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Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law, Boston College Law Library, (Newton, MA)


The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the Teaching & Research (T&R) team. T&R plays an essential role in providing research instruction and support to Boston College Law School students, faculty, and staff.  Legal Information Librarians teach popular for-credit legal research courses and offer additional instruction to ensure students have the necessary skills to be successful legal practitioners. The Legal Information Librarian also provides individualized support for faculty scholarship and classroom instruction. T&R operates as a self-managed team that promotes an atmosphere of teamwork, strategic action, respect, integrity, self-directed work, collegiality, and excellence. 


  • Teach legal research to law students through for-credit research courses, guest lectures in other law school courses, and library-sponsored research workshops.
  • Provide research and reference support to the Boston College Law School community.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned faculty members providing support for scholarship.
  • Contribute to the development of new library services and programs.
  • Engage in outreach activities to promote engagement within the law school community.
  • Identify and evaluate new resources as well as participate in collection development decisions.
  • Serve on library, law school, and other relevant committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. 
  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Experience conducting legal research and providing reference support. 
  • Experience teaching legal research courses or providing research training.
  • Demonstrated success working as part of a team to solve problems, learn new skills, and support each other’s work.
  • Interest in curriculum development, teaching, and assessment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of customer service.
  • A demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse community.
  • A commitment to an inclusive learning environment.
  • Coverage of one evening shift may be required during the academic year.   

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