LAW LIBRARIAN / PRO SE COORDINATOR, William H. Miller Law Library – Evansville, IN – posted 6/22/17

The William H. Miller Law Library in Evansville, IN is accepting applications for a Law Librarian/Pro Se Coordinator.  The William H. Miller Law Library is funded by the county and the Vanderburgh County Law Library Foundation.   The Law Librarian/Pro Se Coordinator is an employee of the Circuit Court.

The Law Librarian/Pro Se Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:

  1. Caring for the physical space, including overseeing the collections
  2. Providing customer service to law library users, including reference assistance, answering directional questions, troubleshooting equipment, and fulfilling photocopy and fax orders.
  3. Responding to questions in person, via e-mail, and via telephone.
  4. Processing library materials.
  5. Processing library materials and maintaining library accounting records.
  6. Managing photocopier administration, including managing attorney accounts and billing.
  7. Overseeing the administration of the Law Library Foundation by facilitating membership mailing, processing, reporting, monthly reports, billing, meeting preparation, and attending Foundation board meetings.
  8. Tracking and submitting invoices for county-funded library materials.
  9. Preparing the library’s annual budget.
  10. Maintaining the library website.
  11. Consulting with pro se litigants and encouraging pro se parties to seek legal representation when necessary.
  12. Directing pro se parties to resources that may assist them within the Law Library, or outside resources, if necessary.
  13. Referring pro se parties to agencies and programs to assist or coordinate assistance.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

A successful applicant must have the ability to assist library users in locating legal information and resources.  Applicants should have a working knowledge of the government and legal system, and the ability to make appropriate referrals to other agencies.  Applicants should have demonstrated ability to locate and evaluate online legal resources, and to assist others in doing the same.  Applicants should also have demonstrated ability to access legal information and law from print sources.

Applicants should be self-starting, energetic, and ambitious with an interest in the future of libraries and updating both print and electronic resources to maximize the library’s benefit to current and future users. The librarian should have exceptional interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with the public, legal community, library community, local academic community, local legal aid agencies, and court staff.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree Required.  Master of Law Library Science Degree Preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested parties should submit a current resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to Yvette LaPlante by July 15, 2017.  Please reference the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Mid-America Law Library Consortium (part-time) – St. Louis, MO – posted 5/19/17

The Mid-America Law Library Consortium (MALLCO) seeks a part-time Executive Director to manage the operations of the consortium and other related duties. As a result of the ongoing collaboration with NELLCO, it is expected that the Executive Director’s work requirements will not exceed 10 hours per week. Candidates with full-time positions will be considered.

MALLCO is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Missouri with 27 member libraries from 12 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. MALLCO is a member-driven organization that exists to meet the resource sharing needs of its members in accordance with its vision and mission statements, and to promote cooperation among member institutions. Further information about the consortium is available at http://mallco.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES. Responsible for providing vision and leadership in developing and furthering MALLCO’s mission and strategic plan. Performs administrative activities including those relating to personnel, financial, and legal requirements. Develops budget and monitors expenditures. Works closely with and facilitates the functioning of MALLCO committees, interest groups, and projects; and oversees to completion tasks and responsibilities which they are assigned. Represents MALLCO to and maintains effective relations with other entities. Works closely with the executive directors of NELLCO and LIPA to expand interconsortial collaboration. Manages any vendor relationships not falling within the MALLCO/NELLCO agreement. Helps the board develop new areas of cooperation/collaboration. Develops and maintains the MALLCO Web site. Plans and attends all regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors. Prepares quarterly and annual reports on MALLCO activities. The complete job description is available at http://mallco.org

QUALIFICATIONS.

Required: Bachelors, ALA-accredited MLS degree or JD or LLM from ABA-accredited school and at least 5 years of relevant academic law library experience. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with strong background in managing relationships. Successful experience with project management.  Ability to work independently and with multiple individuals and organizations. Demonstrated ability to see the big picture but give attention to details. Appropriate technical skills.

Preferred: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Three years of management or administrative experience, preferably in a library setting. Substantial experience chairing committees and/or serving on boards (either professional or volunteer). Residence in the geographic region encompassed by MALLCO, although it is anticipated that most communication and work will be conducted through technologically-based means. A schedule which permits some consortium work to occur during normal business hours.

SALARY. Negotiable. Position is expected to require an average of 10 hours per week.

AVAILABLE. July 15, 2017.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

TO APPLY. A letter of application and résumé with references should be sent via email to:

Search Committee Chair John Edwards: John.Edwards@drake.edu

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