Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian, UC Berkeley School of Law

Position Working Title: Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $61,201 — $84,260 full-time fiscal year rate, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time potential career appointment.

Berkeley Law

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. The Law Library serves a faculty of more than 100, including tenured and tenure track, clinical, adjunct, visiting professors, and lecturers; more than 900 J.D. students; 250 LL.M. students; 150 Professional Track LL.M. students in the summer; graduate students from the School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy; and more than 100 visiting scholars each year. Berkeley Law is the home of the prestigious Robbins Collection, which specializes in religious and civil law, and includes rare books and manuscripts. The Law School has a wide variety of research centers, clinics, and projects.

The Berkeley Law Library seeks an Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian responsible for overall development and promotion of the Law Library’s instructional program. The position will join the vibrant and active Reference team, participate in regular reference activities, and support faculty research and scholarship.

Primary Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Law Library’s Director of Research & Reference Services, the Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian will plan, develop, coordinate, and direct all educational and instructional services provided by the Reference staff. These services include recurring and ad hoc law school class appearances; instruction for clinics, law journals, student groups, and research centers; special programming; and research consultation with individual faculty, students, and scholars in the Berkeley community. The position will support the law school’s teaching and research missions with a strong focus on experiential education, designed to prepare practice-ready law graduates. In addition to other assigned duties, the position will:

  • Assess current and emerging information and instructional technology, and advise on its appropriate use for legal research, reference, and teaching;
  • Serve as the library’s primary resource to assist in integrating new technologies into legal research, instructional, and reference services;
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of research and reference instructional tools, including online research guides, video tutorials, and handouts for presentations and programs;
  • Serve regular and as-needed assigned desk hours at the library’s Reference Desk, with occasional assignments on weekends and holidays;
  • In cooperation with other library staff, provide expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of research and reference tools, policies, and procedures to the library, while monitoring external developments, best practices, and changing needs in these areas; and
  • Participate in professional organizations and engage in service and scholarly activities at the local, regional, or national levels to maintain professional growth.

Advancement in the Librarian series at UC Berkeley is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment, e.g., active participation in University and professional settings, publications, or other research and creative activity. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) (Required at the time of application):

  • Advanced degree

Additional Qualification(s) (Required by start date of job):

  • 2-4 years of experience working as a librarian or as a practicing lawyer in a firm or office

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill with library instructional technologies, including remote or asynchronous instruction
  • JD from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Experience as a licensed attorney with practice experience
  • Experience providing reference service or research assistance and support in an academic or law firm (or related environment) library
  • Familiarity with the collection’s core subject areas and with relevant literature to support research in these areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility

The Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are eligible for appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.

Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at

Application Procedure:

Please visit the following link to apply: Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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