The Law Practice & Technology Librarian will act as the Law Library’s subject matter expert on emerging legal technologies and their impact on legal research and the practice of law. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring developments in legal technology, guiding the Law Library’s understanding of evolving legal practice environments, and teaching a one-hour upper-level course on artificial intelligence legal research tools and applications.
As a member of the reference librarian faculty, the Law Practice & Technology Librarian will provide proactive reference support to the Rosenberg College of Law faculty and students, members of the practicing bar, and other patrons of the Law Library. Reference service includes compiling subject and user guides, supporting the College’s student-run journals, participating in collection development, and providing subject-specific instruction in the College’s courses as requested. This position requires reference desk hours.
Additionally, all reference librarian faculty play an integral role in the legal research and writing curriculum, and are expected to participate as research professors for the 1L Legal Research, Legal Analysis, and Legal Writing course.
The Law Library is located in the new Rosenberg College of Law Building on the University of Kentucky’s main campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington is the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and is in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com
Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.