December 2, 2011
Opening: Director, University of South Dakota Law Library
The University of South Dakota’s School of Law is seeking candidates to fill a full-time, 12 month position for Director of the McKusick Law Library on July 22, 2012. The Director reports directly to the Dean of USD’s School of Law and responsible for management of all aspects of the McKusick Law Library.
The Library is an essential resource for the education of students, scholarship of faculty, service to the State of South Dakota, and the legal profession. The duties of the Director include managing the Library's daily activities, strategic planning, collection development, budget development and administration, and leading the Library staff. In consultation with the Dean, the Director determines and administers Library policies and programs to accomplish the Law Library's mission of educating Law School students and supporting Law School faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and service. The Director is responsible for the teaching of first year legal research in cooperation with the Director of the Fundamental Legal Skills Program.
Within the limitations of funding and staffing, the Director also develops and administers services for the practicing bar and judiciary, the University community, and the public. While the Law Library operates as a unit of the School of Law in all respects, the Director is expected to work collaboratively with the University's Dean of Libraries and other University administrators, faculty, and staff. The Director is expected to manage the Law Library in a manner that fulfills the American Bar Association's accreditation standard that requires the Law Library to be an "active and responsive force in the educational life of the law school."
Applicants must hold a JD degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and MLS degree (or equivalent) from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) for full time, permanent position.
Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references. Inquiries about use of the website may be directed to Robert Noonan, School of Law, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email bob.noonan(at)usd.edu; telephone 605-677-6361.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, preliminary expressions of interest or questions may be directed to Thomas Earl Geu, Professor and Interim Dean at the same mailing address; email: Thomas.Geu(at)usd.edu
The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Enrolled members of Native nations, women, and members of minority groups, as well as others, who might contribute to the diversity of the faculty, are encouraged to apply.