Director, Law Library and Technology – University of MD Francis King Carey School of Law


Director, Law Library and Technology

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks an experienced law librarian to fill the position of director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. The Director oversees all aspects of library operations including budget preparation, long- and short-term planning, personnel supervision, facilities management and technology initiatives; and oversees all library services including research and reference services, technical services, access services, collection development, academic technology and the library’s instructional program. The Director also serves as the School’s chief technology officer, providing strategic and collaborative leadership of the law school’s technology enterprises to support the advancement of the teaching, research and administrative missions of Maryland Carey Law.

The Director is responsible for library policy, leadership, strategic planning, and selection of research resources. This includes compliance with ABA and AALS accreditation standards; participation in local, regional and national library consortia; application of emerging technologies in automated library systems and information access; and maintaining the law library as an active and responsible presence in the educational life of the Maryland Carey School of Law. The Director adjusts with trends in legal education, identifying and implementing revisions to the library’s strategic plan. The Director develops and promotes legal information literacy for the law school, challenging members of the law school community to grow in their understanding of how to access, evaluate and use information in varying formats.

The position involves managerial and budgetary stewardship of all of the School’s technology activities; collaborative interaction with the School’s faculty and administrative offices; and liaison with the UMB IT department. This position is also responsible for oversight of audio visual services and educational technology to enhance and enrich the educational process for faculty and students.

The Director will hold a law faculty appointment and will be a member of the School’s senior leadership team with the position of Assistant or Associate Dean depending on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

· JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.

· Minimum five years in positions of increasing responsibility within a research law library setting.

· Evidence of at least 5 years of supervisory experience and demonstrated skill in supervising and managing librarians and staff in library systems and information technology roles.

· Substantial administrative and management experience with knowledge of and experience in law library collection management, budgeting, student and faculty services, staff development, interlibrary collaboration, and emerging information technology.

Interested Applicants can see the full job posting at:

Application Deadline: March 30, 2016

Start Date: June 1, 2016

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.