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07/22/2021 Practitioner Support and Business Lead Analyst, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Various Locations

Practitioner Support and Business Lead Analyst
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Costa Mesa | US-DC-Washington | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Los Angeles

If you are interested, please apply using this link: https://professionalcareers-sheppardmullin.icims.com/jobs/2355/practitioner-support-and-business-lead-analyst/job.

Practice Group/Department
Department: Knowledge Management Support

Overview

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, an Am Law 100 international law firm, is seeking a Practitioner Support and Business Lead Analyst.
The position can be based in our Downtown Los Angeles, Orange County, Washington DC, Chicago, or San Francisco office. There is only one opening.

Successful candidate will possess a devotion to customer service, creative thinking, innovation, and team work. This position will require someone with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects with varying levels of difficulty.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter in their online application.

Responsibilities

  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst performing tasks.
  • Obtains court complaints.
  • Provides resource access to practitioners throughout the Firm.
  • Monitors and reports usage of resources to the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Maintains the Research & Knowledge Center’s event programming calendar.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst in obtaining court complaints via third-party providers such as Bloomberg, CourthouseNews, and CourtLink.
  • Assists the Senior Client Development Analyst in additional projects and routine tasks such as tracking the efficacy of complaint procurement.
  • Assists the Senior Library Assistant with onboarding and decommissioning of attorneys and support personnel by providing credentials to Casetext, Lexis, Westlaw, etc.
  • Assists the Department Director and Digital Resources & Research Specialist in routinely evaluating the value of subscribed resources and related activities utilizing tools such as OneLog and Survey Monkey.
  • Maintains the Research & Knowledge Center’s event programming calendar by working with both our external research partners and internal training teams.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively is paramount. Good communications and writing skills are required. Ability to positively and directly interface with a large number of attorneys, secretaries, and outside vendors is required. Must be able to work overtime when needed.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a law firm is preferred.

Education
Required: Some College
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree

Computer/Software Knowledge
Required: Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint.
Preferred: Some familiarity with research databases (such as Lexis, Westlaw, Cheetah, Bloomberg, etc.) is desired.

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Sheppard Mullin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, all other characteristics prohibited by law.


7/22/2021 Research Librarian, Covington & Burling, LLP, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Palo Alto, CA

Covington & Burling, LLP
Research Librarian
Library Department 

Duties &

Responsibilities

  • Executes often complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources.
  • Supports attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and staff in all offices with current awareness monitoring and research queries and strategy.
  • Implements tracking of case dockets using a variety of resources (e.g., Westlaw, CourtLink, etc.) and coordinates document retrieval as necessary. 
  • Participates in regular monitoring of targeted news and legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Handles interlibrary loan and document delivery requests as necessary.
  • Develops and updates the library’s Intranet resources for all firm offices including development of guides to the library’s collection and subject bibliographies on topics of current interest.
  • Provides training assistance in using electronic resources to lawyers, law clerks, and paralegals, and staff.
  • Assists with projects to increase the accessibility, utilization, and discovery of research resources.
  • Uses workflow software to track and process research requests.
  • Stays current on technological developments relating to online research and applications and best practices relevant to providing highly responsive research services.
  • Performs other special projects or duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated proficiency in legal and non-legal online resources including but not limited to: Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, PACER, and other general and topical sources particularly for securities, corporate, intellectual property, legislative, and public records information. 
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well under pressure. 
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform tasks or multiple activities simultaneously. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other modern law firm productivity software tools.
  • MLS from an accredited graduate program and/or JD from an accredited law school strongly preferred.  Minimum 3 years work experience as research librarian in an AMLAW 100 or 200 law firm.

Status: Exempt
Reports To: Research Manager, Library

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:  staffrecruitingca@cov.com and mwinawer@cov.com

 


07/15/2021 Resource Access Librarian, Sacramento County Public Law Library, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento County Public Law Library, one of California’s most highly regarded and heavily used public law libraries, is seeking an innovative and creative full-time Resource Access Librarian to handle a variety of Cataloging and Technical Services work.  Located equidistant from the CA coast and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sacramento is a congenial mid-sized city. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to be a resourceful self-starter who can work independently. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of multiple formats in accordance with AACR2 and RDA
  • Assign LC classification numbers and relevant LC subject headings
  • Create, maintain, update and delete bibliographic records and holdings in the Library’s information system, Koha, and in OCLC Worldcat
  • Import batches of electronic records from online service providers, such as HeinOnline, into the Library’s Koha catalog
  • Perform authority control work in conjunction with authority vendor to verify authority headings
  • Maintain quality, efficiency, consistency and structural integrity of the bibliographic database
  • Configure the Library’s instance of Worldcat Discovery, review changes and make updates as needed
  • Collaborate with Acquisitions Law Librarian to integrate acquisitions processes with cataloging workflows
  • Collect data and compile reports and statistics as needed
  • Run link checking routines on the bibliographic database and update records accordingly
  • Regular schedule at the Library’s reference desk and on Asknow virtual reference service
  • Assist in developing and updating legal research guides, pamphlets and other website content
  • Collaborate with Technical Services Team on serials control and other technical services workflows and procedures
  • Collaborate with IT Team on Koha functionality and needed changes

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Computer competency in Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite applications required, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient oral and written communication abilities
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with cataloging in OCLC and an ILS, such as Koha, or similar
  • Experience with and/or training on technical services functions
  • Experience and/or knowledge and understanding of metadata principles a plus
  • Some proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw and/or other legal databases a plus
  • Some experience with legal materials or working in a law library desirable

Skills & Competency

  • High attention to detail, outstanding organizational abilities, including excellent time management ability
  • Strong problem-solving skills, use of good judgement, and excellent follow-up skills
  • Ability to train and oversee work of library assistants

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Salary range from the $70s to high $80s.
  • Excellent benefits package including full coverage for medical and dental insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave plus 13 public holidays per year
  • Disability and life insurance
  • CalPERS Pension plan
  • The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply:  please submit a resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee at jobs@saclaw.org

Link to Job Listing:   saclaw.org/resource-access-librarian-job-opening


07/13/2021 Virtual Legal Researcher, Agency Listing, Virtual, West Coast Region

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Legal Researcher for a prestigious law firm client with a focus on coverage for Pacific hours (strongly prefer candidates located in the West Coast region). Legal Researchers will be responsible for legal, business intelligence, and legislative research to attorneys and staff utilizing a variety of research tools. This will be a full-time benefited position that could be a virtual or hybrid role (virtual and on-site work).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting legal reference services and in-depth research in wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media.
  • Performs legal reference and research using traditional and electronic resources.
  • Records and reports research projects and time using firm software in a manner that meets deadlines
  • Monitors reference request submitted to research designated request email list, allocating request when necessary to ensure timely research service.
  • Collaborates with fellow team members on projects and proposals for procedures associated with legal research, reference services and product usage.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS Degree from an accredited school is required.
  • At least 2-3 years of research experience in a legal or corporate environment, including research of complex legal matters, use of technology to provide solutions, interaction with all levels within a law firm environment, and training.
  • Experience utilizing research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Capital IQ, Factiva, etc.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3kcUwTc


07/13/2021 Virtual Researcher, Agency Listing, Virtual, Mountain/West Coast Regions

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Researcher to be part of an experienced and talented business intelligence research team for a global investment banking and asset management firm. This position will be responsible for Pacific Standard hours (with a preference for candidates located in Mountain/West Coast regions). This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing corporate/financial and other types of research to staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts information research in a variety of domestic and international sectors using research databases and other resources
  • Completes both short term and in-depth research projects and analysis under deadline
  • Manages multiple projects on a daily basis
  • Contributes to knowledge initiatives
  • Works on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or a Bachelor’s degree with comparable research experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience performing research
  • Understanding of and experience with database services such as LexisNexis, Factiva, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Eikon, Profound, Privco, BVD and others preferred
  • Strong investigative research and analytical skills preferred
  • Expertise conducting in-depth industry, company, biographical, financial, market, and regulatory research desired
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2UM7v3v


07/13/2021 Research Librarian Fellow, The University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA

Research Librarian Fellow
Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco School of Law invites applications for the position of Research Librarian Fellow for a one-year term. The University of San Francisco is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Jesuit, Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. Its mission is to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world.

Founded in 1912, USF Law is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. It offers both a JD degree and the following dual degree programs: JD/Master of Business Administration, JD/Master of Public Affairs, and JD/ Master of Arts in Urban Affairs. USF Law also offers LL.M degrees in Taxation, International Transactions and Comparative Law, and Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Embracing the University’s mission, USF Law is dedicated to pursuing excellence and educating for justice, evidenced by the quality of students who attend the law school, the faculty’s commitment to teaching and to scholarship, and an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming learning community.

The Dorraine Zief Law Library supports the research needs of the students, faculty, and alumni of the Law School and of the University, as well as members of the State Bar of California. It is part of a modern, technologically advanced 60,000 square foot building featuring a comfortable, flexible, fully accessible research and study environment with 428 seats and technology-equipped group study rooms. The Library currently contains over 200,000 titles, including the equivalent of 164,000 volumes in microform.

Under the supervision of the Law Library Director, the successful candidate will provide virtual and in-person reference assistance and research support for law library patrons, and participate in the law library’s faculty liaison program. They may also participate in the law library’s extensive teaching programs, including guest lectures and presentations, and law librarian-taught courses.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the virtual and in-person research service rotation.
  • Provides guest lectures and presentations on legal research.
  • May teach semester-long legal research courses. 
  • Serves as library liaison for assigned full-time and visiting faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Law Library Director.  

Minimum Requirements:                                                                                                          

  • A JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • An MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Significant progress toward this degree may be accepted.
  • Commitment to dynamic, experiential teaching and excellent patron support.
  • Legal research proficiency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship.
  • A strong commitment to serving a diverse and vibrant community, and to the University’s mission.     

 Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:                                                                         
Teaching experience and legal reference experience preferred.

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Pay Rate:
Salary

To Apply: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Research-Librarian-Fellow_R0004525


07/12/2021 Associate Director for Technical Services, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Associate Director for Technical Services                                                                     
Robert Crown Law Library

Job Purpose
Working under the supervision of the Library Director, the Associate Director for Technical Services provides vision, leadership, and management for the library’s acquisitions, cataloging, continuing resources, and digital projects staff; supports, recommends, and implements new initiatives and technologies for managing and processing print and electronic resources; collaborates with library staff in other law library departments and with Stanford University colleagues and maintains open communication channels; and actively participates on law library and/or University-wide teams. 

Each member of the Robert Crown Law Library works to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment for all members of the community. Diversity enriches the library team through exposure to a broad range of experiences and engagement with the world, helping the library identify challenges and implement solutions to the benefit of our research mission and our entire law school and university community.

Core Duties
The Associate Director for Technical Services oversees and/or directly manages a team currently consisting of three professional librarians and four staff members, which is responsible for acquiring and processing library materials in all formats to support faculty and student research and teaching.  This position also hires, mentors, and retains staff; formulates, develops, implements, and documents necessary policies, procedures, and statistics; and provides expenditure reports in support of planning and monitoring for the library budget.  As a senior member of the law library’s management team, the Associate Director for Technical Services participates in developing library policies and providing consultation for law library operations, as well as facilitating collaboration between law library and Stanford University Libraries with regard to technical services workflows and special projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent degree;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, including acquisitions, payments, cataloging, and serials processing with experience in one or more technical services department functions; 
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of full-time and other staff in a technical services department, preferably for six years or more;
  • Effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of collection management; current collection development issues and trends at academic and research libraries, including an understanding of emerging information technology and its applications for collection development;
  • Knowledge of current best practices and future trends in acquisitions procedures, current and future cataloging standards and data management technology, and serials and electronic resources management, including negotiation and licensing issues;
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills;
  • Knowledge and experience with library and information technologies related to technical services and familiarity with integrated library system(s), SirsiDynix Symphony strongly preferred;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment; excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills; and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful budget management experience. 
  • Experience working in a law library or with legal information resources.
  • Experience working with legal information vendors.
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS

  • 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.
  • Promote Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Demonstrates sensitivity in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates must apply online via the Stanford Careers website at http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDVK0FFy and submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Tatyana Bukina, Library Administration Coordinator, tbukina@law.stanford.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before July 30. Interviews will be held using health and travel protocols in place at the time.

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.

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.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


07/12/2021 Research Analyst, Arnold & Porter, Various Locations

Title: Research Analyst
How to apply: please visit: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Job Description:
The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position covers the hours between 9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday-Friday, and can be associated with any of the following A&P offices: San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, or Chicago.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all A&P offices and serve as liaisons to designated practice and industry groups. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities. 

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, and Bloomberg BNA.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster .

 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 (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, 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. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 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 is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


07/09/2021 Competitive Intelligence Specialist, Nossaman LLP, Various Locations

Competitive Intelligence Specialist (Firm-wide)
Nossaman is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Specialist to join the firm wide Knowledge Management & Library Services (“KM”) team. This challenging position provides high quality competitive intelligence (CI) research to Firm leadership and attorneys. The Specialist will play a key role in developing strategic insights focused on building/maintaining the Firm’s market position, as well as supporting strategic planning, practice development, business development and competitive response strategies. The Specialist will expand news alerts through the targeted use of the Firm’s news aggregator tool, and will oversee the efficient use of the Firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, InterAction, to promote CI-related data collection and research. The Competitive Intelligence Specialist reports to the Firm’s Knowledge Management Manager and can be based in any of the Firm’s offices.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement and expand firm wide CI program and strategic initiatives, in line with the Firm’s Strategic Plan
  • Identify, compile and synthesize large amounts of information to produce easy-to-understand, organized and actionable summaries for Firm leadership
  • Partner with Firm management, individual attorneys/policy advisors and the Firm’s Business Development team to:
    • identify new business opportunities with prospective and existing clients;
    • analyze market data related to lateral hiring needs;
    • research, analyze, and track business and legal industry trends
  • Evaluate and recommend CI/analytical tools and business research databases
  • Develop and expand use of news alerts and news aggregator tools
  • Actively participate in and contribute to Knowledge Management and Business Development team meetings and special projects.
  • Perform general legal and non-legal research and analysis as part of KM/Library team
  • Supervise maintenance and training of the Firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, InterAction
  • Participate in continuing professional development activities in order to monitor new products and receive benchmarking information from peers
  • Support other members of KM/Library team as needed

Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in a private law firm, corporate, or comparable setting preferred
  • Excellent online research skills including experience using industry-specific tools such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Monitor Suite, Manzama, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Courthouse News, Interaction, and market intelligence databases
  • Strong project management skills with ability to deliver under tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to summarize data to provide targeted information
  • Ability to work with high profile attorneys; anticipate needs/ideas and solve problems as they arise, handle competing priorities, multi-task effectively, and orchestrate change using diplomacy and persuasion
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication (verbal and written), organizational, and client service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and legal document management systems (DMS)

Successful candidates must be proactive, customer service oriented, energetic, and reliable. As with all Firm positions, impeccable integrity, excellent judgment, and sensitivity to others are essential. Enthusiasm, diverse interests and a good sense of humor are also useful and appreciated.

Nossaman is an innovative mid-sized law firm working on cutting-edge issues across seven U.S. offices. Our expertise is focused in distinct areas of law and policy, as well as in specific industries. With a strong foundation in California, we have built nationally recognized practices in infrastructure, litigation, healthcare, environmental, real estate, public policy, and corporate law.

We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply online.

Nossaman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability status, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of Nossaman’s employment lifecycle including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, social, and recreational activities.

Agency submissions by invitation only.

Apply: https://recruiting.nossaman.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=236


07/08/2021 Assistant -KM, Research & Information Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich& Rosati, Palo Alto, CA

Assistant – KM, Research & Information Services
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent innovative companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.
The firm’s Knowledge Management, Research & Information Services (KRIS) department’s mission is to deliver more value to clients by putting the essential expertise and experience of WSGR attorneys, along with strategically sourced legal and business research and information, at the fingertips of each attorney in the firm.

We are looking for an entry-level professional to join our KRIS team to support all administrative aspects of the department’s operations.  Specifically, the KM Assistant will:

  • Oversee reference material intake and routing
  • Respond to routine vendor billing and invoicing questions
  • Collect and enter details of pending corporate deals – high tech start-up financings, emerging market company offerings and mergers and acquisitions – in multiple databases
  • Regularly contact attorneys and paralegals to determine when deals are closed
  • Create/edit PowerPoint presentations
  • Publish KM documents to the firm’s Document Management System and track published KM materials
  • Schedule meetings, calls and arrange for conference rooms
  • Draft and distribute a monthly newsletter within WSGR summarizing deals done by the firm’s start-up clients
  • Assist with a diverse set of ad-hoc projects as they arise

We are looking for an individual with superior analytical and writing skills, as well as a friendly and persuasive manner. This person should have a good command of Excel and PowerPoint, have a proven work ethic, and strong written communication skills. A bachelor’s degree would be a definite plus, as would a familiarity with SharePoint and HTML.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WSGR/job/Palo-Alto/Assistant—KM–Research—Information-Services_R654?shared_id=173ecbc7-17fe-4d3f-a959-9eda48905157


07/08/2021 Research Librarian, Davis Wright Tremaine, SF, LA, Seattle, Bellevue or Portland

Research Librarian
Davis Wright Tremaine

Description
We are seeking an experienced Research Librarian to be part of a forward-thinking team responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of the firm’s clients.

Candidates must reside within a reasonable commuting distance to our Seattle, Bellevue, Portland, San Francisco, or Los Angeles offices.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.

On a typical day, you will:

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all firm offices
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources
  • Engage with designated practice groups and client teams to market Library & Research Services (L&RS) resources and to identify training and outreach opportunities
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the use of a wide variety of legal, business and practice-related resources
  • Assist in the analysis of L&RS resource and circulation metrics to inform collection planning decisions
  • Contribute to the on-going development of L&RS policies and procedures
  • Participate in local and national professional development activities
  • Assist with various administrative duties and projects as necessary
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Join us if you have:

  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library; Masters in Library and Information Science required
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources
  • Expert customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with attorneys and staff in a time-sensitive manner. High degree of sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Exceptional collaborative skills. Ability to work closely with teammates located in multiple offices and different time zones
  • Ability to work effectively with commercial vendors
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of emerging information delivery technologies, including portals, software-as-a-service, collaboration software and mobile
  • Familiarity with internal and attorney-facing knowledge management practices and tools

Prior administrative experience in a law firm or professional services setting is helpful, but we are open to candidates with an interest in marketing from non-traditional backgrounds who have transferrable skills to succeed.

Who We Are
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

What’s in it For You?
DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:

  • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
  • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
  • Dental plan
  • Fertility and adoption benefit
  • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Retirement contribution
  •  

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to feel and reach with hands and arms and frequently required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

To apply: https://careers.dwt.com/research-librarian/job/16877418


07/08/2021 Library Assistant IV, USF Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

USF Zief Law Library

Library Assistant IV
Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Collection Services, the Library Assistant IV assists with staffing the law library’s circulation and access services desk during the library’s operating hours. Additionally, the LA will process inter-library loans, check in and process library materials, shelve, and perform other LA IV duties that require an understanding of the library, its collection, classification scheme, catalog, and software systems. Works independently with minimum supervision, exercises independent judgment, consults with supervisors, and makes recommendations regarding the library’s policies and procedures. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend coverage may be required.

Full Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Provides friendly, high-quality, and consistent customer service to law library patrons and the greater USF community under the direction of the Head of Collection Services.
  • Performs general Access Services tasks, i.e., charging and discharging material, answering patron inquiries, interpreting and applying library policies, etc.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of library policies and services, explaining and enforcing library policies as necessary.
  • Answers patrons’ directional and basic research questions, referring more complex questions to research librarians.
  • Assists patrons with group study room reservations, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and other document delivery services.
  • Opens and closes the library at appointed hours.
  • Creates and maintains department documentation of workflows, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in cross-training to help ensure continuity of library services in case of temporary absence of personnel.

Other duties may include:

  • Sending patron notices (e.g., overdue book notices, fines, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Collecting statistical information on library usage and preparing statistical reports upon request from library management.
  • Physically processing materials including check-in, labeling, stamping, filing and shelving.
  • Monitoring and ordering library office supplies.
  • Withdrawing materials from the collection.
  • Claiming of materials.
  • Re-shelving of library materials and general stack maintenance.
  • Bindery processing.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Work Hours:

  • Working hours: 37.5 hours/week
  • Required hours: Nights & weekends, some shifts may end at midnight
  • Library and shift hours are subject to change

Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent of 3 years performing work relevant to the position in a college or university library preferred, including knowledge of basic Access Services functions in an automated ILS environment (e.g., Innovative Interfaces Sierra). Four years of higher education (120 units) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel. Must possess excellent organizational skills, including ability to maintain records with great attention to detail. Should be self-motivated, flexible and capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision. Able to analyze, evaluate, assess and solve problems and improve services, policies and procedures. Experience with or the ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic library. Familiarity with legal research resources. Capable of working with minimum supervision; able to make decisions independently within the framework of departmental and library policies and goals.

To apply please go to: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Library-Assistant-IV_R0004497

We are hiring for 3 positions.


07/06/2021 Associate Director for Law Library Services, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Orange, CA

Associate Director for Law Library Services
Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University

Summary

 The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California, has an opening for an Associate Director for Law Library Services.

Reporting to the Library Director, the Associate Director for Law Library Services supervises and coordinates functions of the public services department, teaches legal research, and participates in library administration. The Associate Director plays a prominent role in outreach and promotion of library services to the law school community. This position supervises librarians and staff and manages complex projects in accordance with the goals of the law school and law library.

For details and to apply, please visit: 
https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/24701

 Responsibilities

  • Oversee, supervise, and coordinate functions of the public services department, including reference, research, instruction, and circulation services. 
  • Develop and enhance the effectiveness and quality of library programs and services, including public service points. 
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate public services librarians and staff. 
  • Coordinate promotion of library programs and services. Assist the Library Director with administrative matters. 
  • Evaluate, develop, and implement library policies and procedures to optimize effectiveness in providing services and enhancing access to library resources. 
  • Participate in strategic planning for the growth and development of the library. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues and other offices within the law school and enhance library relations with other University departments and professional organizations. 
  • In the absence of the Library Director, responsible for library operations. 
  • Serve on committees, task forces, and project teams as assigned. Provide research instruction to the law school community in collaboration with other law librarians. 
  • Teach legal research in a variety of settings, including the first year Legal Research & Writing curriculum and Advanced Legal Research courses. 
  • Teach specialized research to groups and individuals. 
  • Work with other librarians to develop instructional content and materials. Supervise and provide in-depth research services for faculty and high level reference assistance to library users. 
  • Conduct detailed, thorough research for faculty requiring substantive legal analysis. 
  • Prepare written analysis and documentation for faculty research projects. 
  • Participate in the library’s faculty liaison program to support faculty research and scholarship. 
  • Create and maintain research guides and bibliographic tools in a variety of media. 
  • Participate in collection development activities. 
  • Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis and evaluation to select materials that support the curriculum and faculty research interests. 
  • Assist with collection development projects. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA accredited institution.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent relevant advanced degree.
  • At least three years of professional experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices for developing instructional materials and delivering legal research instruction.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in legal research methodologies and legal information resources independent of format.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment to conceptualize, communicate, coordinate, and implement complex activities and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the University.
  • Commitment to expanding, improving, and promoting library services.
  • Ability to formulate and communicate logical and sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated writing skills to produce clear, concise, and accurate documentation.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to learn and interpret university policies and procedures.
  • Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as necessary and to demonstrate professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and excellent judgment in a variety of situations.

07/06/2021 Senior Researcher, Squire Patton Boggs, San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices. With 45 offices in 20 countries, the firm is renowned for its local connections and global influence, delivering comprehensive legal services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

We are seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team based in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The Senior Researcher provides specialized research and reference services, bills time, and processes bills for research services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides reference and research services using all information sources
  • Assists in the instruction of attorneys, legal assistants and others in the use of legal research tools, licensing and services
  • Produces timekeeping entries for billable research time
  • Keeps current in legal research developments and attends training
  • Performs business development research, internal and external document searches
  • Communicates online research recovery policies and assists in cost effective research education
  • Assists in current awareness planning and education for employees of the firm
  • Conducts work product searches for firm experience

We require a bachelor’s degree; one to two years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We require experience in computer database searching and advanced knowledge of online research and computerized bibliographic retrieval systems. The ideal candidate will have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from lawyers, clients, and firm personnel.

Please apply directly on our website: https://careers.squirepattonboggs.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=13&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=149

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work in a professional, collaborative work environment.

Squire Patton Boggs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion or creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.


06/25/2021 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Palo Alto, CA

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to assist with evening and weekend information services. This is a full-time position located in the Palo Alto office. Hours are 1pm-9pm Pacific Time (PT), Wednesday-Friday and 11am-7pm (PT) Saturday-Sunday.  This position offers a hybrid work model consisting of an in-office experience while affording the flexibility to work remotely several days a week.

This is a demanding role in a fast-paced environment and requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, creative problem solving, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines. This individual contributes to Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives and supports the research needs of attorneys and staff in all offices of the Firm.  Essential requirements include database experience with a range of practice areas, including but not limited to M&A, capital markets and litigation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics, supporting all practice areas of the Firm.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Assists with department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as Department needs and resources change.
  • Creates and maintains custom information reports and new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Helps facilitate access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff  members when needed.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:

  • Experience with M&A, capital markets and litigation research.
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, FactSet, Cheetah, Intelligize, Deal Point Data, S&P Capital IQ, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint, HeinOnline and more.
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts and industry trends.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., MS Office), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Experience or educational background in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others.
  • Flexibility to work holidays and additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years); and
  • Minimum of two years’ research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

To Apply, Please follow the link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/palo-alto/research-knowledge-analyst


06/16/2021 Library Director, Contra Costa County Law Library, Martinez, CA

Contra Costa County Public Law Library

Job Announcement:  LIBRARY DIRECTOR

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Library Management: At the direction of the Board of Trustees, manages the library’s operations and leads the library’s vision.   Director also serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and provides staff support to the Board.  Seeks to continuously improve and promote library products and services to meet the needs of the community.
  2. Financial Management: Controls annual budget and manages financial resources;  Provides reports to the Board; monitors and develops all sources of income, including court filing fee deposits. 
  3. Personnel Management:  Supervises staff of full-time and part-time employees.  Recommends salary and benefits packages.  Maintains positive working relationships with Board of Trustees, staff, patrons, professional organizations and county or other government officials who provide services to the library.
  4. Business Administration: Maintains all appropriate records, including financial accounting, banking, personnel, tax reports and fund reconciliation.  Negotiates contracts with all providers and manages all purchases.
  5. Law Librarian:  Supervises all reference services to law library patrons and ensures patrons are appropriately assisted in use of law library resources.  Participates in law library professional organizations in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.  Stays current with developments in the legal publishing and information industries and the legal profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  

  • Masters degree in Library science from an A.L.A. accredited institution; or,
  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.);

Professional Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a board of trustees;
  • Background in supervision, management, leadership and team building;
  • Leadership and team management skills;
  • Budget development, administration and management experience;
  • Library collection management expertise;

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:         

  • Critical thinking, and creativity;
  • Customer service addressing the diverse needs of law library customers;
  • Communication and public speaking skills;
  • Negotiation skills and problem solving abilities;
  • Understanding pf employment law issues and personnel management;
  • understanding of budgeting and accounting principles;
  • Office automation and on-line research proficiency;
  • Project management skills;
  • Commitment to the profession of law librarianship;

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Generous salary and benefits package including retirement and health insurance through CalPERS; paid vacation and sick leave pursuant to accrual;  12 paid holidays per year; Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications;

 To apply:  Contact Carey.Rowan@LL.cccounty.us for further information and application instructions.

The Contra Costa County Public Law Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.  All qualified applicants are welcome to apply.


06/14/2021 Virtual Legal Researcher, Agency Listing, Virtual or Hybrid

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Legal Researcher for a distinguished national law firm. The Legal Researcher will be responsible for legal, business intelligence, and legislative research to attorneys and staff utilizing a variety of research tools. This is a full-time employment position that will cover the work hours of 10 AM – 7 PM ET/7 AM – 4 PM PT. The position can be either virtual or a hybrid role (both virtual and on-site work at any of the firm’s offices).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting legal reference services and in-depth research in wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media.
  • Performs legal reference and research using traditional and electronic resources.
  • Records and reports research projects and time using firm software in a manner that meets deadlines
  • Monitors reference requests submitted to research designated request email list, allocating requests when necessary to ensure timely research service.
  • Collaborates with fellow team members on projects and proposals for procedures associated with legal research, reference services and product usage.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An ALA-Accredited MLS, or equivalent is strongly preferred. In progress MLS degree students will also be considered.
  • At least 1 year of law library experience, including research of complex legal matters, use of technology to provide solutions, interaction with all levels within a law firm environment, and training.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3pQT0XU


06/11/2021 Research and Innovation Specialist (Temporary), Fenwick & West, LLP, Various Locations

Firm: Fenwick & West, LLP        
Title: Research & Innovation Specialist (Temporary)
Locations: Mountain View, San Francisco, Foster City, San Jose, Santa Monica (CA), Seattle (WA) and New York (NY) office.

Job Description:
Do you enjoy solving problems and want to be a part of a group of innovative folks who work with some of the most cutting edge companies in the world? We are looking for an experienced Legal Research and Innovation Specialist to fill a temporary position. Mystery solvers, data explorers and fans of innovation please apply.

The Temporary Research and Innovation Specialist (approximately 6 months) will provide in-depth reference and research services to a variety of attorneys and staff professionals, while providing a variety of support for the library’s operational functions. This position can be based in any of our U.S. offices.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Actively collaborate and partner with attorneys to tailor research for specific requests and needs.
  • Manage individual research requests and processes.
  • Provide complex legal and business reference/research services, providing information in a variety of formats based on patron needs/requirements.
  • Analyze data when appropriate and distill information into concise and appropriate deliverables if required.
  • Support client-related research activities.
  • Offer expertise and input regarding the selection, use and implementation of online research services.
  • Provide overflow business research services for marketing and business development.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with legal, business reference and research tools, including patent research and databases.
  • Competency with online research services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys, staff professionals, vendors, and team members.
  • Team player with strong client service orientation.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to explore new ways of providing information to users.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office experience.

Reporting to the Senior Research & Innovation Manager, the qualified candidate will have a minimum of 2 years in legal, intellectual property, or business library experience. Deep experience with Lexis, Westlaw and other research and reference databases. Bachelor’s degree required, MLS degree preferred.

To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: https://fenwick.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Fenwick_External_Careers/job/Mountain-View/Temporary-Research-and-Innovation-Specialist_R763


06/07/2021 Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich $ Rosati, West Coast

Competitive Intelligence Analyst

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent innovative companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is expanding its Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm’s 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  The CI Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  The CI function works collaboratively with a wide variety of the firm’s departments to obtain and synthesize internal and external data in to high-impact deliverables.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager and works closely with our Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist.  The successful candidate can be based in any of Wilson Sonsini’s domestic west coast office locations.    

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors; profiles on current and potential clients, competitors and new markets; and monitoring key targets or sectors.  The CI Analyst will help identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams.  The CI Analyst will compile and distill information into various deliverables and provide a written executive summary.  This role will also work collaboratively with Business Development, Research & Information Services and other departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence function.  The CI team is developing into a critical resource for the firm and the CI Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.
  • Perform legal research on an as needed basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team.

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence and/or legal research.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise summary.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.
  • Initiative and eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, Lexis, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • An Interest and aptitude in statistics and business analytics.
  • Familiarity with legal concepts, practice areas and terminology preferred, but not essential.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or higher; an MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience.

To Apply: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WSGR/job/Palo-Alto/Competitive-Intelligence-Analyst_R657

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.


06/07/2021 Library Operations and Research Assistant, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, CA

Library Operations and Research Assistant:

Description

The San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett seeks a Library Operations and Research Assistant to handle all aspects of library administrative work including acquisitions, catalog and collection maintenance and invoice processing, as well as basic reference requests and document retrieval. This position will report to the Head of Research and Library and work closely with other members of the library team. 

Responsibilities

  • Catalog and process library materials; keep catalog records up-to-date, including adding and updating links
  • Route print and electronic newsletters
  • Order, process and distribute attorney desk copies
  • Order new materials and handle renewals
  • Process invoices and monthly credit card statement
  • Manage loose-leaf filing service
  • Shelve library materials
  • Prepare materials for shipment to branch offices
  • Handle basic research and document retrieval, including locating court documents
  • Maintain passwords for online services

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with library staff, attorneys and other firm employees
  • Strong technology skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds, crouch and reach to reshelve items and push/pull a wheeled cart loaded with books
  • Familiarity with Sydney Enterprise or other library software is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree and library or equivalent work experience preferred

Ranked by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the seventh year, Hanson Bridgett’s vision includes an emphasis on superb client service and a commitment to a mutually supportive, respectful and friendly environment. Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits; salary depends on experience. E-mail  resume and cover letter to recruiting@hansonbridgett.com and reference Library Assistant in your submittal. 


06/04/2020 Supervising Librarian, California Department of Justice, San Diego, CA

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 successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the California Department of Justice Law Library Services. The Supervising Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff, oversight over the San Diego library collection and supervises a library technical assistant. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates with librarian to provide LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training. The due date is 06/22/2021.

For more details on how to apply, salary and contact: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=250331


06/03/2021 Senior Research Librarian, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Company Name: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Title of Position:
Senior Research Librarian
Position Type: 
Full-Time  Non-Exempt
Location:
Los Angeles

 Who We Are:

Munger Tolles has been consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including six years in the top spot. We strive to hire only the most qualified and creative lawyers. We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience. In this regard, about 80 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal or state judges. Seventeen attorneys were clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

 JOB SUMMARY:

The Research Librarian conducts in-depth research across a wide range of focuses including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, and news/media.  The Research Librarian produces competitive intelligence reports for the firm’s business development efforts.   

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides timely reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, other professionals, and team members in all offices.
  • Performs library research services across a wide range of subject areas including legal, government documents, public records, business, and other disciplines utilizing a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Performs competitive intelligence research for attorneys and marketing department.
  • Identifies resources for developing research strategies for associates, staff attorneys, summer associates, fellows and paralegals.
  • Participates in collection development.
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

 

Communicates effectively

Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Being resilient

Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Collaborates

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Instills trust

Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Customer focus

Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Drives results

Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Situational adaptability

Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

TOOLS

  • Computer, telephone, copier, scanner, projector, book cart.

 MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s of Library Science from ALA accredited program preferred.
  2. Legal research and database skills including Westlaw, Lexis, Lex Machina, Bloomberglaw, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, Checkpoint, S&P Capital IQ, and others.
  3. 1-2 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting.
  4. Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows.
  5. Excellent critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
  6. Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content.
  7. Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  8. Ability to work independently and under pressure; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  9. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  10. Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to details.
  11. Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  13. Must be willing and available to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary to complete tasks.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Writing, typing, reading, speaking, hearing, seeing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting up to 25 lbs

WORKING CONDITIONS

Quiet office environment in a high-rise building, seated the majority of the time.

DIRECT REPORTS

None

Benefits:

–  Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, HSA, 401k

–  Variety of provided and voluntary benefits like life insurance, long-term care insurance and critical illness insurance

–  Employee Assistance Program

–  Back-up Child Care Benefit

– Paid Holidays

– Transportation Allowance

–  Frequent celebrations, events and gatherings

–  Health and Wellness classes

–  Competitive compensation programs

–  Generous leaves of absence policy

For information on Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and other job opportunities, please visit our website at www.mto.com

MTO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles (for example, braids, locks, and twists), color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, marital or domestic partner status, parental or family care status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition, genetic characteristic, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  It is the policy of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP to prohibit discrimination, unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment), and retaliation.  This commitment prohibits such conduct by any individual involved in MTO’s operations and by anyone doing business with or on behalf of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.


06/03/2021 Research Librarian, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Company Name: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Title of Position:
Research Librarian
Position Type: 
Full-Time  Non-Exempt
Location:
Los Angeles

 Who We Are:

Munger Tolles has been consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including six years in the top spot. We strive to hire only the most qualified and creative lawyers. We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience. In this regard, about 80 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal or state judges. Seventeen attorneys were clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

 JOB SUMMARY:

The Research Librarian conducts in-depth research across a wide range of focuses including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, and news/media.  The Research Librarian produces competitive intelligence reports for the firm’s business development efforts.   

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides timely reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, other professionals, and team members in all offices.
  • Performs library research services across a wide range of subject areas including legal, government documents, public records, business, and other disciplines utilizing a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Performs competitive intelligence research for attorneys and marketing department.
  • Identifies resources for developing research strategies for associates, staff attorneys, summer associates, fellows and paralegals.
  • Participates in collection development.
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

Communicates effectively

Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Being resilient

Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Collaborates

Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Instills trust

Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Customer focus

Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Drives results

Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Situational adaptability

Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

TOOLS

  • Computer, telephone, copier, scanner, projector, book cart.

 MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s of Library Science from ALA accredited program preferred.
  2. Legal research and database skills including Westlaw, Lexis, Lex Machina, Bloomberglaw, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, Checkpoint, S&P Capital IQ, and others.
  3. 1-2 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting.
  4. Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows.
  5. Excellent critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
  6. Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content.
  7. Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  8. Ability to work independently and under pressure; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  9. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  10. Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to details.
  11. Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  12. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  13. Must be willing and available to work some evenings and weekends, as necessary to complete tasks.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Writing, typing, reading, speaking, hearing, seeing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting up to 25 lbs

WORKING CONDITIONS

Quiet office environment in a high-rise building, seated the majority of the time.

DIRECT REPORTS

None

Benefits:

–  Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending, HSA, 401k

–  Variety of provided and voluntary benefits like life insurance, long-term care insurance and critical illness insurance

–  Employee Assistance Program

–  Back-up Child Care Benefit

– Paid Holidays

– Transportation Allowance

–  Frequent celebrations, events and gatherings

–  Health and Wellness classes

–  Competitive compensation programs

–  Generous leaves of absence policy

If you are interested in the position, please click on the following link to apply:
https://mto.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MTO_Careers/job/Los-Angeles/Research-Librarian_REQ00187

For information on Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and other job opportunities, please visit our website at www.mto.com

MTO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles (for example, braids, locks, and twists), color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, marital or domestic partner status, parental or family care status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition, genetic characteristic, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  It is the policy of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP to prohibit discrimination, unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment), and retaliation.  This commitment prohibits such conduct by any individual involved in MTO’s operations and by anyone doing business with or on behalf of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.


05/27/2021 Reference Librarian, UCLA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

 

Title: Reference Librarian
Department:
Law Library

Rank and Salary:

  1. Rank – Associate Librarian, Full Librarian
  2. Salary – $75,964 – $116,341

Position Availability: July 1, 2021
Application deadline for first consideration: June 23, 2021
Functional Title: Reference Librarian, Law Library

The UCLA Law Library seeks a Reference Librarian to join a team that provides reference and research services at the Law Library, which serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for instruction and research.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California and key components of the University’s commitment to excellence. 

Position Duties

Under the general direction of the Director, Reference & Research Services, Reference Librarians provide a high level of in-depth research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty, staff, and students, including Law School departments and deans. This level of commitment offers the librarian an opportunity to work closely with many different individuals and units within the Law School.

In addition, Reference Librarians supervise faculty research assistants, provide reference desk service, prepare and maintain research guides, and actively participate in the teaching of legal research courses and workshops throughout the year. Reference Librarians may be assigned to an area of concentration or to projects that vary according to library needs and the Librarian’s individual talents and interests. This position may also serve as a liaison to selected deans, department heads, clinics, and/or faculty members. There is the potential for the Librarian to lead the Reference Department’s outreach efforts.

To effectively perform the above duties, Reference Librarians must possess a vast, in-depth knowledge of complex legal resources, covering a variety of jurisdictions in a variety of formats, in addition to a familiarity with research tools and applications in non-law academic disciplines.

Specific duties and responsibilities may include:

  1. Provide in-depth research assistance to Law faculty, departments, committees, and students,
  2. Prepare research memos and provide cite checking and editing services to support faculty research and scholarly projects, 
  3. Serve as library research liaison to selected Law School deans, departments, clinics, programs, and/or faculty,
  4. Assist in the training of research assistants,
  5. Provide ongoing support and supervision to a group of research assistants,
  6. Participate in library orientation programs,
  7. Prepare and maintain research guides,
  8. Perform reference desk service,
  9. Teach legal research classes as needed, including Advanced Legal Research, 1L instruction, undergraduate instruction, LLM/MLS training, journal editor training, research refreshers, and other workshops, clinics, and seminars,
  10. Work on outreach efforts, such as marketing reference and research services to the law school community and overseeing the social media presence of the reference and research services group,
  11. Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community,
  12. Serve as a member of the Law Library team and work to further the overall goals of the Law Library

 Basic Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  2. D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  3. Minimum five years’ experience working as a law librarian or as a legal practitioner
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of legal information sources and related technologies
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research
  6. Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research
  7. Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment
  8. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  9. Ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and other library users and to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community
  10. Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, use a wide range of educational technologies, and contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff

Applicants with all the above basic qualifications and any of the following preferred qualifications or professional experiences are strongly encouraged to apply: (1) Experience supervising research assistants; and (2) Experience in outreach and social media.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06488

Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  2. Current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  3. References — names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

Candidates applying by June 23, 2021 will be given first consideration for this position. 

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


05/25/2021 Research Analyst, Dechert, Various Locations

Dechert is hiring for a Research Analyst to join their Research Services team.

Job Description
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and Reference:

    • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
    • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
    • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings
    • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
    • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
    • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
    • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
    • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
    • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.

Administrative:

    • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process requests through the Quest ticketing system.
    • Supervise the operation of part time filers. 
    • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
    • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
    • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
    • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.  
    • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
    • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Collection Development:

    • Work with the Director of Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.

Acquisition and Budgeting:

    • Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
    • Well-developed professional interpersonal skills.
    • Customer service focused.
    • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
    • Two to five years of reference and research experience with knowledge of legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Location(s)
New York, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington

Time Type
Full time

To apply please submit your resume at the following link: https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/New-York/Research-Analyst_R-1807


05/25/2021 Library Services Specialist III – Serials and Government Documents, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento State University
Library Services Specialist III – Serials and Government Documents

Job Summary    
Working independently under the direct supervision of the Head of Collection Management Services, and in close collaboration with the Acquisitions Coordinator, the LSS III Serials and Government Documents Specialist is responsible for order and managing materials in the library that arrive on a periodic basis, including print and electronic newspapers, magazines, journals, and government documents. This position requires a thorough level of technical expertise to provide leadership on serials maintenance, including clean-up projects, quality control, defining best practices, and training others in the department according to best practices.

In consultation with the Department Head and Acquisitions Coordinator, responsibilities include: managing serials acquisitions and renewals; monitoring renewal cost increases; monitoring and dealing with adds and drops from packages; preparing reports; participating in the assessment of department operations and functions; drafting documentation; providing training to department staff; and interpreting library procedures and policies pertaining to the acquisition of serials and government documents.

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

In consultation with the Department Head, Acquisitions Coordinator, and Electronic Resources Librarian, maintains usage and cost-per-use data for serials; responds to requests for holdings, usage, and cost-per-use data; prepares requested reports; supports data-driven decisions about collections.

Department Information  
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. Sacramento State is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving (AANAPI) and a Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS). Therefore we welcome and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 28 Library faculty, 33 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.

Minimum Qualifications             

Entry Qualifications:
In addition to Position Skill Level II requirements, work at this skill level typically requires the following range of skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures and an in-depth knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures.
  • Working knowledge of library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records.
  • Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches.
  • Thorough knowledge of institution’s and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  • Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in using library automated system(s), especially subsystem(s) pertaining to the functional area, including database maintenance.
  • Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information.
  • Working knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures and allocation processes, and ability to apply this knowledge to assist in handling vendor accounts and the budget process.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on library resources and present them to library patrons, including students.
  • Strong communication and interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs and guide them in the use of more complex library and on-line resources.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees in new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow and establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input to performance evaluations and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness. Working knowledge of campus human resource practices and payroll procedures.
  • Strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in assigned area.

Education/Experience

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level I normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

  1. Experience with library operations in regard to the acquisition, receiving, expenditure, invoicing, and accounting of library materials, in particular serials and government documents.
  2. Experience with ordering, receiving, and processing print and electronic periodicals and serials in all formats.
  3. Experience managing changes in title or status of standing order serials and periodicals and updating holdings information.
  4. Experience working with vendors to troubleshoot serial-related problems.
  5. Experience monitoring subscription expenditures and verifying and processing subscription invoices.
  6. Experience documenting procedures and providing training in elements of acquisitions work to other staff and Student Assistants.
  7. Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to support planning, budgeting, and decision-making.
  8. Demonstrated work lead or project lead experience.

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES

  1. Ability to effectively search bibliographic, periodical, and vendor and commercial databases.
  2. Ability to evaluate and interpret issues regarding acquisitions work and to offer recommendations.
  3. In-depth knowledge of technical services operations, in particular relating to serials and government documents management, and their relation to overall library operations.
  4. Evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills to work successfully with library employees, campus personnel, various vendors, and in a team environment.
  5. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows. Demonstrated ability to be responsive to requests and proactively anticipate and solve problems.
  6. Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  7. Attention to detail and strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  8. Proficiency with Office 365 and the Internet.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications              

  1. Full proficiency in the use of the Acquisitions function of Alma, including Analytics, and experience with Primo, the Library’s discovery tool.
  2. Working knowledge of Serials and Cataloging functions in Alma & OCLC Connexion.
  3. Working knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings Data (MFHD).
  4. Working knowledge of MARC Format for Bibliographic Data
  5. Experience managing government document profiles and collections in a Federal Depository Library.
  6. Librarian Technician Certificate (2-year program) and/or baccalaureate college degree.

For more information about the position and instruction on how to apply: https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/5463


05/18/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Virtual, US

LAC Group is seeking a full-time, experienced Research Analyst to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development, and other research from LaaS clients, with a particular focus on Securities and Corporate practice areas. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Director of Research Services and 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 full-time virtual position that can be located anywhere in the US. The hours for this position will be 2 PM ET – 11 PM ET/11 AM PT – 8 PM PT.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform Securities/SEC filings/corporate-based research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (including Bloomberg Terminal, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.) Perform additional research including legal, business development, etc. as needed.
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client in a clear and concise manner
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide timely follow-up on pending requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including database enhancements and updates
  • Keep Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work as a team with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients, including but not limited to 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
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as they arise according to client requests

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience as a finance/corporate researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development, SEC/corporate, financial research experience.
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw, and securities and corporate-focused databases including Intelligize, Capital IQ. Bloomberg Terminal experience is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced legal research skills performed in a multi-practice environment, including but not limited to docket and case law research, secondary sources, and general 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.)
  • Experience with open-source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively and efficiently interact with colleagues and clients alike
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as G-Suite applications (Drive, Sheets, Docs)

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nsZyL9


05/17/2021 Virtual Legal Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Remote

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Legal Research Analyst to be part of an experienced and talented research team for a prestigious international law firm. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing legal and other types of research to attorneys and staff. This is a full-time benefitted temp position (4-6 months) that could lead to a permanent position and will be 100% remote.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct 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.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university and at least 3 years of experience in a research environment.
  • Experience with industry research tools such as LexisNexus, WestLaw, Factiva, Cap IQ, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint and MS Office

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3ygWIxN


05/17/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Virtual, US

Legal Placements, Inc. is seeking a temporary Reference Librarian to join an international law firm on a long-term contract basis.

The qualified applicant will have Bachelor’s degree and MLS is preferred. Additionally, to qualify the successful candidate will have two plus years’ experience providing basic legal and business research and reference services in a law library. Primary responsibilities of the research analyst include: legal and business research and reference using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites; document retrieval, including dockets, cases, articles, etc.; and creating and monitoring alerts. The law firm is seeking some with strong client services skills and a demonstrated ability to use Pacer, PacerPro, Westlaw, Google Scholar and other resources to find and retrieve documents.

Please apply to supportstaff@legalplacements.com.


05/17/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Virtual, US

R & W Group has a brand new urgent long term temporary need!    Are you a law firm librarian?   One of our favorite law firm clients needs to hire a librarian in any of their US offices (SF/LA/DC/NY/Boston/Chi/Denver/Houston/NJ ).    Currently all work is remote but you will likely need to start going into one of the offices in September.  

Our client is looking for a full-time Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to research and reference requests from attorneys and administrative personnel firm-wide. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Legal and business research and reference using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites;
  • Document retrieval, including dockets, cases, articles, etc.; and
  • Setting up current awareness and docket alerts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; MLS preferred but may substitute substantial law library experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience providing legal and business research and reference services in a law library with law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Pacer, PacerPro, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Google Scholar and other resources to find and retrieve documents.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.

Hours:  11:00am – 8:00pm or 12:00pm – 9:00pm. ET

Great team.  Solid hourly rate (DOE).   Apply on-line or register with us at www.r-wgroup.com.  

 

05/11/2021 Research Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, Orange, CA

 

 

Research/Instruction Librarian

Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University

Summary

The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California has an opening for a Research/Instruction Librarian.

The Research/Instruction Librarian collaborates with other law librarians to develop, expand, and provide library services including reference and research services, teaches in the library’s instructional program, and participates in collection development and other activities to fulfill the Law Library’s role in supporting the research and educational needs of the Law School community. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching legal research skills essential to the practice of law, a deep understanding of the Law School’s curriculum, faculty research interests, library operations, legal information resources, and research methodologies in all formats.

For details and to apply, please visit:
https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/24147

Responsibilities

Provide high level reference assistance to library users.

  • Participate in research help desk coverage.
  • Actively assist library users in identifying and using print and online resources.
  • Collaborate with other librarians to create and maintain research and bibliographic tools in a variety of media.

Provide in-depth research assistance for faculty.

  • Conduct detailed, thorough research on requested topics requiring substantive legal analysis.
  • Produce written documentation of research findings for faculty.

Provide research instruction to the Law School community in collaboration with other law librarians.

  • Teach legal research in a variety of settings, including the first year Legal Research & Writing curriculum and Advanced Legal Research courses.
  • Teach specialized research topics to groups and individuals.
  • Develop instructional content and materials.

Participate in collection development activities.

  • Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis, evaluation, and selection of materials to support the curriculum and faculty research interests.
  • Assist with collection development projects.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA accredited institution.
  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent relevant advanced degree.
  • Experience in academic law libraries providing research and other library services for law faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of best practices for developing instructional materials and delivering legal research instruction.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in legal research methodologies and legal information resources in all formats.
  • Ability to conceptualize, implement, and coordinate library programs, both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Commitment to expanding, improving, and promoting library services.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with diverse groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
  • Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise, accurate documentation.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions and fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to learn and interpret university policies and procedures.
  • Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as necessary and to demonstrate professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and excellent judgment in a variety of situations.

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon you accepting and returning a signed original Agreement to Arbitrate.


05/03/2021 Research Analyst, Agency Listing, Chicago, LA, SF or Dallas

LAC Group seeks a Research Analyst to be part of an experienced and talented research team for a diverse national law firm for their office located in Chicago. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing legal and other types of research to attorneys and staff. The best candidates for the role will be dynamic individuals with good judgment who are deadline-oriented with the ability to work under pressure. We will also consider candidates located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dallas. This is a full-time benefited position and the hours for the position will be 1 PM – 9 PM CT.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct 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.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least 2 years of experience in a research environment.
  • Experience with industry research tools such as LexisNexus, WestLaw, Factiva, Cap IQ, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint and MS Office

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3ut3hL6


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