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09/20/2023 Research Assistant/Analyst, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA

Research Assistant/Analyst

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (“LCHB”), a national leader in plaintiffs’ class action and multidistrict litigation, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and experienced Research Assistant/Analyst. The Research Assistant/Analyst will be a part of the firm’s research team, reporting to the Head Librarian. Responsibilities include supporting the legal and business research needs of attorneys and staff and assisting the Head Librarian in the operations of library services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Use Westlaw, VitalLaw and other relevant research platforms to perform complex case, statute, company, individual and business research.
  • Research and review law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, and codes.
  • Train attorneys and firm personnel how to use library resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Implement tracking of case dockets using a variety of resources (e.g., Westlaw, Courtlink) and coordinate court document retrieval as necessary.
  • Assist librarian with organization, assessment and development of print and electronic collections.
  • Maintain and develop departmental intranet guides and training tools.


 To perform this job successfully, the ideal candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree required; MLS/MLIS degree (or current candidate) strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum three years of experience conducting legal research in a professional setting.
  • Knowledge of Westlaw, Courtlink, VitalLaw, Heinonline, Accurint, TLO, PubMed, Google Scholar and PACER.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer programs (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Adobe), with the ability to learn new applications.


Position supports the library and attorneys with research requests. Position additionally requires the ability to sit at a computer terminal for prolonged periods and will occasionally require assistance with locating and transporting of print materials to attorney offices.   


Schedule is 9:30-5:30 or 10-6, Monday through Friday, with 3 days per week of mandatory on site attendance. Occasional overtime may be required. 


Proof of COVID-19 vaccination administered by a third party will be required as a condition of employment in accordance with applicable law.  Such documentation should omit any medical information.  Any record of vaccination will be maintained as confidential.

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP offers an exciting opportunity for the career-minded individual and a competitive salary/benefits package. Salary range of $78,000 – $90,000.

Resumes to: Human Resources Director, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 275 Battery St., 29th Fl., SF, CA 94111, or by email to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to an environment of diversity and inclusion.

09/18/2023 Research Law Librarian, Mabie Law Library, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA

The Mabie Law Library seeks a Research Law Librarian. We welcome applications from both experienced librarians and those newer to law librarianship.


  • Provide in-person and virtual reference services for law students, law faculty and other library users;
  • Serve as a liaison to individual law faculty and provide complex research assistance in support of their scholarship and teaching;
  • Provide one-on-one or classroom-based legal research instruction, and provide topical presentations to student groups, faculty, and other users as needed;
  • Contribute suggestions for developing the library’s print and electronic collections;
  • Create online research and instructional guides and online tutorials, and contribute other content to the library website;
  • Assist with the recommendation, development and adoption of technologies and systems relevant to reference services;
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of reference practices and policies;
  • Participate in library marketing, communications, and outreach efforts;
  • Provide library tours and orientations for law students and other library users;
  • Fully participate as a member of the overall Law Library team in delivering library services, productively collaborating on shared projects, and meeting department goals;
  • Participate in opportunities to contribute to the School of Law community, such as by joining committees and volunteering for events;
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • A Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school
  • A Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science school, current enrollment towards such a degree, or an interest in earning such a degree
  • Excellent research skills and knowledge of legal research systems and resources
  • Experience providing research services, performing legal research, or providing related support in a library or other professional setting. Relevant experience gained as a student, such as in internships, graduate programs, or research assistantships, will be considered
  • Experience or interest in teaching
  • Comfort with learning and applying new technologies;
  • Strong customer service orientation, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to independently and effectively manage and prioritize projects and time
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues and a diverse range of library users
  • Flexibility, creativity, and ability to adapt to change.

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09/15/2023 Library Assistant, Ninth Circuit Library System, Phoenix, AZ

Library Assistant   $47,619 – $77,420 (CL 25)*

Location: Phoenix, AZ 

Position Overview

The Ninth Circuit Library system serves all the federal courts within the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit, including more than 400 judges in the Circuit, district, and bankruptcy courts. The Library system includes a headquarters library in San Francisco and over 20 staffed branch locations, with at least one in each district that we support.

The Library Assistant is based in the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona and assists the Phoenix Branch Librarian with library operations, including both public and technical library services. Under the direction of the Branch Librarian, the Library Assistant will manage maintenance of the library’s print collection and will also serve as a point of contact for the judges and court staff in Phoenix as well as for other visitors to the Phoenix branch library. In addition, the successful candidate may also regularly travel to Tucson and occasionally travel to other library locations within the Ninth Circuit to assist with collection maintenance and to provide public services support.

Representative Duties

  • Provide resource assistance to library visitors.
  • Library  stack maintenance,  including shelving,  shifting,  and  discarding books  and  shelf-reading.
  • Process new books and library materials (checking in, filing, etc. ).
  • Assist with Library database password management (Westlaw, Lexis, etc. ).
  • Assist with basic research and other services to court staff.
  • Facilitate interlibrary loans, including conducting online searches to arrange for interlibrary loans.
  • Communicate professionally and with decorum to court staff and non-court staff visitors.
  • Possible work developing and contributing to regular newsletters.
  • Possible regular travel to Tucson and occasional travel to other Ninth Circuit Library locations.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of specialized experience in library, legal, or government fields.
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress Call Number system.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated, proactive, problem-solving approach and critical thinking skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong customer service ethic; ability to understand and apply established rules and procedures; flexibility, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to devise creative solutions to problems.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Law library experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience with an Integrated Library System, SIRSI preferred.

Total Rewards

  • *Salary: depending on qualifications and experience; with promotion potential to CL-26.
  • Time off: 13 days of paid vacation for the first three years, increasing with tenure thereafter, 13 sick days accrued per year, 11 paid holidays.
  • Benefits:
    • Federal pension plan and optional employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K).
    • Choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans. Optional dental, vision, and long-term care coverage.
    • Flexible spending account to pay out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses with tax-free dollars.
  • Other Perks: Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, public transit subsidy, alternate work schedules, and reasonable work hours.

How to Apply and Required Documents

Please submit a single PDF file through the Court’s Career Portal that includes:

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume, and
  3. at least three references

Only complete applications will be considered.

Next Steps

  • Priority given to applications received by October 2, 2023
  • Position open until filled

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Successful applicants are provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Direct deposit of pay required.

The court requires all its employees to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 absent an exemption from the requirement based on a documented medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, for any reason including, but not limited to, budgetary issues. Said modifications may occur without prior written or other notice.

Equal Focused Employer

We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. The 9th Circuit encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks a diverse pool of applicants in terms of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, disability, religion, and socio-economic circumstance.

09/14/2023 Electronic Resources and Metadata Law Librarian, UC Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA

For more information and to apply:


Salary range: Title: Electronic Resources and Metadata Law Librarian
Title Code: Assistant Librarian, Potential Career Status
A reasonable estimate for this position is $61,920-$65,309. See Librarian Series Scale for salary range for this position.


Open date: September 7, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Oct 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a motivated, flexible, forward-thinking individual committed to process improvement to serve as Electronic Resources and Metadata Law Librarian. Under the general supervision of Head of Collection Services, the Electronic Resources and Metadata Law Librarian oversees Law Library cataloging and management of electronic resources and ensures access to electronic resources in the UC Irvine discovery system.
Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UC Irvine Libraries are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Responsibilities include:

Electronic Resources

  • Manages retrieval and transfer for vendor-supplied metadata in all formats, using a variety of proprietary processing options, in coordination with acquisitions personnel
    • Manages activation and linking issues for electronic inventory, including problem solving based on user error reports
    • Supports the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources, including renewal of serials and databases, maintaining of acquisitions data and records, and harvesting and analyzing electronic resource usage
    Data and Systems
    • Manages and improves workflows in the UC Library Services Platform related to locally managed and centrally managed electronic resources
    • Works in a team environment across departments and divisions to facilitate identification, access, maintenance, and archival issues related to electronic resources

Policies, procedures, and collections coordination

  • Troubleshoots and helps resolve electronic resource access problems
    • Formulates, documents, and updates law-library policy and procedures related to electronic resources
    • Participates in collection development in a team environment
    • Keeps abreast of UC, state, national and international trends and developments in electronic resource management

Other responsibilities

  • Participates actively and collaboratively on library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate
    • Participates in supporting public-facing library services by working shifts at the front desk or reference desk, and completing other duties and projects as assigned
    • Actively seeks opportunities to participate in professional organizations outside the library, provide university and public service, and engage in research and creative activity to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion
    • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications include:


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience
    • Demonstrated work experience with office applications for documentation and reporting (Excel, Word, etc.)
    • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
    • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience using Alma in a multi-campus university system.

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month of sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 45% of salary.
Librarians at UCI (UC Irvine) are academic appointees. Non-managerial librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

As academic appointees, UCI Librarians receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.


Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Irvine, CA

08/24/2023 Business Intelligence Research Manager, Arnold & Porter, Virtual

Business Intelligence Research Manager

 The Marketing Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Business Intelligence Research Manager. This position will work 100% virtual/remote in a firm-approved U.S. state as part of the “Gideon” office. The Business Intelligence Research Manager provides firm lawyers and other business professionals with company, competitor, and market information and analysis that will aid in the development of new business and achievement of strategic goals and tactical objectives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing external and internal databases and research tools to extract and distill information into intelligence that informs client development and other strategic initiatives.
  • Producing in-depth research and analysis on companies, industries, markets, and competitors. 
  • Synthesizing and delivering objective and meaningful insights in concise and compelling ways.
  • Monitoring the news for key developments and opportunities, and proactively distributing findings to relevant practice, industry, and client relationship teams. 
  • Engaging proactively with assigned areas to stay informed on evolving issues and market conditions.
  • Participating in the strategic development of practice, industry, and client development plans. 
  • Conducting occasional lateral research aligned with practice, industry, and client development objectives. 
  • Closely collaborating with colleagues across the Marketing and other firmwide departments, including Research Services, Finance, and Information Technology, to promote knowledge and information sharing.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced Degree a plus.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in the legal industry. Previous roles must have provided a variety of research and analytical perspectives and frameworks.  
  • Strong working knowledge of the regulatory area as well as an understanding of transactional and litigation practice areas; additional background in TMT, consumer products & retail, aerospace, and/or energy industries a plus.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics, and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability in searching and extracting information published by information aggregators, including Bloomberg (including Bloomberg Government), Thomson Reuters (including Monitor Suite), Capital IQ, and LexisNexis; experience with OpenSecrets, LDA filings, and the federal System for Award Management (SAM) a plus.
  • Proficiency (or the ability to become proficient quickly) in use of the firm’s internal CRM, matter management, and financial reporting databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to analytically review information and evaluate its reliability, completeness, relevance, and relative importance to the assignment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with attorneys and key personnel to manage and exceed expectations and to exhibit a high degree of responsiveness, diplomacy, and professionalism.
  • Ability to synthesize and scale communications into various lengths for consumption by busy decision-makers. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects, and meet strict deadlines.

The anticipated base salary for this position is $113,600 to $170,400. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.


Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy and childbirth (including breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. Our Firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. For purposes of the firm’s Anti-discrimination, Anti-harassment and Affirmative Action Policies, the term “race” includes, without limitation, traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster. Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster.

08/23/2023 Research Analyst, Goodwin Procter, Hybrid- San Francisco or Silicon Valley CA, Various

Goodwin seeks an experienced and service oriented Research Analyst to join our highly collaborative and skillful Research team within our global Innovation department. Day to day responsibilities will include providing expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments, participating in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitoring the legal industry and contributing ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

Goodwin’s commitment to innovation will enable the Research team to be an integral part of the implementation of new advances in technology in the research space. As a Research Analyst at Goodwin, you will play a critical role in the adoption and education of the use GenAI in legal and business research. The ideal candidate will be a professional who feels comfortable working in a corporate environment and has strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders across the organization.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
  • Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
  • Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables.
  • Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
  • Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
  • Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
  • Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
  • Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
  • Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
  • Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
  • Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of generative AI and its impact on research instruction.

Who You Are:  

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
  • 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
  • Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize, InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
  • Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.

Apply Here


Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Target Salary Range: Boston $85,100 – $127,600 | Los Angeles $85,100 – $127,600 | New York $90,100 – $135,100 | Philadelphia – | San Francisco $95,300 – $142,900 | Santa Monica $85,100 – $127,600 | Silicon Valley $95,300 – $142,900 | Washington DC $85,100 – $127,600

  For more information or to apply:


07/17/2023 Librarian, Department of Justice, San Diego, CA

Job Posting: Librarian
Department of Justice


$5,260.00 – $6,586.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/14/2023

Application Methods:

Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail


Job Description and Duties
If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who sucessfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the Department of Justice Law Library Services.

The Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff in the San Diego office and oversees all aspects of acquisitions, serials control, and library maintenance for the San Diego library, including updating, review and maintenance of InMagic databases, check-in and processing, looseleaf filing, stack maintenance, and evaluation of library holdings and obsolete materials. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates and/or provides LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training.

Click on the following link to complete the optional California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions
This position offers a hybrid schedule, i.e. combined remote and in-office work schedules. If you are interested in maintaining a work/life balance, savings on transportation expenses and want work flexibility, this position may be for you!

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

 Additional Documents

Position Details

 Job Code #: JC-381352

Position #(s): 420-047-2951-901

Working Title: Librarian

Classification: LIBRARIAN

$5,260.00 – $6,586.00 A

 # of Positions: 1

Work Location: San Diego County

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Work Shift: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Work Week: Monday – Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Legal Support Operations-Law Library, San Diego.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-381352) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/14/2023

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Danielle Hendricks
1300 I Street, Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Danielle Hendricks
1300 I Street, Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Graduation from college or university and completing of a graduate degree from an accredited library school is highly desired. Experience in a law library, special library, or familiarity with legal materials. Good computer skills and knowledge of library and non library computer programs, including word processing, database management, online bibliographic systems, and online legal research (Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet). Ability to work cooperatively and tactfully with staff; demonstrate initiative and willingness to assume increased responsibility; ability to write and communicate effectively; use of tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues; ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously; ability to prioritize work; excellent organizational skills. Ability to demonstrate good attendance and punctuality.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information
The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Danielle Hendricks
(916) 838-4905

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Job Related Information

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

06/22/2023 Reference Librarian- Pool Part-Time & On-Call/Substitute Ongoing Recruitment,  Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

Position Description: Alameda County Law Library seeks candidates for our Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarian (PTOC) pool. Applicants are needed for Reference Desk shifts at the Alameda County Law Library in Oakland and for bi-monthly “Law Librarian Office Hour” shifts at the Dublin Public Library and Fremont Public Library, which house our satellite legal collections:   

We offer flexible work schedules, a collegial atmosphere, training and skill development, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community!

Perfect for those wanting to work part-time or in a substitute/on-call capacity, including (but not limited to), law librarians seeking greater work-life balance, retired law librarians, and MLIS students/recent graduates with a legal background.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance, instruction, and document delivery to Law Library patrons from the Reference Desk- in person, by phone, and via email.
  • Assist in-person and remotely located patrons in the use of the Library’s subscription legal databases.
  • Make targeted referrals to local legal aid organizations, Court Self-Help, and Lawyer Referral Services.
  • Explain and enforce Library Policies and Rules of Conduct.
  • Perform circulation functions, such as checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, and re-shelving books.
  • Check in conference room users and make reservations as needed.
  • Assist patrons with copiers, printers, and computer issues.
  • Sell supplies and perform monetary transactions at the Reference Desk.
  • Maintain a professional and positive customer service attitude when providing reference service and interacting with patrons, co-workers, vendors and other County employees.
  • Create LibGuides and handouts to help patrons identify and access relevant resources.
  • May assist Technical Services Librarian with acquisitions, cataloging, materials processing, collection maintenance, claims, repairs, and/or voucher entry.
  • May assist with a variety of clerical and administrative functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Environmental Conditions: Public library and office environment.


MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program. JD or Paralegal Certificate is desirable. We will also consider MLIS students and others with a legal background.


Experience working in a law library and/or legal setting. Public services experience preferred.  

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of legal resources (print and electronic), legal terminology, and legal research.
  • Interest in public service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Customer service experience or experience interacting with the public.
  • Ability to maintain reliable and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse community of users.
  • Ability to work independently and make productive use of work time.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system.
  • Ability to lift and move books, materials, and other equipment as necessary, in accordance with all safety procedures.

Application: Send cover letter, resume and completed application form to

Employment application is available on our website:

 About Us

Alameda County Law Library is a public law library. Our mission is to connect the public and attorneys with authoritative legal information sources. Visitors use law library resources to research the law, prepare for court, and draft legal documents. By providing equal access to the tools needed to successfully participate in the legal system, Alameda County Law Library helps facilitate access to justice for all members of the community. Please note that law librarians cannot give legal advice: