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Associate Librarian – User Services Librarian (open rank)Lubbock21890BRLaw Library Position DescriptionPerforms complex professional and administrative functions in the operation of a specialized section in the library; must cooperate and function as part of a team to provide services to all library users. Work is performed under general supervision with latitude for individual initiative and judgment. Evaluation is based upon accomplishment of defined objectives. May supervise various technical and clerical library employees.Major/Essential FunctionsProvide vision, leadership, and planning for user services and programming.Coordinate all daily operations of user services, including design, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of projects and services.Take a lead role in outreach and communication activities, including coordinating publicity for Law Library events and facilitating Law Library participation in Law School or University-wide events. Cultivate relationships with appropriate groups (student groups, faculty, Law School departments, University Libraries) to develop and implement outreach activities and promote Library services.Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures related to areas of responsibility.Oversee, maintain, and prepare statistical data and other reports for user services efficacy and assessment.Engage the Law School Community to be active and involved users of the Law Library.Plan and implement a responsive faculty liaison program. Plan and implement a faculty archive collection.Oversee tracking faculty publications, organizing the faculty display case, and updating CILP, etc.Coordinate with vendors and/or instruct various faculty trainings.Develop and oversee scholarly communications of faculty works, including overseeing faculty profiles on SSRN/PlumX/Hein and publicizing faculty works on social media.Work in collaboration with the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian to market faculty works via the institutional repository, ScHOLAR.Research and develop the faculty professional development collection.Plan a scholarship reception each year to recognize faculty and student publications.Plan and implement various student services programs, such as National Library Week, to highlight Law Library resources.Create and coordinate displays for the Collaborative Commons.Facilitate student services programming and events.Coordinate journal liaison services.Implement and maintain a social media policy and conduct outreach via various social media platforms.Develop, implement, and maintain online guides (LibGuides) and work collaboratively with others to create and maintain guides.Design and teach a for-credit legal research course.Teach Legal Practice research workshops.Teach in the Excellence in Legal Research program.Provide seminar instruction on Library resources.Create and design tutorials on legal research as requested by faculty.Design teaching materials for sessions to keep students and faculty abreast of legal research trends. Coordinate, organize, and conduct training of new, enhanced, and existing resources.Provide reference services as part of a rotating reference team.Assist with research requests and other information needs, including searching online databases and print publications.Participate in the faculty liaison program.Participate in posting to the Law Library blog, The Reporter.Required QualificationsMaster’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program plus three years library experience. Knowledge of professional library techniques and current library practices.Preferred QualificationsJD and MLS (or equivalent) degrees from ABA and ALA accredited schools.Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and to collaborate and work effectively in a team-oriented environment.Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to innovate and remain flexible and comfortable with change.Evidence of self-motivation, initiative and intellectual curiosity, a strong user-service philosophy, and the commitment to continuous improvement.Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.Experience in teaching and delivering legal reference service.Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students.To apply, visit workattexastech.comAs an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-8a23805e01bdf84cbf5ff094cd8549fcTracking

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