Head of Resource Services/Professor of Legal Research

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 520559
Work type: Other Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:24040200 - LW-LIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

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Job Description:
  • Serve as primary contact for most aspects of library electronic resources including subscriptions, funding reports, activating/deactivating, and troubleshooting.
  • Perform electronic resource maintenance work including such tasks such as link checking and maintaining the database A-Z list.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors, ensuring contract compliance and maintaining ongoing electronic resource agreements.
  • Analyze, interpret, and manage electronic resource usage statistics.
  • Monitor trends and best practices related to electronic resource access, discoverability, and usage analysis to enhance library services.
  • Provide reference service to students and staff of the School of Law, as well as to the University community, members of the Bar and the general public.
  • Provide research and reference services to College of Law faculty through the library liaison program.
  • Participate in teaching introductory legal research and/or advanced legal research courses at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Expected Salary:

$80,000 - $85,000

Minimum Requirements:

A JD from an ABA-accredited law school is required. A master's degree in Library or Information Science (MLS or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution. At least one year of experience working with an integrated library service. Knowledge of legal research techniques, sources, and formats is required.

Applicants must have a strong service orientation and be able to contribute to continual efforts to improve the delivery of legal information. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and should have experience working in a professional, team-based environment as well as independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience with Alma; academic teaching experience; one to three years of professional legal work.

The Levin College of Law fosters a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, disability, and veteran status in all aspects of employment."

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a résumé.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 21 Feb 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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