NOCALL Job Postings

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05/18/2018 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CAPosition Responsibilities:

  •  Provides reference and research services to attorneys and staff in all locations, using appropriate sources and analyzing results for presentation to the user
  • As needed, assists Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator to provide back-up research for company profiles, person profiles, lateral partner profiles, industry reports, Statesmen Reports, client and subject-area alerts, and client portals
  • Supervises and mentors Research Librarians and Library Technical Services Specialists; reviews and supplements research/reference work of Research Librarians, as needed
  • Teaches legal/business research, particularly effective use of online databases and knowledge management tools, to attorneys and staff, using the most up-to-date educational methods and presentation techniques; conducts orientation of attorneys and staff in use of the Library
  • Develops and implements outreach activities for various resources, including Knowledge Management or Library initiatives
  • Participates in development and evaluation of electronic resources and new technologies, including intranet resources, client portals, RSS news distribution, access to electronic publications, and knowledge management

Position Requirements:

  • MLS required; other graduate degrees which emphasize legal or financial research are strongly desired, such as a J.D. or an M.B.A.
  • More than 5 years research experience in a law firm, corporate, or academic law library
  • Advanced online research skills and knowledge of both electronic and print legal and business resources
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and distributing appropriate content to an intranet
  • Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to contribute substantively to project teams as well as work alone
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment

Send resume to Catherine Ghent, Taylor & Associates (taylorlb at taylorlib.com)


05/14/2018 Assistant Librarian, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library, San Francisco, CA

Office of the Circuit Librarian
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Assistant Librarian – San Francisco Court of Appeals Library
Court Personnel System Classification Level CL-27.
Position Type:  Temporary (not to exceed six months), full-time, 40 hours per week.

Pay Range:
$59,097 – $73,905 (expected starting salary range)

Location:  San Francisco, California.

Closing Date:  Consideration of applications begins on May 21, 2018; position open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS

– For an application form and additional requirements, please visit the Employment page on our website at www.LB9.uscourts.gov.
– Applicants selected to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process will be contacted.  Once an applicant has been selected for the position, all applicants will receive notification.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

– Performs legal and non-legal reference and research services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries, and other library users at the San Francisco Circuit and San Francisco District Branch Libraries.
– Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, the Internet, and print research sources.
– Assists in the development of training and research guides.
– Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
– Other duties and projects as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

– M.L.S. degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school.
– Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

– Three years of library work experience with at least one year in a law library setting.
– Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research.
– J.D. degree.

– Practical experience in training and outreach to library patrons
– Skill in the development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services (SharePoint preferred).
– Experience with an Integrated Library System (Sirsi Symphony preferred).
– Demonstrated ability to multi-task and perform functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
– Experience working with people at all professional levels; effective oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION

Federal court employees are not included in the government’s civil service classification; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees and some additional benefits. These include: paid annual and sick leave; automatic enrollment in a retirement plan and in direct deposit of earnings; and optional enrollment in health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, tax-deferred savings, long-term care insurance, and long-term disability insurance programs.

The Ninth Circuit Library reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.

The applicant selected for this position is subject to a background check which includes fingerprinting.

The Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer


05/11/2018 Research Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual Position

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking an experienced Research Analyst to work virtually providing weekend coverage to our clients.  All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a part-time virtual position that will cover approximately 6 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pY88rf


05/04/2018 Research Specialist, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, San Francisco, CA

Research Specialist (3+ yrs)
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm, is seeking a Research Specialist. The Research Specialist will provide legal research services for attorneys and staff firmwide. Will collaborate with colleagues on Library reference requests, including research related to Marketing and Risk departments. Will also assist with special projects and perform other duties as required such as, ID and password maintenance for all online resources, collection maintenance, and updating information and resources on the Library department’s intranet site.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • L.S. from accredited institution preferred; or at least 3 years or more of experience working in a law firm library, considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Proficient research skills of online resources, including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Lexis for Microsoft Office, Courtlink, PACER, Courthouse News, File & ServeXpress, Intelliconnect, Accurint and TLO.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm software programs (e.g. Outlook and Excel), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Client-focused service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative.
  • Experience with knowledge management and information science program development and administration, is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform library maintenance tasks including cataloging, processing print collection and distribution of library mail.
  • Inter-Library Loans
  • Maintaining and developing internal Library resources and databases posted on firm’s intranet site, including MCLE resources.
  • Assistance with firmwide registration and password maintenance for all Library esubscriptions and e-filing services.
  • Online litigation and transactional research relating to multi-practice areas, as well as and including public records research.
  • Court document retrieval

We offer a friendly, business casual environment, competitive salary and full benefits package. For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to jdumapay@grsm.com. Please reference “Research Specialist Position” in the subject line.

No recruiter or telephone calls.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer.


05/03/2018 Research Specialist, Orrick, Sacramento, CA
Research Specialist
Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Research Specialist in the Sacramento, CA or Wheeling, WV office.Orrick is once again a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2018 list.Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Master’s degree in library or information science and three or more years of law firm or corporate research experience? If so, this may be your dream job! As a Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:
  • Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
  • Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.
  • Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.
  • Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.
  • Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.
  • Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.
  • Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.
  • Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm’s intranet research collections.
  • Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.

Additional Knowledge and Experience

  • You should have a working knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, as well as other major subject specific resources and specialty products, such as Capital IQ,   PitchBook, CB Insights and other business resources.
  • You will possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of personnel within a law firm.
  • In this role, you will demonstrate a high level of initiative and independent thinking; plus the ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.
  • Ability to work Noon – 9 PM ET shift if located in Wheeling, WV or 9:30 – 6:30 PM PT if located in Sacramento office.
  • And finally, we are looking for someone who will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude and has a consistent track record of working in a collaborative environment.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select  Apply For This Job at the following link: https://www.orrick.com/Careers/Paralegals%20and%20Staff/Job%20Listings/2018/05/199527

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


04/30/2018 Reference Librarian, Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno, CA

Reference Librarian (Full-time)

Position DefinitionUnder the supervision of the Library Director, the law library’s Reference Librarian performs numerous duties to facilitate the law library’s mission and overall function, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM.

Duties of Position:

The duties of the Reference Librarian include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess patron information needs and assist them in utilizing relevant resources;
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons in person, via telephone, chat service, or email;
  • Locate and provide forms and templates to assist patrons with their legal issues;
  • Prepare pathfinders and other library finding aids to assist patrons locate and understand the materials they need;
  • Conduct legal research on a wide variety of legal subjects on behalf of members of the bar;
  • Participate in and conduct legal information workshops for members of the public in concert with the courts and local legal aid agencies;
  • Evaluate new materials for the library’s collection;
  • Monitor and supervise all interlibrary loan requests, both from patrons and other libraries;
  • Participate in activities of professional library organizations including attendance at meetings and seminars;
  • Collect data and prepare reports for the Library Director;
  • Monitor and maintain the law library’s presence on various social media resources;
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with the court, self-help agencies, county departments and other libraries;
  • Perform general office duties (Answer phones, make copies, write correspondence, operate a computer and scanner, process mail, etc.);
  • Assist with general library operation and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Applicants must have either: Juris Doctorate (J.D.), a Master’s degree in Library Science, or substantial legal training and experience in a legal field
  • Applicants must have a valid California Driver’s License
  • Applicants must be able to write and speak effectively, analyze situations accurately, and conduct effective courses of action
  • Applicants must have the ability to speak publically

 Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Knowledge of general library procedures and practices
  • Wide familiarity with California and Federal legal systems, including practical knowledge of how the Civil and Criminal courts work
  • Ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking patrons
  • Knowledge of legal materials and resources, their use, and basic legal terminology
  • Knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office

 

Physical abilities required:

  •  Lifting ability:  light objects, under 15 lbs. on a regular basis. Up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis
  • May require: bending, stooping, and reaching
  • Sitting at a desk:  short time, 15 minutes and/or medium, 15-45 min. on a regular basis; on rare occasions, to complete complex projects or tasks, long periods of 45+ min. may be required

Willingness to:

  •  To travel for work; maintain a clean, neat appearance, and attend meetings and training sessions.
  • Communicate with people of varying education, ability, means, and backgrounds in a fair, tactful, courteous manner.

Employment Benefits

 SALARY- Commensurate with experience and comparable to similar positions.

MEDICAL – the Law Library contracts with CalPERS for providing medical benefits. The Law Library partially subsidizes the premium for the employee.

RETIREMENT and SOCIAL SECURITY – The Law Library participates as a public agency in CalPERS retirement plan, 2% at age 62, integrated with Social Security, contributed by both the employee and the Law Library.

VACATION/SICK LEAVE – The Law Library offers a single “annual leave” for the purpose of vacation and sick leave. Employees accrue time each month that totals 18 days annually and increases in steps after 3 years.

HOLIDAYS – 10 Paid holidays per year.

How to Apply:

Please email or mail a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and three professional references to lawlibnotices@co.fresno.ca.us or to Library Assistant II, Fresno County Public Law Library, 1100 Van Ness, Room 600, Fresno, CA 93724 in order to be considered for this position.  All documents must be received by May 28th, 2018.


04/23/2018 Global Law Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles CAGlobal Law Librarian

LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic Global Law Librarian to provide outstanding reference services to LA Law Library patrons. Under the direction of the Director of Patron Services, the Global Law Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing foreign and international reference and research service to internal and external customers including the judiciary, government officials, attorneys, scholars, the business community, and the general public. The librarian has primary responsibility for global collection development and with special projects relating to the foreign and international legal materials.
For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.Starts: 4/16/2018
Ends: Until Filled
Contact: Careers256@lalawlibrary.orgMore information: Global Law Librarian


04/10/2018 Reference Librarian, Alston & Bird LLP, Los Angeles (or San Francisco) CA

Position:                             Reference Librarian
Department:                      Library Services
Supervisor(s):                     Director of Library Services
Classification:                    ExemptGENERAL SUMMARYProfessional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects.  Firm projects include, but are not limited to, business development research, competitive intelligence research, seminar development, pro-bono work, and professional development. This exempt position would be required to work evenings and weekends when circumstances demand, and must also be able to work holidays as assigned.ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Provides and manages research services and consultation for attorneys and staff including legal and non-legal research utilizing multiple print and online resources.
  • Conducts online research using resources including, but not limited to, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah and Intelliconnect, ProQuest, and Dun & Bradstreet.
  • Provides and manages current awareness and alert services for attorneys and staff.
  • Provides and manages direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys.
  • Maintains working knowledge of research resources and trains new attorneys, staff and summer associates on Firm library procedures, services and resources.

Exhibits exemplary understanding of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes to research and monitor developments in areas affecting the Firm’s clients.

  • Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, and receiving regular training from vendors.
  • Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current with the needs and trends of the Firm.
  • Works with other members of the library staff to enhance the development of library resources, services and procedures to best serve the needs of the Firm.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Excellent oral and written communications skills; extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources; creativity; initiative; ability to use online services; ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments; ability to work under pressure; provides superior service to clients, attorneys, and staff; produces quality work product.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Master of Library and Information Science degree required.  Previous experience in a legal or corporate library preferred.

To apply, click here:  https://professionalstaffcareers-alston.icims.com/jobs/1074/reference-librarian/job

 

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


04/02/2018 (EXTENDED) Senior Community Library Manager, Contra Costa County Library Department, Martinez, CA

The Contra Costa County Library Department is recruiting to fill one (1) Senior Community Library Manager vacancy located in East Contra Costa County. This is an excellent career opportunity for innovative library professionals with a strong sense of leadership and a commitment to excellence.Under the direction of the Deputy County Librarian, the Senior Community Library Manager plans, organizes, directs and supervises the activities of an assigned county community library or libraries; and perform other related work as required. This classification is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of a full-service county community library. A Senior Community Library Manager applies individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial and physical resources in a community library and supervises the activities of professional, technical and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities.

For the full job description and to apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/jobs/2001654-0/senior-community-library-manager


03/19/2018 Cataloging Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

TITLE: Cataloging Librarian

COMPANY: LA Law Library

FULL/PART TIME: Full Time

SCHEDULE: 8AM – 4:45PM, Monday-Friday

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY

LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a gateway to legal

information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

POSITION INFORMATION

The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials across the library. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining a current catalog of the Library’s world class collection in order to describe the Library’s holdings and provide accurate access for users. Working collaboratively, this full time librarian position will perform original and copy cataloging, oversee maintenance of records for electronic/print materials, and ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains current and accurate catalog of the Library’s collection

  • Catalogs library materials, original and copy, including description, classification, subject analysis and authority work demonstrating thorough understanding of Cataloging policies and procedures in order to exercise independent judgments in  decisions.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources – ensuring compliance with national and local standards, such as, MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, OCLC, and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Coordinates cataloging processes, procedures and statistics, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and quality assurance workflows for all collections.
  • Searches bibliographic databases and utilizes the record creation and maintenance features.
  • Creates and modifies local holdings and item records interpreting various national and local policies and procedures.
  • Performs continuous review of the catalog and its authority databases to implement changes and maintenance of data.
  • Performs retrospective conversion of designated materials.
  • Prepares related statistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Assists the Director of Collection Management Services in coordinating work activities of other Cataloging staff

  • Proof reads work performed by Cataloging Department staff.
  • Initiates and coordinates maintenance of cataloging data.
  • Revises the work of other Cataloging Staff.
  • Assists with preparation, review and revision of departmental procedures and forms.
  • Assists with training of new hires, library externs and other volunteers

Participates in professional activities (approx. 5% of time)

  • Continues professional reading and writing activities in the law library or cataloging arena.
  • Stays up to date on library trends, national standards and Voyager enhancements.
  • Represents the Library at various meetings and conferences.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, and LC classification.
  • Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit, Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical, detailed work.
  • Significant experience working with bibliographic data bases, utilizing the record creation and maintenance features.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics.
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system such as Ex Libris Voyager.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with diverse staff to achieve the Department’s goals.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures related to cataloging.
  • Working knowledge in one or more foreign languages.

 BENEFITS

LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Careers252@lalawlibrary.org.

To view other job openings please visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CAREERS .


03/19/2018 Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

TITLE: Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions

COMPANY: LA Law Library

FULL/PART TIME: Full Time

SCHEDULE: 8AM – 4:45PM, Monday-Friday

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

 ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY

LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a gateway to legal

information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

POSITION INFORMATION

The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to manage all resource acquisitions operations for the Library’s world class collection. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions is responsible for overseeing the acquisitions, receipt, invoicing, and claiming of materials across the library, and maintains responsibility for fiscal integrity of acquisition and payment processes. This position has overall responsibility for the oversight and disbursement of the Library’s $2.5 million acquisitions budget, working closely with the Senior Librarian of Collection & Branches on budget forecasting, administration and analysis, and assists with collection development decisions. The Managing Librarian will oversee a work unit of 3 staff. The Managing Librarian initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents and content providers, and evaluates their performance. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises Acquisitions and Serials staff who order and record materials that are received on the basis of firm orders, subscriptions, standing orders, and depository programs in all formats, including electronic resources and global materials in numerous languages.

  • Oversees workflow in the Acquisitions and Serials group and makes appropriate task assignments with regard to acquiring and receiving in the local Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Monitors quality of activities and provides training as needed and determines appropriate corrective measures
  • Analyzes and evaluates workload to ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Develops written instructions and keeps them current
  • Initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents, and content providers, and evaluates their performance. Monitors vendor statements and resolves complex vendor problems
  • Participates in hiring, evaluation, counseling, and disciplining of direct reports

Maintains integrity of financial tracking, decision-making and approval regarding acquisitions of library materials

  • Proposes, supports, and monitors the budget for library materials
  • Oversees approval of payment process pursuant to policy and budget
  • Provides budget analysis & reports, and ensures budget projections are achieved

Manages Claim procedures

  • Coordinates and distributes claim notices produced by the local ILS
  • Handles complex claims
  • Monitors staff to ensure claiming process is completed and material is received in a timely manner.

Coordinates major cancellation projects

  • Identifies required steps for each project; plans, organizes and executes process and assigns tasks
  • Trains staff on how to create and/or update the local ILS records when appropriate
  • Assures that all purchase order and check-in component information is updated when changes occur
  • Assures that correct MARC holding records are updated with bound volume information, new components, or other related information

Coordinates the Federal Depository program

  • Oversees receipt, claiming and weeding of government documents
  • Completes survey forms, updates depository selections in coordination with Director, Collection Management Services and Reference staff

Participates in achieving divisional and departmental goals

  • Collects and maintains statistics for library collection.
  • Coordinates activities with other Collection Management Supervisors
  • Assists in problem solving by analyzing and evaluating information found in library catalogs, web

sites and other tools

  • Provides input for departmental and divisional policies and procedures
  • Provides reports, statistics and data analysis with recommendations as required
  • Participates in contract negotiations as one of the members of the team
  • Provides collection development recommendations
  • Coordinates used book sales and their pricing
  • Participates in library’s materials preservation policies and procedures
  • Participates in staff meetings, group activities or committee assignments
  • Reports and acts on violations of the Law Library’s policies including its non-harassment policies
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree in librarianship from a school or accredited institution by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • 4+ years experience as a professional Law Librarian, demonstrated supervisory experience, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of acquisitions and serials processes and procedures in all formats, including electronic resources.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and manage complex spreadsheets as they relate to the position.
  • Specific knowledge of an integrated library system and experience with managing G/L , budget, and forecasting.
  • Previous supervisory or lead experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of professional library work.
  • Knowledge of legal materials, publishers, and vendors and overall operation of the Library.
  • Participation in library related local and national professional organizations.

BENEFITS

LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Careers254@lalawlibrary.org .

To view other job openings please visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CAREERS .


03/08/2018 Senior Legal Research Specialist, (Agency Listing) San Diego or LA, California

Senior Legal Research Specialist

Taylor & Associates is recruiting for a Senior Legal Research Specialist.  This position will be located in the San Diego or Los Angeles office of a major law firm. The Senior Legal Research Specialist is part of the firm-wide Research Services team and works independently to respond to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and Firm administration. The Senior Legal Research Specialist is responsible for all aspects of analyzing the research request, identifying the best sources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of research projects.  The Senior Legal Research Specialist is responsible for providing reference services and training in the use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm, and for providing support to the Resource Management & Access team through cataloging and password management.

Candidates must have a Masters of Library Science or a JD and at least 5 years of research experience.  Extensive knowledge of library research tools using diverse and changing applications is also required. Candidates must be customer service oriented and must be able to work in a fast paced environment with a demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands. The firm offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Please send resumes to Catherine Ghent, Taylor & Associates

taylorlb@taylorlib.com


03/02/2018 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Flexible Location

Research Analyst (LA, NY, DC, or CHI)

To apply visit: https://careers-sidley.icims.com/jobs/4427/research-analyst/job

Summary

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


03/01/2018 Research Services Operations Manager, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location

Job Posting Title: Research Services Operations ManagerLocation: Office Location Flexible

Description

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Services Operations Manager within our Research Services Department in our San Francisco, Palo Alto, Denver, New York, or D.C. office.

The Opportunity 

The Research Services Operations Manager manages key Research Services operations functions, including access to and delivery of print and online research resources for all offices. The Manager is responsible for overseeing development of Research Services SharePoint portal, oversees administration of all aspects of library automation software (EOS) and resources monitoring software (Research Monitor),  and provides firmwide guidance and coordination on collection development and management. The Research Services Operations Manager streamlines processes to create efficiencies in both research and operations functions, supervises Research Services Coordinators, and works closely with Research Services leadership and colleagues on the Research Services team on projects and strategy. The Manager also performs research on Firm matters and for business development purposes when necessary.

Content Development and Reporting

  • Manage processes for evaluation, testing, and implementation, as well as access and delivery of research resources including product trials, passwords and licenses, monitoring usage, and overseeing IT issues such as IP authentication.
  • In concert with Research Services Manager, oversee maintenance and enhancement of attorney-facing SharePoint portal, including integration of external sources (e.g., Lexis or news aggregator content) and development of practice-specific research pathfinders.
  • Administer EOS, Research Monitor, and other library automation tools, including ensuring functionality, managing vendor relationships, customizing usage reports and tailoring products to meet business needs.
  • Working with Research Services Manager, develop attorney training and outreach programs that enhance the Firm’s practice and promote utilization of Research resources.
  • Working with Research Services leadership, develop and maintain reporting regimen for all facets of the Research function using EOS, Research Monitor, Service-Now, and other data collection tools as needed.

Oversight of Physical Collection Management and Coordination

  • Provide oversight and guidance regarding physical library collections in all offices. Ensure consistency and efficiency in managing physical collections while actively promoting electronic access in order to reduce print whenever appropriate.

Professional Expertise

  • Use project management skills to lead projects which promote the use of technology to more efficiently manage and deliver research services.
  • Interface with IT, KM, and other departments to implement and maintain electronic resources and library workflow automation tools such as Service-Now.
  • Create and distribute content via SharePoint portal and other methods to promote research services to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Design and implement tools and strategies that educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide assistance in print and digital collection development and maintenance and physical library space utilization.
  • Participate on projects that increase the value of library services to the Firm.
  • As part of a firmwide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.

Team Management

  • Ensure that staff is knowledgeable and trained on professional and technical matters. Provide supportive coaching; set achievable, challenging team goals; develop skills of team members to ensure achievement of client service priorities. Ensure team is structured effectively to meet client service objectives.
  • Promote consistency and fairness; maintain open door policy and facilitate open dialog. Ensure Firm policies and practices are followed within team. Prepare timely, substantive, and strategically aligned performance evaluations. Identify and timely address employee relations and performance concerns within team; collaborate with Human Resources and management to support effective and appropriate resolution. Participate in recruiting for department, including drafting position descriptions.

Ideal Candidate      

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science plus a minimum of three years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Project management skills and experience working in library operations or technical services roles.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

To Apply: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MOFO&cws=1&rid=6606


02/27/2018 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location

 Job Posting Title: Research Analyst

Location: Office Location Flexible

Description
Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia)

The Opportunity

The Research Analyst works as part of a global team to provide substantive research expertise for client work and business development efforts. The Research Analyst participates on project teams and ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.

1.      As part of a firmwide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.

2.      Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.

3.      Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

4.      Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.

5.      Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.

6.      Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.

7.      Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.

8.      Participates in projects that increase the value of library services to the Firm.

9.      Develops project management skills and may lead projects.

10.  Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm’s library billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.

Ideal Candidate

1.      Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

2.      Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

To apply: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MOFO&cws=1&rid=6597


 

02/22/2018 Part-time Library Assistant, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA

Library Assistant

Taylor & Associates needs a part-time library assistant to work 3-4 days per week in our client law firm libraries in San Francisco. Enrollment in an MLIS program or library technology program preferred; prior library or bookstore experience is also helpful.

Responsibilities may vary from library to library but will include some or all of the following: logging in library mail, processing invoices, shelving books and other materials, filing loose-leaf updates, ordering missing materials, tracking subscriptions and resolving subscription issues, communicating with clients and vendors, and keeping the libraries in good order.

We are looking for someone who can recognize and resolve problems and maintain good communication with the client. S/he must also be able to maintain focus while doing repetitive tasks, sit for extended periods, lift 25 lbs., and demonstrate great attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently without close supervision. Basic knowledge of Excel and acquaintance with databases is required, as is as good office etiquette.

All work must be done during regular business hours (Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 5:30). Hours may vary slightly from week to week, depending on workload, but this will remain a part-time position.

Please send resume and cover letter to Catherine Ghent at taylorlb@taylorlib.com.  You may also call Catherine at 510-559-1540.


02/02/2018 Part-Time Library Assistant I, San Mateo County Law Library, Redwood City, CA

Part-Time Library Assistant I position

San Mateo County Law Library, Redwood City, CA
The San Mateo County Law Library is currently recruiting for a part-time Library Assistant I to assist the Law Library with the duties set forth below.  This is a 3.5 hours per day (17.5 hours per week) non-benefited position available immediately.Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The major duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • File loose-leaf pages, advance sheets, periodicals, and supplements in appropriate legal treatises, etc.
  • Shelve library materials.
  • Assist library staff with basic maintenance of the library collection.
  • Collect and process incoming mail and library materials.
  • Shelf-read collection.
  • Provide basic circulation assistance to patrons, including checking in and out materials, reserving the conference room, performing cash transactions, answering the phone, assisting patrons with their photocopy needs, etc.
  • Assisting patrons with basic legal and directional assistance.
  • Reconciling the library’s cash register, replenishing the photocopier coin dispenser, and assisting the Director in making monthly income deposits.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Reference Librarian and Director.
  • Work with the Library’s e-catalog to enter and update catalog records.

Qualifications:

The skill and/or ability to:

  • Understand alphabetical and library numbering/call letter system.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with public both in person and on the telephone.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Familiarity with basic aspects of the United States and California legal system.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,  and Outlook as well as basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail with basic arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
  • Perform repetitious tasks, which require meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strength to push a cart of books.
  • Must be able to shelve on high and low shelves.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Strength to lift boxes up to twenty pounds.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a short cover letter expressing their interest to, Law Library Director, Caroline Bracco at cbracco@smclawlibrary.org. The closing date to apply for this position is March 5, 2018.  Please apply on or before that date to be considered for this position.


02/01/2018 Reference Librarian (1 or 2), Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford, CA
Reference Librarian (1 or 2), Robert Crown Law Library  77714

Description
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Double Posted Position as a Librarian 1 or 2

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Applications received by March 2, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.

Working under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference, research and instructional services. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for assistance from our faculty and student body. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources, including sophisticated, in-depth research for faculty scholarship.

The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching at SLS, where opportunities abound. Reference librarians may also teach advanced research courses. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal classes and clinics. Reference librarians also participate in library-clinics liaison program.

Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; creating and updating legal research guides; maintaining library web pages cooperatively with other librarians; participating in library orientation programming; serving as a journal liaison. RCLL librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.

Qualifications

  • JD required; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies also preferred.
  • Must possess a very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities.
  • Candidate must demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of legal research sources and be skilled at using print and electronic materials.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working as a reference librarian in a law library is preferred.
  • Experience working with journal members is preferred. Teaching experienced is also preferred.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies. Experience working with new and emerging technologies or at least a strong interest in integrating current and new library technologies into instruction is preferred.
  • Strong commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in developing innovative instructional services are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Excellence in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Job: Library

Location: School of Law

Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G
Job Code: 1781

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02/01/2018 Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator, Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford, CA

Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator, Robert Crown Law Library  77715

Description

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

Double Posted Position as a Librarian 2 or 3

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Applications received by March 2, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

 Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.

Working under the supervision of Head of Public Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference, research and instructional services. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for assistance from our faculty and student body. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources, including sophisticated, in-depth research for faculty scholarship.

The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching at SLS, where opportunities abound. Reference librarians may also teach advanced research courses. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal classes and clinics.

In addition to providing in-depth reference and research assistance to SLS faculty, students and staff, the Reference Librarian and Faculty Services Coordinator coordinates complex, short and long-term research projects, serves as liaison to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Expresso and Scholastica, creates and updates legal research guides, manages faculty bibliography, and participates in library-clinics liaison program. This position may have supervisory responsibility within the department.

Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; participating in library orientation programming; and maintaining library web pages cooperatively with other librarians. RCLL librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.

Qualifications

JD and Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies required.

  • Must possess a very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities.
  • Candidate must demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of legal research sources and be skilled at using print and electronic materials. Interest in empirical legal research preferred.
  • Candidate must have at 3-5 years of experience in a relevant library setting with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibility or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Experience managing research service in a fast-paced law library setting is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Strong commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in developing innovative faculty services are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Excellence in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

Work Standards:

  •  Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Job: Library

Location: School of Law

Schedule: Full-time

Grade: H

Job Code: 1782

Apply here: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search