September 26, 2008
Opening: Associate Law Librarian, University of Oregon Law Library
The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon seeks an innovative and energetic Associate Law Librarian, a full time non-tenure track library faculty position.
The Jaqua Law Library maintains over 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents in print, electronic, media, and micro formats, and supports the teaching, research and service activities of the University of Oregon Law School, which has approximately 540 students. The Law Library provides primary and secondary legal materials as well as specialized collections in environmental law, business law, ADR, ocean law, Indian law, and family law. As a key component of the University of Oregon Libraries, Law Library staff members are active partners in improving access to scholarly resources. The Law Library team is composed of 7.0 FTE library faculty, 6.0 FTE support staff members, and numerous student workers.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The person in this position assists the Director, Law Library with administrative responsibilities, including budget preparation, long and short-range planning, personnel supervision, and technology initiatives. Oversees access services, collection services, technical services, and facilities management. Initiates and monitors library programs and services. Coordinates interdepartmental activities within the law library and with the law school; provides liaison services to designated law faculty; provides research and teaching services; assumes responsibility for the library in the absence of the Director. Supervises two full time law library faculty and six classified staff. Represents the law library on various law school and University Libraries committees and at meetings and other functions. Participates in the reference services rotation, including some weekends. Other responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Director. Reports to the Director, Law Library.
Required: M.L.S. or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited program; J.D. degree from ABA-accredited program (or foreign equivalent); at least five years of progressively more responsible post-M.L.S. library experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience working with multiple facets of an integrated library system; knowledge of resource sharing practices and trends; knowledge of library collection development practices and trends; understanding of traditional and emerging processes for acquiring, maintaining, and providing access to print and electronic materials; knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in all formats. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to coordinate complex activities, develop new services, handle numerous projects simultaneously, and bring projects to completion. The successful candidate will enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds and will bring the ability to improve teamwork, maintain positive relationships, train and motivate staff, and engage in continuing professional development. The successful candidate will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. The Associate Law Librarian is an active participant in the intellectual life of both the law school and the University Libraries. Preferred: Academic law library experience, budgetary experience, project management experience. Experience with Innovative Millennium functions including circulation, ILL, serials, acquisitions, cataloging, ERM, web OPAC, administration, reports, and/or the user manual. Reference, collection development, and/or teaching experience.
Salary & Benefits:
$60,000 minimum. Salary beyond the minimum will be based on prior professional experience, education, and/or rank. The UO offers a generous benefits package. For details, see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits. Low staff tuition rates are available for employees and family members for continuing education. Funding and release time may be provided for participation in conferences and other professional development opportunities.
Librarians hold academic faculty status with rank, and are non-tenured. Contracts are fixed-term (two or three years, depending on rank). Professional growth and service in keeping with university and library standards for promotion and retention is expected.
About the University of Oregon and Eugene:
The law library is part of the University of Oregon Library System. The University of Oregon is the only ARL library in Oregon, whose 2.7 million-volume collection serves as an important research facility for scholars throughout the Northwest. The Library is host site to the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of thirty-four colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington with a shared catalog. The UO has over 16,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students, including 2,706 U.S. students of color and 1,175 international students representing 87 countries. The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and the Library actively supports this goal with its Library Diversity Committee. The UO Libraries are known for their spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for their ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.
Deadline to Apply:
Application materials (cover letter, résumé, and a list of contact information for four references, one of whom must be indicated as your most current/recent supervisor) must be received by October 10, 2008 to receive priority consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Send above-mentioned materials by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, to the attention of Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299. Please note that your cover letter must address your qualifications for the position.
For More Information:
University of Oregon: http://www.uoregon.edu
UO Libraries: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/
John E. Jaqua Law Library: http://lawlibrary.uoregon.edu
Information for Prospective Employees: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/admnpers/jobseekers.html
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