July 5, 2005
Juris Novus Featuring Blogs from the Law Professor Blogs Network
The Law Professor Blogs Network is proud to announce a collaboration with Juris Novus, one of the finest law blog aggregators online. Juris Novus will be featuring a rotating cast of blogs from our Network.
Statement from Juris Novus:
Keeping up with the blogsphere is a daunting task as new blogs come online daily. Juris Novus provides order and centralization, pulling together relevant headlines and presenting them on a single page. Law professors greatly influence the legal blogsphere. Academia demands a clear writing voice and current knowledge of legal ongoings. Successful blogging demands the same, it comes as no surprise that professors have risen to the top of the law blogsphere. In honor of those law professors who have contributed to the rich culture of the legal blogsphere, Juris Novus features a heavier balance of law professor blogs.
Juris Novus is updated three times an hour and stores headlines on a history page when you miss a day. Save time and simplify your day with Juris Novus. Thank you for making the legal blogsphere a better place!
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 email@example.com 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.
July 4, 2005
Future Law Library Leaders Plan to Attend Room at the Top: Strategy Tips from the Hiring Squad
G-2: Room at the Top: Strategy Tips from the Hiring Squad (Tuesday, July 19th at 10:15). This program features seasoned law library management professionals Mark P. Bernstein (Saint Louis University), Barbara A. Bintliff (University of Colorado), Margaret Fry (Georgetown) and Penny A. Hazelton (University of Washington). The program moderator will pose questions to the panel. The panel will also pick apart job postings to give applicants insight into the hiring process.
Lee Peoples, Univ of Oklahoma City Law Library
Opening: Reference and Electronic Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago is currently conducting a search for a Reference & Electronic Services Librarian for the Law Library. The Librarian will provide reference services to law library patrons while promoting and facilitating educational technology initiatives in the law school curriculum and co-curriculum; spearhead efforts to assist law faculty and students to incorporate technology into their teaching and research; help Law Library and other appropriate staff to utilize developing technologies and provide support as needed; help faculty to use web-based technologies and multimedia in support of the academic enterprise; teach Introduction to Legal Research; provide other instruction as requested; participate in the Law Library's faculty liaison program; assist in collection development; and prepare research guides and other publications. Additional responsibilities include collection development, management, and promotion of electronic resources. Perform other duties ! as assigned. This position may require evening and/or weekend hours and will report to the Head of Reference Services.
JD and MLS or other information science degree from accredited institutions, excellent communication and superb interpersonal skills; working knowledge of PCs, web course authoring and management systems; ability to take lead role in Law Library web page development, and other technology projects; good training skills; ability to work independently, collegially, and communicatively.
To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please add the reference number (8100699) and job title to the subject line of your email. Representatives from the law library will also be at the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio to speak with interested parties. For additional information about the benefits of working at Loyola University Chicago, please visit the Human Resources website at: http://www.luc.edu/hr/employment/faculty.shtml.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.
Frederick D. Barnhart
Law School Library
Loyola University of Chicago
25 E. Pearson, Room 311
Chicago, IL 60611
Opening: AALLNET Coordinator
The AALLNET Coordinator will manage content of AALLNET that is consistent with the editorial policy set by the Executive Board and that meets the needs and interests of our members. The Coordinator will facilitate content submissions with all AALL entity providers and will direct and insure the archival content functions of AALLNET.
This position will report to the Executive Director and will establish working relationships with the AALLNET Advisory Committee, the Director of Information Technology, and the Web Administrator.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and M.L.S. or substantial experience in the law library profession. Member of AALL with a record of involvement and active participation. Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability as a writer and/or editor.
This is a part-time position with an honorarium provided. The individual will serve as an independent contractor and will not be an employee of AALL.
A full job description and roles and responsibilities can be found below.
Writing and editing samples may be requested
If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Susan E. Fox, Executive Director, AALL, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 940, Chicago, IL 60604 or email@example.com
UN Names 10 Outstanding Online Volunteers for 2005
The 10 online volunteers were selected on the basis of their drive, creativity, and enthusiasm in supporting the work of the United Nations, NGOs, and other organizations in the efforts to reach sustainable human development.