Columbia Law School is seeking a transformational leader for the position of Law Library Director. The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library is one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of legal materials in the world in both digital and print formats, consisting of more than 1.1 million volumes and volume equivalents. In addition to an extensive United States Law collection, the Law Library holds a premier collection in International, Foreign and Comparative Law, with the largest collection of Japanese Law materials found outside of Japan. The Law Library provides academic research, teaching of legal research, and public services and acts as a focal point in the intellectual life at the Law School for diverse populations of legal scholars, students, and members of the Columbia University community.
Columbia Law School attracts and supports faculty who produce scholarship at the highest levels of rigor, influence and impact; and provides an educational environment that prepares our graduates to become distinguished legal professionals who will be leaders in the field. To fulfill and amplify the promise of the Law School's mission, it seeks a Director with ambitious vision for defining strategic objectives, leading change, re-imagining space, and managing teams and projects to cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and high-achieving culture.
To achieve these objectives, the Director must possess an ability to: think strategically and creatively about service delivery, collection development, budget management, and library programming; communicate effectively with staff and diverse constituencies; demonstrate a commitment to providing high-quality research services to student and faculty; build and sustain collaborative partnerships with Columbia University Libraries and with external networks; foster and motivate a culture of professionalism and one that supports staff development.
The Director will report to the Dean of the Law School on all matters related to the intellectual life of the Law Library, and will work closely with the Chief Financial and Strategy Officer in regards to finance and operations.
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About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.