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November 23, 2010
Opening: Faculty Services Librarian, Univ. of Georgia School of Law
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Faculty Services Librarian
- Serves as the liaison between the Law Library and the Law School faculty
- Initiates and maintains regular contact with Law School faculty to ascertain specific research and teaching interests, and develops research profiles of faculty members
- Manages the Law Library Current Awareness Program
- Supervises the Law Library Research Assistant program, which provides student research assistance to faculty for short-term research tasks, and provides training for research assistants hired by individual faculty members
- Actively promotes research and teaching support programs to the faculty through one-on-one meetings, group presentations, attendance at faculty lectures and programs, and a variety of written vehicles (newsletter, blog, periodic email, etc.)
- Meets regularly with the Associate Dean for Faculty Development to coordinate activities in support of faculty scholarship, and to develop new initiatives for supporting faculty scholarship, service, and teaching
- Establishes and oversees mechanisms to receive faculty requests for assistance, completes or assigns responsible parties to complete such requests, and maintains communication with the requestor throughout the process
- Promotes faculty scholarship by managing the law school’s Digital Commons, SSRN, and the Faculty Writings Collection, including leading the Digital Commons Team
- Provides reference services, including Reference Desk hours (possible evening/weekend), targeted instruction sessions, and research guides; serves on the Reference Team
- Contributes to the collection development process through material selection, and communication with faculty; serves on the Collection Development Team
- Serves as a member of the Law Library Steering Group overseeing library policy and management; participates in library staff development activities
- Participates in the activities of professional organizations and develops contacts with other professionals doing similar work
QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication skills (including a welcoming manner, active listening, and nonjudgmental response); excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to work with all library patrons and staff in a friendly, courteous, and professional fashion; enthusiasm for contributing to a collaborative work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collegially.
- Required: Either a JD from an ABA-accredited law school or an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, and significant experience providing legal research services to law faculty or attorneys.
- Desired: Demonstrated proficiency with empirical and statistical research and resources.
BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement system (TIAA/CREF, etc.); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays. Salary and rank adjustments may be made commensurate with qualifications and experience. More information at http://www.hr.uga.edu/fmec_intro.html .
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: Maureen Cahill, Chair of Faculty Services Librarian Search Committee, University of Georgia Law Library, School of Law, Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602-6018, firstname.lastname@example.org . FAX: 706 542-5001. Applications received by December 6, 2010 are assured of consideration.
Initial interviews may be conducted over the phone, or via video chat.
Position available: February 1, 2011.
The Law Library is committed to diversity in its staff and encourages all qualified persons to apply. The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.