Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent), and at least two years of professional experience in a law library and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the rank of Librarian III requires at least five years of professional law library experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Experience and/or interest in teaching legal research in a law school setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of current information technologies and publishing formats, databases, Internet proficiencies, and a mastery of basic legal research sources and techniques in both print and electronic formats. Ability to function in a collegial, fast-paced teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services. Strong public services orientation and the ability to work with varied user groups. Commitment to providing excellent customer service and the ability to work as part of a team with diverse groups and individuals.
Ability to think independently, solve problems, and develop cost effective strategies. Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to coordinate, lead, and direct projects. Strong analytical ability, creativity, and flexibility. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
Two (2) years of experience as a public services or reference librarian in an academic law library. Some supervisory experience in current or previous employment. Experience with foreign and international law reference; knowledge of foreign, comparative, and international law resources. Working knowledge of at least one foreign language. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
Acredito que essa grande diferença que citei no início do post, deve-se ao fato do setor de referência ainda ser colocado em segundo plano na bibliotecas brasileiras. A maioria dos bibliotecários com quem tenho convivido, durante o tempo que atuo na área, não tem consciência que uma biblioteca só é verdadeiramente ativa quando ela tem um SRI que realmente funciona.
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