The Law Practice & Technology Librarian will act as the Law Library's subject matter expert on emerging legal technologies and their impact on legal research and the practice of law. Primary responsibilities include monitoring developments in legal technology, guiding the Law Library's understanding of evolving legal practice environments, and teaching a one-hour upper-level course on artificial intelligence legal research tools and applications.
As a member of the reference librarian faculty, the Law Practice & Technology Librarian will provide proactive reference support to the Rosenberg College of Law faculty and students, members of the practicing bar, and other patrons of the Law Library. Reference service includes compiling subject and user guides, supporting the College's student-run journals, participating in collection development, and providing subject-specific instruction in the College's courses as requested. This position requires reference desk hours.
Additionally, all reference librarian faculty play an integral role in the legal research and writing curriculum and are expected to participate as research professors for the 1L Legal Research, Legal Analysis, and Legal Writing course.
The Law Library is located in the new Rosenberg College of Law Building on the University of Kentucky's main campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington is the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and is in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMGLLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://acemagazinelex.com.
Application Deadline: Review begins February 1, 2024. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and either an M.L.S. (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution or five years of experience in a law library. Degrees are required by the start of employment.
Required Related Experience:
Law office experience; five years of experience in a law library
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Law office experience; experience with or interest in emerging legal technologies; reference experience in an academic or law library; experience teaching or presenting to groups.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.