October 28, 2010
Opening: Head of Public Services, Touro Law Center
The Gould Law Library of Touro Law Center is accepting applications for the position of Head of Public Services. The successful candidate will work directly with the library director, Associate Dean April Schwartz, to build upon a tradition of excellent service to law students, faculty, administrators, Friends of the Library, and Alumni Association members.
Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Fifty full-time law faculty members provide a practice-oriented educational curriculum to approximately 800 students in both full-time day and part-time evening programs. The library contains over 450,000 volumes and equivalents, and provides access to myriad online subscription databases. The library staff includes ten professional librarians and fourteen support staff members. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edu for more information about Touro Law Center.
The Head of Public Services manages the Reference and Circulation Departments, providing leadership and policy planning for these departments in close cooperation with the library director. This person supervises or oversees the supervision of four reference librarians, two reference assistants, the Head of Circulation, four library assistants, the Evening/Weekend Circulation Librarian, and a student Research Assistant. S/he will maintain written policies and procedures for the two departments, and will arrange for continuing professional development and training opportunities. The Head of Public Services also coordinates the library’s research instruction program, which includes one-credit legal research specialty courses (such as New York Legal Research, and Foreign & International Legal Research), guest appearances in first-year Legal Process classes and upper-level courses, and occasional brownbag lunch presentations. The Head of Public Services also oversees the library’s faculty services, coordinating numerous projects related to faculty teaching and writing, and the training of faculty research assistants. This person will participate in faculty committees at Touro Law Center, will contribute time to professional organizations, and will contribute to the written scholarship activities of Touro Law Center.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical and life insurance, and disability benefits. The search committee will review applications immediately.
Required Qualifications: J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school; minimum of three years of academic law library experience with a record of increasing responsibility; knowledge of traditional and online legal resources; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Management experience; knowledge of Innovative Interfaces integrated library system; involvement in professional organizations; and a record of publications.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Associate Dean April Schwartz at aschwartz(at)tourolaw.edu.
Touro Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.