Head of Research Services, Library, School of Law
The Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law seeks a highly qualified, collegial, and forward-thinking professional to serve as the Head of Research Services. The successful candidate will be an expert at legal research who thrives on providing stellar service and work product to support the complex and varied scholarly interests of a top-tier law school community. Reporting to the Director of the Law Library, the Head of Research Services will provide leadership in the development of library services, talent, and collections. With overall responsibility for the management of research and reference services, they will act as coordinator, coach, and mentor for a team of skilled research librarians, and will directly supervise several team members. They will also contribute their teaching talents to the library’s instructional team, and they will teach a course in advanced legal research each academic year.
As a senior member of the Law Library management team, the Head of Research Services will work closely with the Director to develop, evaluate, and implement library policies, procedures, strategic, and change management plans, especially at their intersection with research services and collection development. They will closely follow the scholarship and teaching interests of faculty and will maintain expertise in trends in legal research, legal scholarship creation and impact evaluation methods, and the legal publishing environment. They will develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the Law School and the University as well as with peers across the profession.
This is a Senior Professional Research Staff position with the classification of Research Scientist.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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