Associate Director of the Law Library


The Leigh H. Taylor Law Library at Southwestern Law School has an opening for an experienced individual to work under the supervision of the Director of the Law Library to provide high-quality library research and information services to faculty, students, and alumni. The Associate Director will participate in strategic long term planning for the library and will develop, implement, and assess new instructional and outreach activities. The position provides leadership and manages the librarians, support staff, and student workers who provide reference, circulation, access, and interlibrary loan services to library patrons. The Associate Director participates in the reference rotation and, along with the Director and Reference Librarians, teaches multiple sections of the research component of the first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills course. Creation and implementation of new and innovative advanced research courses is envisioned.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from accredited institutions.
  • Substantial law library public service experience with at least 7 years of increasing responsibility. 
  • At least 4 years’ experience in teaching legal research, including the creation of a research class for upper-level students. 
  • Must have a service-oriented approach to working with all library and law school constituencies; a strong knowledge and interest in research and educational technologies; and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Some technical services experience, including cataloging. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • California or Federal practice experience. 
  • Collection development experience. 
  • Committee work as part of a local or national library association.

To be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, a detailed CV listing qualifications, and experience, at least three professional references. Address application materials to the Law Library Search Committee at