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Associate Dean for Information Resources/Law Library Director

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Posting Details


Position Title Associate Dean for Information Resources/Law Library Director
Posting Number F00145
Posting date 04/27/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Tenure Track
Position Purpose

The Associate Dean for Information Resources is responsible for the operation, programs, collections, and services of the law library. The Associate Dean works with the Dean of the law school, the faculty, and the university administration to ensure that the law library is in compliance with applicable accreditation standards. As a member of the full-time law faculty, the Associate Dean teaches, engages in scholarship, serves on faculty and university committees, and represents the law school in external activities related to the library and the law school.

Job Functions

Job Function

Recruits and makes hiring recommendations concerning candidates for library professional staff positions. Evaluates performance of professional staff. Hires candidates for approved support staff positions. Maintains regular communication with library staff and assists staff members in their professional development.

Job Function

Plans and implements library services and programs, including instructional services and research assistance for faculty, students, and other library patrons. In consultation with the Dean of the law school, determines appropriate hours of library operation.

Job Function

In consultation with the Dean of the law school and the law faculty, plans and implements development of the library’s information resources. Maintains statistical information concerning law library resources and operations. Completes statistical reports as appropriate.

Job Function

Works with university computing services to provide appropriate technological resources for the library’s patrons.

Job Function

Teaches academic courses in the law school and serves on faculty and university committees.

Job Function

Engages in scholarly pursuits such as writing and speaking, and represents the law library and the law school at various external meetings and activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Significant professional experience in library administration. Significant management experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with diverse constituencies. Teaching experience and demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly pursuits at a high level.


Significant experience in law library administration and in teaching.


M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school and J.D. or equivalent from an ABA-accredited law school are required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Additional Information

While completing the application, applicants will be asked to respond to Belmont’s mission, vision, and values statements, articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to function in support of these statements and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy. An electronic copy of your CV, application letter and a list of at least three professional references with contact information must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Have you obtained both a J.D. (Juris Doctor) and M.L.S. (Master of Library Science) degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents