June 29, 2012
Opening: Law Library Director & Chief Information Officer, USC School of Law
The University of Southern California Gould School of Law seeks applicants for the position of associate dean, chief information officer, and director of the law library. The library director oversees all aspects of library and information-technology operations and services, including external relations, budget development and management, personnel management, strategic planning, and legal-research curriculum development and teaching. He or she reports to the vice dean for administration and supervises an associate dean for information technology and two associate library directors, as well as a staff that includes 9 librarians and 8 computing professionals.
The primary function of the Gabriel and Matilda Barnett Information Technology Center and the Asa V. Call Law Library is to support the teaching and research activities of the law school community, which consists of approximately 780 J.D. & LL.M. students, 45 full-time faculty members and 90 support staff. The USC law faculty is recognized as one of the most productive and interdisciplinary in the country. The law library also serves the USC community as a whole as well as the general public. The library has long been committed to a specific philosophy: providing the highest quality of service to the law faculty and students, emphasizing service over collection size.
The computing department maintains a similar commitment to excellent service. It provides a full range of technology services for the law-school community, including help-desk & desktop support, classroom support, network support, web support, student-computing support and technology management. The computing-services staff currently supports: 25 servers, 300 computers, 700 student-owned laptops, 150 printers, 500 network drops, 14 wireless-access points, 12 technology-equipped classrooms, and two video-teleconferencing systems.
Qualifications: A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program are required. The successful candidate must have at least seven to ten years management experience in an academic law library, and excellent leadership and communication skills.
Appointment Rank: Law Librarians at USC have faculty status and are appointed on a continuing appointment track with rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will also receive a courtesy appointment as an adjunct professor of law.
To apply: We anticipate interviewing candidates at the July AALL conference. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references via the following link: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65190.
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