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  • 1 Mar 2022 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quinnipiac University's School of Law invites applications for Director, Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library with a target starting date of June 1, 2022 or sooner, if available.

    To Apply: https://career.qu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494216/director-lynne-l-pantalena-law-library

    The Law Library at Quinnipiac plays a critical role in the scholarly lives of our faculty and students, as it builds community and provides an intellectual crossroad. The next Director of the Law Library will help us to innovate in research and practice pedagogy, introducing our students to foundational legal research skills as well as cutting edge technological platforms necessary in the effective practice of law. The Director will also collaborate with faculty and librarians across the university, supporting Quinnipiac’s pursuit of interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and research.

    The Library Director holds a faculty appointment and reports to the Dean of the Law School. The Director of the Library has faculty status and is appointed on a continuing appointment track with rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. This may include, but does not require, appointment to the tenure-track faculty, depending on the interests and experience of the successful candidate.

    At Quinnipiac Law, we seek to “educate the whole lawyer to understand and serve the whole client.” We welcome applicants who are interested in building on our strong foundation of holistic legal education and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the four pillars of our university’s strategic plan: preparing our students for 21st century careers and citizenship; inclusive excellence; fostering community internally, locally, and globally; and lifelong learning.

    Responsibilities:
    • Oversees a dedicated staff of professional librarians, administrators, and support staff
    • Responsible for all areas of library operations, including budgeting, staffing and personnel management, strategic planning, faculty and student support services, collection development and priorities, law library facility management
    • Monitoring compliance with accreditation standards
    • Managing and anticipating current and future technological needs and services
    Education Requirements:
    • A Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school
    • A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or its equivalent
    Qualifications: 
    • 5-7 years of experience in law library administration sufficient to support the law school’s program of legal education
    • An appreciation for the changing roles of libraries in the information community and the creativity to adapt the library to new needs of students, faculty, legal professionals, and other constituents
    • A record of strong interpersonal, management, and budgeting skills
    • Extensive knowledge of library databases, legal information vendors, integrated library systems, as well as other relevant information technologies and services
    • Administrative, financial, and organizational skills
    • Proven leadership
    • An outstanding knowledge of the research, teaching, and educational needs of the faculty and student body
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
     To Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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  • 3 Jun 2021 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Log into your account and go to Profile to renew your SNELLA membership today!

  • 2 Oct 2020 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 1 Sep 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fall 2020 Virtual Conference Save the Date

    The University of Connecticut School of Law Library is proud to host the LLNE & SNELLA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference on Friday, October 16th from 10 AM – 3 PM.

    The conference focuses on the concept of Dismantling Bias in many aspects of our lives and profession. 

    Participants of the virtual conference will come away with an increased ability to:

    • Address their own personal biases
    • Recognize biases within their communities, law libraries, and collections
    • Identify potential ways in which libraries can eliminate voter suppression
    • Discuss potential solutions on how law libraries can continue these conversations at their own institutions

    More information on session topics, speakers, and registration will be coming in the next few weeks. We look forward to seeing you all there!

  • 19 Aug 2020 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The year's report has been drafted and published here on our website.  To see the report, as well as reports from the past, click on the "About" tab and the "Annual Reports" link.  

  • 9 Jul 2020 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The board met on July 1st to discuss our organization’s response to the ongoing movement to combat racial inequality in this country and in our profession. Our conversations were focused on what we can do as a board and what we all need to do as individuals. We resolved to do a couple of things as a board and the librarians in us couldn’t help but share some information as well…

    First, there are ongoing efforts to introduce measures to reform AALL itself and we generally are in favor of those efforts and will look for opportunities to show our support formally as a board.

    Second, seeing as how we did not as an organization pay out any money towards a scholarship this year, we thought it would be timely and appropriate to donate the amount we budgeted for, $595, to ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program, which actively recruits minority students to assist them with obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the library profession, see http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum.

    Third, the information… As individuals, it is important that we all do some research and learn about how we can affect meaningful change at our institutions.  I am always so impressed by our profession when I am able to say: “There’s a libguide for that!” And indeed, the Office of Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has put together a guide with citations and links to resources focused on race, racism, and disrupting whiteness and white supremacy in libraries, see https://www.library.wisc.edu/gwslibrarian/bibliographies/disrupting-whiteness-in-libraries/.

    We are nearing the end of the board’s term and soon you’ll see an email asking you to vote for next year’s board in your inbox. So while we couldn’t commit the future board to a course of action, I think our membership should feel confident that this will only be the beginning of the conversation for us as an organization and let’s all make sure to continue doing our part as individuals. Thank you.

  • 27 Jun 2019 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

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  • 2 Jun 2018 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SNELLA members are invited to apply for a grant in an amount of up to $1000 in order to attend the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore. Please complete the scholarship application form and email it to SNELLAscholarship@gmail.com by June 15, 2018. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by June 20, 2018.

  • 17 Apr 2018 5:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A2J: Law Libraries and Service to the Public

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 9:30-2:30 | $25 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

    UConn Law School, Starr Reading Room, 55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

    Register here by May 1, 2018

    Schedule:

    9:30-10:15: Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Welcoming Remarks

    10:15-11:15: A2J in the Courts: Connecticut Court Service Centers. Presenters, Desiree Biggs, manager Court Service Center in Hartford & Alexandra Gillett, Program Manager for the Court Service Center Program.

    11:15: Break

    11:30-12:30: A2J Education: Law libraries and public librarians. Presenters, Anne Rajotte, Head of Reference Services, University of Connecticut School of Law & Christopher Roy, Law Librarian II, Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library at New Britain.

    12:30-1:30: Lunch

    1:30-2:30: A2J in Public Libraries: Redefining Access to Legal Assistance for Immigrants. Presenters from The American Place Adult Education & Immigration Services at the Hartford Public Library

    2:30: Closing remarks and tour

    For directions and maps, see https://www.law.uconn.edu/about/maps-directions.


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