Associate Director, Law Library - George Mason University Law Library

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a capable management-level librarian to join our library’s administrative team while also contributing to our faculty liaison program and participating in teaching legal research throughout the LRWA curriculum and in Scholarly Writing. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and Flex JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library provides access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. The Library also houses the Law Schools Technology Services team, and we strive to provide excellent support for instructional technologies, the student technology experience, and the faculty technology experience.

About the Position:

The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean for Library & Technology in the general administration of the library, including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans. The Associate Director is responsible for administration of all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, instructional services, and the use of information instruction technologies. The Associate Director is in charge of the library in the absence of the Associate Dean for Library & Technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Faculty and Web Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants;
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives;
  • Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding;
  • Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery;
  • Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program and Scholarly Writing courses, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training;
  • Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR;
  • Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations;
  • Approve and monitor non-book purchases on eVA and Bank of America;
  • Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues;
  • Assist the Associate Dean, Library & Technology in the evaluation of and implementation of new information technologies and services to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff; and
  • Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school or MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school;
  • Demonstrated law library experience with a record of increasing administrative responsibility (typically 5+ years);
  • Demonstrated supervisory and organizational abilities;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
  • Experience teaching legal research using both print and electronic resources;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
  • Proven service orientation, and the ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff and a diverse legal research community;
  • Knowledge of current law librarianship trends; and
  • Familiarity with current technology used in legal education and practice.

To apply, visit: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55040