Law Librarian - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service invites applications for the position of Director of the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, and as a member of the law faculty.

A member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1924, the School of Law is a graduate division of Saint Louis University, an institution in the Catholic Jesuit tradition dedicated to education, research and health care. The University, which educates over 11,000 students annually, was the first University west of the Mississippi. Saint Louis University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution. The School of Law is a progressive institution with a history of strong alumni and community support. The School has 51 full time faculty members who teach in the full time day and part-time evening programs. The School enrolls approximately 165 first-year students in the day division and 20 in the part-time evening division each year. The School has gained wide recognition for its specialized programs in Employment Law, Health Law and International and Comparative Law. Over the years, the School has built a reputation for a close-knit community founded on the mutual support and friendship, openness and accessibility that characterizes the student-faculty relationship. The Director of the Law Library reports directly to the Dean of the Law School. Policy decisions concerning the law library are made by the Director of the Law Library, the Dean and the faculty. The Director of the Law Library is a member of the University's Council of Library Directors. The Director of the Law Library is eligible for appointment as a member of the law faculty with appropriate security of position.

The Director of the Law Library is generally responsible for all aspects of library operations. This includes responsibility for long-term and short-term planning; the library budget which is part of the law school budgets; collection development, and hiring and supervision of a staff of 6 full time and 3 part-time professional librarians and approximately 4 support staff members. Responsibilities also include public services and government documents.

The Law Library's large and complete collection contains approximately 603,500 volumes and volume equivalents and ranks 35 out of 194 accredited U.S. law schools. The Law Library has a total budget of approximately $1.8 million. The Law Library is separate from the University Library and works cooperatively with the University Library on various projects. It shares the integrated online library system with the University Library and the Health Sciences Center Library. The Law Library participates in resources sharing and has been a leader in the Mid-America Law School Library Consortium and MOBIUS. The Law Library is a partial federal and Missouri government documents depository. The School of located in the heart of the downtown St. Louis legal community, and is close to a variety of attractions including Busch Stadium, ScottTrade Center, Citygarden, Peabody Opera House, the Missouri Botanical Gardens Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Science Center. St. Louis offers the amenities of urban living without the inconvenience and high costs normally associated with living in a major metropolitan area.


Applicants should have a J.D. and M.L.S. or ML.I.S. from an accredited institution and substantial experience in a law library. For more information about the School of Law and the law library please see our website at and Applications for the position of the Director of the Law Library of Saint Louis University School of Law will be accepted beginning immediately and will close June 26, 2015. Applications (including resume and names of references) should be submitted online through People Admin at For additional information, please contact:

Professor Yvette Liebesman
Saint Louis University School of Law
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
Saint Louis University School of Law is an Affirmative Actions/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications of women and minorities.

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