Foreign and International Law Research Librarian


Monday, January 31, 2022


New Haven, Connecticut

Sponsor Organization

Yale University


We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about foreign and international law. The primary focus of this position offers an opportunity to learn, grow, and contribute to the law library’s work in the areas of foreign, comparative, and international law collection development, management, and maintenance. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Foreign and International Law and be a member of the foreign and international law team. The candidate will be part of the law library’s collection development team with selection responsibilities based on the candidate’s experience and language skills.

Essential Duties

  • Contribute to the law library’s work in the areas of foreign, comparative, and international law collection development, management, and maintenance
  • Selection responsibilities based on the candidate’s experience and language skills.
  • Provide legal research and reference services to students, faculty, staff, and the Yale community in a variety of ways. 
  • May participate in legal research instruction offered at Yale Law School.
  • Work collaboratively with library colleagues from all departments and library administration to lead and coordinate the library’s social media and other outreach efforts to promote library’s work, projects, publications, events, and other initiatives. 
  • Participate in developing and maintaining the Library’s online presence via the web site and other electronic means.
  • Help maintain and/or develop print and online tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources.
  • Work on a variety of projects and initiatives, including creating exhibits and developing other law library activities according to the library’s needs.
  • Participate in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library, Law School, and the University Library. Be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

Required Education and Experience

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) and Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science (or foreign equivalent).

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in foreign and international law collection development. Proficiency in Foreign Languages Skills (German, French, and/or Italian language skills preferred).

  • Demonstrated experience in providing research and reference support in areas of U.S. legal research. Demonstrated knowledge or interest in foreign, international, and comparative law. Strong public services orientation.

  • Demonstrated ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary research and instructional services. Demonstrated experience working with current legal information technologies, publishing formats, databases, legal research sources and techniques, as well as web and social media technologies.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; emotionally intelligent; positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively across units. Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems.

  • Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Strong analytical ability, creative, and agile.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

  • Experience with foreign and international law materials. Two years of experience providing research and reference support in an academic, public, or private law library. Experience teaching in a classroom setting or another learning environment. Experience with web development tools, web-based tools, social media, or other library technologies beyond online research databases.
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