Albany Law School seeks a Head of Public Services for its
Schaffer Law Library. This position will join five law librarians and a full
staff of seventeen in a research library of more than 730,000 volume/equivalents
that serves an independent, standalone law school in New York’s capital region.
Supervises the public services areas and systems – including
Circulation, Interlibrary Loan (and ILLIAD), Reserves, Supplementation, and
Stack Maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library assistant staff in
those areas. Collaborates with the director on collection development and
selection. Maintains library access policy and other applicable use policies,
as necessary. Liaises with local and regional consortia, as appropriate.
Processes faculty research requests. Collaborates with Technical Services staff
on availability of and access to integrated library systems, as necessary.
Participates as a regular member of the Reference team. Participates on the law
library management team. The Head of Public Services reports directly to the
Director of the Library.
Accredited MLS degree or equivalent. At least 2 years of
professional experience supervising staff and students in public services
functions, including interlibrary loan, reserves, circulation, supplementation,
and stack maintenance. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an
academic library setting. Proven ability to provide Reference service,
including staffing service desks and collaborating with the Reference team, as
necessary. Proven ability to contribute to a successful team environment using
excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
Proven ability to interface professionally and effectively with all levels of
position and responsibility throughout the law library and law school
Accredited Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred. (May
consider three to five years of professional legal reference experience in lieu
of a J.D. degree.)
Competitive salary and excellent
benefits. Send resume, cover letter, and three references by July 26, 2013,
Director of Human Resources80
New Scotland AvenueAlbany,
Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.