Texas Tech University School of Law Library invites applications for User Services Librarian. The Law Library’s primary mission is to provide a preeminent user experience to fully support the curricular and research endeavors of the Law School Community. The User Services Librarian reports to the Associate Dean & Law Library Director and is responsible for all aspects of user services, including programs for faculty and students, outreach, policy, planning, marketing, and assessment. This position works collaboratively with 5 professional librarians and 6 staff members to bring superior user services to the Law School Community. This position demonstrates initiative, leadership, vision, and the ability to adapt to dynamic change as academic law libraries continue to evolve. The User Services Librarian is also supported as a tenure-track faculty position, with rank to be determined commensurate with experience.
This position requires a strong commitment to teaching legal research skills essential to the practice of law, a deep understanding of the Law School’s curriculum, faculty research interests, library operations, legal information resources, and research methodologies in all formats. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service expectations include program-building, as well as commitment to relevant extracurricular activities. Service to the School of Law and University is expected. Pursuit of external grants in support of research when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged.
For more information and to apply, please see the Texas Tech University Career Website at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ and search internal number 18836BR. Please include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references.
Positions will remain open until filled with application review beginning October 16, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean & Law Library Director Jamie Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide vision and leadership of all user services and programming for the faculty and students.
Engage the Law School Community to become more active and involved users of the Law Library.
Plan, oversee, and coordinate all daily operations of user services as it pertains to faculty and student services and programming, including supervision, evaluation, and maintenance of projects and services.
Take a lead role in outreach and communication activities, including coordinating publicity for Law Library events and facilitating Law Library participation in Law School or University-wide events.
Cultivate relationships with appropriate groups (student groups, faculty, Law School departments, University Libraries) to develop, coordinate, and implement outreach activities and promote library services.
Implement and maintain a social media policy and conduct outreach via various social media platforms.
Provide reference services as part of a rotating reference desk team.
Participate in the faculty liaison program.
Participate in collection development and selection.
Serve on Law Library, Law School, and other committees (or teams) as appointed.
Design and teach a for-credit legal research course, teach in the 1L Legal Practice program, and in the Law Library’s Excellence in Legal Research program.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, and to collaborate and work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change.
Evidence of self-motivation, initiative and intellectual curiosity, a strong user service philosophy, and the commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.
Experience in teaching and delivering legal reference service.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include professional development assistance, retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.
Internal Number: 18836BR
About Texas Tech University School of Law Library
Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 38,000 students. The Law School has approximately 445 students and 42 full-time faculty members. The Law School is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to almost 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at www.law.ttu.edu