September 6, 2006
Opening: Access Services/Research Librarian, Vanderbilt Law
The Alyne Queener Massey Law Library
Vanderbilt University Law School
POSITION: Access Services/Research Librarian
DESCRIPTION: Directs the Access Services Department, including circulation and its related functions, document delivery, interlibrary loans, and loose-leaf filing. Provides reference service to faculty, students, and other patrons, including general and legal reference, using print and online resources; conducts in-depth research for faculty; and participates in collection development. Some evening and weekend hours may be required during academic year.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS and ABA-accredited JD; competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of print and electronic legal information sources; interest and proficiency in technology applications for legal research and library public services programs; excellent written, oral communications and interpersonal skills; ability to work and collaborate with a variety of people; and strong service orientation. Preferred: 1 to 3 years law library experience; familiarity with OCLC systems and ILLiad software.
ENVIRONMENT: Vanderbilt University consists of ten schools and colleges with an enrollment of over 11,000. The university is served by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, which has a collection of over 3 million volumes in eight libraries and a staff of 210. The library is highly automated with an on-line system based on SIRSI software. The Law Library contains over 500,000 volumes and has a staff of 16, with an annual operating budget of over $2 million. In addition to the law school and the university, the Law Library serves the regional legal community. For more information about Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Library, and the Law Library, consult the library web pages at http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu. Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, Tennessee, a major business and educational center in the mid-South with a population of over 1.5 million in the metropolitan statistical area.
COMPENSATION: Salary negotiable. Benefits are those applicable to exempt employees of the university, including health care insurance, retirement plan options, and a tuition discount program.
APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to those applications received by October 15, 2006. Review of applications will begin immediately. Send letter of application and resume, with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Lisa Terranova Shipman
Director of Administrative Services
Vanderbilt University Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240-0007
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
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