October 27, 2010
Opening: Assistant/Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Roger Williams School of Law
The Roger Williams University School of Law seeks applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Library and Information Services. Roger Williams University is a private academic institution located in the historic seacoast town of Bristol, Rhode Island, minutes from Providence and Newport and one hour from Boston. The School of Law opened in 1993 and is the only law school in the state of Rhode Island, offering future attorneys a rigorous, world-class legal education in a supportive, personalized environment. The Roger Williams University School of Law Library provides exceptional support for students and faculty through its collection, staff, and services. Support from the library has contributed to the faculty's ranking fourth among New England law schools in per capita production of original scholarship in elite law journals.
The Assistant/Associate Dean for Library and Information Services is responsible for the planning and overall administration of all operations, programs, and services of the law library, including strategic planning, collection development, personnel administration, implementation of technology, fiscal management and allocation of resources to best serve the research, teaching and scholarship needs of the faculty and students. The Assistant/Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law and manages a staff of six professional law librarians and five paraprofessional staff members. The Assistant/Associate Dean for Library and Information Services is a full-time member of the law faculty.
- J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
- M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program
- Eight to ten years successful administrative experience in all aspects of library operations
- Demonstrated administrative, financial, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work collegially with law school faculty, administration, staff and students
- Knowledge of the research, teaching, educational and information technology needs of the law school
- Ability to responsibly manage a significant allocation for library expenses
- Ability to foster staff development and growth
- Ability to provide leadership in planning for law library collection and services
- Ability to teach substantive or legal research courses
Applications consisting of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references should be submitted electronically to http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=21690
Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.