April 6, 2006
Opening: Associate Dean for Information & Technology Services & Law Library Director, Arkansas
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Information & Technology Services & Law Library Director, a tenure track faculty position. The Associate Dean & Director provides strategic direction and vision for the library, works collaboratively with talented and accomplished library faculty and staff to meet the law school's educational mission through the provision of both traditional and innovative library resources and services. The Associate Dean & Director will be a leader who can expand the use of technology into the cultural environment of both the library and the law school and lead the library in contributing to the law school's commitment to excellence in education and research.
Responsibilities: The Associate Dean for Information Services & Technology & Law Library Director reports to the Dean of the School of Law; is responsible for the overall management and direction of the law library and the technology services of the school; teaches Legal Research I and II; participates in providing reference service; and develops and maintains mechanisms to proactively support faculty scholarship. The Associate Dean & Director develops community support, builds relationships with the central Arkansas legal community and maintains an active working relationship with the Pulaski County Law Library Board.
Required: Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and an MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school and must possess a wide understanding of contemporary issues affecting legal education, libraries and information technology. Applicants must also have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a law library; a demonstrated capacity to effectively lead library faculty and staff and to manage complex projects; significant knowledge of information technology in the law library and law school environment; and experience working with a diverse population of library users.
Salary and Benefits: The Associate Dean & Director is a member of the tenure track teaching faculty. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary is competitive and includes excellent fringe benefits.
Other: The School of Law is housed in a modern, attractive building with the law library serving as the building's centerpiece. The library, a combined academic and county law library, has a service- oriented staff of five professional law librarians, 11.75 support personnel and 3.75 computer professionals. Faculty and administrative offices, classrooms and the library are fully integrated through both wired and wireless networks. In addition to a full-time program of legal education, the School of Law offers a part-time program in the evening. The School has 26 full-time faculty and approximately 460 students. The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The University and School of Law administrations are committed to the continuing excellence of the library collection. Library holdings include approximately 300,000 volumes, 91,000 titles, 1,500 electronic titles and 3,000 active serial subscriptions. The library maintains membership with both NELLCO and MAALCO consortia and ARKLink, a consortium of 49 Arkansas academic libraries. The library is both a federal and state depository. Special collections include Arkansas Supreme Court Records and Briefs (1836 1909). Innovative Interfaces provides the library's integrated library system and online catalog.
To Apply: Send a letter of application, a resume and names of three or more professional references to (Job #88) Professor Ken Gould, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202. The position is available July 1, 2006. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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