Director, Law Library, Western Libraries
Western Libraries is seeking a Law Library Director who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, enjoys working collaboratively, and welcomes taking risks to develop user-centred library services that enhance student learning, support teaching excellence, and foster recognized research. This opportunity is available immediately.
Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian (Academic), the Director is responsible for leadership and oversight of library collections, facilities, and services operations of the John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library, including on-site supervision and coaching of staff engaged in the delivery of User Services. In fulfilling this role, the Director promotes a shared vision for innovative, user-centred services, and makes use of their exceptional communication skills to work with colleagues on Management Committee and the User Services Leadership team to develop an integrated services model across Western Libraries. The Director uses their initiative and interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and act as a strategic liaison with the Faculty of Law, identifying opportunities to foster collaboration and connection with Western Libraries. The Director also participates as a member of the Western Libraries’ Teaching and Learning team, using their knowledge of pedagogy and different teaching styles to support diverse learning preferences that meet the programmatic needs of Law, and the Western community. The Director will have a demonstrated, sustained record of achievement in professional practice and academic activity, and a satisfactory record of service to meet the standards for Continuing Appointment as set out in the UWOFA-LA collective agreement.
Main responsibilities – for a full description of responsibilities please see the link below. https://www.lib.uwo.ca/aboutwl/role-library-director-law.html
Contribute to the development of Western Libraries’ strategic and operational plans, aligning these with Faculty and University goals.
Qualifications and Experience
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Western Libraries is committed to excellence: anticipating information and service needs related to the University's goals for research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to our university community and key partners. Western Libraries has recently undergone a transformative organizational renewal that has enhanced our capacity to contribute to student success and teaching and research excellence at Western. Western Libraries is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). The John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library is one of six Western Libraries’ locations. Located in the Law Building, the library provides access to primary (case reports, statutes, regulations) and secondary (treatises, journals) materials in paper and digital formats and has a collection of approximately 128,000 items.
Librarians at Western are Members of the Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit represented by The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. Librarians and Archivists have responsibilities related to professional practice, academic activity and service to the academy and profession. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The 2018/19 annual salary minimum floor for each rank is as follows: General Librarian - $59,532; Assistant Librarian - $65,517; Associate Librarian - $75,855; Senior Librarian - $91,089. The term of office as Director is up to five years (renewable). In addition to the salary, the Library Director position carries an annual administrative stipend.
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Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by 11 August, 2019, 11:59 PM (EDT) to:
Office of the Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian
Only applications received by email will be considered.
Please submit your application package as a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf).
Please quote in the subject line reference #: [2019LAWLIBDIRECTOR]
Please ensure that the form available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-lib-archs.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applicants from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identify or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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