particular faculty or student services. The Reference Librarian will be active in law and library professional organizations and will contribute to the advancement of law or library practice through scholarship. Instructional responsibilities not related to courses for credit may include conducting research classes and library tours for faculty, staff, students and other library users.

The successful candidate may be nominated by the Director for a secondary appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and for teaching courses in the School of Law as an overload activity.

Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from A.L.A. accredited library or information school and Juris Doctor from A.B.A. accredited law school required.

Qualifications and Experience: Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods; organizational and project management skills and ability to work as part of a team; ability to interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the public; strong service orientation; strong legal analytical skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; demonstrated teaching ability; demonstrated interest in scholarship, publication, legal education, and the development of law.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic law library.
Experience with teaching legal research in an academic setting.
Demonstrated interest or ability to work with emerging technologies.
Experience with conducting in-depth legal research projects.

Application deadline is April 19, 2019.  The proposed start date is July 1, 2019 but the start date is negotiable.

To apply visit the University’s website at:

Include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. Questions can be directed to Nicole Downing, the Chair of the Search Committee

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.