Extensive knowledge of legal research tools including Westlaw Next, Lexis Nexis, Google Scholar, other legal research databases and other emerging technologies. Computer skills are required. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Spanish, French, Haitian Creole preferred). Ability to conduct a reference interview in Spanish and /or Creole. Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking). Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong service philosophy. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Knowledge of social media and ability to manage the library’s social media accounts.
Varied duties include: legal reference; supervise and oversee the reference staff in the operation of the front desk; maintain desk coverage schedules; answer the telephone; set up library conference room appointments; close the library by performing shutdown duties; assist patrons at the Circulation Desk; complete supplemental materials received by the library in a timely fashion; service and maintain copiers in various courthouse locations; develop, enhance, recommend, and implement policies and procedures for improved performance in reference, circulation, multi-media and electronic services. Keep abreast of recent changes in the field of law and librarianship. Perform other related duties as assigned or as required.
Miami-Dade County offers fringe benefits that include full medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, a 457 pre-tax savings plan, flexible spending accounts, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System. Resumes and other information submitted in response to this advertisement are public records pursuant to Chapter 119 Florida Statues. Hiring decisions are contingent upon results of a background check and pre-employment physical.
Master's degree in Library Science or related program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library science program and/or Juris Doctorate and membership in The Florida Bar. Professional experience as a law librarian to include experience with written legal research and legal research databases is preferred. Computer skills with website software and catalog software are preferred. Good written and communication skills are desired. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Creole is preferred.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Apply online no later than January 7, 2018 at: www.miamidade.gov/jobs