Associate Dean for Library Services, Director of the Law Library, Professor of Legal ResearchJob No:
Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth
Avenue, NY, NYCategories:
Provides the vision and organizational ability to
ensure that the law library supports the mission and needs of the law school community. Oversees all law library services to ensure the
highest levels of service to students and faculty. Works collaboratively with faculty and administrative colleagues to enhance the
educational and scholarly reputation of the law school. Works with the Director of Legal Writing to develop and implement training and
curriculum teaching legal research skills.
Position Responsibilities:Administrative and Institutional
Oversees the operations of the law library, including the audio visual, educational technology, and media services
department. Ensures the law library is staffed, organized, and managed in an efficient, productive manner. Encourages and models
collaborative management and collegial communication. Directly manages professional staff and an administrative assistant.
and oversees professional development for library staff. Oversees plan for cross-training librarians and staff to ensure business
continuity. Encourages and supports training, especially around technology, communication, and project management.
departmental resources. Develops and implements the law library budget. Works closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and
Administration on plans and budgets for classroom technology and library facilities. Serves on committees related to classroom technology
and facilities planning, as appropriate.
Oversees and implements plans for the law library facility to ensure that library space and
collections enhance the pedagogical and scholarly objectives of the law school.
Serves on the law school dean's senior leadership
team. Builds relationships with colleagues around the law school, university, and with external groups, as needed or requested, to enhance
the work and reputation of the community. Acts as primary contact between the law school and other colleges in Universities in the New York
area. Represents the law library and the law school to internal and external groups at events such as orientations, admitted students' days,
board meetings, and graduation.
Serves as a member of the Cardozo Law School Editorial Board, or, with the consent of the law school
dean, designates a direct report to do so.
Provides annual statistics and creates reports for the Dean, the faculty, and other
institutional audiences, as requested. Requests, analyzes, and acts on regular feedback from the Cardozo community, especially faculty and
students.Collection Development and the Institutional Repository
Maintains and develops the collection
development policy for the law library to ensure a collection of print and digital resources that support the educational and scholarly
needs of the law school. Oversees the maintenance and access to the collection. Works with other university librarians on shared digital
Oversees the institutional repository, with an emphasis on the digital collection and digitization projects, to preserve
and make accessible the history of the law school. Creates and implements a plan for the non-digital resources. Fosters relationships with
the University Archives and Institutional Advancement to seek collaborations and funding for unique collections, especially related to
Justice Cardozo and institutional milestones. Actively maintains relations with external organizations and libraries to promote
collaborative collection development and preservation.
Establishes a statistics collection and evaluation system for the most
effective deployment of resources.
Stays informed on change impacting libraries, from services to technologies. Regularly meets with
vendors to improve services and access to information. Works with external organizations, including serving on committees, to enhance the
reputation of the law school.Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services
Ensures an outstanding, broadly
conceived approach to research and scholarly services, keeping in mind faculty, students, staff, and departmental needs. Regularly evaluates
services and resource deployment.
Develops and implements additional services to assist faculty in the creation of scholarship, from
books and articles to editorials and podcasts, and scholarly profiles.
Creates, implements and manages the 1L Legal Research training
program in collaboration with the Lawyering and Legal Writing department. Develops and implements additional services to assist students and
enhance their educational experience from 1L legal writing and research memos to journal work and research papers.
outreach activities and works with law school departments to align services to larger institutional priorities.Audio/Visual,
Educational Technology, and Media Services Department
Oversees audio/visual services department to ensure high quality
support of classroom instruction, meetings, and events taking place at the law school.
Oversees classroom technology upgrades and
works with the Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration as well as the University Information and Technology Services department
on responsive design and sustainable planning.
With input from and in collaboration with the Associate Director of Audiovisual
and Media Services Specialist and other Law School staff and faculty, envisions and develops a plan for media services
spaces and support, from creating a media room to supporting media opportunities, like podcasts.Faculty Appointment and
As a member of the faculty, attends and participates in faculty meetings and events. Serves on law
school and university committees, as assigned.
Experience & Educational Background:
- J.D from an ABA accredited law school and
M.L.S. (or equivalent) required
- Substantial experience in academic law libraries and in library administration preferred
- Bar membership, either active or inactive, preferred
Skills & Competencies:
- Excellent record of service within law
- Superior organizational, planning and administrative skills including the ability to work effectively on the broad
picture as well as on the detail level
- Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication skills. Aptitude and orientation
towards collaborative leadership
- Clear vision for and understanding of the law library's role in legal education
understanding of legal publishing and the role of the law library in supporting faculty scholarship in all of its forms
- Ability to:
- manage a complex organization, including strategic planning, budget and financial management, supervisory skills
- Multi-task and maintain professionalism and collegiality
- Work and lead in an atmosphere of collaboration and teamwork
- Supervise, mentor, and develop staff
Resume and cover letter required
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and
Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our
Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession.
Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas
including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty,
staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range
of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions,
ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity
employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.Application
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