Associate Director for Instruction & Access Services - UGA Law

Location: USA - GA - Athens

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a confident, dynamic, service-focused individual to serve as Associate Director for Instruction and Access Services. This position will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to the access services team. The position is also responsible for designing, overseeing, and teaching, along with other librarians, for-credit legal research courses. This senior management supervises librarians and staff. The Associate Director participates in planning, assessing, and implementing a visionary strategy for library services, resources, and technologies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Associate Director for Instruction and Outreach Services will:
  • Coordinate and develop the extensive curriculum for credit-bearing 1L legal research, advanced, and specialized research courses
  • Implement innovative and user-centric access services. Access services includes reserves, stack management, interlibrary loans, and circulation
  • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors, develop and execute vision and strategies to ensure that library services support the established missions and initiatives of the law school
  • Provide research and reference assistance
  • Participate in the management of the law library by actively contributing to the planning, evaluating, and implementing best practices for library services, resources, and technologies
  • Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an ALA-accredited master's degree in librarianship or information science. Degrees must be completed prior to candidate’s starting date of employment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Proven supervisory experience, including strong leadership and managerial skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated record of teamwork; must be able to coordinate complex activities, and develop new services
  • At least 3 years of law school teaching experience
  • Mastery of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques
  • Knowledge of legal research instructional design and pedagogies, innovative teaching methodologies, clearly articulated learning objectives, and engaging and interactive classroom management abilities 
  • Experience with educational technologies, learning management systems, and online and distance legal education
  • Experience with access services and library systems in an academic law library


SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Standard benefits package includes life, health, and disability insurance; mandatory participation in the state or optional retirement system (TIAA/CREF, etc.); 21 days annual leave; and 12 paid holidays. More information at http://www.hr.uga.edu/benefits.

ABOUT US: 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, excellent 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.

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 (http://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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 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.

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. The Law Library is committed to diversity in its staff and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Application instructions:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/72248.  Applications received by April 1, 2019 are assured of consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial interviews may be conducted by phone or video chat. Position available immediately.

CONTACT:  For more information about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian, [email protected]

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