Associate Director of Research Services
Posting Number F0844P Working Title Associate Director of Research Services Department Law School King Law Library About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The Alexander Campbell King Law Library has a rich, established collection of over 500,000 digital and print titles. We are dedicated to providing anytime/anywhere access to information, rich and expansive instructional offerings and strong support of law school faculty and administrative offices. The Law Library has a cooperative atmosphere and supports professional development. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, considered one of the best college towns in the country.
College/Unit/Department website http://www.law.uga.edu/law-library Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 06/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 03/05/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.
Applications received by April 9, 2021 are assured of consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Contact Jason Tubinis (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee with any questions.
Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com).
Classification Title Assoc/Asst Dept Chair/Director/Head AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor from an ABA -accredited law school and a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA -accredited library school
The Associate Director of Research Services will plan, develop, monitor, and assess Law Library research services and reference programs for the Law School community. The position is also responsible for teaching for-credit legal research courses and coordinating informal instruction. Reports to the Director of the Law Library.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate Director for Research Services:
- Plan, develop, monitor, and assess all Law Library research and reference services provided to the Law School community
- Coordinate the Law Library’s promotion of faculty scholarship
- Oversee the Law Library research assistant program
- Collaborate with the Director and Associate Directors to develop and execute vision and strategies to ensure that the Law Library’s services and resources support the established mission and initiatives of the Law School
- Teach for-credit legal research instruction including 1L Legal Research and specialized legal research courses; participate in informal instruction to law students
- Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities
A J.D. from an ABA -accredited law school and an ALA -accredited master’s degree in librarianship or information science.
The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian I, Librarian II, Librarian III, or Librarian IV rank. For information on the criteria for the rank of Librarian I, Librarian II, Librarian III, or Librarian IV, please see https://libguides.law.uga.edu/librarian-promotion .
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
- Minimum of 3 years experience in providing faculty services.
- Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory position
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
- Mastery of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and digital sources.
- Demonstrated ability to provide law school instruction.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Knowledge of educational technologies, such as PowerPoint and learning management systems, preferably Desire2Learn.
Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Research and Reference Services:
Plan, develop, monitor, and assess all Law Library research and reference services provided to the Law School community. Coordinate the Law Library’s promotion of faculty scholarship. Supervise law librarians responsible for research services. Compile and analyze research and reference statistics. Serve as primary liaison to law faculty. Oversee Law Library research assistant program.
Percentage Of Time 35 Duties/Responsibilities
Responsible for teaching for-credit legal research instruction including 1L legal research, advanced legal research, and specialized legal research courses. Offer informal legal research instruction such as class presentations, training, library tours, or continuing legal education seminars.
Percentage Of Time 30 Duties/Responsibilities
Leadership and Administration:
In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors develop and execute vision and strategies to ensure that library services support the mission and initiatives of the law school. Direct and indirect supervision of individuals with librarian classification. Conduct annual performance evaluations for direct reports. Foster a creative, team-oriented work environment. This position is also responsible for coordinating research and reference services functions with instructional, access, outreach, and collection services functions.
Percentage Of Time 25 Duties/Responsibilities
Professional Development and Other Duties as Assigned:
Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities. Maintain an extensive knowledge of emerging library and legal education trends. Additional duties are undertaken with a willing attitude and helpful demeanor. Acquire new skills as needed.
Percentage Of Time 10 Posting Specific Questions
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- Cover Letter
- List of References with Contact Information
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