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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) (Position Law 102)

Southern Illinois University School of Law seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library). This is a tenure track position in the School of Law Library.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) assists the Law Library Director in various functions of library administration, including budget preparation, long and short range planning, personnel supervision, and facilities management.  The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) is responsible for oversight of the Public Services department.

RELATIONSHIPS: The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) reports to the Law Library Director.  This position supervises the work of the library faculty in the Public Services department, except as otherwise delegated.  In the absence or at the direction of the Director, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) represents the Law Library in contacts with individuals and groups outside the library.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: M.L.S., M.L.I.S., M.I.S., or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited school (or foreign equivalent); J.D. degree from ABA-accredited school (or foreign equivalent);at least four years of professional law library experience; at least three years of supervisory experience in a professional library capacity; knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques, including the use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, the Internet, and other electronic legal information resources; excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication; ability to work effectively both in a team setting and independently; strong public service orientation experience. Preferred: Teaching experience; academic law library experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Closely assists the Law Library Director with library administration, including budgeting, facilities planning, personnel management, and the development of policies and long-range plans; coordinates interdepartmental activities; prepares statistical analyses and reports relating to Public Services aspects of the library operation; performs or directs special projects as assigned by the Law Library Director.

DEPARTMENTAL OVERSIGHT: With respect to the Public Services department of the library, this person will oversee functions and activities of this department and coordinate with Technical Services; oversee the development of general policies and procedures; supervise the library faculty within the Public Services Department, including but not limited to managing administrative procedures for hiring, arranging training and orientation sessions for new employees, and coordinating evaluations; and oversee the supervision of departmental support staff and student workers by departmental librarians, including hiring, training, and evaluation.

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES: This position participates in the Lawyering Skills program and, compatible with the interests and experience of the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Head of Public Services in the Law Library) and the needs of the School of Law, teaches other courses and programs offered to students in the School of Law; provides instruction to School of Law students and faculty by conducting or participating in legal research lectures and specialized topical research seminars; provides instruction in the use of the library and its materials to students enrolled in courses from other University departments through orientation tours and direct individual assistance; and participates in the reference work of the Department through direct patron assistance and related activities.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Compatible with the interests and experience of the person in this position and the library’s needs, participates in the library’s collection development program, including but not limited to review of new serial titles and subscription renewals; engages in original research and publishing as described in the Law Library Promotion and Tenure Guidelines; serves the law school by participating in school wide activities, including but not limited to service on standing or special committees as requested by the Dean; and serves the library and legal professions by actively participating on the local, regional, or national level, including but not limited to service for associations, attendance at professional conferences and continuing education programs, and delivering presentations at professional meetings.

AVAILABLE:  until filled

SALARY:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

TO APPLY:  Deadline for applications is July 31, 2012 or until filled.  A letter of application and résumé should be provided to:

Douglas Lind
Library Director and Associate Professor of Law
Southern Illinois University
School of Law
Mailcode 6804
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Email: dlind@siu.edu

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.