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Valparaiso University Law School -Technical Services Librarian

Position Title
Technical Services Librarian

Position Description
Law Library Faculty – Technical Services Librarian

Valparaiso University Law School
Valparaiso University Law School invites applications for the position of Technical Services Librarian. This is a tenure track library faculty position reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services. The Technical Services Librarian will play a key role in providing and maintaining access to the Law Library’s collection by directing the technical services functions of cataloging, serials, and physical processing of the collection while providing oversight of the Law School’s portion of the University’s integrated library system.

We seek to recruit a skilled and energetic librarian who, in addition to overseeing the technical service functions of the library, may also be interested in participating in the delivery of our three semester program of legal research required of all Valparaiso University law students and taught by the library faculty.

Responsibilities include:
• Oversight of cataloging for all library materials.
• Performing continuous review of catalog to maintain records and implement changes
• Ensuring compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control
• Serving as the Law School’s systems administrator for Innovative Millennium.
• Oversight of interlibrary loan, and the physical processing of library materials
• Oversight of serials, including the use of Serials Solutions in close partnership with the main campus library
• Gathering statistical information needed for annual surveys and other reports
• Supervising one staff member and a student assistant
• Advising the Associate Dean for Library Services on issues and new developments in library systems, as well as trends associated with the delivery of electronic resources and integration of electronic resources within the library collection
• Collaborating with other members of the Law Library faculty and staff to provide faculty and student support including reference services
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• M.L.S. / M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited library school required
• In-depth knowledge of cataloging, including current standards
• In-depth knowledge of one or more integrated library systems
• In-depth knowledge of OCLC
• Ability to work independently, cooperatively
• Ability to communicate and forge effective working relationships with colleagues from all levels campus-wide
• Ability to manage complex activities and projects
• Strong service orientation
• Ability to meet Law Library tenure and promotion requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience administering Innovative Millennium
• J.D. from ABA-approved law school
• Supervisory skills
• Prior experience in an academic law library
• Teaching experience and a desire to participate in the delivery of the Law School’s legal research curriculum.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Salary / Rank
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Valparaiso University offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Application Deadline and Procedures
The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled, though full consideration is assured only to applications received by March 10, 2017. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Interfolio at Complete applications must include a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position, current curriculum vitae or resume, and three professional references. For questions regarding this position, please contact Steve Probst, chair of the search committee at or (219) 465-7820.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at

Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.
About Valparaiso University Law School

Founded in 1879, the Law School embraces law as a calling to leadership and service. Our legal education blends theoretical and practical skills with humanitarian values to ready lawyers for that calling. The Law School is a community of learning, inquiry, and opportunity dedicated to excellence in legal education and invested in the academic and personal success of its students, preparing and empowering them to serve others and fulfill their potential in their chosen careers.

Valparaiso, Indiana, a dynamic community of 31,000, provides a high quality of living to its residents, has excellent public schools, and was named the 2009 Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber. An hour’s train ride from downtown Chicago, Valparaiso provides easy access to world-class museums, arts and entertainment, sporting events, dining, and shopping. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a national recreation area providing hiking, camping, beaches, and access to Lake Michigan is twenty minutes to the North.

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