Job Information

University of Utah Electronic Services and Instruction Librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Librarian

Department 00100 - Law Library

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible


Electronic Services and Instruction Librarian

University of Utah


The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law invites applications for the position of Electronic Services and Instruction Librarian . This is a tenure track position and will be filled by an entry level or newer librarian. We aim to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our faculty and student body, and seek faculty who can contribute to our Law School Diversity and Anti-Racism Goals, which can be found here: .

Core Duties

  • Manage online database subscriptions, including password distribution, database training, and troubleshooting access issues.
  • Participate with other J.D. librarians in teaching two credit hours of Basic Legal Research or Advanced Legal Research to 1Ls or second/third year law students.
  • Provide individualized and group instruction using a wide range of educational technologies.
  • Participate in the liaison program providing research services to law faculty and training and support of student research fellows.
  • Provide approximately 6-10 hours per week of reference services to library patrons.
  • Prepare and maintains research guides.
  • Coordinate purchase and maintenance of library equipment in conjunction with the IT Department.
  • Serve on Law Library/Law School, University of Utah governance, and other professional committees as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Engage as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library.


J.D. from ABA -accredited law school required; Master’s degree in library and/or information science from ALA -accredited institution is strongly preferred. Strong service orientation; excellent oral and written communication; good organizational skills; ability to deal effectively with all library patrons; strong teamwork skills, adaptable to additional responsibilities.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians have faculty status at the University of Utah and receive generous health, vacation and retirement benefits ( ), including 25 days of vacation and 12 paid holidays each year. This position has the option to telecommute two days a week. No evening or weekend work required. A stipend for moving costs is included.

About the Library : The library has 7 librarians and two full-time library staff. The library serves approximately 300 students and over 35 faculty members at its top public law school. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our campus is nestled in the heart of the Uintah mountains which offer Olympic-class skiing, hiking, climbing and a variety of other outdoor sports. Salt Lake City offers a wealth of amenities including outstanding entertainment venues, excellent restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 06/27/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00876CF

Type Faculty