Associate Dean of Library Services and Director of the Law Library College of Law

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Job Type: 
Associate Dean


University of Cincinnati



  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Considerable experience in law library administration, including management of financial resources, development of budget proposals, and preparation of reports
  • Ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, innovation, and coherent planning to the library
  • Experience supervising and mentoring librarians and staff
  • Strong supervisory, communication, and leadership skills
  • Record of successful classroom teaching
  • Familiarity with relevant legal information technologies, including legal research systems, case management systems, and other legal information tools relevant to contemporary legal practice
  • Experience in working with digital and information technologies in the academic and law library environment
  • Interest in and ability to contribute to the profession via research and service



  • An understanding of the nature of work performed within a collective bargaining agreement;
  • Familiarity working with SAP software or similar higher education financial management systems.

Interested applicants should apply online at and search requisition #36382. Please attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing your qualifications. Applications will be accepted and the position will remain open until filled.


The Associate Dean of Library Services and Director of the Law Library is responsible for the overall administration and operations of the Law Library. In particular, the Associate Dean:

  • Provides a strong vision for the role of an academic law library in meeting the demands of a changing legal education environment and concomitant changes in legal practice
  • Carries out the objectives of the Library consistent with the goals of the College of Law
  • Promotes communication and teamwork while undertaking supervisory functions of hiring, performance review, and professional development pursuant to University of Cincinnati policies and collective bargaining agreements
  • Develops and implements strategic plans
  • Creates and maintains print and digital collections appropriate to the mission of the College of Law
  • Develops and manages budgets, with the Dean and Director of Business Affairs
  • Oversees the delivery of educational technology services, including support of classrooms
  • Supports faculty scholarship and teaching
  • Oversees the College’s institutional repository
  • Assists faculty and administration in developing courses and programming to build student capacity in technology and its use in the practice of law
  • Teaches advanced legal research and other courses
  • Actively participates in the governance of the College of Law
  • Works closely with the University’s Dean and University Librarian, and serves on the university-wide Library Directors’ Council and multiple University committees
  • Plays a leading role in final selection of library components and the logistics of moving into the new College of Law building (expected in 2022)
  • Monitors library programs and services in compliance with the accreditation standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools
  • Works collaboratively with staff, faculty, and students, and with partners across the University, in library consortia, and in professional organizations
  • Engages in research and scholarship as duties permit, and contributes through service at the institutional and professional levels
  • Actively participates, contributes, and promotes university-wide all-jurisdiction libraries collaboration

Contact Information: 

Nominations, referrals, and questions about the position may be sent confidentially to Professor Jacob Katz Cogan, Search Committee Chair, at

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