Director of Law Library
Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL

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School Of Law-02700A

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Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the Law Library and Information Services. The School of Law would like to appoint a proven, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies to develop the law library of the future - - combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies. The Law Library has been an integral part of the law school since it began in 1870 as the Lincoln College of Law. The library staff is service-oriented and vigorously participates in the educational life of the School of Law. The Law Library works cooperatively with the university's libraries and other law libraries to provide cutting edge information services in support of the curriculum of the law school's faculty and student research needs. The School of Law operates a dual division program with a total enrollment of 825 J.D. students and over 300 graduate students in various programs. The School of Law also offers interdisciplinary dual degree graduate programs with other colleges within Loyola University Chicago. The law school has 50 full-time faculty. Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest of the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. The School of Law is located at the university's beautiful Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago ? in close proximity to the city's many cultural and commercial centers. The Director of the Law Library reports to the Dean of the School of Law and is responsible for the operation of the Law Library. The director's responsibilities include long-range planning; budget planning and control; personnel management; collection development; legal research instruction in both the first year program and in the upper level; and facilities maintenance. The director is responsible for developing and executing plans for meeting the information and technology needs of faculty, students, and the wider Loyola community.

Minimum Education or Experience

Applicants must hold both J.D. and MLS degrees from accredited institutions, and have substantial experience in law library administration. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding knowledge of the research, teaching, educational, and technological needs of the School of Law faculty and student body; possess a strong service orientation; show excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; and have a proven record of creative leadership. This position is a full-time, long-term contract faculty appointment. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience.

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University Faculty Registration Form

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae , a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications to They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

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