For JDs interested in a career in law librarianship, you may want to consider applying for the Tarlton Fellowship.
"The Tarlton Fellowship was created to encourage law graduates to pursue careers in law librarianship and, especially, to focus on the academic and scholarly side of law librarianship. Fellows are employed in the public services department of the Tarlton Law Library while they attend the University of Texas’ School of Information."
The Fellowship is generally a two-year appointment, and "Tarlton Fellows, as members of the library's public services staff, engage in a wide variety of activities. Much of their time is spent providing reference services to the University of Texas Law School faculty and students and the general public. As part of their duties, they work closely with faculty members on in-depth research projects, assist student journals in a variety of activities, and offer bibliographic assistance, instructional programs, and current awareness alerts. Fellows participate in these activities under the supervision of, and with the support of, the library’s lawyer-librarians, gaining important insights into a range of scholarly and academic programs."
Applicants must have earned a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and must have been admitted to the University of Texas School of Information’s Master of Science in Information Studies program.
This is a great opportunity to learn first hand what it means to be an academic law librarian under the supervision of a team of exceptional lawyer-librarians. For more information about the application process, visit the Tarlton Fellowship informational site.