September 25, 2008
Opening: Associate Director for Library Services University of Connecticut School of Law Library
The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director for Library Services. The School of Law is located in the Hartford’s West End neighborhood, on a collegiate Gothic campus that has been called the most beautiful law school campuses in the country. The print collection contains over 300,000 volumes and is complemented by an impressive array of online resources and microform holdings. The insurance law collection is among the most comprehensive in the country. The University of Connecticut Law Library is a full member of the New England Law Library Consortium, an organization that increases the local opportunities for exciting ventures, collaborative purchases, resource sharing and professional development. The southern New England region offers ample opportunities for diverse recreation and cultural activities.
The position is primarily responsible for oversight of law library services and operations, both services to public and bibliographic in nature. This includes overarching accountability for services to faculty, students, other law school staff, and other library patrons. The Associate Director oversees the reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, collection management, acquisitions, cataloging, preservation and serials activities of the library. This manager addresses concerns of faculty, students and others using the library. This position develops improvements in existing services and plans new programs. The Associate Director advises the Associate Dean for Library and Technology in areas of collection development and manages bibliographic control, ensuring the Law Library’s effectiveness in serving the academic and research mission of the School. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Library and Technology and serves as a member of the library management team with the Associate Director for Information Systems and the Assistant Library Director for Administrative Services. In the absence of
the Associate Dean, this management position is responsible and accountable for all policy, service, and operations matters specific to the library.
An M.L.S. and a J.D. from accredited programs are required, along with substantial law library public services experience, including 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Experience in library technical and bibliographic services, or experience working collaboratively with technical services is required. An expanded description of responsibilities and qualifications will be mailed to all interested parties.
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience. This is a management position. A comprehensive benefits plan is offered to all members and presently includes 22 vacations days, 1.5 personal leave days, 12 state holidays, and a selection of health/dental insurance options.
Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 employment references to: Susan Severo, Assistant Library Director for Administrative Services, University of Connecticut School of Law, 39 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105, or to email@example.com. Preference will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2008. Appointment will begin as soon as possible, with a target date in Spring Semester 2009.
In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut invites applications from women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups.
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