The Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M University School of Law seeks to expand our team of law library faculty by hiring an Associate Director. This position will be hired as a long-term contract faculty position (non-tenure track). The law library’s mission is to be an active and responsive force in support of the law school as it fulfills its mission of providing excellence in legal education, emphasizing foremost meeting the educational, teaching, scholarship, research, and service needs of the faculty, students, and staff of the law school.
We seek to recruit an experienced, dynamic, and innovative law librarian who can successfully advance library initiatives as an Associate Director. The Associate Director of the law library is responsible for leading the public services team with the goal of supporting the law school’s curricular and research needs. The Associate Director will also teach an upper level research class and is responsible for library operations in the Director’s absence.
Applications received by August 1, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit an application letter, vita, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to Professor Wayne Barnes, Chair of the Law Library Search Committee at email@example.com or mail to Professor Wayne Barnes at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program
D. from ABA-accredited law school
Minimum of 5 years of academic law library experience
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible managerial experience including supervision in an academic law library
Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching legal research
Evidence of professional activity at the local and national level
Strong service orientation
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Strong sense of collegiality and commitment to librarianship
Experience or training researching Texas law
Experience or training with current and emerging technologies that impact libraries, education, and law practice
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
The University, Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based o...n Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.
As part of its commitment to continue building on its tradition of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service, Texas A&M acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013. Since that time, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid budgets, while shrinking the class size; hired nineteen new faculty members, including thirteen prominent lateral hires; improved its physical facility; and substantially increased its career services, admissions, and student services staff.
The law library is located on the lower level of the law school building and holds over a quarter of a million volumes and volume equivalents which is accessible through the online catalog. During its regular schedule, the law library is open over 110 hours per week, with a professional librarian available for over 50 of those hours. The Law Library faculty is comprised of seven profession librarians, all of whom have a master’s degree in Library Science and five of whom also hold juris doctorates.
Texas A&M School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the country. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living, a strong economy, and access to world-class museums, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.