Director of Law Library and Information Resources & Associate Professor of Legal Research
Suffolk University Law School


Suffolk University Law School, a large, student-centered, private law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, invites applications for the full-time Director of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources position. We seek an experienced, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies for the future development of the law library – combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies.

This position will oversee the Law Library administration, including: the selection, management, and development of 13.5 full-time staff; collection development; library services; budget administration; and policy and space planning. The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is a year-round faculty position, with an initial three-year appointment and subsequent eligibility for appointment to a five-year renewable contract.

Situated in the heart of Boston, just steps from the Boston Common, the Moakley Law Library occupies over 34,000 square feet in the top two floors of beautiful Sargent Hall. The Moakley Law Library is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, CALI, NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Law Libraries of New England, and the Association of Boston Law Libraries.

Principal Responsibilities:
Carry out the objectives of the Library consistent with the goals of the Law School as established by the Dean and the Law Faculty. Shape an integrated Law Library organization with a focus on excellence in service, communication, teaching, and research resources for the Law School community.

Create a vision, set strategy, and oversee implementation of innovations for the Law Library that support the Law School's educational and research activities. Includes developing short- and long-term plans to enhance the Law Library as a critical service center for the Law School community, and overseeing implementation of new initiatives. Promote and support faculty and student scholarship. Manage the budget, and participate in setting budget priorities for the Law Library; actively lead and participate in Law School and University efforts to develop additional resources to support the Law Library. Support and strengthen relationships with the broader law school and university communities, library consortia, and professional organizations. Plan internal and external meetings and actively participate in committees, activities and conferences to represent the School's Law Library interests.

Champion innovation and oversee the execution of technology solutions to support the educational mission of the Law School, which includes staying abreast of, and anticipating, trends in the fields of library science and academic technology. Promote communication and teamwork within the Law Library by convening regular operational meetings and meeting with staff members to establish priorities, develop benchmarks, perform reviews, and address relevant issues. Ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for libraries. Participate in the governance of the Law School and University. As other duties permit, may produce scholarship and teach in areas appropriate to the position.

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Application Procedure: Apply online and include a cover letter, résumé and a list of three references with contact information. Questions about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee: Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration, rlanders A review of applications will begin in December, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews with the Search Committee will begin the week of January 11, 2016 via Skype or in person.

• J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school.
• Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration; significant experience managing a staff.
• Evident passion for incorporating academic technology and social media into instructional, research, and collaborative educational and law practice tools. Experience developing, or assisting others in developing, online courses preferred.
• Ability to attract, retain, and develop a forward-looking team of library staff.
• Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations.
• Strong commitment to supporting the research and scholarly needs of the faculty, students, and Suffolk University Law School community.
• Strong communication, presentation, and teaching skills.
• Ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of the University, Law School, and the larger academic and legal communities.

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