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Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources

The Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law and has overall responsibility for the administration of the operation, programs and services of the Law Library. The Associate Dean also has responsibility for assuring that the Law Library is in compliance with the accreditation standards and membership requirements of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, respectively. This position is a full-time position, and the successful candidate will have a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in the Law Library.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Law Library includes 383,000 volumes (117,000 of which are in print format).  It is currently staffed by four librarians and one full-time and one half-time support staff members. Western New England University School of Law has a student body of approximately 330 JD students and 40 LLM and Master’s students, 23 full-time faculty members, and offers both a full-time and a part-time law curriculum.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Expected start date of summer/fall 2022.



Applicants must hold both a J.D. from an ABA-approved Law School and a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, and have substantial experience in law library administration. The successful candidate will demonstrate administrative, financial, and organizational skills; proven leadership; and an outstanding knowledge of the research, teaching and educational needs of the faculty and student body.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.