Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package Electronic applications must be received by: 11/28/19
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Vacancy Number 301028
The Law Library Director and Professor of the Practice leads the Law Library and provides services to support the School of Law’s educational mission. The Director is responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the Library. A member of the law school’s senior leadership team, the Director serves on faculty committees and helps build a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among faculty and students. The Director leads and guides the library in fulfilling its mission of service to the law school and greater legal community. Through his/her leadership, the Director creates an environment that encourages students, faculty and the public to access the library’s services in order to foster a robust learning environment, engage in research, and promote a sense of community within the law school.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.
The Director has oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff which consists of six professional librarians and five support staff. The Director develops and manages the library budget and the library’s physical space. The Director works with librarians and faculty to coordinate and provide legal research instruction that meets the law school’s curricular and co-curricular needs. Additionally, the Director oversees collection development and bibliographic services. The Director helps to identify and implement emerging technologies in library systems and information access to ensure the library is providing excellent resources and research support.
The Director works closely with university offices and partners in leading the law library. The Director represents the law library within the university and state university system to assure the law library can leverage critical resources and is part of the development of sound policies. The Director maintains an active presence in his/her professional associations and within the legal academy to stay current on trends in legal research, technology and legal education. The director works to ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for law libraries
Library Leadership & Supervision
Leads, guides and determines the strategic direction of the law library and serves as a critical member of the law school leadership team
Oversees all personnel activities, including recruitment and hiring of all library faculty and staff; recommends promotions, permanent status, or termination of library faculty; oversees annual staff evaluations and determines merit increases
Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operation; collaborates with the Office of Technology Services to develop strategy for technology infrastructure and digital initiatives.
Actively participates in various UB and USMAI consortium leadership initiatives.
Oversees collection development efforts and policies
Participates in national professional organizations to remain current on trends and resources and to ensure library compliance with ABA and AALL standards.
Scholarship, Teaching and Research
Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students
Partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development to create and support a culture of research and scholarship.
Works with the law journals to provide guidance and support for student-run scholarly publications.
With the Library leadership team and in conjunction with faculty, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.
Budget & Finance
Develops and administers the law library’s budget
Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources.
Participates in strategic fundraising with the law school and university partners.
Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings
Works with UBPD and Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance and housekeeping.
Required Education and Experience
Education: J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a Masters in Library and Information Science
Experience: 7 years of progressively responsible experience. Teaching and/or presentation experience
Academic Law Library experience
Law and/or library scholarship
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiea
Strong leadership and supervisory skills
In-depth knowledge of current legal research techniques and resources
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient with technology for research and administration including Microsoft Suite; e-resources/databases, and PeopleSoft or other similar systems
Visit http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1479 to access our electronic application and apply. We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.
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From its beginnings, the University has granted educational access to a remarkably wide range of students: working adults, first-generation college goers, career-changers, and those who require the flexibility not found in traditional college settings.
The University of Baltimore School of Law provides a rigorously practical education, combining doctrinal coursework, intensive writing instruction, nationally renowned clinics and community-based learning to ensure that its graduates are exceptionally well prepared to practice law.
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