The Jackson County Law Library, Inc., (JCLL) serves the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County and subscribing attorney members. Founded in 1871, JCLL became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and subscription library in 1976. The library is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of attorneys and judges.
JCLL provides access to modern and traditional legal research resources, in both print and electronic formats. Throughout the year, JCLL also provides CLE programming on a variety of topics; many of these programs are free. The library has an active social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter @JacksonCoLawLib. Visit JCLL online at www.jcll.org.
The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the library and related services to member attorneys and firms and for the judges and all court personnel of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County. In addition to the Kansas City location, there is a small branch library in the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence (MO). The Executive Director works from the main library in Kansas City (MO).
The Executive Director supervises one part-time librarian and reports to the library’s Board of Directors. In addition to the duties outlined below, the Executive Director often works on special projects as necessary or as requested by the Board of Directors or its committees.
Reference, research, and member services
Marketing and CLE Programming
Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.
Preferred: JD from an ABA-accredited law school, with a minimum of five years of professional experience in a law library with increasing responsibility, including two years of supervisory and management experience.
In addition, strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills with a comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, management concepts, and legal research are necessary. Must be experienced in event planning. The Executive Director will foster effective working relationships, integrate current and future technologies, and have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. A customer service orientation is essential, and experience with integrated library systems, Westlaw and Lexis, and general computer skills are required.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.