Position Description: The Director for Collections and Operations is responsible for collections, faculty services, policy, and management. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Director for Collections and Operations serves on the law library administrative committee and supervises two professional librarians and support staff. The position may be filled at the academic rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian, depending upon experience.
Collection Development: Ensures that the Law Library's collections and resources are sufficient to meet the primary goal of supporting the teaching and research needs of the School of Law's faculty, students, and staff, and ensures that the Law Library is in compliance with accreditation standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. Supports the Law Library's relations with the Law School, the University Library system, library consortia, and professional organizations. Serves on the Collection Development Executive Committee of the Cornell University Library System. Oversees the library's collection development efforts, including managing the acquisitions budget, identifying titles for selection and cancellation, negotiating contracts with vendors, and supervising the Digital Resources Librarian and members of the support staff. Coordinates acquisition work of Information Management staff. Works with the Law School’s Development Office on fund-raising initiatives for library collections. Develops and manages special projects, in particular digitization projects, to highlight the Law Library’s collections. Depending on experience and interest, this position may provide for the opportunity to manage and curate the Law Library’s rare and special collections.
Administration & Operations: As a member of the Law Library Administrative Committee, plays a leading role in strategic planning for the Law Library. Maintains an understanding of trends and developments in legal publishing and information technology and contributes this expertise to planning for the future growth and development of the Law Library. Assists with planning, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of quality Law Library programs and services.
Reference, Instruction, and Research: As Lecturer-in-Law, teaches for-credit research courses in the Law School curriculum and serves as liaison to various law school programs.
Faculty Services: Oversees the development and participates in the operation of faculty services and liaison programs. Supervises and works in close cooperation with the Faculty Services Librarian.
Institutional and Professional Service: Serves on and chairs Cornell University Library committees and special task forces. Participates in national and regional professional organizations, activities, and committees.
Application: Position is available July 2017, however, the start date is negotiable. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close on May 31. Apply at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Director-for-Collections-and-Operations_WDR-00010810