Director of the Law Library- UGA Internal Search

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Posting Details

Posting NumberF0740PWorking TitleDirector of the Law Library- UGA Internal SearchDepartmentLaw School King Law LibraryAbout the University of Georgia

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeInternal (PEP)Retirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperienceAnticipated Start Date01/01/2021Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date10/14/2020Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Eligible applicants must be current employees of The University of Georgia.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Details

Classification TitleDirector, College/Division/School ACFLSAFaculty RankAcademic ProfessionalContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area appropriate for the position (as defined in the posting)

Position Summary

You must be a current employee of The University of Georgia to apply for this position.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operation including administration of strategic planning, hiring, supervision of library staff, collection development, budgeting and implementing technology to support library services. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the Law School. The Director should have knowledge of emerging technologies in their application to libraries. As Director, leadership skills in a collaborative environment, listening skills, and clear communication skills will enable the successful completion of initiatives.

Additional Requirements

A J.D. and a master’s degree in library or information science from an accredited school. Degrees must be completed prior to the candidate’s starting date of employment.

For information on the criteria for the rank of Academic Professionals, please see

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The successful candidate will have the ability to effectively communicate and work closely with Law Library departments, faculty, students, and University personnel. The Director will demonstrate a commitment to involving staff in addressing challenges and solutions and be able to encourage personal investment and ownership in the Library’s mission.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Leadership and Administration

Executes vision and strategies to ensure that library services support the mission and initiatives of the law school. Responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the library. Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operations. Fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment. Serves as a member of the law school’s senior administrative team.

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Responsible for teaching for-credit legal research instruction including 1L legal research, advanced legal research, and specialized legal research courses. Offer legal research instruction such as class presentations, informal training, library tours, or continuing legal education seminars.

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Oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff including recruitment and hiring. Conduct annual performance evaluations for direct reports and oversight of all staff evaluations. Actively encourage and enable the professional growth of all library staff to maximize their own individual potential. Recommends promotions of library faculty. Recommends merit salary increases. Ensures that library personnel practices comply with applicable UGA policies and legal requirements. Establishes programs and processes to promote effective recruitment, selection, orientation, retention, performance management, and training for library staff.

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Develops and administers the law library’s budget. Ensures purchases are within budget and meet end user’s needs. Responsible for oversight of collection development and preservation plans. Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources. Ensures compliance with legal requirements and UGA financial policies.

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Facilities Management

Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings. Works with UGA Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance, and housekeeping. Coordinates the library emergency response planning. Responsible for library space planning, renovation, and construction.

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Professional, Scholarly, and Service Activities

Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities. Maintain an extensive knowledge of emerging library and legal education trends. Participates and leads law school and university committees as appointed. Works with local, national, or international libraries on broad collaborative initiatives.

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Other Duties as Assigned

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current UGA employee?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/15/2020
    Application Due: 1/13/2021
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