DATE ENTERED: October 8, 2019
POSITION: Associate Law Librarian
LOCATION: Norfolk Law Library, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019.

Under the supervision of the Law Librarian of Norfolk Law Library, the Associate Law Librarian responds to all types of legal reference questions in an efficient and courteous manner and frequently serves as the primary contact for the public utilizing the Law Library’s resources. Along with the Law Librarian, the Associate Law Librarian is responsible for the daily operation of the library. This position requires professional work of a confidential nature, independent judgment, initiative, and discretion.


  • Assists customers in selecting and locating relevant research materials.
  • Keeps abreast of trends in legal information and resources.
  • Makes recommendations for the collection, including digital and print resources.
  • Conducts shelf reading and weeding of collection. Demonstrates use of catalog and electronic databases to customers.
  • Effectively communicates library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Law Librarian and the Norfolk Law Library Board of Directors.


Preferred Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in a friendly and positive manner with staff and library customers from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including Judges and attorneys and their staffs.
  • Comfort with working independently in a team-oriented environment within established policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library systems and technology.
  • Experience using legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Fastcase, and HeinOnline.
  • Experience with technical services, including cataloging, processing and updating legal materials.
  • Knowledge of legal resources, including print materials and online databases.
  • Experience in a law library preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills and enthusiasm for assisting library patrons.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (M.L.S.) and at least one (1) year of experience in libraries; or
  • Five (5) years of experience in customer service; at least three (3) of which are in a library setting.

Prior experience in a law library and/or law firm or performing legal research is highly preferred.

A law degree or some study of legal principles would also be beneficial.

This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2019.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to the Law Librarian, Isaac Needell, via email at [email protected].