May 11, 2005
Opening: Associate Director, Texas Tech Law
Texas Tech University School of Law Library (Lubbock, Texas) is seeking an Associate Director who will assist the Director in the daily administration, coordination, planning, and development of the Law Library and IT units. The Associate Director will be in charge of the Law Library in the absence of the Director. Although the Associate Director does not hold faculty rank, he or she will participate fully in all aspects of the Law Library and IT activities. To find more information about the position, our law school, the library and Lubbock community, please visit our Website at http://www.law.ttu.edu/
Responsibilities: Assist the Director in annual and long-range planning for facilities, personnel, and services. Coordinate the daily functions of the library. Directly supervise all daily activities of the Law Library and IT units, consisting of 17 FTE library and 8 FTE IT staff. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director. A full job description is posted at the following site: http://www.law.ttu.edu/lawsite/library/EmploymentOpportunities.asp
Rank: This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position at the level of Librarian rank. Librarians are expected to meet annual professional performance, professional development, and service standards.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold both J.D. and Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degrees from accredited schools. Minimum five years of professional experience in academic law libraries with a history of increasing responsibilities. Strong supervisory and managerial skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a solid record of teamwork and service.
Preferred Qualifications: Substantial knowledge of traditional legal bibliography as well as legal e-resources; experience in teaching, and managing electronic resources; sound knowledge of online resources and technologies; ability to work well independently and with others.
Starting Date and Salary: The start date will be June 1, 2005 or ASAP. Competitive benefits and salary.
How to Apply: Applications are being accepted and considered immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu (click on Search Postings and enter Requisition No.05638). For application assistance, call Texas Tech University Personnel Department at (806) 742-3851, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the position, contact Arturo Torres, Associate Dean and Law Library Director (Tel: 806-742-3990, x284). Texas Tech University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.
About Us: Texas Tech University (http://www.texastech.edu/) is a public institution of higher education with a comprehensive program in teaching, research and development in sciences, technology, social sciences and humanities. The University consists of both undergraduate and graduate colleges, a medical school and the health sciences center, and a law school. The School of Law, established in 1967, is one of the younger law schools in the nation with a student body of nearly 700. The Law Library boasts a collection of over 290,000 volumes (or equivalent) and is the largest legal information center in western Texas and the region covering eastern New Mexico and southern Oklahoma. The Library employs a diverse staff of over 26 people with eight professional librarian positions. A selective government document depository, the Library serves the law school and University users, legal professionals and the public at large. The Library is also responsible for computing and instructional media technology for the entire law school, with an IT department of 8 positions. The Library seeks to enhance its collection and integrate technology in all segments of legal education while striving for excellence in user services. The Library promotes diversity, encourages personal growth and makes an effort to create a harmonious work environment.
Lubbock, located in the Texas panhandle, is a hub city known for its musical legend Buddy Holly and western Texas friendliness. With a population of 200,000, the city is very movable without traffic congestion found in many larger cities. It offers all the amenities in housing, dining, golfing, sports, and entertainment typically associated with a large city. Family-friendly, the city has good health care and transportation systems. The cost of living is below the national average and home-ownership is extremely affordable. The city has an excellent public school system.
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