The College of Law at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Head of Outreach, Attorney Services, and Digital Initiatives Librarian . This position will enhance the outreach efforts and coordinate programming to both internal and external constituents, including the bench and bar, faculty, students, and community. In this role, the librarian will also implement and develop a strategy and plan to promote and disseminate the intellectual output and scholarly work of the College of Law through the development of an institutional repository. The Librarian will support faculty in promoting and disseminating scholarly works. The Librarian will also teach courses, provide guest lectures and programs related to legal research to variety of groups as needed.
In order to be successful, the ideal candidate will:
Enhance the outreach efforts and communication of library services and resources to the bench and the bar throughout the state, facilitating communication between the law library and practitioners, assessing the legal research needs of practitioners, and identifying opportunities to support practitioners through effective research techniques and law-practice technology innovations.
Teach Introduction to Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research courses.
Develop and provide programming, in person and remotely, to internal and external audiences.
Develop and implement a digital institutional repository, either independently or in collaboration with the university libraries.
Promote the intellectual output of the College of Law through the promotion and dissemination of faculty scholarship, student scholarship, and any other academic work product of the law school, both external and internal to the university community.
Support faculty members using SSRN and other commercial subject repositories to promote and disseminate scholarly work digitally.
Provide outreach and instruction to faculty members related to intellectual property, open access, alternative publishing models, data management, and other issues related to scholarly communication and digital initiative; including the retention of intellectual property rights and author agreements.
Develop a comprehensive scholarly communications program that supports faculty members and student scholars throughout the lifecycle of the publication process;
Serve as member of reference team and provide reference service to members of the bar, students, faculty, and staff as needed
Travel occasionally to meetings and conferences of various local, regional, and state bar associations, state agencies, legal services organizations, law firms, and professional conferences is required.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.
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