Director, Law Library

Western Libraries

Director, Law Library

Western Libraries is seeking a Law Library Director who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, enjoys working collaboratively, and welcomes taking risks to develop user-centred library services that enhance student learning, support teaching excellence, and foster recognized research. This opportunity is available immediately.

Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian (Academic), the Director is responsible for leadership and oversight of library collections, facilities, and services operations of the John & Dotsa Bitove Family Law Library, including on-site supervision and coaching of staff engaged in the delivery of User Services.

In fulfilling this role, the Director:

  • Promotes a shared vision for innovative, user-centred services, and makes use of their exceptional communication skills to work with colleagues on Management Committee and the User Services Leadership team to develop an integrated services model across Western Libraries;
  • Uses their initiative and interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and act as a strategic liaison with the Faculty of Law, identifying opportunities to foster collaboration and connection with Western Libraries; and
  • Participates as a member of the Western Libraries’ Teaching and Learning team, using their knowledge of pedagogy and different teaching styles to support diverse learning preferences that meet the programmatic needs of Law, and the Western community.

The Director will have a demonstrated, sustained record of achievement in professional practice and academic activity, and a satisfactory record of service to meet the standards for continuing appointment as set out in the UWOFA-LA collective agreement.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by Aug. 11.