The Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access Unit Leader manages scholarly publishing functions and intellectual access to the Law Library collection. The librarian is a member of the Law Library Management Team and participates in library management, strategic planning, and library-wide staffing, workflow, and problem-solving.
The Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access Unit Leader:
Manages and supervises the Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access Unit including:
supervising full-time staff and librarians;
recommending staffing levels (librarian, paraprofessional, and student) and work schedules; hiring, training, evaluating and supervising those who work in the Unit;
directing and coordinating the work of the Unit;
setting Unit policies and procedures and coordinating work with other units and subunits;
keeping abreast of and utilizing current technologies and trends that anticipate, meet or exceed the research needs of the Law Library’s primary users;
incorporating traditional library technology and librarianship skills and advancing the use of emerging technologies.
Establishes unit and inter-unit policies and procedures, ensures unit effectiveness, resolves unit and inter-unit problems and answers questions from other units relating to the specialized functions of the Unit.
Manages and coordinates the work of:
Library Scholarly Publishing, including:
Administration of the library management system, Library website, and University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository,
Scholarly publishing, digitization, and technology services including working paper series administration, the Law School Faculty Publications project and website, and public computing and printing.
Journal Publications Center, including:
Advising student publication boards to publish the journals in multiple formats,
Serving as liaison to the journal printer,
Managing subscriptions to the journals.
In-house and outsourced cataloging and metadata creation,
Data loads of vendor cataloging and coverage data,
Serials management for complex legal continuations.
Participates in evening and weekend rotation at the Law Library Reference Desk.
Participates in unit and Library-wide work, projects, and problem-solving, including as a member of committees and work groups, as assigned.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Supervision Received: General supervision is received from the Assistant Director.
Supervision Exercised: Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over two librarians, 4 paraprofessional staff, and students.
Salary: dependent on education and experience, $60,000 minimum, plus benefits worth 28% of salary.
Available: Applications accepted until April 11, 2017.
A complete application requires the following documents:
Names and contact information for three professional references; indicate professional relationship with each
A list of all post-secondary schools attended
Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended; official transcripts are not required
To apply: Email to Search Committee, University of Michigan Law Library, firstname.lastname@example.org:
Application documents 1-4 combined into one PDF document
Copies of all post-secondary transcripts combined into a second PDF document
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or M.I. degree from an A.L.A. accredited U.S. school of information or library science
At least 3 years of experience as a librarian in a large academic research or law library
At least 2 years of experience supervising full-time staff in an academic library
Experience managing library management systems
Proven ability to work effectively with other decision makers
Strong problem solving and leadership skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
Ability to learn and understand complex Law Library practices and procedures and to apply technology to them
Flexibility and creativity to be effective in a changing environment
Experience maintaining library websites.
Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra LMS
Experience with statistical reporting
Cataloging experience as a librarian
Experience working with complex serials