May 27, 2008
Opening: Head of Access Services, USC Law Library
USC Law Library is searching for a candidate to fill the position of Head of Access Services.
Full-time academic, continuing appointment track faculty appointment with the rank of Law Librarian I. This position reports to the assistant director of the law library.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the administration and supervision of all document retrieval and delivery, circulation, collection management, and reserve/open reserve collection activities. Oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures with the goal of furthering the service mission of the library. Supervises 2.5 FTE library assistants and 5 FTE student assistants. Participates with the other public services professionals in the provision of reference services and instruction to the faculty and students. Participates in the collection development of the library. Analyzes the changing needs of faculty, students and other library patrons in order to improve the delivery of information and services as required by them.
REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) degree; Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Strong commitment to service.
PREFERRED: At least 3 years of relevant professional library experience with a record of progressively responsible supervisory experience. Some relevant experience in an academic law library.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary is highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include 24 vacation days, health care, dental, and optical benefits, and TIAA/CREF and other retirement plans (employee contributes 5% and the university contributes 10% of salary). Eligible for semester’s paid leave approximately every 6 years.
ENVIRONMENT: The primary function of the Gabriel and Matilda Barnett Information Technology Center and the Asa V. Call Law Library is to support the teaching and research activities of the USC law community which consists of approximately 600 J.D. students, 90 foreign LL.M. students, 50 full time faculty members and 100 staff members. The USC law faculty is recognized as one of the most productive and interdisciplinary in the country. The library prides itself on providing the highest quality of service to its law faculty and students. The law library also serves the USC community as a whole as well as the general public.
The associate dean and chief information officer administers the law library and the information technology services for the law school. He reports to the vice dean of the law school. The library currently has a staff of 10 librarians, 9.5 FTE staff personnel and 8 FTE IT personnel, as well as many part-time student employees. USC librarians are eligible to be considered for a promotion to a continuing appointment rank after 6 years of service.
The law library has over 380,000 volumes and volume equivalents and has access to a large collection of legal and legal-related databases. The library was extensively renovated in the summer of 2005, providing a new reading room and additional study rooms.
OTHER: USC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
TO APPLY: Please e-mail a letter of application, your resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail these materials to Albert Brecht, Associate Dean, Chief Information Officer and John Stauffer Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law Library, 699 Exposition Blvd. MC0072, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0072.
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