December 4, 2008
Opening: Assistant Professor / Research and Public Services Librarian, University of Nevada Law Library
The Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law invites applications for the position of assistant professor / research and public services librarian. The Wiener-Rogers Law Library supports the research, instruction, and public services activities of an innovative institution and an engaged community of scholars.
The Wiener-Rogers Law Library is the largest law library in the state and serves as a resource for the local and state bar and the general public. The Library’s collections are diverse and represent the interests of a faculty engaged in a wide range of scholarship and committed to community involvement. The Law Library’s collections are supplemented with those of the University Libraries. The Law Library expects to develop special collections that reflect Nevada legal history and to make unique resources available to wide audiences through digitization projects.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, a state-supported law school, is the only law school in Nevada. Its first classes began in 1998, and it now has a faculty of more than 40 educators from around the country. The Law School offers day and evening programs to nearly 500 students. The Law School is recognized nationally for its interdisciplinary clinic program, the Saltman Center for Dispute Resolution, and its lawyering process program. The School of Law is a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who work together, collegially and respectfully, to maximize the potential of students and to fulfill the mission and aspirations of the Law School.
Description and responsibilities: The position of assistant professor / research and public services librarian is a tenure-track law library faculty position. The research and public services librarian will work as part of a research and instructional support team that interacts with the law school, University communities and the public. Applicants should be conversant in research strategies and resources and understand the changing nature of legal research sources and methods. Applicants should be familiar with new information technologies that assist in instruction and communication, and should be committed to maintaining an ongoing awareness of new developments in legal education and scholarship.
The successful candidate will contribute to the activities of the Library’s public services group that
- Supports faculty scholarship by undertaking research projects, developing new resources, and providing current awareness services; Supports student learning by providing reference assistance and individual instruction in research strategies and techniques, and by providing research assistance and instructional support to student organizations and journals;
- Develops and implements formal and informal instructional programs within the Law School;
- Develops and implements outreach programs to serve the UNLV community, the practicing bar, and the public;
- Develops digital resources that support the mission of the Law School; and
- Communicates information about and promotes the services and resources of the Law Library.
Requirements: Applicants should be service-oriented and interested in innovation and in contributing to an active department that serves diverse communities. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and should have experience working in a professional, team-based environment.
A master’s degree in library or information science and a JD are required, although applicants who have one degree and will complete the other within the next six months will also be considered.
Application process: Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Review of materials will begin December 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Matthew Wright, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via online application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact Jen Martens at (702) 895-2894 or email@example.com.
UNLV is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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