Senior Research Librarian

Wellington - Wellington City

Crown Law provides legal advice and representation services to the government in matters affecting the executive government. The services provided include matters covering judicial review of government actions, constitutional questions including Treaty of Waitangi issues, the enforcement of criminal law and the protection of revenue. Crown Law also administers the prosecution process in the criminal justice system, in particular, trials on indictment before juries and provides leadership to several Government networks.  Crown Law’s vision is to provide collaborative, indispensable, legal service.

Research and Library Services provides an authoritative, reliable and timely research and library service to legal and support staff. These client focused services include obtaining, organising and making accessible a wide range of legal resources and information.

The Library is responsible for managing the physical and online collections and providing the expertise of the best Law Librarians. We are seeking a proactive Senior Research Librarian to join our dynamic team in the Wellington Office. This position of Senior Research Librarian is permanent and full time.

The central focus of the Senior Research Librarian role is:

  • Lead the delivering of timely and targeted training of library resources and services;
  • Providing high level legal research;
  • Library intranet and Client extranet development and maintenance;
  • Contribute to the management of the online, hardcopy and heritage collections.

You will have a comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand and Commonwealth jurisdiction legal resources and have a strong understanding of government and parliamentary processes.

To really shine in this role you need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working collegially and working on your own. You will have a high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail and willing to go the extra mile to ensure success. Excellent time management, communication and problem solving skills are also essential.   You will excel at taking on the challenges of new tasks and learning as you go.

The ideal candidate will have a degree and a tertiary library qualification and have experience providing research and training in a legal environment.

All applications should include a covering letter and curriculum vitae.

To apply, please use the following link:

Job Description

Applications close: 04 Oct 2019