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Associate Director, Law Library
Title:Associate Director, Law Library
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058

Salary Range: $73,134.12 - $92,754.59

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Associate Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent uses independent judgment and demonstrates expertise in the field by recommending policies, procedures, and systems reflecting professional criteria. The Associate Director is responsible for ensuring that the resources allocated to the unit will reflect an efficient level of service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the law library.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, oversees, and participates in the delivery of the law library’s public services, including reference, research, instruction, and access services.
  • Supervises and evaluates all employees under his/her administrative supervision.
  • Provides vision, oversight, and leadership of public services in the law library, including regular assessment of policies, procedures, and workflows related to the effective delivery of library services and makes recommendations based on those assessments.
  • Manages the law library’s hiring, training, and oversight of student and other hourly workers in public services roles.
  • Teaches in the law school’s first-year legal research curriculum with the potential to also teach advanced legal research courses.
  • Assists in the development of the law library’s budget.
  • Participate on the law library’s collection development team and engage in regular evaluation of the law library’s collection priorities.
  • Develops performance standards for resource utilization and service based on established professional criteria.
  • Prepares reports of the law library’s public services.
  • Develops strategies for staff development and implements steps to accomplish them.
  • Reviews personnel matters and recommends actions in accordance with established policies.
  • Assists with identification of library funding needs and ideas for creative funding sources, including grants for which the law library may be eligible.
  • Assists with the planning of facilities to accommodate services and collections.
  • Performs reference duties as required, possibly including evening and weekend reference shifts.
  • Oversees faculty research support.
  • Promotes the services of the law library throughout the academic community and among cooperating institutions.
  • Engages in outreach with an eye toward possible partnerships within the larger university and the local legal community.
  • Serves on law school and university-wide committees and task forces as appointed.
Other Duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience working in public services in academic law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties.
  •  Master's in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) or equivalent from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience teaching legal research in law schools, including effective curriculum design, implementation, delivery, and assessment.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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