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Director, Law Library

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Competitive salary
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023

Cleveland State University

Director, Law Library

College of Law

Job Summary:

Cleveland State University College of Law is searching for a Law Library Director. The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of law library administration, including the selection and retention of staff; collection development; library services; budget; policies; and planning. As a tenure-eligible member of the Law Faculty, the Director will have the opportunity to teach and fully participate in faculty governance. The Law Library Director reports directly to the Dean of the College of Law. The start date is negotiable.

CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. from ABA accredited law school;
  • Master in Library Science or equivalent degree;
  • At least two years of experience in library administration,
  • A strong commitment to excellence in satisfying the research and information needs of faculty, students, and other library patrons such as practicing lawyers, alumni, and the general public; and,
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience that evidences growing responsibility as a law librarian or law library administrator.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in administrative duties including:
  • Negotiating pricing with vendors
  • Reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts
  • Oversight of facilities projects
  • Managing a budget
  • Managing staff
  • Demonstrated service to the law library profession in a leadership capacity; and
  • Experience in designing and teaching online courses using a learning management system.

Applicant Instructions:
Applications will only be accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by 01/19/2023. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson,

List of documents applicant is required to submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • Reference Letter from 3 references – contact information for 3 references – references will be contacted via email to upload a letter of support
  • (Optional) List of Courses Taught
  • (Optional) Research Plan

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.

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