[teknoids] Position Available: Head of Digital and Scholarly Resources

Dan Blackaby secondlayer01 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 4 14:39:55 EDT 2017


CornellUniversity Law Library has a job opening for Head of Digital and ScholarlyResources.


Background:  Cornell University is located inscenic Ithaca on a hill above CayugaLake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town andUniversity offer a unique, international community in a beautiful naturalsetting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 620J.D. students, 110 LL.M. students, 25 J.S.D. students, and 52 full-timefaculty, and is the home of the LegalInformation Institute.  The LawLibrary houses rich and extensive print and digital collections, andpromotes an engaging work environment that supports the use of new technologiesand a tradition of excellent services.  The Law Library instructionprogram includes a clinic managed by the Library (the LegalResearch Clinic), for-credit advanced legal research courses, andfirst-year J.D. and international graduate student legal research.  TheLaw Library additionally partners in collaborative initiatives such as LawArXiv.  Professionals and supportstaff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The LawLibrary is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system, and advancementoccurs through the CUL promotion process. 



DigitalResources: Inconsultation with the Director for Collections, identifies digital and otherresources for acquisition and evaluates resources for renewal ordeselection.  Oversees trials, subscriptions and purchases, authenticationsystems, passwords, and licenses for digital resources. Represents the libraryin communications and negotiations with vendors of digital resources.Investigates and reports problems with digital resources. Implements andprovides instruction in the use of new digital resources in collaboration withother librarians. 

ScholarlyServices and LawArXiv Administration: Facilitates the growth of the library’s scholarlyservices and communications, which include an active faculty outreachcomponent, maintenance of scholarship repositories and dissemination of facultypublications. Keeps abreast of trends and communicates changes in scholarlypublishing, intellectual property rights, and information technologies thatimpact access and preservation of scholarly information. 

Monitorsthe lawarxiv at cornell.edu inboxand responds to incoming inquiries as appropriate.  Tracks LawArXivdevelopments and stakeholder requests for new features, communicating asappropriate to the Center for Open Science.  Maintains the http://lawarxiv.info/ website and updatestraining and best practices information as needed.  Assists in developingLawArXiv promotional materials and presentations. Co-facilitates the LawArXivTechnical Advisory Committee discussion group.

Referenceand Research Services: Providesextensive reference and research services to the law school and universitycommunities in Anglo-American, international, and foreign law and relatedtopics, both in person and virtually. Prepares, revises, and updates researchguides.

FacultyLiaison Program: Participatesin the faculty liaison and outreach programs and provides liaison support tolaw school organizations by offering current awareness, assistance withscholarship, and research training.

Instruction:Participates withother librarians in legal research instruction to first-year students as partof the Lawyering program and in collaboration with writing faculty. Developsand teaches advanced legal research courses.  Provides researchinstruction in doctrinal classes as requested by faculty.

ProfessionalDevelopment and University Service: Participates in library planning committees and taskforces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizationsand collaborative activities, and is expected to be professionallyactive.  

Requirements: MLIS or equivalentgraduate degree; JD from ABA accredited school or foreign equivalent; minimumof three years of professional experience in a law library. Knowledge of legalresearch strategies and resources; strong service orientation; demonstrableteaching skills; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-orientedenvironment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary libraryresearch and faculty services; creativity and adaptability in the face ofcompeting priorities; demonstrated service to the law librarian professionthrough professional organizations.  


Preferred: Knowledge of andinterest in collection development and acquisitions.


Benefits:  Competitive in salary, rank,professional development support, and benefits.  Comprehensive benefitspackage including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, lifeinsurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and otheroptions).  Professional travel funding available. Relocation assistanceprovided.   


VisaSponsorship is not available for this position.


Application:  Position is available December2017; however, the start date is negotiable.  Please include a coverletter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close onOctober 27, 2017.  For more information, contact Nina Scholtz at607-255-5862 or nes78 at cornell.edu. Toapply, pleasevisit this link.     



Diversityand Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognizedemployer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals withDisabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and agreat place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staffimpart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas tofurther the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
-Dan BlackabyTechnology Services LibrarianCornell University Law Library
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