Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services

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Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta

Website Emory University School of Law, MacMillan Law Library

Emory Law, a top tier law school in the thriving city of Atlanta and the home of the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and service-oriented professional to join our team as Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services.  This is a full-time position, available immediately.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, the Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services is responsible for the development, maintenance, and promotion of the Emory Law Archives (ELA) housed in the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library.  This position is also part of the Research Services team which provides high-quality legal and non-legal reference assistance to law library users including students, faculty, members of the local bar, and the general public.  Such services include providing faculty scholarship support for law faculty, staffing the Reference Desk and interacting with a variety of patron groups, providing classroom instruction in a variety of settings, supporting and maintaining the Emory Law Archives, and supporting and participating in outreach programs.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, maintain, and promote the Emory Law Archives;
  • Prepare finding aids and create and maintain online research guides and other materials that enhance access to the ELA collection and other legal information;
  • Provide training and guidance to those working with the ELA collection;
  • Curate regular exhibitions showcasing the ELA collection and support Emory Law events and initiatives utilizing materials from the ELA collection;
  • Work with a variety of student groups, including faculty research assistants, journal students, law school graduate students, and Emory University students to assist with their library and legal research needs;
  • Staff the MacMillan Law Library’s Reference Desk and assist a variety of patrons in the use of legal research materials in all formats – some evening and weekend hours may be required;
  • Support faculty scholarship by participating in the Library’s Faculty Services Program including providing scholarship support and classroom assistance for seminar courses;
  • Serve on law library and university library committees;
  • Engage in professional development activities, scholarship and service; and
  • Perform other associated duties as required.



  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.I.S (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.  Candidates who will complete their M.L.I.S. or equivalent prior to start date will be considered;
  • Understanding of archival theory and practice including national standards for archival materials;
  • Strong communication skills; including a high comfort level interacting with a wide range of patrons;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with others.


  • Working knowledge of ArchivesSpace or other archival management system;
  • Experience working in a law library setting; and
  • Familiarity with best practices in digitization of archival materials.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary based on education, qualifications, and experience.  Emory University offers an excellent benefits package, including an array of retirement plans, courtesy scholarships for employee, spouse and dependent children, and support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.


Apply online at: and refer to Job Requisition ID Number 39630.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.  Address the cover letter to Search Committee, Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled, however, applications received by August 23, 2019 will receive priority consideration.  For additional information on the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, visit our web site at

For questions regarding this position, please contact Christina Glon at

Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status.  Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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