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Director of Law Library, UNT Dallas College of Law

Position Deleted on 4/23/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Dallas, TX
  • Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
  • Admin - Libraries
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Director of Law Library, UNT Dallas College of Law

Job Description Summary:

The UNT Dallas College of Law invites applications and nominations for its Director of Law Library. The College of Law is a new public law school that will enroll its inaugural class in Fall 2014. The College of Law's goals include:

(1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and current weighting of the LSAT;

(2) providing an excellent legal education that aims at developing practice-related competencies and that draws on formative assessment throughout, experiential learning, mapping curriculum, and input from the profession;

(3) reducing student debt by keeping tuition low and using scholarship funds for financial need; and

(4) supporting students' opportunity to enter the legal profession in multiple practice sectors.

The Director of Law Library will play a critical role in implementing the goals set out above. In consultation with the Dean and the faculty of the College of Law, the Director will determine law library policy. In consultation with the Dean, the Director is responsible for selection and retention of library personnel, provision of library services, and developing and maintaining the collection. The Director will supervise all aspects of the management of the law library, including budgeting, staff, collections, service, and facility. The Director will provide leadership in designing systems for library and information usage; in shaping curriculum and teaching methods that advance student learning and information-related competencies; and in forward-thinking guidance for the law school community as to accessing and using information in teaching, scholarship, research, and service.


The Director of Law Library will hold a law faculty appointment with security of faculty position, under one of the following as appropriate: with tenure, as tenure track, or with security of position reasonably similar to tenure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent)
  • Master's degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program
  • 5-7 years of experience as a law librarian at a law school
  • Highly knowledgeable about emerging information technologies
  • Demonstrated ability with web development and use of the web
  • Demonstrated ability in creating and managing institutional repositories
  • Ability to make use of, and provide leadership in, learning management systems, online collaborative productivity tools, teaching technologies
  • Ability to develop research and instructional tools
  • Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently; able to provide team leadership
  • Able to work with a diverse population; excellent public services skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with high self motivation, superior attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to function in a collegial, diverse, fast-paced teamwork-oriented environment with a diverse patron base that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary information services
  • Strong analytical ability, creativity, and flexibility. Ability to think independently, solve problems, and develop cost effective strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion; ability to coordinate, lead, and direct such projects
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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

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