Sunday, February 13, 2011

Associate Dean for Information Resources and Director of the Law Library

FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant and globally connected 24/7 city.  Miami’s captivating skyline, tasteful tropical cuisine, vivid arts, historically rich and diverse neighborhoods, trendy South Beach scene, bustling international trade, and youthful exuberance provide a perfect environment for our engaged university.
Serving more than 42,000 students, FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs.  As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. 
Associate Dean for Information Resources and Director of the Law Library
Florida International University College of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Information Resources, with primary responsibilities for heading the Law Library.  The Associate Dean will report directly to the Dean of the College of Law, who is committed to building and supporting an active and responsive law library.
Applicants should have experience in the development of legal collections, the management of the full range of legal information resources, and the hiring and supervision of professional, technical, and support staff.  The Associate Dean plays an advisory and instructional role in the legal research curriculum of the College of Law and, depending upon qualifications and preferences, in our other curricular offerings.
Candidates should hold both a Juris Doctor and a degree in Library/Information Science.  The Associate Dean for Information Resources is a member of the faculty and administration of the College of Law. Position may be long-term contract or tenure-earning in the library, subject to discussion.  The Associate Dean will shape the College of Law’s Internet presence, work closely with the law school’s and the university’s technology directors to implement research and instructional technology within the law library, and collaborate with other administrators within the university on crafting research and instructional technology strategy for the law school and the university. 
The law library maintains extensive collections of domestic and foreign legal materials, including rare and valuable Latin American and Caribbean law texts and treatises.  In the past, the law librarians have participated actively in teaching legal research and methods to law students.  The library also supports the College of Law’s clinical and community service missions by making acquisitions and providing reference services.  The staff of the law library includes six professional librarians (one position currently vacant) and at least six reference and technical services staff members.

As a vital part of Miami's only public research university, FIU College of Law is a dynamic urban law school with approximately 600 students. The College of Law was established in 2000, enrolled its first class in 2002, and currently has 30 full-time faculty members. In the spring of 2007, the FIU College of Law moved into a new state-of-the-art building at the heart of the main university campus. Over the past two years, our FIU on-campus community has been enriched through the addition of a new medical school and the construction of the Frost Art Museum.  FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the United States, with a student body of more than 42,000. 
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.
Applicants interested in joining the FIU College of Law faculty as Associate Dean for Information Resources should send a cover letter expressing interest and a resume to:
Professor Howard Wasserman
Chair, Appointments Committee
Florida International University
College of Law
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

You may also send application materials electronically to Email:

Applicants interested in this unique opportunity need also create a Faculty Profile on-line through the university’s website at; reference Position No.33283
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2011.  Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
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