October 4, 2006
Opening: Law Library Director, Boston University School of Law
Boston University School of Law seeks applications for the position of Director of the Pappas Law Library. The Pappas Law Library is one of the largest law school research collections in the United States, with over 638,000 volumes and hundreds of licensed electronic resources. The law library’s primary mission is to support the legal research of faculty and students at the law school. The Pappas Law Library is staffed by highly trained professionals, including eleven professional librarians, five paraprofessionals, and nine support staff. The Reference librarians have both law and library degrees. Pappas Law Library prides itself on providing excellent service to students and faculty.
Boston University School of Law is located on the Charles River Campus of Boston University, in the City of Boston. The Pappas Law Library is housed on three floors of the Law Tower and two floors of Boston University’s Mugar Library, adjacent to the Tower. The library's resources include state and federal case law, statutes, legislative history, regulations and administrative law materials, all significant legal periodicals, and a major collection of legal treatises. The library has developed an extensive international law collection with emphasis upon materials dealing with the European Union, the United Nations, international trade, and human rights. Additionally, in support of the law school’s various specialized curricula and journals, the library has developed extensive collections in intellectual property law, health law, banking law, and taxation.
The Director of Pappas Law Library has broad responsibility for managing all aspects of the operation of the library including managing the collection, hiring and supervising professional and non-professional staff, maintaining and updating library technology, developing and implementing the library budget, and ensuring that the research and other library-related needs of students and faculty are met.
Applicants must have a law degree from an accredited law school, a graduate degree in library science (or its equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution, and significant administrative experience in a law library, preferably an academic law library. Appointment as Director of the Pappas Law Library normally entails appointment with tenure or on the tenure track as Professor or Associate Professor of Law and Legal Research. Salary and benefits are competitive with peer institutions.
Applicants and those wishing to nominate potential applicants should contact the Chair of the Library Search Committee, Professor Jack M. Beermann at email@example.com or at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Room 970C, Boston, MA 02215. Tel.: (617) 353-2577. Applicants should provide an updated c.v. and references. For more information concerning the Pappas Law Library please see www.bu.edu/lawlibrary. Applications are being accepted immediately, and the Committee’s goal is to complete the process expeditiously.
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