Madison, WI: Assistant Director for Public Services, UW Law Library

PVL # 94536
Working Title: Assistant Director for Public Services
Official Title: ASST DIR, LIBR/M(L12LM)
Degree and area of specialization:
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution required. Law degree or progress toward a law degree from an ABA accredited law school strongly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library, including substantial administrative responsibilities
Recent experience effectively leading, supervising, and supporting staff
Knowledge of legal sources and current trends in legal information, libraries, and legal education
Demonstrated record of innovative and dynamic leadership in the development of library services
Ability to effectively communicate and engage with students, faculty, colleagues, and the community

Strongly preferred:
Ability to think strategically and contribute to a shared vision of library services, particularly as it relates to Public Services
Substantial legal reference experience
Experience teaching legal research
Knowledge of and experience with technologies that support research and learning, such as digital repositories, web design, and others
Demonstrated commitment to librarianship through active participation in professional associations and/or publications
Principal duties:
60% Management and Personnel:

The ADPS provides leadership and supervision for all functions and activities of the Public Services division, which includes the Reference and Circulation departments. The ADPS is responsible for formulating and implementing Public Services policies and procedures and responding to patron security and safety concerns.

The ADPS is responsible, with the approval of the Director and Associate Director, for the hiring and appointment of the Public Services staff. The ADPS directly or indirectly supervises, trains, and evaluates all other members of the Public Services division.

The ADPS works with the Director and Associate Director to develop, coordinate, and implement library planning, policies, and procedures regarding facilities, technology, collections, purchasing, and collaboration with other libraries.

The ADPS oversees the policy, content, and design of all Law Library web content including the institutional repository, the website, and social media accounts. The ADPS also consults on library related content on the Law School website.

The ADPS participates in the strategic planning and assessment of library services, especially as they relate to Public Services. The ADPS keeps divisional records and gathers statistics to prepare reports and answer questionnaires required by the Director, Associate Director, and other departments or agencies.

The ADPS serves on campus library committees to coordinate policies, directions and priorities for campus-wide public service programs and support for services. The ADPS may also serve on Law School committees as appointed by the Director or other administrators.

15% Reference and Instructional Services:
The ADPS provides reference service, teaches legal research to individuals and groups, gives library tours, and prepares research guides.

The ADPS engages with students, faculty, and staff to assess their information needs, maintains an awareness of trends in legal information, libraries, and legal education, and leads the development of programs and services that support research and learning at the Law School.

15% Collection Development:
The ADPS has collection development responsibilities in designated subject areas. The ADPS selects materials for the Law Library collection in consultation with faculty when appropriate, makes decisions relating to cancellations and withdrawals, and participates in Collection Development Committee decisions involving collection management, policy, and large purchases.

10% Professional Development:
Professional librarians are expected to participate in professional development activities.
These may include, but are not limited to: research, publication, continuing education, professional association involvement, and participation in library, campus, state, or national committees dedicated to the field of law or librarianship.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s): LAW/LIBRARY
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $63,513 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: N/A
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 01, 2018

Application must be received by: JULY 01, 2018
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by the consideration date, through the Jobs at UW website:

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Justin Boehm
Phone: 608-890-4466
975 Bascom Mall
Fax: N/A
5109 Law Building
Madison, WI 53706-1399