The Faculty of Law invites applications for a three-year term as Head Law Librarian in the Gerard V. La Forest Law Library, anticipated to be at the Librarian III-IV level, with a start date of January 1, 2022, or such other date as may be negotiated with the successful candidate. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Reporting to the Dean of Law, and part of the Faculty's leadership team, the Head Law Librarian is responsible for helping to achieve the goals in UNB Law's Strategic Plan by implementing new programs and services in the Law Library. In addition, the Head Law Librarian is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library and ensuring that patrons receive high quality services. The Head Law Librarian's specific responsibilities include:
- Playing an active role in the implementation of UNB Law's Strategic Plan by taking primary responsibility for new initiatives pertaining to the Law Library and helping to shape the direction of the overall Plan;
- Overseeing contemplated renovations to the Law Library and upgrades to the Law Library's technology;
- Developing and implementing an acquisitions and collections strategy for the Law Library, including with respect to electronic resources;
- Supervision of two professional librarians, three day-time administrative staff, and two evening and weekend staff;
- Managing the effective and efficient operation of the Law Library, ensuring that patrons have consistent access to services;
- Administration of $1 million operating budget, and multiple trust accounts for the betterment of the Law Library. This includes creation of the annual operating budget and approval of expenses;
- Responsible for development and implementation of Law Library policies and procedures.
- Responsible for all aspects of the Law Library's physical plant, including space allocation and upgrades and repairs to furniture and equipment;
- Consultation with faculty to ensure that the Law Library is meeting their teaching and research needs;
- Serve as a member of Law Faculty Council, the academic governing body of the Faculty of Law;
- Regular consultation with the Faculty's Law Library Advisory Committee;
- Participation on relevant University-wide committees;
- Such other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Qualifications and Experience
- An information professional with a Master of Information or equivalent graduate degree. law degree would be an asset.
- At least 5 years' management experience in an academic, government, or public library.
- Experience managing and developing a library collection.
- Previous experience in a law library or other special collection library is an asset.
- Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.
- Project management experience, including new services and facilities upgrades.
- Financial management experience, including budgeting, regular reporting, and expense approval.
- Experience supervising employees in a unionized environment is an asset.
Applications should be submitted by November 26, 2021. To apply, qualified candidates should send a letter of application, a CV and the names of three references to:
Michael Marin, Dean of Law
Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.