DIVISION: Superior Court
CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science; provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons; maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, looseleaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning; explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases; describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files; searches catalog files and shelves to locate information; assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures; ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials; may supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian; may develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases; may participate in the deacquisitions process; may monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections; may provide library orientation tours; may assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials; may compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning; participates in special projects as assigned; acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
General Experience: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.
Substitutions Allowed: Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.
A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents in this class may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.
Primary work location is Hartford; may be required up to two days a week to work other locations
Seeking a qualified individual to perform professional to advanced library duties which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, catalog and collection maintenance.
Starting Salary $62,080 – plus benefits
Organization/Corporation: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Job Posting Date: May 1, 2019
Link: Law Librarian I
Source: State of Connecticut