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Entered 11/2/2017
Company Suffolk University Law School, Moakley Law Library - Boston, MA
Position Legal Technology and Research Librarian
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Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for the Legal Technology and Research Librarian at Law Library. This newly created position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys legal reference and instruction but would also relish an opportunity to develop programs and applications to support Suffolk Law’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology and the law school’s new Legal Innovation and Technology Certificate program – a first-of-its-kind online certificate program. This librarian will be a member of the reference and instruction team, report directly to the Assistant Director for Public Services, work closely with the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, specialize in teaching legal technology, and work alongside nationally renowned leaders in law practice technology.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

Serve as the library’s liaison to the law school’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology; work on projects that provide educational opportunities for students and create user-friendly technological solutions to legal issues
Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
Teach legal research to law students through the first-year Legal Practice Skills program, presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation, and stand-alone library workshops
Identify legal technologies that are relevant to law students, staff, and faculty; individually and upon request from faculty, develop and implement training programs on legal technologies
Additional duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is preferred)
Previous experience working in a law library, preferably including legal research instruction
Experience and skills in computer programming preferred
Experience with process improvement, process management, or data science preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
Must be creative and proactive
Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 7:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.

Suffolk at a Glance

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees’ regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee’s vacation allowance.
Pre-tax commuter benefit
Discounted home and auto insurance

Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.