The Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of the Law Library. The successful candidate is an effective manager and visionary leader poised to help the library and law school to best serve its students, faculty, and staff in their teaching, scholarship, practice, and service.
Temple University Beasley School of Law is dedicated to preparing students to enter and continue in the legal profession with the highest level of skill possible, with a firm commitment to principles of professional responsibility, and with a sense of personal obligation to lead and to serve the communities in which they live and practice. It is home to research centers on international law, public health, social justice, and compliance; two student-run journals; and nationally-ranked programs in trial advocacy and legal research and writing. Its diverse student body and full-time faculty members come from around the world. The law school has a significant international presence, with ongoing programs in Beijing, Rome, and Tokyo. The Beasley School of Law is deeply committed to its longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.
Responsibilities The law library director is expected to be responsible for planning and administering all aspects of the law library and its operations, including:
building and maintaining appropriate collections and services to meet the law school community’s research and legal information technology needs;
the recruitment, management, and professional development of staff; and
strategic planning and budgeting.
The director is expected to have a faculty appointment and take part in faculty meetings, course work, and committee work. This position reports directly to the law school dean and works closely with administrative leadership teams at both the law school and the university library.
Qualifications Candidates should have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and a Masters degree or equivalent from an ALA-approved library or information science program. Other exceptional applicants who do not possess both degrees but have demonstrated skills and abilities in compliance with ABA Standard 603 will also be given serious consideration.
Preferred candidates will have:
at least five years of experience in law librarianship or significant experience in library administration;
excellent communication, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
knowledge and experience with current and emerging legal, information, and instructional resources; and
evidence of professional engagement and scholarly potential.
Appointment and Compensation Appointment, salary, and benefits will be nationally competitive and commensurate with a successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
To Apply Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references with contact information to Professor Tom Lin at email@example.com. We will begin reviewing applications as they are received.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and we strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in law library leadership to apply.
About James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University
For more than a century, graduates of Temple’s nationally ranked law school have been at the forefront of the region’s and nation’s bench and bar. The Law Library supports the teaching and research activities of J.D. and LL.M. students drawn from around the world and an active faculty, many with national and international scholarly reputations. Learn more at http://law.temple.edu