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Associate Director for Research and User Services, Law Library, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Job Description

The Associate Director for Research and User Services is a senior librarian responsible for planning, personnel, and resource management. Responsible to the Director of the Law Library, The Associate Director for Research and User Services, the Associate assists in the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the Georgetown University Law Library.

As well, they work closely with the Director of the Law Library in providing leadership in strategic planning, administration, assessment, communication, and resource allocation; coordinates the activities and personnel in the Law Library’s Research and User Services division; and is one of two positions that assumes overall responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Director.

To ensure that the Law Library achieves its mission of fully supporting the research and educational endeavors of the students and faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center, the Associate Director maintains close working relationships with senior administrators across campuses and other libraries in order to advance the related goals, objectives, and policies of the Law Center and University.

They are a member of the Law Library’s leadership team and is actively engaged in defining and achieving the Law Library’s future goals. Along with the Associate Director for Resource Management and Technology, the Associate Director represents the Law Library in the Director’s absence, and represents the Law Library’s interests to the broader Law Center and University community.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or equivalent;
  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited school of law or equivalent;
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in a library system with increasing supervisory responsibility;
  • A broad academic library background and an understanding of the principles of library science, services, operations, technologies, and philosophy, as well as expertise in law librarianship, human resources management, and business operations.
  • A strong understanding of management and leadership trends, concepts, and best practices coupled with a positive vision of the changing academic library;
  • Project management experience;
  • Commitment to and demonstrated success in mentoring and support for staff professional development;
  • Knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and collaborative relationships;
  • Effective oral and written communication skill;
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment; and
  • Successful instructional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an academic, research law library in a university setting.

To Apply

To view the full job description and apply please visit:—Law-Library—Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR15238

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.