March 11, 2009
Opening: Head of Reference Services, University of Alabama Law Library
The University of Alabama School of Law invites applications for the position of Head of Reference Services in the Bounds Law Library. This position offers the opportunity to work in an intellectually exciting and professionally rewarding environment. The School of Law, consistently ranked in the top tier of American law schools, features a faculty of over 45 scholars with diverse, innovative and multi-disciplinary research interests. The Head of Reference plays a critical role in the School’s research and teaching missions by managing law library reference services, including supervision of two professional librarians, participating in the development of online resources, conducting staff training in reference resources and teaching legal research in the first year research and writing program. Librarians at Alabama receive generous support for professional development activities such as travel to AALL Annual Meetings and other professional conferences.
Requirements: A law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from an A.B.A.-approved law school and a master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S. in L.S., etc.) from an A.L.A.-approved library and information science program plus three years of experience in a position involving legal reference services or research. Candidates must present evidence of a strong service orientation and legal reference skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Supervisory and teaching experience is preferred.
To Apply: Interested applicants should apply for this position through the University’s online job application service at www.jobs.ua.edu. Applicants should attach (upload) a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information for three references to their application. Questions regarding the application procedure can be directed to Robert Marshall, Associate Director of the Law Library, at email@example.com.
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