February 10, 2012
Opening: Director of the Law Library, UDC
The University of the District of Columbia Office of Human Resources has posted the position of Director of the Law Library, David A. Clarke School of Law, Charles N. & Hilda H. M. Mason law Library. The position is open until filled. To view the complete posting, including how to apply, visit http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhbfe86
Excerpts from the announcement:
Brief Description of Duties:
- Serves on the School of Law's Management Committee.
- Supervises day-to-day operations of the Law Library.
- Develops, implements and maintains the acquisitions policy for the Law Library, including the Clinical Law Library, in keeping with American Bar Association Standards.
- Prepares and submits procurement requests for library materials and technology.
- Develops short and long-term library budget and personnel needs assessments for the dean annually.
- Develops grant proposals to support Law Library enhancements.
- Plans and implements facilities and technology enhancements to accommodate library services and collection development.
- Implements personnel policies as required in conformance with University and School of Law mandates including the Personnel Management System.
- Supervises subordinate staff.
- Develops and implements strategies for staff development.
- Prepares reports and other materials for the Schoold of Law, the University, the American Bar Association, the D.C. Council, and other entities as needed.
- Ensures spending is in conformance with budget limitations.
- Serves on School of Law and University committees and task forces and as appointed.
- Provides reference and research support to faculty, students, and other library users.
- Develops and implements faculty liaison programs and other services to library users.
- MLS and a J.D. Degrees from an accredited institution.
- Must be a member of the bar with five years of experience in Law Library administration.
- Knowledge of the research, teaching, educational, and technological needs of the Law School faculty and its student body is highly desired.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
February 09, 2012
Opening: Director of Library Services and Training, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Las Vegas
The Director of Library Services and Training provides overall management of the Library in Las Vegas and Reno. The Director provides research and reference services to attorneys and staff in legal and non-legal fields using Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, Dun & Bradstreet, Accurint and other databases. The Director provides Library training to attorneys and staff and, in consultation with the IT Manager, plans and directs the Firm training program. Regular travel to Reno is required.
Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master of Library Science or equivalent degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience with Westlaw, Lexis, PACER, Dun & Bradstreet and Accurint, training experience, ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Law firm experience, familiarity with electronic court filing, familiarity with electronic discovery and records management.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and names of three references to:
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
300 S. 4th Street, Suite 1700
Las Vegas, NV 89101
February 08, 2012
Opening: Reference/Special Collections Librarian, Fordham Law
• Provides extensive general reference assistance to law students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk
• Identifies needs, sets priorities, and provides direction regarding the preservation, conservation, and digitization of the special collections as a member of the Archives/Institutional Repository Committee
• Facilitates access to the law library archive and special collection for Law School departments, faculty and outside users
• Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators, including those with an interest in law school history and alumni
• Creates research guides and finding aids for law school archives and special collections materials
• Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee
• Prepares and executes informational displays and educational exhibits
• Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications
• Participates, as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, in introductory and advanced legal research instruction programs
• Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary
• M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school
• J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree
• Specialized training in, experience with or strong interest in the special collections and archives
• Knowledge of or strong interest in learning archival management, conservation and digitization
• Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources
• Strong service orientation
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours
• Internship or practicum in legal research in academic setting preferred
• Demonstrated commitment to forward-looking library practices and technologies preferred
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
STARTING DATE: ASAP
SEND LETTER & RESUME: Robert Nissenbaum, rnissenbaum(at)fordham.edu
Fordham University is an EOE/AA employer
February 07, 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.
February 06, 2012
Opening: Head of Reference, Georgetown Univ. Law Library
The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library's reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons. Reference programs include, among other duties, both physical and virtual reference services during scheduled desk hours; instructional services for the Law Center community; research consultations for law students and other patrons; a faculty/library liaison program; and other outreach programs devoted to patron research needs.
The Head of Reference also coordinates with the Collection Development Librarian in developing the overall collection of the library by assisting reference staff in selecting materials as subject area specialists. In collaboration with the Head of Library Research Services, this position will supervise and manage reference librarians participating in the faculty-librarian liaison program. In collaboration with the Assistant International and Foreign Law Librarian, this position also coordinates reference service provision at the library's two locations.
Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies. Knowledge of legal materials and excellent communications skills. 3 or more years of library experience; supervisory experience required.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for this position: Please submit applications via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist (http://www12.georgetown.edu/hr/employment_services/joblist/jobs.cfm) website by using Job Number 20111113. Address applications to Margaret A. Fry, Associate Librarian for Administration, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.
Resume review will begin February 10, 2012.
Georgetown University is an EOE/AA employer
January 06, 2012
Opening: Emerging Technologies Librarian, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library
The University of Minnesota Law Library is seeking dynamic, innovative, and visionary candidates for the position of Emerging Technologies Librarian. This professional position will identify existing and emerging technologies and apply them in a highly patron-oriented, academic law library that is nationally recognized for its outstanding services and collections. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will report to the Associate Director for Library and Educational Technology.
Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian evaluates and implements existing and emerging technologies to enhance the Law Library’s general operations, including communication with and delivery of service to the Law School community. The position is responsible for the development of online administrative tools and virtual methods of providing library services, and trains Law Library staff in their use. The position participates in the promotion of the Law Library’s growing collection of electronic resources and develops training tailored for the Law School faculty, students, and Library staff. The Emerging Technologies Librarian contributes to the Library’s instructional programs, including the development of online resources such as multimedia tutorials and participation in classroom instruction. The position assists in the development of content and other enhancements to the Law Library’s website. The Emerging Technologies Librarian participates in reference services, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. The position serves on internal Law Library committees, University Libraries’ committees, and appropriate local and national professional association committees and work groups.
- MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school
- JD from an ABA accredited law school
Demonstrated Evidence of the Following Competencies: knowledge of existing and emerging technologies; knowledge of legal research tools and techniques; organizational and communication skills; commitment to customer-service philosophy; ability to take initiative; ability to work collaboratively; project management and leadership skills; and commitment to scholarly publication and professional activities.
- Professional academic law library experience strongly preferred
- Substantial experience conducting legal research and/or providing legal research instruction
Salary and Classification: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Professional librarians are hired under the University of Minnesota’s Professional and Academic classification system which may lead to continuous appointment within six years based on successful fulfillment of library duties, published scholarship, and professional participation.
Application Information: Apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Include letter of application, resume or professional vitae, official transcripts, a diversity statement (1 page max; attach as Additional Document), and a minimum of four professional references.
Note Regarding Application Materials: It is an expectation of the University of Minnesota that people hired into academic positions can demonstrate multicultural competence and a commitment to diversity. The diversity statement should be a summary of actual accomplishments (rather than a philosophical statement). An example might be noting specific actions and success you have had in recruiting for a more diverse staff, retention efforts, committee or taskforce involvement, etc.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
December 20, 2011
Opening: Public Services Librarian, Alaska State Court Law Library
The Alaska Court System (ACS) Law Library is seeking an Anchorage-based Law Librarian to provide legal research and general reference assistance in person, on the phone, and by email; and to develop training materials to assist library patrons in the use of law library resources in print and electronically. Primary duties will include:
REFERENCE: Provide legal research assistance and respond to reference questions received in person or by phone or email from Judiciary and other court personnel, attorneys, paralegals, pro se litigants, and members of the general public.
PATRON INSTRUCTION / TRAINING: Develop and update library handouts, including educational material and research guides; and provide current awareness services to court staff.
COMPUTER AND WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: Work with Web Services Librarian and Information Services (IT) staff to configure and maintain public access computers, in Anchorage and all library branches statewide; manage Westlaw passwords for court staff statewide, acquire new passwords and cancel existing passwords as appropriate; and assist the Court Webmaster and Web Services Librarian with content review, maintenance, and renovation of court system and law library websites.
SUPERVISION / OTHER DUTIES: Hire, train, and supervise library assistants who staff the Anchorage Reference Desk and the Fairbanks, Juneau, and Ketchikan branches. Create the Anchorage reference desk schedule and provide staff training on new resources. Participate in full range of professional duties relating to the organization and administration of the Alaska State Court law libraries, including but not limited to, professional meetings and workshops, staff meetings, employee selection, compilation of statistics, preparation and enforcement of library policies, and current awareness of developments in law librarianship.
HOW TO APPLY: Complete recruitment information with minimum qualification information is available on Workplace Alaska, http://workplace.alaska.gov. To view vacancies, go to the Job Posting Board, click on Departments, and then click on Court System. Applicants must submit a completed Applicant Profile and Job Qualification Summary Form through Workplace Alaska by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
For more information, contact Human Resources at recruitment(at)courts.state.ak.us or 907-264-8242.
For more information on the Alaska Court System and our mission, visit http://www.courts.alaska.gov. For more information on the ACS Law Library, please visit: http://www.courts.alaska.gov/library.htm.
The Alaska Court System is an equal employment opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity.
December 02, 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.
November 30, 2011
Opening: Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications, Berkeley Law
Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications
Law Library at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law
Associate Librarian VI, $66,492 - Librarian IV, $91,140 (annual salary, 11 month basis)
Overview of Responsibilities: Under the general direction of, and reporting to, the Reference and Research Services Director, provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in a dynamic and challenging environment to faculty, students, and other library users.
Working with the Law Library's web developer, the Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communication designs, develops, and implements technologically innovative services and applications and web-based access to information resources. Oversees and produces library web content and develops related best practices and procedures. The position monitors and investigates emerging technologies related to the delivery of library services and digital collections, and assists in the development and deployment of these new technologies. The position will develop research guides, instructional materials, and workshops and trainings for students, faculty, and library staff in the use of library electronic resources and tools.
Provides outreach and education on scholarly communication issues to the Law School community. Monitors and reports on current developments affecting scholarly publishing, particularly open access and institutional repositories. Provides leadership, expertise, direction, and planning for the Law Library's support of scholarly communication and the development of a robust institutional repository. Responsible for assessing faculty and student scholarly communication needs, and providing services to support digital scholarship and the production of digital content. Serves as an advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communication. Develops educational opportunities for sharing information on scholarly communication, open access, and institutional repositories.
Librarians are also expected to participate in other aspects of Law School life that will further the mission of the Law Library and Law School. Participates in campus library and planning committees and task forces, and regional and national professional organizations.
Experience and Training:
Required: Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
Preferred: A JD from an ABA-accredited law school. Law library public service experience is highly desirable. Library training and experience must demonstrate an ongoing and active commitment to public service in a diverse environment. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of legal bibliography as well as a mastery of legal research sources in both print and electronic formats.
Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing, new models for scholarly communication, and the associated technical, legal, and information policy issues. Proven knowledge and experience of institution-wide repositories and the ability to communicate their benefits. Expertise in the creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources.
Candidates must also have the ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines; a strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork; and a proactive approach to library services. This requires the candidate to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
The Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. A description of UC benefits and compensation can be found at the University of California, Berkeley, Office of Human Resources website: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu.
To Apply: Applicants should apply via email including a cover letter discussing qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and three references to:
Associate Director, Patron & Computer Services
LL1 62 - Berkeley Law Library
Berkeley, CA 94720
Applicants may also use the above email address and telephone number if they have inquiries about the position. The deadline for applications is December 21, 2011.
The University Of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
November 29, 2011
Opening: Head of Access Services, Loyola University Chicago, Law Library
Loyola University Chicago is accepting applications for an experienced librarian to assume the position of Head of Access Services. The Head oversees all aspects of access to the law library’s space and collections, both print and electronic. To be considered, applicants must hold an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution; at least five years of academic library experience; and at least two years of supervisory experience.
Excerpts from the official job announcement (link provided below):
Duties and Responsibilities: The head of access services oversees all aspects of access to the law library's collections, both print and electronic. Those responsibilities include the circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, and stacks maintenance functions as well as the law library's webpage. Members of the access services department are often the first contact patrons have with the law library. It is the responsibility of the head to establish and model a high level of patron service by ensuring that all staff are knowledgeable, courteous and helpful.
The head supervises a department of three full time paraprofessionals and approximately 12-15 part time student workers to complete the work of the department. In consultation with the director, the head sets departmental goals and priorities; oversees all hiring, training and management of staff; establishes departmental policies and procedures; monitors all departmental activities and adopts and adapts policies and procedures as appropriate.
Minimum Education or Experience: ALA accredited MLS; at least 5 years of academic library experience; at least two years of supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with ILLIAD and webpage development preferred.
For Complete Information and To Apply: https://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1322145442755
Loyola University is an equal opportunity educator/employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.
November 28, 2011
Opening: Educational Technology Librarian, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
The John Marshall Law School Library is seeking an energetic candidate for a new, full-time Educational Technology Librarian position. The Educational Technology Librarian will play an important role in the library’s efforts to create, promote, and facilitate the use of technology-rich learning environments. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Academic Technology. The Academic Technology team is responsible for leading the creation of technology-rich learning and research environments, supporting the distance education program, and digital media production.
- Lead the library in using new technology for instruction, research, and information dissemination
- Manage library web pages, which includes interfaces for web-based resources·
- Coordinate library information technology and serve a key role in planning technology-related library projects.
- Povide technical support and training on classroom technology use.
- Collaborate with faculty in the use of educational technology both in the classroom and online
- Keep up to date with market trends and new developments in classroom and library technologies
- Gather and analyze statistical data to assist with the library’s decision making
- Some work during evenings and weekends
- Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned
- Master of Library and Information Science (or equivalent) degree from an ALA accredited school
- Demonstrated knowledge of standards-based Web and data design and programming (such as PHP, CSS and XHTML)
- Strong knowledge of educational technologies, such as presentation tools
- Proven self-starter with multi-tasking abilities
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
- Must be able to carry or lift 25 lbs. and be able to walk/stand for a long periods of time
- Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited school
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related technology field
- Knowledge about and experience with Innovative Interface Millennium system
- Supervisory and/or teaching experience.
Salary: The John Marshall Law School offers excellent benefits and a highly competitive salary.
To apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, links to examples of your work, and contact information for three work references to: Ibukun Fasoranti, Library Office Manager, at ifasora(at)jmls.edu
Application deadline: All applications must be received by December 5. Review of applications will begin immediately.
November 23, 2011
Opening: Assistant Law Librarian for Technical Services, Univ. of Akron
Duties: Oversee all aspects of the law library's cataloging and processing functions. Compile statistical data and coordinate technical services. Perform various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources. Supervise the work activities of the Technical Services staff while providing assistance and support when necessary. Direct supervision and evaluation of work as a first-line supervisor for non-exempt staff including hiring, terminating, and disciplining. Represent the law library on committees and in meetings with the law library staff, faculty or outside organizations. Provide legal reference services and government document reference services and instruction to the Law School's faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public. Maintain a familiarity with legal reference sources, legal publications, and online sources. Teach a legal research course for law students and perform related duties. Share in evening and weekend reference rotation.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of two years experience working in a library cataloging or technical services department is required. Working knowledge of reference sources, online cataloging and serial control subsystems is required. Computer skills including word processing, e-mail, and online database capabilities is required. The ability to instruct students, perform legal research, and prior supervisory skills is required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school, one to three years experience working in a law library cataloging or technical services department, experience cataloging using an Integrated Library System (ILS) such as Innovative Interfaces' Millennium, and have supervisory experience in a library setting. Experience with the Federal Depository Library Program, one to three years experience working in a law library or similar setting providing legal reference services using both print and online resources. And experience using Lexis, Westlaw and other legal databases, including experience with Internet-based legal research, including emerging electronic resources,( e.g., Google Scholar, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and current legislative materials, etc). Prior experience with general social science research/ resources, and prior teaching experience. Strong interpersonal skills that facilitate collaboration and teamwork, along with strong verbal/written and communication skills. Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills. A commitment to continuous service improvement, innovation, and a strong service ethic in assisting library patrons.
Deadline: Open until filled
Send Application Materials to: Complete the online application, attaching a cover letter and resume.(Maximum of 4 separate attachments allowed, some files may need combined into one file for uploading).
The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
November 18, 2011
Opening: Scholarly Communications Officer, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library
Position: Scholarly Communications Officer
Available: January 1, 2012
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and collaborative leader for the position of Scholarly Communications Officer.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the Officer will play an important role in an organization that is committed to re-conceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of scholarly communications. The individual in this role will design a program that will position the UNC Library to take full advantage of and contribute to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices within the academy, and will provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright issues, fair use, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues to the University and Library communities.
The Scholarly Communications Officer will be responsible for: assessing faculty and student scholarly communications needs and making recommendations to the Library for providing support; creating scholarly communications and copyright resources for librarians, faculty, staff, and students at UNC; providing in-depth guidance for faculty, staff, and students regarding copyright, fair use, author's rights and related legal and policy issues; serving as an advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communications on campus and in the broader academic community; and conducting workshops and seminars on copyright and other legal issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material.
The individual in this position will sustain and develop the Libraries' leadership role in scholarly communications across the UNC campus, in areas including, but not limited to, open access, authors' rights, deposit responsibilities and new forms of information dissemination. The Scholarly Communications Officer will raise awareness among library staff and the entire campus community as well as external stakeholders, e.g., Board members and colleagues, about emerging trends in scholarly communications and their impact on the University's and Libraries' missions, and will help develop policies, programs, and practices addressing copyright, open access, and other legal issues in response to them. The Officer will contribute to local, regional, and national scholarly communications and copyright discussions and initiatives.
Required: Juris Doctorate (JD) and substantive academic library experience. Significant experience with copyright and scholarly communications in an academic library setting. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communications issues within higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory issues associated with intellectual property and copyright. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including librarians, faculty, students, and academic administrators. A record of ongoing professional development and contribution.
Preferred: Strong preference for candidates having both the JD and an ALA-accredited MLS. Experience with scholarly communications issues connected to institutional repositories and publishing. Experience collaborating with faculty and other campus stakeholders. Experience with licensing of library collections. Experience planning and facilitating workshops and classes.
The University and The Libraries: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.
The Region: The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application: Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the November 28, 2011 review date.
To Apply: Please visit http://jobs.unc.edu/2501956 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
November 16, 2011
Opening: Associate Dean for Information Services, Wake Forest Univ. School of Law
The Position: Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Information Services. The Associate Dean for Information Services oversees the library and information technology services that support the academic, research, and technological needs of the Wake Forest University School of Law community. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law, who is committed to building and supporting an active and responsive twenty-first century law library.
The Associate Dean for Information Services will be responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, and goal-setting initiatives that will transform the library into an innovative information commons consistent with the teaching, technological and scholarly demands of a dynamic research institution. The Associate Dean will lead a library and information technology staff with a customer-centered approach and will work with all law school constituencies to support the teaching, scholarship, and service goals of the law school. In addition, the Associate Dean for Information Services may be involved in all aspects of law school life, including the possibility of teaching research classes, serving on committees, conducting research and/or writing scholarly publications.
Qualifications: A law degree and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from accredited programs are required. The position requires a creative and experienced administrator with a record of accomplishment, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to conceive, articulate, and implement a vision for the future of library resources and services.A successful candidate will have managerial experience, and demonstrate the ability to provide supportive leadership for the library and information technology staff. In addition, an intellectual curiosity and familiarity with new educational technologies is essential for this position. The Associate Dean for Information Services should have knowledge of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies, and their application to libraries and academic environments.
Salary and Benefits: Salary for the position will be nationally competitive commensurate with ability and experience. A generous benefits package is also included. While the position is an administrative appointment, faculty will have input in the hiring process, and the position includes a term faculty appointment that is also commensurate with background and experience.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references by mail or email to: Professor Margaret Taylor, Wake Forest University School of Law, P.O. Box 7206, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7206, email: taylormh(at)wfu.edu. The deadline for new applications is December 12, 2011.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status.
November 14, 2011
Opening: Editor for AALL's Price Index for Legal Publications
From the Nov. 9, 2011 announcement posted on AALL. The deadline for applying is Dec. 5, 2011.
Job Description: The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) seeks an Editor for its annual publication, Price Index for Legal Publications (PILP). The editor will work with the PILP Committee to produce an annual Index. AALL publishes PILP as a service to its members and for other purposes. The Index measures the year-to-year changes in average prices for specific legal information products. The editor will work as a paid, part-time independent contractor.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Establishes, in consultation with the committee, the categories of material to be included in the Index.
- Applies price data definitions and categories to develop a meaningful presentation of legal materials pricing.
- Identifies and analyzes apparent irregularities in the data, and works to address the issue(s).
- Works with the committee to determine any necessary revisions to the lists and or categories of price data.
- Produces, summarizes and generates numerical reports regarding legal information prices and price trends.
- Communicates regularly with the committee regarding the production of the Index.
- Offers process improvement suggestions and other constructive feedback to the committee. Maintains records and documentation to facilitate the continuity of the Index.
- Participates in committee meetings, and other discussions related to the production of the Index.
- Produces each year’s PLIP by June 1, and is available to complete the bulk of the editorial duties during the months February through May.
- Notes: Telecommuting is allowed.
- Five or more years of experience as a professional law librarian, including exposure to technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or legal information pricing conventions.
- Well-developed numerical data manipulation abilities, including experience applying intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Access.
- Working knowledge of price index concepts.
- Attention to detail.
- Member of AALL.
To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, to Kate Hagan, Executive Director, American Association of Law Libraries, at khagan(at)aall.org or 105 W. Adams, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603. To ensure full consideration of your application, it must be received no later than December 5, 2011. Contract period begins no later than February 1, 2012.
October 28, 2011
Opening: Reference/Electronic Services Librarian, Stetson Univ. College of Law
Stetson University College of Law seeks applications for a Reference/Electronic Services Librarian. With its main campus in Gulfport, which is adjacent to St. Petersburg, Florida, the College of Law was established in 1900 and is Florida's oldest law school. The College has centers for excellence in advocacy, elder law, higher education law and policy, and international law. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the College of Law's website to learn more.
The Reference/Electronic Services Librarian position reports to the Law Library Associate Director and is responsible for assisting in reference services for library users including faculty, staff and students and assisting in the acquisition and management of law library online resources, web page maintenance and implementation of evolving technology appropriate to the mission and service of the law library.
Qualifications include: JD from an ABA accredited school and/or MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited library school. Effective communication skills and a willingness to work cooperatively as a member of the law library staff are necessary.
An application, cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email (preferred) to hr(at)law.stetson.edu.
Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.
October 26, 2011
Opening: Law Librarian & Director, Hamilton County Law Library, Cincinnati
The Hamilton County Law Library (Cincinnati, Ohio) is seeking applicants for the position of Law Librarian & Director. In service to Hamilton County’s legal community since 1837, the Law Library is governed by the Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board and provides legal information resources and services to the courts, elected and appointed officials, attorneys, other legal professionals, and the public. The Law Librarian of the Hamilton County Law Library plays a premier role in our region's legal community.
The library staff of six reports to the Law Librarian & Director. The collection of 40,000 volumes and a major electronic collection are housed in an architectural gem atop the county courthouse in the center of the city. Strong support for the library comes from bar leaders, law firms, county agencies, and over 1,500 active subscribers among the legal community. The Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board seeks
a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic librarian to lead the Law Library strategically in meeting its users’ legal information needs and to manage all aspects of the Law Library’s operations. The Law Librarian & Director also plays a role in our interaction with the Ohio Consortium of County Law Library Resources Boards and interacts with local law school and law firm libraries. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week, weekday, daytime hours).
Responsibilities (brief summary): The Law Librarian & Director is responsible for the operational and strategic management of the Law Library. The position has responsibility for personnel management, license agreement negotiations, budgeting, and purchasing, collection development and management, user services, promotion of the Law Library’s services, and overall implementation of the Law Library’s mission. The Law Librarian & Director is expected to be professionally engaged and to make contributions to the field. The position is supervised by the Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board.
Required: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, five years of relevant and progressively responsible managerial experience in a library, knowledge of legal research and related services, knowledge of library science and the delivery of print-based and electronic information services, knowledge of personnel management, demonstrated awareness of new trends, standards, and emerging technologies relevant to law libraries, strong service and team orientation, excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational and analytical skills, and demonstrated experience with standard library and office computer systems and applications.
Preferred: JD from an ABA-accredited program, experience in a governmental law library, working knowledge of and interest in information technology and trends including website content management and social media, demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of
patrons, and experience in collection review and development.
Salary and Benefits: Salary range: $60,000 minimum-$70,000 maximum, commensurate with education, skills, and experience. The benefits offered by Hamilton County are available here.
To Apply: Please submit a current resume, letter of application, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Hamilton County Human Resources Department
138 E. Court Street, Room 707
Cincinnati, OH 45202
FAX: (513) 946-4720
To apply online: go here.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is November 18, 2011. We seek to have the new Director begin on February 1, 2012.
Note: Applications for Hamilton County positions are considered public records under Ohio’s Public Records Act. As a public record, applications maintained by the County are made available to any person requesting to view them.
October 21, 2011
Opening: Student Services Librarian, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law is interested in hiring a Student Services Librarian. This position requires a MLS and a JD. For more information, visit the Career section of AALL’s website. [JH]
October 20, 2011
Opening: Assistant Director for Information Services, George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library
The George Washington University Law School seeks a qualified librarian to lead and manage the Information Services Division of the Jacob Burns Law Library. Basic qualifications for this position include an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and an ABA-accredited JD (or equivalent). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Additional information, including a complete list of qualifications and details on the application procedure, are available on the Law Library’s website here. Only complete applications will be considered.
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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.