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Area of Consideration:
Open To Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The Associate Dean of the Law Library and IT is a core member of
the Law School’s senior leadership team and a member of the faculty
who will have the opportunity to shape the future of this vibrant
and thriving organization by leading the library’s efforts. The
Associate Dean ensures broad and deep support of the research,
educational, informational and technological needs of faculty,
students, and staff.
This position has faculty status and is entitled to the privileges
and responsibilities of other members of the faculty of the Law
School. The candidate must have significant law library
administrative experience, be committed to service, and demonstrate
strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication
skills. Experience teaching legal research skills and/or current
and emerging technologies that impact law libraries, legal
education, and law practice is essential. Experience teaching full
semester law courses for credit is preferred
The Academic Dean of Law Library & IT Services will promote a
positive work environment, fostering collaborative and collegial
work relationships between a dynamic mixture of promising new
professional staff and faculty, intermixed with experienced staff
This leader will be expected to think strategically, to innovate,
and to successfully move the law library and IT services in the Law
School progressively forward in the rapidly changing environment of
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Job Requirements
- Is responsible for the planning and overall administration of
the law library and law IT department, including short- and
long-term strategic planning, budgeting, hiring, management and
development of library staff, collection development and
management, and overseeing and enhancing Law School
- Ensures the law library is organized and managed in an
efficient and productive manner and models a collaborative and
- Promotes and creates professional development opportunities for
library staff, particularly around technology, project management
- Maintains and enhances the collection development policy for
the law library to ensure a collection of print and digital
resources that support the educational and scholarly needs of the
Law School and ensures compliance with ABA Standards.
- Ensures an outstanding, broadly conceived approach to research
and scholarly services, keeping in mind faculty, students, staff,
and departmental needs.
- Oversees the Legal Research curriculum in collaboration with
reference librarians and faculty.
- Directs workflows related to data collection, prepares reports
and other materials related to law library and law IT services for
the Law School Dean, the University, the American Bar Association,
the DC Council, U.S. News and World Reports, IPEDS, and other
entities as needed.
- Develops short- and long-term law library budget and personnel
needs assessments and ensures library and IT spending is in
conformance with budget limitations.
- Represents UDC Law at meetings and functions, both internally
and externally. External events might include those hosted by local
bar associations and other organizations, and at the national level
by the ABA, AALL, AALS, LLSDC, and others. In the Law School Dean's
absence, may be charged with making administrative decisions.
- Serves on Law School and University committees and tasks forces
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
- Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited law school in
the United States
- Master’s of Library Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited
- Minimum of five years of increasing professional responsibility
in an academic law library setting, or other equivalent
- Minimum of two years of experience teaching legal research and
providing training on learning and practice technologies.
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health
and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be
covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s
retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived
actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial
status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily
offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered
veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and
Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of
sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In
addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories
is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
At this time, the University of the
District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.
H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical
A person applying for a position who
is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the
position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over
non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference
points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no
less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the
effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7
consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.
Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year
period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human
Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please