Job is Expired Westminster Law Library Faculty Director Position

University of Denver Sturm College of Law / Denver, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The Westminster Law Library in the Sturm College of Law at the University
of Denver invites nominations and applications for a full-time Law
Library Faculty Director. This position is 12 months per year, with an
initial contract of two years, with the possibility of renewal. It is
estimated to begin on July 1, 2013.
The Sturm College of Law seeks a proven, visionary leader to serve as
its chief strategist to develop its next-generation law library,
combining traditional information strategies with those of an innovative
and effective research library with new information resources and
technology programs that enhance its research, teaching and learning
activities, and community outreach. The Director is responsible for
transforming the law library into an Academic Hub that promotes
effective uses of digital information resources in discovery and
learning for the education of practice ready attorneys.
In order to be considered at the associate or full professor rank,
publications in professional journals are required.

Description of Community

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a top 100 law school with
nationally ranked programs in environmental and natural resources law,
legal writing, clinical training, international law and tax law. Our
curriculum is innovative and global in its perspective, and our faculty
are some of the finest in the nation. They love to teach, and they
recognize that the people filling their classrooms today are the same
people who will shape tomorrow’s legal landscape. It’s their passion and
commitment that makes DU Law stand out from the rest.

Other Education Credentials

•J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
•MLIS (or foreign equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
•Demonstrated knowledge of broad range of legal subject matter, law
school culture, professional law librarianship concepts, principles, and

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 7 7
Professional 7 7
Library 10 10

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

•Demonstrated expertise in 21st century collection development practices and
electronic information resources and substantive experience with
information technology or library systems beyond knowledge of LEXIS,
WESTLAW, legal publishing trends, and office software, as well as the
ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with online
vendors of law library resources.
•Documented and significant budgeting knowledge and experience.
•Superior management and supervisory skills and experience.
•Strong service orientation with excellent organizational skills.
•Innovative, flexible, and enthusiastic team player.
•Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
•Outstanding interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues.
•Seven or more years of law library administrative experience.

Application Requirements

Electronic applications are required. Qualified applicants who wish to be
considered for this position should submit their application materials
including a cover letter, complete résumé, and the names, e-mail
addresses, and phone numbers of five confidential references, with a
statement of each reference's professional relationship to the
applicant. Applications received by November 30, 2012, will receive
first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until
the position is filled. It is anticipated that review of applications
will begin on December 1st.

HR Contact Information

For more information or to apply, please visit Questions
regarding hiring can be addressed to Associate Professor, Sylvia
Hall-Ellis @ or via phone at 303.871.7881.


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Hours per week







Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

November 1st, 2012

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