||School of Law Dee J. Kelly Law Library
||Law Library Director
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Improving library services by working with the Law Library Director to plan, direct, coordinate, and evaluate faculty research and instructional support, student information literacy and research training, reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, digital resources, cataloging, shelving, exhibits and displays.
Assisting the Law Library Director with budgeting and long range planning for law library programs, resources, space and staffing.
Participating in the reference and teaching rotation.
Engaging in teaching, scholarship, and professional service activities at a level appropriate to a tenure-track or tenured appointment.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises librarians, staff members and student assistants who are assigned to public services, electronic resources management, circulation, bibliographic control, and collection maintenance functions. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include setting goals and service standards; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing meaningful training and professional development opportunities; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
MLS and JD from accredited programs.
Minimum of 4 years of law library experience.
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible managerial experience including supervision.
Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching legal research.
Evidence of professional activity at a local and national level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of legal research process and legal bibliography
Proficiency in providing reference, research, and patron services
Proficiency in providing legal research instruction to law students and faculty
Promoting teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library.
Demonstrated supervisory skills
Ability to use and stay up to date with emerging library and instructional technology
Ability to manipulate spreadsheets and learn budget software
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Demonstrated ability to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to negotiate with vendors on behalf of the library. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, faculty and staff members, public groups, and/or boards of trustees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work weekends and evenings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.