May 11, 2011
Opening: Electronic Services Librarian, Univ. of Iowa Law Library
Employer Information: The University of Iowa Law Library is part of the University of Iowa Law School. The University of Iowa Law School, founded in 1865, is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River. It is located in Iowa City, Iowa, and is one of eleven colleges of The University of Iowa. The Law school has a student population of about 600 students in its JD program and about 15 in its LLM program, and has a faculty of about 45. According to the most recent ABA figures, the Law Library collection of information resources contains the second largest number of separately cataloged on-site accessible different titles in all formats, and the second largest collection of volumes/volume equivalents, among all academic law libraries. The collection is very strong both in American Law and Foreign, Comparative, and International Law. The Law Library has a staff of 32 FTE, including 8 librarians with both library and law degrees.
For more information about the law library - http://www.law.uiowa.edu/library
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For more information about the University of Iowa - http://www.uiowa.edu
Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research, Executive Law Librarian and the Head of Public Services, the Electronic Resources librarian coordinates the provision of student computer support services, reviews services provided, and recommends policies for the types and levels of services performed in the unit, which consists of one full-time IT technician and one part-time librarian. The Electronic Resources librarian consults in the collection development aspects of electronic resources, arranges for trials of new services, and assists in the evaluation of the terms and conditions of license agreements for electronic resources, and implements the new services. This librarian is responsible for the general web presence of the Law Library and monitors, evaluates, recommends and implements emerging library technology and electronic products. This librarian works collaboratively with seven other law and library trained reference librarians in providing extensive reference and research services in a technologically advanced environment serving a sophisticated and research oriented faculty and student body. The librarian in this position is responsible for a full range of reference work, including coverage of the reference desk, legal research instruction both in formal and informal settings, creation of instructional and promotional materials in print and digital formats, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must have a sound knowledge of legal systems and legal bibliography, familiarity with sophisticated online legal research services, and strong research skills; excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; creativity and adaptability in the face of multiple simultaneous demands; group instruction experience; and some experience with web content management systems and/or web-coding and authoring tools, and courseware. Some supervisory experience is desirable. A Master's degree in library science and a law degree from accredited institutions are required.
Salary: Salary dependant on qualifications and experience.
Please apply online via JOBS@UIOWA (http://jobs.uiowa.edu ) One must register on the site before beginning the application process. Once registered, click on "Search for Jobs" and check the box next to "Librarians/Library Science" then "Enter." This position is Requisition #59437.
The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
For further information, please contact:
Ted Potter, JD/MSLIS
Head of Public Services
University of Iowa College of Law Library