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Director of the Law Library

School of Law

Vacancy Number 300356

Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 09/30/13     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013.  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 

We are no longer accepting applications, and we removed this announcement from our current vacancies page on February 20, 2014.

The University of Baltimore School of Law seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Law Library.  The Director is a member of the Law School’s Senior Staff, reporting directly to the Dean, and is eligible for permanent status as a librarian.  Depending on a candidate’s teaching and scholarship interests, tenure-track membership on the law faculty may also be available.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland (http://www.usmd.edu).  Its School of Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is also an AALS member school, with an enrollment of approximately 1000 students and a full-time faculty of 58.  In addition to comprehensive day and evening programs, the Law School boasts a nationally ranked clinical program and important centers for medicine and the law, international and comparative law, families, children and the courts, applied feminism, as well as sports and the law.  The school is dedicated to equipping its students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical awareness needed for a successful career in the law, as well as to contribute to the advancement of law, legal practice and society at large.  The Law School and its distinguished faculty are well-regarded throughout the United States and abroad producing an impressive body of scholarly work.

The Law Library occupies six floors in the Law School’s new, architecturally distinct, state-of-the-art, environmentally “green” building.  The Law Library contains a collection of approximately 333,000 BVE and subscribes to numerous research databases.  The library is committed to providing a high quality of service to students and the law faculty, emphasizing service over collection size.   The Library participates in the 16-member consortium of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (http://usmai.umd.edu/), whose shared online catalog significantly enhances accessible content for research and services.

The University of Baltimore School of Law is located in the cultural district of Baltimore, Maryland, within walking distance of the Station North Arts District, the Lyric Opera House, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and other artistic and intellectual venues.  The Law School is adjacent to Baltimore’s Penn Station, providing highly convenient rail access via Amtrak and commuter rail to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a creative and energetic law library leader who will help us build the future of law library services in support of our educational mission.  The Director is responsible for the short and long range planning and overall administration of the library, as well as the instructional technology needs of the Law School.  These responsibilities include interdisciplinary collection development in digital and print formats, application of emerging technologies in library systems and information access, bibliographic services, and collection development, supervision of the library staff, management of the library’s physical space, budget development and control, development of grant proposals to support law library enhancement and coordination of legal research instruction between the teaching law librarians and the faculty.  The library team consists of ten professional librarians and seven support staff who maintain the collection, support Law School technology, and provide strong research and instructional support to all patrons.

Required:

Candidates must hold both a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program.  We seek ambitious, forward-looking applicants with vision, experience, and a deep understanding of current trends in law librarianship. Candidates must have an administrative background in an academic law library; demonstrated management experience with substantial experience in staff recruitment, management, development, and evaluation.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate budgetary/financial skills, leadership, and an ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups. The candidate must be familiar with the research and educational needs of a law school community, possess a commitment to scholarship and the support of scholarship, be eager to collaborate intellectually with other librarians, understand faculty needs for scholarship assistance and student needs in the development of their research skills.  Experience and skills as a teacher are also desired. The candidate must ultimately demonstrate vision for the future of the library and creativity in how to get there.

Preferred:

Experience as the director, associate director, or assistant director of an academic law library is strongly preferred.  An interest in fundraising, in support of ongoing efforts by the Dean, is desirable.

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary commensurate with background and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution. 

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