Reference Librarian (Law Library)


The DeKalb County Law Library is hiring a Reference Librarian in charming downtown Decatur. This is a new position, created to provide expanded service to the bench, bar, and public in DeKalb County. This expanding mission will eventually require some evening and weekend hours. Legal research experience is desired but not required.

Purpose of Classification

The purpose of this classification is to provide legal information to law library users under the general direction of the Law Librarian.

Essential Functions

  • Provides reference assistance to patrons from the reference desk.
  • Provides additional reference assistance to patrons on the telephone.
  • Assists patrons with access to various electronic legal research databases.
  • Prepares the law library facilities for use by patrons by reshelving print materials, straightening chairs and tables, and generally maintaining the neat appearance of the law library throughout the day.
  • Suggests library materials for acquisition and de-selection.
  • Participates in ongoing maintenance of the law library collection.
  • Collaborates with departments, organizations, and agencies outside the library in the development of services and programs.
  • Troubleshoots law library computers when necessary.
  • Creates research guides and other materials for patrons and the law library staff.
  • Contributes content for the Law Library’s online presence, including webpages, blog and social media posts, and event announcements.
  • Presents programs and conducts training sessions on law library resources and services, including research databases and services for attorneys and other legal professionals.
  • Enforces law library rules.
  • Performs other functions and job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA Accredited Master of Library Science (or equivalent) degree
    • Applicants with a JD and library experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Legal research experience
  • Library public service experience
  • Library cataloging experience
  • Training/teaching experience

Evening/weekend hours may be required.

Salary Information

  • Salary Grade: 17
  • Salary Range: $45,552 -$70,609
  • FLSA Exempt
  • Full-time

Closing Date

  • Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, email preferred, to:

Sarah K.C. Mauldin
Law Librarian
DeKalb County Law Library

556 N. McDonough St, Room 400
Decatur, GA 30030


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