The Director of Ehrhorn Law Library is responsible for all aspects
of the library operations, including budgeting, hiring and
supervision of library staff, strategic planning with respect to
the future growth and development of the law library, and
initiating and monitoring library programs and services. The
Director ensures that the Law Library's collection and resources
are sufficient to meet the primary goal of supporting the teaching
and research needs of the School of Law's faculty, staff and
students, and ensures that the Law Library is in compliance with
accreditation standards of the American Bar Association.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Establishes a shared vision that promotes the mission of the law
school and University.
2. Implements a clear and concise strategic plan to advance that
3. Promotes and advocates for library programs that address the
needs of students, staff, faculty, and the University.
4. Manages the law library’s budget.
5. Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Administration and
Student Development in the following areas of personnel management
in the law library: classification of staff and positions and
periodic revision of job descriptions; recruitment and interviewing
of candidates for positions; hiring, training, evaluating, and
promoting employees; scheduling, organizing and supervising work
operations; promotion of employee work satisfaction and general
6. Effectively addresses needs of patrons.
7. Available to teach Legal Research as a part of the Lawyering
8. Coordinates with the Director of Operations to ensure facilities
are properly maintained.
9. Keep current in library trends, including participating in
professional and other meetings as appropriate, membership in state
and national library organizations and networking with regional
10. Continually evaluates the effectiveness of library services in
relation to changing needs of the community and develops plans to
meet those needs.
11. Evaluates future needs for library services and resources to
meet those needs.
12. Supervises selection, acquisition, and processing of library
materials to meet public needs within the structure of library
selection policies and budgetary limitations.
13. Create an environment which supports professional
This position directly oversees 14 staff members.
Qualifications, Credentials, and Competencies
J.D. and M.L.S. preferred; candidates who do not possess both
degrees must demonstrate they have the requisite and appropriate
academic qualifications and knowledge in law library administration
sufficient to support a program of legal education that is in
compliance with ABA Standards (603 (c) ). Must have 5 years'
experience in administration of an academic law library. Teaching
experience is preferred.
Effective communication both verbally and in writing. Proficiency
in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to intuitively reason, analyze
information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve
problems of both a routine and complex nature. Excellent computer
and organizational skills. Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds. Proof
of a valid Virginia driver’s license, an acceptable DMV record, and
liability insurance is required.