USA: Uni Virginia Needs Law School Library Director

The University of Virginia School of Law seeks a Director for the Law Library. Virginia is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the country and it has a distinctively collegial culture among students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. The Law Library plays an essential role in preserving this culture: by giving faculty the sophisticated research assistance they need; by educating students in the research tools available to them; and by preserving and accessing the proliferating sources of information in our electronic age.

The responsibilities of the Director include management of a $4 million budget; recruitment, selection, and retention of 14 professional librarians and 11 paraprofessionals; and working with offices across the Law School and the University. The Director must be able to work closely with the Dean and other senior administrators. We are seeking a demonstrated leader who is flexible, able to navigate the structure of a public university, and dedicated to articulating a clear vision for the Law Library.

Requirements for the position include at least five years of successful experience in a senior management position that demonstrates knowledge and ability in library administration; and excellent supervisory, communication, and leadership skills. Either a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or a Master’s or Ph.D. from an ALA-accredited school of library or information sciences (or comparable degrees from foreign institutions) is strongly preferred.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA- Posting Number 0621172. Please include with the Jobs@UVA application a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.Questions regarding this position should be directed to George Rutherglen at [email protected]

Review of applications will begin on July 8, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Representatives from the Law School will be attending the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Austin, TX from July 15 to 18 and initial interviews of attending librarians will be conducted there.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.