July 5, 2005
Opening: Law Library Director
Law Library Director, School of Law Library, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill campus, full-time position, 40 hours per week. The salary range for this exempt grade 10 position is $62,700 - $78,400 and includes vacation, sick leave and a flexible benefit plan offering medical, dental, 401(k) retirement eligibility, long term disability insurance, dependent care, voluntary life and/or long term care insurance and tuition waiver benefits.
The Law Library supports the Law School curriculum, standards and follows California State Bar Standards for the Accreditation of Law Schools in California. It provides legal resources and services to students, faculty, administration and the local legal community and the public. The library's collection of over 30,000 volumes is part of the university's 80,000 volume collection that supports degree programs in law, psychology, holistic studies, education and liberal arts, management and the new paralegal program.
The Law Library Director requirements include a JD and experience in an academic law library with increased responsibility. An MLIS or MIS degree is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills are necessary and supervisory experience will be considered a plus. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access; working knowledge of on-line legal database systems, Westlaw and Lexis; and knowledge of library catalog, budgeting and management systems are also requirements for this position. Familiarity with the State Bar and WASC standards as well as knowledge of California and federal Legal Systems is preferred.
The responsibilities of the Law Library Director include managing the department, including setting policy and planning; developing and managing the budget; hiring, scheduling, supervising and evaluating staff; developing the collection and online services; overseeing and providing reference and research services to the university and outside communities; marketing library services and fund raising for the department; teach/instruct legal research for classes and individuals; and coordinating objectives with the Law School and other university departments.
The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, a professional demeanor and the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse constituency.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and list of three references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with LibDirLaw in the subject line (failure to put LibDirLaw in the subject line may delay consideration of your application), fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
John F. Kennedy University is an equal opportunity employer. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from all groups that are under represented in higher education.
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