Reference/Scholarly Promotion Librarian — NYU Law

Details or description

This reference position is one of a team of professional librarians in the Research & Scholarship Department, and reports to the Associate Director for Research & Scholarship. The principal duties of this position are providing reference service to our faculty and students, serving as a library liaison to various faculty members, teaching instructional sessions to various constituencies, creating research guides in areas of subject specialization, and participating in collection development activities. In addition, this position will be responsible for overseeing the look and layout of the faculty’s scholarly profiles, promoting library events and services through social media and physical displays, and ensuring consistency of the library’s messaging.

Duties & Responsibilities

Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Reference Team, the candidate is expected to be able to:

  • Provide high-caliber legal reference service to Law School faculty and students.
  • Serve as a library liaison, and provide proactive and personalized library services for faculty, including complex research, research assistant training and the tracking of faculty scholarship.
  • Assist in the staffing of the in-person and virtual reference desk, a task that entails some evening and weekend hours.
  • Author and update research guides, bibliographies, and other types of instructional material.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Scholarly Communications Team, the candidate is expected to be able to:

  • Monitor the faculty’s scholarly profiles, including but not necessarily limited to HeinOnline Author Profiles, SSRN Author Pages, and ORCID Profiles, to ensure consistency and update information, such as titles, when necessary.
  • Organize the transfer of profiles to the NYU Law affiliation for any new faculty.
  • Coordinate with the Reference/Scholarly Services Librarian on the workflows for the Team.
  • Stay abreast of trends and developments in scholarly profiles and shares that knowledge among other library staff members.
  • Provide training as needed.
  • Participate in additional scholarly communication projects as assigned.

Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Social Media & Promotional Team, the candidate is expected to be able to:
Collaborate with other members of the Team to promote the Law Library’s resources and increase engagement with our faculty and students
Generate content that can be used across different platforms including but not limited to social media, the Law Library’s website, NYU Law’s communication channels, flyers, and physical displays.
Act as quality control to ensure that messaging regarding the Law Library’s services are consistent on the Law Library’s website, handbooks for faculty, and other publicly or institutionally distributed materials.
Build relationships with student affiliate groups and Centers and suggest programming and other outreach measures to the Associate Director for Research & Scholarship.


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • M.L.S. (or equivalent).
  • J.D.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide legal research and reference support.
  • Experience or interest in the use of social media and other marketing measures to promote events, services, and resources.
  • Interest or experience with Canva and other common tools used to generate promotional content and videos.
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail in messaging across several platforms.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

1-5 years of professional law library experience, with academic library experience preferred. Experience obtained while a student will also be considered.
Knowledge or interest in Scholarly Communications.
Application Instructions

This is a non-tenure track faculty (Assistant Librarian of Practice) position, and after the first year is eligible for multi-year contracts.


In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary for this position is $79,000-$98,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Excellent benefits package.

Diversity & Inclusion

The NYU Law Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, and to bringing new voices into the field. We strongly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.