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Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Posting Details


Position Title Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian
Position number SF3085
Hours per week
Posting date 08/11/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

The Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate all library services to the Law School faculty, including reference, research, and access. This person will provide assistance to the faculty on the scholarly communications process as well. Training of research assistants hired by individual faculty members will also be included. Teaching responsibilities will include conducting subject-matter specific presentations in classrooms as well as assisting in the teaching of the Law School’s Advanced Legal Research course.

Job Functions

Job Function

Serves as the chief liaison between the Law Library and the Law School faculty.

Job Function

Initiates and maintains regular contact with Law School faculty to ascertain specific research and teaching interests, and develops research profiles of faculty members.

Job Function

Provides training for research assistants hired by individual faculty members.

Job Function

Conducts subject-matter specific presentations for faculty when requested and assists in the teaching of the Advanced Legal Research course.

Job Function

Advises colleagues and Law faculty on issues of scholarly communication including commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, open access initiatives, copyright and rights management, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information (Digital Commons and SSRN).

Job Function

Works with the faculty advisor in providing comprehensive research assistance to the Belmont Law Review.

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Provides reference assistance to other Law School constituencies, including maintaining Reference Desk hours and participating in the evening and weekend hours reference rotation.

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Prepares research guides and bibliographies.

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Participates in the activities of professional organizations and develops contacts with other professionals doing similar work.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of both traditional and digital legal research methods and legal reference work.

Some knowledge of the scholarly communications process, including the Digital Commons and SSRN.

Experience using an integrated library system.

Experience in developing and implementing policies, procedures and training systems.

Ability to respond to day-to-day operational problems.

Ability to prepare research guides and bibliographies.

Strong service orientation.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


Two years of library reference experience.

Experience working in an academic law library and familiarity with the ALMA Integrated Library System.


J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and an M.L.S./M.I.S. from an accredited library/information science school.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your resume, cover letter, and response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Values statements in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position has an anticipated start date of January 2018. Does this align with your availability?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents