March 2, 2011
Opening: Director and Librarian, University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor
Employer: The University of Michigan, The Law Library
Category: Director and Librarian
Required Education: MLS/MLIS & JDs
About the Law Library of The University of Michigan. The University of Michigan Law Library is one of the world’s greatest legal research facilities, with especially strong holdings in foreign, comparative, and international law. The Library includes over one million volumes, some 400,000 titles, nearly two million microform items, and about 6,000 periodical subscriptions. Besides the Director, there are two Assistant Directors. The total full-time staff complement is 32.
Under a University of Michigan Regental Bylaw, the Law Library is “maintained and administered as part of the instruction and research operation of the Law School.” The Law School has 79 full-time faculty members: 57 tenured and tenure track and 22 clinical and legal practice professors. There are 1108 JD students. The School aims to admit about 50 LL.M. and S.J.D. candidates each year; most come from abroad.
About the Position. The Director and Librarian is responsible for overall leadership of the Law Library. In accordance with the institutional structure, the Director reports to the Dean of the Law School. The Director has delegated to two Assistant Directors immediate and primary responsibility for the operation of all units except Administrative Services.
The Director’s major areas of responsibility are (1) communications and public relations; (2) long-range Library planning; (3) oversight of staff; (4) oversight of the collection; (5) oversight of Library services to faculty, students, and other members of the Law School community; and (6) assistance to other Law School units, such as Development and Alumni Relations. In addition, the current Director has oversight of the Student Publications Center (legal journals) and teaches Advanced Legal Research. There is also the opportunity for personal research and scholarly writing.
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Notes: Employer will assist with relocation costs. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and a list of confidential references. Please send a cover letter with those items to:
Professor Theodore J. St. Antoine, Search Chair
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1215