October 19, 2011
Opening: Director of the Law and Justice Library, Rutgers-Newark
The Rutgers University Library for the Center for Law and Justice, in Newark, New Jersey, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director. The Director reports to the Dean of the Law School through the Vice-Dean, and has responsibility for all aspects of library operations. Applications are due November 28.
With more than half a million volumes and volume equivalents, the Center for Law and Justice Library is the largest law library in New Jersey. Besides the Director, it has a full-time staff of seventeen, including seven tenured and tenure-track Librarians. The Schools of Law and Criminal Justice that the library serves both have a remarkably diverse student body and faculty, and a proud record of faculty scholarship, public interest service, and alumni accomplishments. Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
The next director will have exceptional opportunities for leadership and growth in a dynamic environment. We seek ambitious, forward-looking applicants with vision, experience, and a deep understanding of current trends in law librarianship. Applicants should have the technological savvy to move the library increasingly into the digital age and yet still appreciate the need for physical collection development. They also should be capable of fundraising, especially through grant writing, and have budgeting and financial management skills. They should have a proven track-record of success in administration and be capable of guiding our institutional relationship with a variety of other libraries and stakeholders. In addition, they should possess a commitment to scholarship, be eager to collaborate intellectually with other librarians, and understand faculty needs for scholarship assistance. They should also have experience and skills as a teacher.
The academic appointment to this position is normally made with tenure at a senior Librarian rank, and is typically accompanied by a courtesy appointment as Professor of Law.
The appointment as Director, which also carries with it the title of Associate Dean, is an administrative appointment, with the appointee serving at the pleasure of the Dean. Benefits include retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, one month vacation, and a sabbatical program. Candidates must have MLS and JD degrees from accredited schools.
To apply, please send: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of two publications; and 4) contact information, including e-mail, for three professional references to Prof. Mark S. Weiner, Chair of Librarian Search Committee, at profmsw(at)andromeda.rutgers.edu. Please send all items in pdf format.