Associate Law Librarian for Public Services: Law Library, School of Law, University of Baltimore

Position: Associate Law Librarian for Public Services
Location: Law Library, School of Law, University of Baltimore

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Part of the Law Library’s leadership team, the Associate Director of the Law Library oversees, supervises, and coordinates all aspects of the Law Library’s Public Services Department, and initiates and monitors library programs and services.  The Associate Director assists with budgeting, hiring, and the supervision of Public Services staff and assigns special projects. S/he acts as a resource for the Reference Librarians to provide sophisticated reference and research services to members of the Law School faculty, students, and staff, as well as the University of Baltimore community, lawyers, and the general public.

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The Associate Director serves on the Law Library’s Leadership Team and, along with the Associate Director for Collections and Database Services, assists the Library Director with long- and short-term planning.  With the Library Director, s/he coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.  In addition, the Associate Director engages in law school and university service, and/or other administrative responsibilities and participates in relevant state and national associations. Key responsibilities include:

Leadership and Management

•    Serves on the Law Library’s Leadership Team.
•    Assists the Library Director with long-term and short-term strategic planning.
•    Supervises and coordinates day-to-day operation of the Law Library’s Public Services Department.
•    Schedules staff and assigns special projects and library exhibits.
•    Assures the maintenance and improvement of library facilities.

Teaching, Curriculum Development and Assessment

•    With the Library Director, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills (ILS) program.
Develops curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools.
Promotes and informs faculty members about the program.
•    Teaches legal research as a guest lecturer in upper level courses and as an instructor for the Advanced Legal Research course.

Research Support and Development

•    Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students.
•    Participates in the Collection Development functions and periodically reviews the Library’s collection development policy.
•    Actively participates in local, regional and national associations relating to law librarianship and libraries.

Required Education and Experience

Education:      Juris Doctor JD from an ABA accredited law school
Experience:      Five years of progressively responsible role in a law firm or academic library

Preferred Experience

•    Masters in Library and Information Science from and ALA accredited program
•    Experience in an academic Law Library

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and presentation skills and attention to detail.
•    Supervisory experience and the ability to set a positive tone, project a professional and positive image of the School of Law and University.
•    In-depth knowledge of legal research techniques and resources and a desire to continue to develop one’s research skills and knowledge.
•    Teaching experience.
•    Demonstrated skills and abilities to perform and achieve the following: planning and results; assessment, evaluation and outcomes; productivity and quality of work.
•    Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn new platforms and become proficient with e-resources.

The University of Baltimore (“UB” or “University”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.