Assistant Director of Scholarly Services and Lecturer-in-Law - Yeshiva University - New York, NY

  • 3 Mar 2023 8:45 AM
    Message # 13118159

    Job No: 496715 Index 815061
    Work Type: Staff Full-time
    Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
    Categories: Education/Teaching, Academic Administration, Legal, Research, Library

    Position Summary:

    The Assistant Director of Scholarly Services & Lecturer in Law manages the daily operations of the scholarly services offered to law school faculty, including promoting faculty scholarship through online scholarly platforms, facilitating the faculty's self-promotion of faculty research, and supporting faculty scholarship. Other duties include reference and research services to the law school community and instruction.

    Position Responsibilities:

    This position works closely with a team of experienced library assistants to manage the law school's institutional repository and faculty scholarly profiles. The individual in this role will make informed decisions regarding new projects, the direction of ongoing projects, and troubleshooting any issues that arise in day-to-day operations, while seeking input from their team and the Director of the Law Library. The position will also work with students and faculty.

    • Develops, maintains, and promotes all aspects of the law school's institutional repository, LARC, including faculty profiles, loading content, metadata and performing outreach to the law school community to solicit new projects.
    • Manages and maintains the faculty's presence on scholarly platforms including SSRN, HeinOnline, and ORCID, including managing faculty working papers.
    • Develops resources and initiatives to support faculty scholarly services in collaboration with the Director of the Law Library and Head of Reference.
    • Annually assesses faculty services and scholarly service initiatives using available and relevant data in coordination with the Head of Reference.
    • Prepares and maintains scholarly services policies and workflows.
    • Serves as a library representative on the law school's Editorial Board with the intention of providing context to faculty scholarship and facilitating communication between the library and other law school departments in support of faculty scholarship.
    • Remains current on trends and developments in institutional repositories including discoverability, preservation, and visibility of faculty scholarship.
    • Provides in-person and virtual reference services on an active reference desk, fulfills faculty research requests, and updates research guides.
    • Teaches two, one-credit advanced legal research classes to upper-level law students per academic year with the opportunity for additional ad hoc instruction.
    • Supervises librarians and library staff including hiring, assigning work, and mentoring.
    • Maintains the Law School's print archive collection.
    • Maintains and monitors library social media communication.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

    Experience & Educational Background:

    • Required qualifications:
      • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
      • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or foreign equivalent.
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience in institutional repository administration.
    • Preferred qualifications:
      • Deep knowledge of Digital Commons.
      • Supervisory and people management experience.
      • Interest in print archives and social media.

    Skills & Competencies:

    • Commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in our workplace and in the systems, services, and collections.
    • Working in a collaborative and collegial space.
    • Building and managing diverse relationships within the library and law school, and with vendors.
    • Leading teams, embracing change, and fostering innovation.
    • Developing direct reports.
    • Robust organizational abilities.
    • Effective communication skills (listening, speaking and writing).
    • Managing time across multiple projects.
    • Developing efficient work processes.
    • Planning and executing multiple scholarly services projects with multiple stakeholders.
    Application Instructions:

    Cover Letter and CV required

    Salary Range:


    About Us:

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

    A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Application Instructions:
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