Director of the Law Library

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Director of the Law LibrarySchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:Hofstra Law School, located in Hempstead, NY, seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library. The library director oversees all aspects of library operations and services, including external relations, budget development and management, personnel management, strategic planning, and legal-research curriculum development and teaching. He or she reports to the dean of the law school and supervises 6 law librarians and 6 administrative staff members.

The primary function of the Deane Law Library is to support the teaching and research activities of the law school community, which consists of approximately 800 J.D. and 100 students enrolled in our non-J.D. graduate programs, 45 full-time faculty members and 70 support staff. The Hofstra law faculty is recognized as one of the most productive in the country.

The library has long been committed to a specific philosophy: providing the highest quality of service to the law faculty and students, emphasizing service over collection size.

The Director of the Library at Hofstra Law has faculty status and is appointed on a continuing appointment track with rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. This may include, but does not require, appointment to the tenure-track faculty, depending on the interests and experience of the successful candidate.
Qualifications:A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program are required. The successful candidate must have at least three to five years of experience in an academic law library as well as excellent leadership and communication skills. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.Application Instructions:Please submit a letter of interest with a CV, and a list of references via email only to Frances Avnet at [email protected] Please include “Director of the Law Library” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 10/01/2019Posting Number: 899955




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Posted: 10/2/2019
Application Due: 12/31/2019
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