[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Associate Law Librarian

Laine Stambaugh lastamba at uoregon.edu
Thu Sep 11 10:34:10 PDT 2008


The The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon seeks an 
innovative and energetic Associate Law Librarian. The Law Library 
maintains over 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents in print, 
electronic, media, and micro formats, and supports the teaching, 
research and service activities of the University of Oregon Law School, 
which has approximately 540 students. The Law Library provides primary 
and secondary legal materials as well as specialized collections in 
environmental law, business law, ADR, ocean law, Indian law, and family 
law. As a key component of the University of Oregon Libraries, Law 
Library staff members are active partners in improving access to 
scholarly resources. The Law Library team is composed of 7.0 FTE library 
faculty, 6.0 FTE support staff members, and numerous student workers.

Responsibilities: Assists the Law Library Director with administrative 
responsibilities, including budget preparation, long and short-range 
planning, personnel supervision, and technology initiatives. Oversees 
access services, collection services, technical services, and facilities 
management. Initiates and monitors library programs and services. 
Coordinates interdepartmental activities within the law library and with 
the law school; provides liaison services to designated law faculty; 
provides research and teaching services; assumes responsibility for the 
library in the absence of the Director. Supervises two full time law 
library faculty and six classified staff. Represents the law library on 
various law school and University Libraries committees and at meetings 
and other functions. Participates in the reference services rotation, 
including some weekends. Other responsibilities and projects as assigned 
by the Law Library Director.

Qualifications: Required: M.L.S. or equivalent degree from 
ALA-accredited program; J.D. degree from ABA-accredited program (or 
foreign equivalent); at least five years of progressively more 
responsible post-M.L.S. library experience, including at least three 
years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience working with 
multiple facets of an integrated library system; knowledge of resource 
sharing practices and trends; knowledge of library collection 
development practices and trends; understanding of traditional and 
emerging processes for acquiring, maintaining, and providing access to 
print and electronic materials; knowledge of legal bibliography and 
legal research techniques in all formats. Excellent interpersonal and 
communication skills. Ability to coordinate complex activities, develop 
new services, handle numerous projects simultaneously, and bring 
projects to completion.  The successful candidate will enjoy working 
with people from a variety of backgrounds and will bring the ability to 
improve teamwork, maintain positive relationships, train and motivate 
staff, and engage in continuing professional development. The successful 
candidate will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working 
environment. The Associate Law Librarian is an active participant in the 
intellectual life of both the law school and the University Libraries. 
Preferred: Academic law library experience, budgetary experience, 
project management experience. Experience with Innovative Millennium 
functions including circulation, ILL, serials, acquisitions, cataloging, 
ERM, web OPAC, administration, reports, and/or the user manual. 
Reference, collection development, and/or teaching experience.

Salary & Benefits: $60,000 minimum. Salary beyond the minimum will be 
based on prior professional experience, education, and/or rank. The UO 
offers a generous benefits package. For details, see: 

Employment Conditions: Librarians hold academic faculty status with 
rank, and are non-tenured. Contracts are fixed-term (two or three years, 
depending on rank). Professional growth and service in keeping with 
university and library standards for promotion and retention is expected.

Deadline to Apply:
Application materials (cover letter, résumé, and a list of contact 
information for four references, one of whom must be indicated as your 
most current/recent supervisor) must be received by October 10, 2008 to 
receive priority consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon 
receipt and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Send above-mentioned materials by e-mail to libapps at uoregon.edu, to the 
attention of Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources, 
1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299. Please note 
that your cover letter must address your qualifications for the position.

For more information and complete details, see: 

The University of Oregon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employment/ADA-compliant institution committed to cultural diversity.

Laine Stambaugh
Director, Library Human Resources
University of Oregon Libraries
lastamba at uoregon.edu

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