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Head of Reference at Georgetown Law Library, Washington DC

Located in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court, Georgetown Law offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, and a commitment to social justice.  Our community is a tight-knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

The Georgetown Law Library is seeking innovative, service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Reference.  The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s Reference Department, ensuring that it provides high-quality research and information services to faculty, students, staff, and other patrons at one of the nation’s largest law schools.  This position directly supervises a team of six reference librarians and works collaboratively with the heads of the library’s Research Services and International & Foreign Law departments.

Requirements for this position include the following:

·         J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

·         Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information science.

·         5 or more years of law library experience (including supervisory experience).

The search committee will consider applications on a rolling basis beginning on Monday December 4, 2023.  The position will remain open until filled.  To view the full job description, position requirements, and work mode designation, please see job posting JR16749 on the Georgetown Career Opportunities website

How to Apply

When applying online, please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document.  If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact [email protected].  

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.