Regent University Law Library seeks applications for the newly created Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives position. Under the general supervision of the Director, this position manages all aspects of electronic collections and materials, evaluates and implements emerging library and legal research technologies, and provides strategic vision for digital initiatives designed to leverage library resources to support the legal research, scholarship, and curricular needs of the law school. In addition to working cooperatively with all departments to ensure seamless access to electronic resources, this position is responsible for creating and deploying research guides and instructional materials, developing and maintaining the law library’s web and social media presence, training library staff in use of electronic resources and tools, performing analyses of electronic resource usage, monitoring compliance with subscription agreements, and interfacing with vendors as required.
The Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives plays an integral instructional and outreach role and will participate in the regular reference rotation; serve as a liaison to law faculty; develop and conduct legal research workshops and training, actively contribute to developing and co-teaching the legal research component of the first-year LARW course; provide customized legal research instruction for upper-level law school courses, clinics, and journals; and innovative approaches to assessing and increasing legal research competency across the curriculum.
Must have knowledge of integrated library systems and familiarity with bibliographic markup standards; knowledge of contemporary web standards and scripting languages; familiarity with scholarly legal publishing and communication and the associated technical, legal and information policy issues; mastery of legal research strategies and resources as well as demonstrated teaching and instruction ability. The successful candidate will evidence excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, a commitment to customer service, creativity and adaptability, and the requisite technical skills. As a 12-month, non-tenure track university faculty member, the Head of Electronic Services & Digital Initiatives will participate actively in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the institution and will engage in professional and scholarly activity. Applicants must subscribe to a statement of Christian faith.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills, and experience.
Regent University is one of the nation’s leading academic centers for Christian thought and action, offering over 95 associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and enrolling more than 11,000 students worldwide. The Law Library supports Regent University School of Law’s skills-intensive curriculum, centers, journals, and nationally ranked moot-court program; the research and instruction needs of a diverse student body; and the scholarship of a distinguished law faculty.