Temple University James A. Beasley School of Law seeks a visionary and energetic candidate to serve as Director of the Law Library. The successful candidate will ensure that the law library continues to provide access to print and digital collections and unsurpassed instructional and research support to students and faculty, while also continuing to move the law library to the forefront of recent developments in information services and technology. The law library director is responsible for directing and administering all aspects of the Law Library and its operations, including personnel supervision, budget management, and strategic and space planning. The law library director will report directly to the dean of the law school.
For more than a century, graduates of Temple’s highly-ranked law school have been at the forefront of the region’s and nation’s bench and bar. The Law Library supports the teaching and research activities of more than 800 J.D. and L.L.M. students drawn from around the world, and 60 full-time faculty members, many with national and international scholarly reputations. The law school also has a significant international presence, with ongoing programs in Beijing, Rome, and Tokyo.
Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and an MLS or equivalent from an ALA-approved library or information science program. A competitive candidate should also have at least seven years’ experience in academic law librarianship; significant experience in library administration; demonstrated financial, managerial, and organizational skills; demonstrated leadership abilities; experience with and interest in emerging and cutting-edge informational and instructional technologies; evidence of scholarly potential and professional engagement; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to articulate and implement a vision for a law library for the twenty-first century.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits will be nationally competitive. The successful candidate will be a member of the faculty on a continuing appointment.