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  • 30 Sep 2016 5:53 AM | Deleted user

    Director, Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School

    Notre Dame Law School invites applications for the position of Director of the Kresge Law Library.  We seek a leader who can create a vision and develop and implement strategies that respond to the demands of an ever-changing law library environment in the twenty-first century.

    The Director is responsible for all aspects of planning and administration of the Law Library, including strategic planning; budgeting; hiring, management and development of library staff; collection management; library services; computer and information services; and space planning.  The Director (in coordination with library faculty members) will also have teaching expectations in legal research or other areas as appropriate.  The Director reports directly to the Dean and works closely with faculty and staff members to provide library services supporting scholarly research and the law school curriculum.  The Law School is particularly interested in a Director who can provide innovative leadership in an educational and research environment that is increasingly dependent on electronic resources.

    Qualifications: We expect the applicant to hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a Masters degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies.  However, we will consider other exceptional applicants who do not possess both of these degrees if they otherwise provide a compelling case.  In addition, the successful applicant will have:

    • demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning to an academic or comparable environment;
    • demonstrated ability to innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment;
    • background in and vision for use of technology/electronic resources in a law library;
    • significant management experience in a law library or comparable environment, reflecting progressive improvement and responsibilities;
    • knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services;
    • a passion for incorporating technology into research, instructional, and law practice tools;
    • significant experience in managing staff;
    • demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working and collaborative relations with a broad range of constituencies; and
    • effective oral and written communications skills.

    To be considered for this position, please apply online at    Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Michael Kirsch, Vice Chair of the search committee, at  Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, those interested in working at a Catholic university, and others who will enrich and diversify our faculty. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The Kresge Law Library is housed in a spacious physical facility that was completely renovated in 2010.  For additional information about the library, visit    A review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  The search committee anticipates that it will begin conducting initial interviews during late summer or early fall 2016 via Skype or in person.

  • 22 Sep 2016 10:18 PM | Deleted user

    The Minnesota Coalition of County Law Libraries and Minnesota State Law Library is hosting a program for county law librarians, county law library managers, and others who assist SRLs. The program will be October 21 at the Wentworth Library in W. St. Paul. (Note that there is construction on Robert Street. Highway 52 is a good alternative route.) Programming will start at 10:00am, but plan to come around 9:30am to check in and meet your colleagues! Programming will wrap up by 3:30pm. The cost is $15 and it includes a box lunch from Panera.


    Program topics:

    ·          10:00am - The Appellate Process (Rita DeMeules, Supreme Court Commissioner)

    ·          12:00pm - Lunchtime roundtable discussion of issues facing county law libraries 


    (Note exact times may change between now and the program.)


    If you have specific issues you’d like any of our speakers to address, let me know and we will pass this along to them!


    Use this link to register, pay (or generate an invoice), choose your lunch, and let us know what issues you’d like to talk about at lunch:

  • 22 Sep 2016 10:06 PM | Deleted user

    The SLA-MN chapter book salon is coming up on September 28.

    The location and the time of the event have changed. We will now be meeting at Pizza Luce in Richfield at 6:00 pm. The date is staying the same. The book is still the same, too--The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. 

    Registration is still open, and anyone interested can still register through EventBrite:  SLA-MN Book Salon 9.28.16 


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  • 22 Sep 2016 10:01 PM | Deleted user

    The University of Wisconsin Law Library invites applications for the position of Head of Reference. The Head of Reference is responsible for overseeing the reference and instructional service programs of the Law Library. The position directly supervises four reference librarians.   

    A full position description with application instructions is available at
    Please contact me with any questions about the position or about the University of Wisconsin Law School.  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by October 23, 2016.  Anticipated start date is January 2017.

  • 22 Sep 2016 9:59 PM | Deleted user

    A new Head of Foreign and International Law position is now available.


    As a member of the Law Library’s Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Librarian for Research Services, the Head of Foreign and International Law at the Lillian Goldman Law Library specializes in foreign, comparative, and international law reference and instruction. Together with the Associate Librarian for Collections and Access, the Curator of Foreign and International Law, the Senior Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Collection Development, and other selectors of material for the law library, develops expertise in foreign, comparative, and international law collection development in all formats.

    Together with the Associate Librarian for Research Services, leads the law library’s effort to support Yale Law School faculty and students in the areas of foreign and international law through reference, research, and instructional support. Consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues related to foreign and international law. Coordinates foreign and international law focused outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. Teaches a for-credit class specializing in foreign and international law. Teaches legal research classes within the library’s for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program.

    Works with the other members of the Research Services team to deliver Anglo-American and foreign, comparative, and international research support and instruction to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community, in a dynamic and challenging environment. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in foreign, comparative, and international law as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. Develops research guides and other documentation, both print and electronic, to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. Participates in developing the Library’s online presence via the web site and other electronic means.

    Supervises at least one professional librarian. May supervise support staff and student workers. Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library and the University Library. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Engages in campus, regional, national, and international professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.


    Candidates should apply at:

    STARS Req No. 39797BR.

  • 22 Sep 2016 9:55 PM | Deleted user

    Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian

    Lillian Goldman Law Library

    As a member of the Law Library’s Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, the Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues requiring significant statistical or data research. Identifies, locates, and obtains statistical resources and data resources to meet the needs of our researchers. Provides consultation on study design and development and basic data manipulation. Coordinates with other library and university departments to ensure that the data collected by the library and faculty are appropriately archived and described. Collaborates with librarians throughout the university to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services. Coordinates outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. 

    Provides general research and reference support to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in data/empirical research as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. May teach legal research classes within the department’s for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program. 

    Provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis in the law library and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library’s programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the law library. Serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other law library staff. Works with colleagues to analyze and report assessment data. Represents the law library in campus, regional, and national assessment efforts. Evaluates the effectiveness of law library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the library and the Yale Law School. Recommends ways to strengthen the law library’s assessment and measurement programs.  

  • 22 Sep 2016 9:47 PM | Deleted user

    Minitex is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director.

    Minitex is a publicly supported consortium of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries’ services to their patron communities. Minitex's suite of services promotes effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources.
     A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. 

    This Associate Director position reports to the Minitex Director and is responsible for providing organizational leadership, and directs the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), the Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS), the Reference Outreach & Instruction (ROI), and the AskMN virtual reference programs. The position serves as one of Minitex’ liaisons to the education, library, and workforce communities; leads coordination and negotiation of licenses to electronic resources and library products for Minitex participants; works cooperatively to facilitate opportunities for library staff to meet their continuing education and professional development needs. This position represents and speaks on behalf of Minitex in local, regional, and national meetings.


    For a full job description and to apply please use the following link:


    The position is available immediately and the application process is open until filled. Reference Job No. UL367 and Job ID# 312610 when applying.


    Minitex is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota. The West Bank is a unique and vibrant neighborhood of Minneapolis known for its music, restaurants, and international culture. The Twin Cities and Minnesota continue to top lists for best places to live, happiness, most literate cities, best parks, best biking trails, most theater seats per capita, and many more. The Twin Cities enjoy the best of all four seasons with plenty of outdoor and indoor activities.

  • 22 Sep 2016 9:45 PM | Deleted user

    Get to know colleagues from other library systems and find great reads to recommend to your patrons! Tomes on Tap is an informal book club for library staff that meets once every three months at restaurants in and around the Twin Cities.

    October 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

    The Dinner by Herman Koch

    Chiang Mai Thai - Calhoun Square

    Stacey Hendren & Diana Neuerburg


    Stacey R. Hendren
    Tomes on Tap
    Minnesota Library Association
    Reader's Advisory Round Table

  • 25 Aug 2016 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    Managers today need skills that will help them manage effectively and produce results. From transforming libraries and nurturing staff for new roles and responsibilities to developing a strategic plan for the library to building partnerships, law library managers have a lot on their plates. 

    The AALL Management Institute will provide managers (including aspiring managers) the opportunity to build management skills, collaborate with colleagues from different types of libraries, learn in a small group setting and develop techniques to manage with confidence. 

    AALL 2017 Management Institute

    March 28 - Apri1 1, 2017

    Hotel Palomar

    505 North State Street

    Chicago, IL 60654

    Registration will open in late September/early October.

    Read more:

  • 22 Aug 2016 4:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Reopened Search - Part-Time Reference Librarian

    The University of Minnesota Law Library has reopened its search and is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Reference Librarian. Please note that the required qualifications for this position have changed.

    The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides legal reference service to Law School faculty, students, staff, and other patrons, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. Other duties include the preparation of bibliographic instruction materials and research guides, and special projects.

    The Part-Time Reference Librarian reports to the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian. This is a nine-month appointment, renewable each academic year, for 20 hours per week including weekday and Sunday hours.

    For complete information, and to apply for this position, please view the posting at (Job Opening ID #312480).

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