Recruitment Period Open June 21st, 2019 through Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Description
The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks an experienced, creative, and innovative academic law librarian to serve as Head of Collection Services. Under the supervision of the Associate Law Librarian, the Head of Collection Services takes primary responsibility for managing the Law Library's Collection Services Department. Along with the Associate Dean of the Law Library, the Associate Law Librarian, and the Head of Public Services, the Head of Collection Services is a member of the library's senior management team and in this role participates in budget administration, facilities planning, and personnel management. The Head of Collection Services supervises and manages the daily operations of the Collection Services Department and works in close consultation with the Access Services Department. This position also participates in and helps develop the library's instructional programs, shares in reference services responsibilities, and has a vision for the changing and evolving role of law libraries. The ideal candidate has a strong history of participating in collection development, has excellent communication skills, and thrives in a team environment.
Responsibilities of the position:
Oversee the daily operation of acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and updating of library materials, and coordination and approval of workflows.
Recruit, hire, and supervise Electronic Resources and Metadata Librarian, Acquisitions Librarian, and three collection services assistants
Oversee all Law Library collection development decisions
Coordinate library assistant collection services with the Access Services Manager
Record and report collection-related statistics
Establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors and electronic services providers
Lead Collection Services department meetings and coordinate meetings with other Law Library departments, as needed
Participate in research department activities, including instruction, tours, and orientations
Also, in order to meet criteria for advancement, the individual will serve on committees, participate in professional organizations, and engage in research.
Requirements: J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution is required. Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is also required.
Candidates who do not have a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution should demonstrate an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and library experience.
Also, candidates should have extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in multiple formats; fluency with new and emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy, legal practice, and library services or a strong and demonstrated interest in developing fluency; and outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Founded just ten years ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service.
The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.