September 28, 2007
Opening: Assistant Director for Public Services, UNC Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director for Public Services. The Assistant Director for Public Services is a permanent full time position that reports to the Deputy Director of the Law Library.
The Assistant Director for Public Services is primarily responsible for supervising all reference, interlibrary loan, and circulation operations and staff. These responsibilities require exercising professional judgment and having a clear understanding of the mission of the Law Library, which supports students, faculty, the University and the state.
The Assistant Director for Public Services is a member of the Law Library Management Team, which includes the Director, the Deputy Director, and the Associate Director for Technical Services. The Assistant Director supervises five Reference Librarians, the Access Services Librarian, the Evening Circulation Supervisor/Interlibrary Loan Manager, the Graduate Assistant and student assistants. The Assistant Director oversees the Faculty Liaison Program, Faculty Research Service and Faculty Information Delivery Service. The Assistant Director also oversees advanced legal research instruction, prepares reports, trains new public services personnel, participates in collection development, and coordinates all public services publications, including website content.
The ideal candidate will have experience in a large law library in a university setting. This person will demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as leadership and teaching skills. The position requires an individual with a commitment to service, exceptional organizational and time-management skills, strong supervisory skills, and a strong work ethic.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a university town in close proximity to Durham and Raleigh, the state capital, with nearby access to other major universities and a variety of social and cultural opportunities (http://www.unc.edu/campus/ch.html).
The University of North Carolina is a major research university enrolling 27,000 students supported by 22 libraries providing a rich environment for research and learning. Patrons of the Kathrine R.
Everett Law Library, including 700 law students and a full-time law faculty of 47, are served by a professional staff of 12 librarians, one graduate assistant, a staff of 9, and a collection of over 520,000 volumes and volume equivalents. The Law Library benefits from close connections with the UNC School of Law, other campus libraries, the Triangle Research Library Network, and the UNC School of Information and Library Science. The Law Library has an experienced and team-oriented staff and a tradition of contributions to the profession and is poised to build on strong services to faculty, students and the public.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school Five years Law Library reference experience Experience supervising librarians and staff strongly preferred Knowledge of legal research and legal publication trends Organizational ability and management skills and ability to work as part of a team Ability to interact positively with students, staff, faculty and the public
Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills, and experience
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2007.
To apply, submit a cover letter, a resume and a list of three references to:
Scott Childs, Deputy Director
Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
UNC School of Law
160 Ridge Road, CB 3385
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3385
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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