Director, Library Services

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Director, Library Services

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.
Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation's capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty's scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.
The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.
The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library's intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.
The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.
This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.
Please direct any questions to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

To apply, please complete the following by December 1, 2019:
Click Apply and follow the on-screen instructions to create an applicant profile and submit the required materials listed below.
  • CV
  • List of References
  • Cover letter discussing your qualifications for this position
  • Detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years
Applicants are encouraged to combine the materials into a single PDF. The application system will only accept up to 5 files (up to 5 MB each).
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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Current Georgetown Employees:
If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Please select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:
Thank you for your interest in a faculty position at Georgetown University. You will be required to upload at least a CV when applying for this faculty position. Refer to the job posting to determine if you also are required to provide additional materials as part of your application. If you have questions or any difficulty submitting any portion of your application, please refer to the academic program's website to contact the unit administrator for assistance.

Need Assistance:
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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:
Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.



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