July 13, 2007
Opening: Faculty Services Librarian, Drexel University College of Law Library
Drexel University College of Law Library solicits applications for the newly created position of Faculty Services Librarian. Drexel welcomed its inaugural law school class in August 2006 and will apply for ABA provisional approval in August, 2007. Information about Drexel University College of Law and the Law Library is available at http://www.drexel.edu/law/ and the library at http://drexel.edu/law/library/
Position is available now and preliminary interviews will take place at the AALL Annual Meeting.
DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will join a library committed to providing the highest level of research support to faculty and students. The Faculty Services Librarian reports to the Head of Public Services and is responsible for developing in consultation with the director, faculty, and head of public services a full range of research support services for a faculty committed to scholarship. The Faculty Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating the library's faculty liaison program and developing programs to support faculty research. Responsible for monitoring quality, effectiveness, and timeliness of research assistance provided to faculty and recommending, as needed, steps to improve service.
The Faculty Services Librarian also provides traditional research, reference, and instructional services to students, and teaches in the library's for-credit course offerings. Some evening and weekend reference work will be required.
The Faculty Services Librarian is a member of the library's management team and participates in matters involving collection development.
REQUIRED: JD from an ABA approved law school and an MLS or equivalent from an ALA approved program or equivalent with a minimum of two years experience in an academic or law firm library with a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys. Candidates with relevant library experience and who are making substantial progress toward the completion of their degree are encouraged to apply. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills (candidates asked to interview will be asked to provide writing samples), demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and have a strong familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats. Must be a self-starter, able to meet deadlines, and work well in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals.
PREFERRED: Demonstrated familiarity with social science research resources or business and financial and business research. Demonstrated supervisory and management experience (either in a library or elsewhere). Familiarity with publisher provided electronic information notification services. Experience with Wikis, blogs, and a variety of library print-based and electronic publications. Experience using technologies such as messaging for reference and research assistance.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Position remains open until filled.
TO APPLY: Send (electronic submissions preferred) cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:
Director, Law Library and Professor of Law
Drexel University College of Law Library
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Drexel University is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or veteran status. Moreover, Drexel University is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all levels.
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