May 22, 2009
Opening: Chief Law Librarian, University of Toronto Bora Laskin Law Library
The Faculty of Law is seeking a dynamic professional to lead its Law Library.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, the Chief Law Librarian takes a leadership role in developing and monitoring the Library’s budget, long-range and short-range plans and library policies. The incumbent manages all aspects of library operations including personnel, technology, purchasing, space and facilities and internal and external relations including supporting the faculty’s fundraising initiatives. In support of the Faculty’s mission, the Chief Law Librarian has responsibility for the development and management of library collections, programs and services including the technological infrastructure necessary for their delivery and use. It is expected that the Chief Law Librarian will participate in collection development and in teaching legal research. The position involves leadership of a staff of 12.6 FTE, including 4 professional librarians, and oversight of an annual budget of approximately 2 million dollars.
The Chief Law Librarian also works collaboratively with colleagues in other libraries within the University of Toronto Library system, as well as with colleagues in the broader community of law libraries.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an ALA-accredited Master of Library Studies degree, or an acceptable equivalent, a law degree from a recognized law school and substantial, relevant experience including several years in an administrative role in a law library, preferably in an academic or research institution. Applicants must have demonstrated ability in budgeting, planning and personnel management as well as strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. They must possess thorough knowledge of legal information resources and research methodologies as well as an understanding of current issues facing scholars. They will be effective teachers. Candidates will be engaged with the issues facing academic libraries and will demonstrate a flexible, innovative approach to finding solutions. Applicants will have a broad understanding of information technologies and be able to integrate new technologies in order to enhance library support for teaching and research. Candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and be able to work productively with faculty, students and staff in a collaborative environment; they will be able to provide effective representation of the Law Library within the library system, the University generally and externally.
RANK AND SALARY: commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments at this level are for a maximum seven-year term which is renewable
NOTE: This is a permanent status stream position. Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
Applicants must submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names/telephone numbers of three references to Library Human Resources:
Mail: 130 St. George Street, Rm 2054, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
Fax: (416) 946-5543
Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians/permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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