Law Librarian for Research Services

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Law
Law Library
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References

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Position Description:


Emory Law, a top-tier law school and the home of the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and service-oriented professional to join our team of 11 professional librarians as a Law Librarian for Research Services.  Emory Law is an intimate, collegial, and friendly school located in a residential part of the thriving city of Atlanta.  MacMillan Law Library is a welcoming and supportive place to work and includes 20 FTEs, seven of which are dedicated to Research Services.  We invite candidates with all levels of experience to apply.  This is a full-time hybrid position and is available immediately.


Under the general supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, Research Services librarians provide high-quality legal and non-legal research assistance to law library users including students, faculty, members of the local bar, and the general public.  This includes providing classroom instruction in a variety of settings ranging from for-credit instruction to one-off sessions, providing scholarship support for law faculty, interacting with a variety of patron groups while staffing the library’s Reference Desk, and supporting and participating in a variety of outreach programs targeting both students and faculty.


Additional Responsibilities include:


  • Staffing the MacMillan Law Library’s Reference Desk and assisting users with legal research methods and materials (a few evening and weekend hours may occasionally be required);
  • Designing and teaching one to two upper-level, topic-specific Advanced Legal Research courses for inclusion in our robust teaching rotation which includes up to five one-credit courses per semester;
  • Working with a variety of student groups – including faculty research assistants, journal students, international students, and law school graduate students – to assist with their library and legal research needs;
  • Supporting Emory Law’s approximately 35 Tenure/Tenure-track faculty by participating in the Library’s Faculty Services Program which faculty scholarship support as well as some classroom assistance for seminar courses;
  • Creating and maintaining online research guides, bibliographies, and other materials that enhance access to legal information;
  • Serving on law library and university library committees;
  • Engaging in professional development activities, scholarship, and service; and
  • Performing other associated duties as required.







  • A JD from an ABA-accredited law school (or equivalent) and an MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or a BA in Law with an MA in LIS from an Accelerated Masters Program (AMP). Candidates who will complete their degrees prior to the start date will be considered;
  • Experience conducting legal and non-legal research;
  • Strong communication skills; including a high comfort level interacting with colleagues and a wide range of library users;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with others.



  • Experience providing library reference (or other types of customer service experience);
  • Demonstrated success in teaching or public speaking;
  • Desire to participate in professional law librarianship activities at regional and national levels; and
  • Foreign language knowledge.


Salary and Benefits:


Salary is based on education, qualifications, and experience.  Emory University offers librarians an excellent benefits package which includes, among other things, 24 days PTO annually plus 10 additional holidays; an array of retirement plans; courtesy scholarships for employee, spouse, and dependent children; support for professional development; and support for involvement in professional organizations.


This position is eligible for remote work one day per week during the school year (Aug-April) and two days per week during the summer (May-July).


To apply:


Apply online  to include a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, Law Librarian for Research Services, and Curriculum Vitae.  Contact information for three professional references will be required later in the interviewing process.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  For additional information on the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, visit our web site at http://library.law.emory.edu.


For questions regarding this position, please contact Christina Glon at christina.glon@emory.edu.



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