Director/Head of Library, Professional Legal Management
Georgetown University Law Center Director of the Law Library
Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.
Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation's capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty's scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.
The Georgetown Law Library (https://www.law.georgetown.edu) is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.
The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library's intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.
The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.
This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.
Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at email@example.com by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Georgetown University Law Library, located in the nation's capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, is one of the country's premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of more than 50 and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”