The Head of Public Services reports to the Director of the Law Library and is responsible for managing and maintaining high-quality service for reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, research education, teaching, educational technology, and other library matters directly affecting library patrons. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of the Law Library in areas such as collection development, planning, budgeting, teaching, assessment, communication, marketing, security, and personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.
The Temple Law Library staff is an experienced staff dedicated to a high level of service to the Law School, the University, the Philadelphia legal community, and the public. The Law Library actively supports learning opportunities for two student-run journals, trial competitions, trial advocacy and transactional law programs, the Law & Public Policy Program, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project at Temple Law, the Institute for International Law and Public Policy, and the Center for Health Law Policy and Practice, among others.
For more than a century, graduates of Temple’s nationally-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 nearly 700 J.D. and LL.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. The Beasley School of Law is deeply committed to its longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law. Learn more at http://law.temple.edu
The Temple Law Library’s incoming director, Michelle Cosby, will participate in this search. She joins the staff June 1, 2019.
Required Education & Experience:
M.L.S. in library information science, or equivalent, from an ALA-accredited institution and J.D. from an ABA-approved law school.
Demonstrated supervisory, management, or leadership experience, either formal or informal.
At least four years of experience working in legal reference services.
Experience in the use of Microsoft Office, research, teaching, communication, and library technology systems (e.g., Google Apps for Education, Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, LibGuides, Ex Libris Alma).
Experience or interest in educational technology planning, implementation, instruction and assessment.
Academic law library experience, or relevant equivalent experience.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse research community.
Strong teaching skills.
An awareness of or interest in research, technology, and pedagogy innovations in legal education.
Ability to make collection development decisions.
Critical evaluative and analytical skills.
Ability to review and draft effective service policies.
Demonstrated interest in continued professional development.
An ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
A thorough grounding in United States legal resources and research methods.
Availability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
Experience working in circulation.
Experience or interest in offering innovative services.
Experience or interest in providing professional development opportunities for direct reports.
Knowledge of foreign, international, and comparative law resources.
To apply, visit https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000315
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Internal Number: 19000315
About Law Library, James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University
For more than a century, graduates of Temple’s nationally 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 J.D. and LL.M. students drawn from around the world and an active faculty, many with national and international scholarly reputations. Learn more at http://law.temple.edu