July 2, 2012
Opening: Assistant Director for Public Services at University of North Carolina Law Library
The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks excellent applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Public Services (ADPS). The ADPS reports to the Law Library Deputy Director. The successful candidate will be nominated by the Director for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law appointment and for teaching courses in the School of Law.
The ADPS is responsible for supervising reference, interlibrary loan, and circulation operations and staff. These responsibilities require professional judgment and a clear understanding of the mission of the Law Library, which supports students, faculty, the University, and the state. The ADPS joins the Director, the Deputy Director, and the Assistant Director for Collection Services to form the Law Library Management Team. The ADPS supervises five librarians, the Circulation Supervisor/Interlibrary Loan Manager, the Graduate Assistant, and other student assistants as well as the work of other librarians and staff who participate in the provision of public services. The ADPS oversees the Faculty Liaison Program, Faculty Research Service and the faculty document delivery service. The ADPS also oversees library instruction, prepares reports, trains new public services personnel, participates in collection development, and coordinates all public services publications, including website content. The ADPS provides leadership for reference librarian engagement with the law school and law school faculty and plans and facilitates professional development of reference librarians and public services staff. The ADPS will be active in law and/or library professional organizations and will contribute to the advancement of law or library practice through scholarship.
Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution and Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.
Qualification & Experience Requirements: Requirements include five years of professional employment providing law library reference services (law practice experience could substitute for up totwo years of this requirement); demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills; excellent organizational and time-management skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; demonstrated teaching skills; knowledge of trends in information technology, legal publication, and library services; success in scholarship and publication; demonstrated interest in the development of and education in the law; ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the public; and a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include experience in a law school library in a university setting and supervisory experience.
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
Application deadline is August 1, 2012. The position will be available as of October 1, 2012; however, the start date is negotiable. To apply visit the University's website at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/5522. Questions can be directed to Sara Sampson (Chair of the Search Committee) at sasampso(at)email.unc.edu or 919-962-6202.
For information about the Triangle area of North Carolina see: http://hr.unc.edu/careers-at-carolina/working-at-carolina/about-the-area/index.htm
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University reaffirms its commitment to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis ofrace, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.