Academic Technologies & Outreach Librarian

Dickinson Law, Carlisle
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Penn State's Dickinson Law
Montague Law Library


The Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law invites exceptional candidates to apply for a full-time, fixed-term Academic Technologies & Outreach Librarian position. Dickinson Law is one of Penn State’s two fully accredited law schools and is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania—near Harrisburg, our state capital, and not far from Washington, D.C. The overarching mission of Dickinson Law’s small and dynamic faculty is to educate and train lawyers who are equipped with skills and competencies to excel in an evolving legal profession. Core Responsibilities: Education: Assess student learning outcomes for legal research competency and recommend actions to improve outcomes, including innovative approaches to legal research education across the curriculum. Develop and teach the basic legal research component of the core first-year legal curriculum and library-based non-credit legal research programs to prepare students for practice. Provide customized legal research instruction for law school clinics, upper-level law courses, law review and Moot Court participants, faculty, alumni, and other Law School constituencies. Create, design and maintain online guides and tutorials to enhance research mastery. Outreach: Develop targeted marketing of Law Library resources and services to provide customized support of faculty scholarship and research. Formalize research support programs with law school clinics, law reviews, moot court teams and relevant student organizations. Establish a program of services to Alumni that will improve discoverability and access to Law Library resources and enhance their research experience. Forge research partnerships with nearby Penn State libraries, local public library systems, and area legal organizations to enrich law school relationships and improve legal literacy within the local community. Contribute content to the Law Library online platforms and create in-house exhibits and displays to promote resources and services. Academic Technologies: Develop targeted outreach initiatives that facilitate faculty and student use of the Law Library’s expanding digital footprint, that support the University’s digital innovation strategies, and that enable digital access to resources by Law School alumni to support their growth and continued learning in the legal profession. Manage compliance with digital licenses/contractual obligations for databases and act as database administrator as needed for over 100 online database and information products. Perform database searches, provide technical assistance, and assist with access to information in electronic formats. Monitor and provide advice regarding emerging technologies, services and products that enhance legal research. Reference & Research Services: Deliver daily reference service through in-person reference interviews and electronic communication to answer questions for students, faculty, the Penn State community, and the public. Provide in-depth research consultations for law faculty and student scholarship throughout their period of need. Develop and participate in the Law Library Research Assistant Liaison program to identify and provide customized support for faculty research. Participate in activities related to Law Library governance and the library’s development of systems and services; devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the public and the profession. Position Requirements: M.L.S and J.D. degrees from ALA/ABA accredited schools strongly preferred; candidates with a J.D. only may be considered in exceptional cases where they can demonstrate significant library experience, legal research teaching/instructional/training experience, or are currently engaged in coursework toward an M.L.S. degree. Excellent legal research, organizational, teaching, communications, and technology skills are a must. The successful candidate will possess a strong service orientation, the ability to work well with students and faculty, and a willingness to work creatively and proactively with minimal direct supervision. Candidates with demonstrable expertise supporting digital information resources in an academic setting will be strongly favored. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for up to three years from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about Dickinson Law, visit our website

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088