« Consumer Advocacy by a Library Association: ALA asserts at Midwinter and in meetings with publishers "you need to deal with libraries and you need to do it as soon as possible" | Main | ABA House of Delegates Vote in Favor of Supporting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act »
February 7, 2012
Opening: Executive Law Librarian, Univ. of Iowa
Executive Law Librarian, Associate Director (PLA5)
University of Iowa Law Library
Position begins on July 1, 2012 or before if successful candidate is available earlier.
Employer Information: The University of Iowa Law Library is part of the University of Iowa Law School and is independent of the University Libraries system. The University of Iowa Law School, founded in 1865, is the oldest law school west of the Mississippi River and is located in Iowa City, 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 and microform 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
For more information about the law school – http://www.law.uiowa.edu
For more information about the University of Iowa – http://www.uiowa.edu
Responsibilities: The Executive Law Librarian is the chief operating officer of the Law Library. This position has overall responsibility for and oversees, supervises, and coordinates all day-to-day operations, processes, and administration of the library. Both the Head of the Collection Services Division and the Head of the Public Services Division report to the Executive Law Librarian. The Executive Law Librarian reports to and advises the chief executive officer of the Law Library—the Associate Dean for Research, a faculty member at the Law School who spends half-time on matters relating to the Law Library and half-time on duties as a faculty member. The Executive Law Librarian may also participate in providing reference services and in the teaching of legal research methods.
Qualifications and Experience: A candidate should have JD and MLS degrees, or the equivalent; 7-10 years of experience working in an academic law library; significant and successful academic law library administrative experience; a broad knowledge of all law library processes, functions, and operations including electronic library functions; demonstrated leadership, communication, organizational, fiscal, and project management skills; excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact successfully with people; an ability to manage a large staff effectively; a capacity to participate in the generation of new ideas for the improvement of the library’s administration and programs; and demonstrated experience in working effectively in a diverse environment.
Salary: $112,000 to commensurate dependent 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 #60533.
The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.