November 16, 2007
Opening: Associate Librarian for Administration at Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School
The Associate Law Librarian for Administration reports directly to the Law Librarian and helps lead the library as a vital center for research and teaching within the Law School and University communities, and for an international body of scholars.
1. Oversee and supervise the operations of the Law Library's administrative office, which includes a support staff of two.
2. Manage administrative services operations of the Law Library in consultation with the Law Librarian and in his absence.
3. Play a leading role in budget and space planning for the Law Library.
4. Play a major role in supporting and advising supervisors on issues relating to the Law Library's human resources.
5. Maintain an understanding of trends and development in legal publishing and information technology and contribute this expertise to strategic planning for the future growth and development of the Law Library.
6. Assist with planning and monitoring library programs and services, including evaluation and articulation of quality library services.
7. Support the Law Library's relations with the Law School, the University and University Libraries, library consortia and professional organizations.
Education and Experience
1. MLS or JD with substantial progress towards completion of MLS from ALA and ABA accredited institutions.
2. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience and accomplishment in academic law libraries or library-related organizations. Appointment at the Librarian IV or V level requires 8 or 12 years of professional experience, respectively, and professional accomplishment. Strong analytical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer services are essential.
3. Strong record of active engagement in the library profession, demonstrating teamwork, leadership and service.
Skills & Abilities
1. Candidates must demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the vital role libraries play in supporting legal scholarship.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Strong managerial skills and leadership experience. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement projects and services.
4. Demonstrated ability to plan and monitor budgets.
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with a review date beginning on November 30, 2007.
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