Rebuilding the Profession: Recommendations for Librarians Interested in Becoming Academic Law Library Directors

Frank G. Houdek, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Based on papers presented at a 2005 workshop for individuals interested in becoming academic law library directors, this article begins by exploring the duties of academic director jobs -- administrative skills and faculty responsibilities -- before examining how to build credentials in preparation for such jobs. It concludes by focusing on the skills and knowledge needed to interview for director jobs.