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Academic Faculty

(Law Library Director)

College of Law Library

Open for Recruitment:  January 17, 2014 - April 4, 2014
Announcement #:  10000067272
Salary Range:  $115,000 - $130,000/yr
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Job References
    Letter of Application

Note : This announcement is being extended through April 4, 2014. Those who have already applied will still be considered and need not reapply.

Director of the Law Library

THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO COLLEGE OF LAW seeks a dynamic, innovative leader as the next Director of the Law Library. The Director is a tenured or tenure track member of the law faculty and will be appointed at the faculty rank commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Law.


The College of Law and the Law Library are located on the main campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow Idaho.  The College has a vibrant satellite campus in Boise Idaho at which the Idaho State Law Library is located.  The College of Law Library administers and manages the State Law Library pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Idaho Supreme Court.     The Law Library participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, with access to over 28 million items.


The Director is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the College of  Law Library and the Idaho State Law Library,  including budgeting, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, and library services.  The Director leads a vibrant and creative team of 11 FTE including five librarians and six support staff between the two locations.


The Director is also the chief technology officer for the College of Law.  The Director works closely with University Information Technology staff and supervises a talented IT staff at the College of Law consisting of the IT Systems Manager and one full time staff person to oversee all information technology and related services including web-based, desktop, and classroom needs of the faculty, staff and students of the College of Law. 


As a tenure track member of the College of Law faculty, the Director is expected to be engaged in scholarly activities in the Director’s chosen field of expertise consistent with the tenure and promotion standards of the College of Law and the University of Idaho.  In addition, at the option of the Director and in consultation with the Dean, the Director may teach in an area consistent with the needs of the College and the Director’s expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school; an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program; and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial, and supervisory experience in a law library. 


Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should provide evidence of:

·         experience as an assistant director, associate director, or director of an academic law library;

·         the ability to respond flexibly to changing institutional needs;

·         experience budgeting and establishing financial priorities;

·         strong communication skills;

·         in depth familiarity with information and educational technologies;

·         the potential to advance a scholarly agenda consistent with the tenure and promotion expectations of the College;

·         classroom teaching experience;

·         commitment to supporting the research needs of the College of Law faculty and being innovative in increasing the research skills of the law students.


Information about the College of Law is available on its website at   Interested persons should either apply online at or send a letter of application addressing the requirements for the position, and a resume by regular mail to Professor Elizabeth B. Brandt, Chair, Library Director Search Committee, University of Idaho, College of Law, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2321, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2321, or by email at


To receive “first consideration,” please submit all application materials by March 24, 2014.  Following initial review of “first consideration” applicant pool, job posting may be re-posted and/or un-posted until position is filled.


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.