Penn State Law seeks applications and nominations for a highly-motivated, imaginative and service-oriented leader as its Associate Director for the Law School's Library.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean/Director of the Law Library in all aspects of library administration and is responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of the Law Library. This position will oversee all routine Technical and Public Services operations and will supervise the work of the Law Library's three support staff members; assist the Associate Dean/Director with long-range planning/budget administration and with project identification and implementation; serve as a member of the team of librarians providing research/reference support to the law faculty, students, and other library users; and teach one section of the Fall Semester first-year required legal research course. The candidate must be able to coordinate complex activities, show creativity in the development of new services, and relate well to faculty, staff, and all library users.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications are a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program and a law degree from an ABA accredited law school; a minimum of two years of academic law library experience featuring progressively increasing responsibilities for administrative and supervisory duties. Preference will be given to candidates with law school teaching/instructional experience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community; substantial knowledge of electronic technologies in libraries; and, effective team-building and communication skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a library faculty position that may be either a multi-year contract or tenure-track (in Penn State's University Libraries faculty) based on the successful candidate's qualifications, experience, and preference. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.
PENN STATE LAW: Penn State Law is one of Penn State's two fully accredited law schools and is located on Penn State's largest campus, offering all of the resources of a world-class, public research institution together with challenging and innovative classroom study and ample opportunities for learning by doing. The Penn State Law community consists of outstanding faculty members who are premier scholars, passionate teachers, and dedicated members of the legal profession, and exceptional students with strong credentials and the potential to become leaders in the United States and around the world. Penn State Law is “dedicated to advancing the law throughout the world and transforming lives through legal education.” Visit our website at https://law.psu.edu/.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES: Established in 1855, Penn State is a Carnegie I Comprehensive Research University with a strong land grant mission. The University Libraries, with an annual budget of more than $42 million and a collection of more than 5 million volumes, is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, and ranks twelfth among the 113 largest research libraries in North America. The Libraries comprise 38 libraries located at 24 Penn State locations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 157 librarians and professional staff, 321 support staff, and 98 FTE student assistants serve 84,000 students and 6,000 faculty. Libraries memberships include ARL, OCLC, E-Z Borrow (PALCI), Palinet, CRL, the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and the CIC (Big Ten) academic consortium. Collections exceed 5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.
The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information about Penn State's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries' diversity initiatives, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diveristy.
APPLICATIONS: To apply, upload nominations or letters of application (including current CV and names and contact information of four professional references) directly online at: http://apptrkr.com/1038649. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about Penn State Law, visit http://pennstatelaw.psu.edu. For more information about The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu.
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