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09/29/2022 Electronic Services Reference Librarian, Santa Clara University Mabie Law Library, Santa Clara, CA

Position Title:
Electronic Services Reference Librarian, Santa Clara University Mabie Law Library, Santa Clara, CA 95050

To Apply: See https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/details/Electronic-Services-Reference-Librarian_R2223?q=librarian&jobFamilyGroup=e834aa15daf901347b313894871b112d

Position Type: Regular
Salary Range: $66,600 – $78,300, commensurate with experience
Pay Frequency: Annual

A. POSITION PURPOSE

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Electronic Services Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to law school faculty, students, staff, and courtesy card holder. This position places particular emphasis on technology based-services and maintaining web-based content for the library while spearheading digital initiatives and services.

B. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Management of Electronic Resources (40%)
  • Develops and maintains the content, styling, and electronic services provided by the law library’s website.
  • Assists in the creation of subject-specific research guides, pathfinders, and library user guides.
  • Develops computer-based tutorials, screencasts, and presentations for classroom, and online usage.
  • Develops digital initiatives and Library 2.0 projects.
  • Maintains the law school’s institutional repository, including collecting archival materials, uploading student journals, faculty scholarship, events/symposia, historical materials, and other collections.
  • Trains students and faculty on the advanced use of online resources.
  • Keeps current with technology and trends in library management and services.
  1. Research and Reference Support (35%)
  • Provides reference services to law school faculty, students, and staff as well as attorney patrons; may involve working weekend, holiday, and evening hours.
  • Serves as a Library Liaison for assigned faculty members; assisting faculty with online/electronic research, inter-library loans and other research as needed, maintains bibliographies of faculty materials.
  • Assists in the online promotion of faculty scholarship, student symposia, and student journals.
  • Conducts library tours as requested.
  • Provides individual bibliographic instruction as required.
  1. Teaching and Instruction (15%)
  • Develop and teach legal research classes in rotation with the other research librarians.
  • Create assignments and course development.
  • Evaluate student performance and class effectiveness.
  • Market classes to law students.
  1. Collection Management and Assessment (5%)
  • Identifies new titles for acquisition, based on assigned subject areas.
  • Collects, records, and makes data-driven decisions related to holdings and use of collections within given subject areas.
  • Collaborates with other law librarians to assess usefulness and quality of library collections.
  • Consults with staff in technical services and information services regarding collection problems.
  1. Service and Scholarship (5%)
  • Serves on and/or chairs law school, university, and joint library committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Participates in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Works with local and national service organizations.
  • Conducts research, and produces scholarship, related to legal research; presents at conferences; publishes research and other scholarly materials.
  1. Other Duties
  • Other duties as assigned.

C. WORK DIRECTION

  • Reports to the Head of Research Services.
  • May supervise student workers and/or research assistants

D. QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education and Experience

Required:

  •     J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
  •   Familiarity with emerging legal technologies

Preferred:

  •    MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate school
  •   Teaching experience, including preparing instructional materials and delivering content
  • Coursework in Legal Research or experience working in a law library

Years of Experience:

1-2 years required

  1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Understanding of electronic library resources.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual reference services
  • Knowledge of law school curriculum and resources.
  • Knowledge of core legal collections, legal databases, and legal publishers.
  • Knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet, and email systems.
  • Demonstrated competency in both in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic law library.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, as a team member and independently.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills for communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Ability to speak in front of groups of people.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

E. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
  • Often involves reaching for, carrying, and re-shelving books.
  • Periodically involves conducting library tours.
  • May be asked to make presentations to law school classes and other groups.
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors, or suppliers.

F. WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment.
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
  • Offices with equipment noise.
  • Offices with frequent interruptions.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Jenna Elliott, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, jrelliot@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 

Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

 


09/29/2022 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location

Morrison & Foerster LLP
ID: 8809
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/V8apzEtkxOnNKfwONIZoBJ


Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 18 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services department. This role can be based in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Boston, New York or Washington, D.C.

The Opportunity

It’s an exciting time to join our global Research Services team!

  • As part of a firm wide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events, and assist in operative and timely dissemination.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Under the supervision of Manager, ensure that research services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
  • Participate on projects that increase the value of research services to the Firm.
  • Develop project management skills and lead projects.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to Research Services patrons according to the Firm’s billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.


Ideal Candidate

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, preferably in a large law firm setting, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and research platforms used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of data into practical intelligence.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to manage workload effectively and meet all stated deadlines.


Who We Are

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

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

FOR DENVER APPLICANTS:
Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $80,000 to $115,000. Additional compensation may include a bonus. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO, sick leave. The salary (or range) displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factorsMorrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/V8apzEtkxOnNKfwONIZoBJ

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09/26/2022 Temporary Research & Intelligence Analyst, Fenwick & West, LLP,  Silicon Valley, San Francisco CA

Temporary Research & Intelligence Analyst

Locations: Silicon Valley, San Francisco

The Temporary Research & Intelligence Analyst (approximately 6 months) will provide operational and technical support as part of the Research & Intelligence team. This process-focused role ensures lawyers, paralegals, and staff can access the research and reference resources they need to serve clients and support practices and business functions. The Analyst plays a key role in onboarding personnel, managing credentials, troubleshooting technical issues, monitoring usage, and distributing materials. In addition, the Analyst conducts business research and assists with special projects. This position can be based in any of our U.S. office locations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate new lawyer, paralegal, and staff onboarding
  • Manage credentials and license assignments for research and reference assets managed by the Research & Intelligence team
  • Maintain order of print collections
  • Coordinate electronic routing of materials to lawyers, paralegals, and staff
  • Monitor and report on usage trends to identify underutilized resources and/or opportunities to reallocate licenses
  • Troubleshoot access and technical issues, working with internal technical resources and external service providers to resolve issues
  • Coordinate with service providers to deliver training for lawyers, paralegals, and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate orders, process invoices, handle library filers and similar administrative tasks
  • Conduct business research and assist with special projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with key legal and business research platforms and related tools such as Lexis Nexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg, PitchBook, Capital IQ, etc.
  • Familiarity with library management systems such as EOS and usage monitoring platforms such as Research Monitor
  • Customer-service orientation with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and professionalism consistent with the firm’s performance culture and growth mindset
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel, for analyzing and presenting information
  • Demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Reporting to the Senior Manager Research & Innovation, the qualified candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience supporting research platforms and/or conducting research, preferably in a legal or professional services setting. Associate degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To be fully considered for the role, please apply at this link: https://fenwick.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Fenwick_External_Careers/job/Temporary-Research—Intelligence-Analyst_R1850-1

 

COVID Vaccine Policy

On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine.  Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment.  Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.  This policy is part of Fenwick’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.


09/20/2022 Research Librarian, Nixon Peabody LLP. San Francisco or Los Angeles CA

The Research Librarian is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that support the delivery of firm-wide library research & information services including: conducting timely and cost-effective research and document retrieval upon request; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel.  Remote work flexibility is available for employees within a commutable distance from a Nixon Peabody LLP office. 

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.  We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

TO APPLY: 

 https://nixonpeabody.careers.micronapps.com/job_post_details.aspx?%3Eac^?LWCZ4dN=1`&QDFnXTpbVzc%3d=Mk5Ca29Q

Location:   Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level legal and business research to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.  
  • Demonstrate ability to handle litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a variety of jurisdictions.
  • Perform due diligence research on plaintiffs, experts, defendants and corporate entities.
  • Develop knowledge of research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions, including growing specialization in one or more subjects, and attendance at relevant practice group meetings. 
  • Collaborate with senior researchers with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
  • Assist CI Research Team with providing business development research for attorneys and the Marketing department including preparation of company snapshots.
  • Gather, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis. 
  • Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and related technology.
  • May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, web enabled training and orientation.  
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4-7 years of in-depth law firm library research experience.
  • Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required.  Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.   
  • Professional library experience in a legal or corporate setting conducting complex research. 
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.

Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Disability/Female/Gender Identity/Minority/Sexual Orientation/Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To comply with Federal law, Nixon Peabody participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are verified through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to confirm their identity and employment eligibility. Please refer to the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters on the Nixon Peabody Careers page for more information. ​


09/14/2022 Research Assistant Services Librarian, UCLA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

Research Assistant Services Librarian

To find out more about the position and to apply, please visit the complete job posting here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07878

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: September 14, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Research Assistant Services Librarian

Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($68,684 – $117,024)
Position Availability: January 1, 2023
Application deadline for first consideration: October 12, 2022

Functional Title: Research Assistant Services Librarian, Law Library

The UCLA Law Library seeks a Research Assistant (RA) Services Librarian to serve as the assistant head of the Law Library’s RA Program for law faculty and to provide reference and instructional services to law students.

The Law Library’s Research Assistant (RA) Program is the largest program of its kind among all law schools and serves as the preferred means of obtaining research assistants for UCLA Law faculty. The program typically serves 70 ladder faculty members per year and employs 30-40 law students working full-time during the summer and as many as 70 students working part-time during the academic year.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California and key components of the University’s commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be committed to promoting and enhancing diversity through engagement with and promotion of the UCLA Principles of Community [http://www.ucla.edu/about/mission-and-values]

 


09/06/2022 Manager of Research Services, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Any CA Office

Manager of Research Services – Any California Office

Best Best & Krieger LLP is a nationally recognized law firm focused on delivering effective and client-service oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. BB&K is proud to trace the firm’s success back to the groundwork of professionalism and community service laid by its founders 135 years ago. Today, with nearly 250 attorneys in offices throughout California and in Oregon and Washington, D.C., we efficiently and meaningfully assist our clients with complex, multi-disciplinary issues and provide creative solutions.

At BB&K, we place a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to inclusiveness and collaboration. We are proud of our diverse workplace, where we respect and value our colleagues for their unique perspectives and experiences.

Best Best & Krieger LLP has an opening for an innovative Manager of Research Services. This position is responsible for the efficient direction, organization and operation of the Research Services department. The Manager of Research Services will actively assist attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other staff on the use of legal research resources and facilitate cost-effective legal research through his/her extensive knowledge of research resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Ability to collect, analyze, evaluate, research, teach and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making.
  2.  Conduct in-depth analysis in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media.
  3.  Support firm’s business development and strategic initiatives
  4.  Train attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and other staff on the use of the internet-based legal research programs such as Westlaw and resources such as electronic journals, online court dockets and legislative materials.
  5.  Conduct periodic reviews of services and resources for cost effectiveness and practice relevance with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies.
  6.  Managing the operations of the Research Services department, including monitoring budgets and allocating, organizing and disseminating legal resources.
  7.  Promote research services and resources to other departments, the firm, vendors and etc.
  8.  Perform topical research for attorney blogs, newsletters, firm websites and other media.
  9.  Craft annual department budget and negotiate contracts
  10. Coordinate technical services and troubleshoot technical issues.
  11. Supervise and evaluate the Research Services department staff.
  12. Work within deadlines and effectively handle stress.
  13. Establish effective working relationships and appropriately interact with others.
  14. Other responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1.  Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  2.  Exercise appropriate judgment regarding sensitive confidential matters. 
  3.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4.  Working knowledge of iManage and Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and etc.)
  5.  Work independently and thrive as part of a team.
  6.  Service-oriented, attuned to technical trends and provide effective leadership.
  7.  Excellent research and analytical skills.
  8.  Working knowledge of legal reference sources, legal publications and computerized legal research platforms.
  9.  Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills are required to analyze and identify the best research resources and to resolve complex issues using technology.
  10. Excellent time management and project management skills.
  11. Extensive knowledge and experience with Westlaw, Vital Law and other legal and non-legal databases.
  12. Strong commitment to excellent client services.

JOB COMPETENCIES / SUCCESS FACTORS:

  •  Foundational knowledge of the legal system and legal information services
  •  Gather information through effective and efficient research strategies
  •  Critically evaluate information and/or apply information effectively to resolve a specific issue or need
  •  Integrity / Reliability
  •  Teamwork / Team Player
  •  Logical Reasoning Skills / Problem Solving Skills / Conflict Resolution
  •  Innovation
  •  Analytical Thinking / Creative Thinking
  •  Decision Making Skills / Management Skills
  •  Adaptability
  •  Organizational Skills
  •  Communication Skills / Interpersonal Skills / Public Speaking Skills
  •  Detail Oriented
  •  Work Ethic
  •  Strong Technology Skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.
  2.  Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program is preferred.
  3.  Must have at least 5 years relevant experience in a law firm Library Department.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

Best Best & Krieger LLP supports a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

This position can reside in any California office and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.
 
To view this position, https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=74236&clientkey=8CD10E39F265C0CA18F20642BC289A7C

No phone calls or emails. 

Best Best & Krieger is an equal opportunity employer.​


09/01/2022 Senior Research Analyst, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP, West Coast (Hybrid)

Senior Research Analyst

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Analyst to provide expert and in-depth, as well as general, research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Research Services, the Senior Research Analyst is technology-savvy and holds advanced knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level and serve as a designated specialist in an area relevant to the firm’s practices, clients, and business. The Senior Research Analyst also has the exceptional ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple, complex projects concurrently.

This position can reside in any West coast offices and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performs in-depth intellectual property, and other legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of resources.
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the field of intellectual property research, as well as other pertinent legal and business areas.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request and distills research findings into clear and concise deliverables
  • Evaluates new research resources and tools and conducts training on research resources and research techniques. 
  • Provides mentorship, training, and leadership to Research Services Analysts, Research Services Assistants, and staff.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information or Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), and either a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property research techniques and approaches.
  • Must be proficient in Lexis, Westlaw, Derwent and/or other IP-related resources (e.g. Saegis, USPTO, etc.), and a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, as well as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. 

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting https://morganlewis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/morganlewis/job/Senior-Research-Analyst_R2197 or our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”

#LI-Hybrid

 


08/31/2022 Research Analyst, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP, West Coast (Hybrid)

Research Analyst

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Research Analyst to provide general and specialized research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Research Services, the Research Analyst will perform in-depth legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of external and internal legal, business, and news resources.

This position can reside in any of our West coast offices and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request.
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of legal and business research.
  • Works with subject matter experts and members of the Research Services Training Team to create training guides and subject- and task- specific Intranet research resource pages.
  • Presents and packages research findings clearly and concisely.  
  • Conducts training on research resources and research techniques.
  • Employs critical and creative thinking when defining research problems, approaches, and resolutions.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information or Library Science and minimum of three (3) years professional working experience.
  • Must be proficient in Lexis, Westlaw, and a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, as well as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting https://morganlewis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/morganlewis/job/Research-Analyst_R2192 or our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”

 

#LI-Hybrid


08/26/2022 Research & Law Librarian (Agency Listing), Remote

Research & Law Librarian (REMOTE)

Our client, a highly respected consulting firm has an immediate hiring need for a Research & Law Librarian.   This role is part of a research team and will collaborate with economists and consultants to answer quick or in-depth questions to support client work and business development. This is a six-month contract need with possibility for extension.  Qualified applicants must be available to work full-time or part-time hours, Monday through Friday.  Time zone preference is ET.  

Applicants must have Master’s in Library Science or Juris Doctor with at least three years of solid research experience in a law firm or law library.   Experience with dockets and document research; familiarity with mergers, bankruptcies, and complex litigation a plus.

Job Duties:

  • ​​Conduct library outreach and training. Train new users to use legal resources and become familiar with the US legal system.
  • Answer legal research requests for legal documents, dockets, and case law in US courts, including research in international arbitration and in some non-US courts.
  • Respond to business research requests as needed, both in-depth and quick: books and articles retrieval, company financials and filings, market share and supply chain, and company history and news.
  • Complete routine tasks: provide passwords, develop user guides, catalog books using Library of Congress cataloging, index academic articles, and support citation management initiative.

Qualified applicants should apply by sending a resume to supportstaff@legalplacements.com


08/24/2022 Director, USF Dorraine Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

Job Title:

Director, Dorraine Zief Law Library

Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of the Dorraine Zief Law Library. The University of San Francisco is recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Jesuit, Catholic, urban university with a global perspective and an exceptionally diverse student body. Its mission is to educate ethical and compassionate 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 two dual degree programs: a JD/Master of Business Administration and a JD/Master of Urban and Public Affairs. USF Law also offers LL.M degrees in International Transactions and Comparative Law and Intellectual Property and Technology Law and has a large Graduate Tax Program that offers both LL.M and Masters degrees.

The University of San Francisco School of Law builds upon its strong Jesuit values of service to and respect for others to create an inclusive community characterized by personal attention, passionate teachers, and community engagement. With a focus on experiential learning, social justice, and having a positive impact, the School of Law plays an important role in the community as an intellectual center, a provider of legal services, and a producer of excellent and ethical alumni. Many USF Law alumni serve in the judiciary or hold other prominent positions in the public and private sectors.

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 378 seats and technology-equipped group study rooms. The Library currently contains over 170,000 titles.

Currently, the Library’s staff consists of an Interim Director who also teaches and provides research librarian services, 3 full-time librarians, one research librarian fellow, and 4 full-time support staff positions. The Interim Director, and 2 research librarians all teach stand-alone, for-credit research courses. The Interim Director, research librarians and research librarian fellow all hold or are in the process of completing both JD and MLS / MLIS (or equivalent) degrees.

Full Job Description:

The Position

The Director aligns library services with the law school’s curriculum, ongoing initiatives, and the community’s research needs. The Director’s principal responsibilities are managing the law library and providing information resources in appropriate formats to faculty and students. The Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operation and administration, including strategic planning; budgeting; hiring, training, and supervising library staff; collection development; space planning; and developing and implementing technology to support library services. Additionally, the Director actively participates in the intellectual life of the law school, engaging in scholarly / professional development activities and teaching as needed and as time permits. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the library meets the accreditation standards of the American Bar Association as they relate to law libraries and the membership requirements of the Association of American Law Schools. The Director is encouraged to participate in the American Association of Law Libraries and other law library and professional organizations. The Director also works collaboratively with the University Library and the University Library Dean.

The Director reports to the Law School Dean and is an active participant in law school administration. USF Law is committed to providing the Director with job security and academic freedom. The term of this appointment is five years. The Director will be evaluated at least annually as well as at the end of four years. Applicants who meet the requirements for tenure / tenure track will be further reviewed by the Faculty Appointments Committee.  

Required:

The successful candidate will have:

  • a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA- accredited graduate program.
  • a substantial and consistent record of innovation, leadership, management, and strategic vision, within an academic law library setting.
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The successful candidate must also:

  • Understand and be committed to USF’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Display a strong commitment to the law school’s institutional mission, objectives and needs as well as a strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrate experience with or the ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff, and possess a strong equity lens, cultural humility and a proven ability to work well in a diverse context.
  • Demonstrate in-depth experience in teaching and legal research instruction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in establishing and maintaining operational budgets.
  • Support the incorporation of educational technology into the law library’s teaching and training activities.
  • Develop and promote innovative strategies for acquisition and library services, including strategies that take advantage of technology.
  • Develop and promote innovative strategies for new uses of building spaces, including by showing initiative and flexibility regarding the reworking of spaces made obsolete by new practices / technologies.
  • Build successful and strong relationships with the law school’s faculty, students, and staff.
  • Encourage and promote teamwork and communication with both internal and external constituencies, emphasizing flexibility and collaboration.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to involving staff in addressing problems and solutions, and be able to foster a sense of investment and ownership in the library’s mission and challenges.
  • Value professional development and facilitate and encourage the law library staff’s continued professional development.
  • Nurture and build relationships with the University generally and the University’s library.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A description of benefits is available on the USF website at https://myusf.usfca.edu/human-resources/benefits.

Apply here: https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Full-Time_Faculty/job/Director–Dorraine-Zief-Law-Library_R0006490-1


08/24/2022 Librarian (Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence), Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Redwood Shores, CA

Weil seeks the best and brightest talent to join our Administrative Staff team. Our employees are the future of Weil so we invest in their training and development. Our environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on teamwork. Highly skilled and knowledgeable Administrative Staff assist our attorneys in successfully meeting and exceeding client needs and are vital to the overall success of the Firm.

To Apply: https://weil.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/work_at_weil/job/Silicon-Valley/Analyst–Research—Competitive-Intelligence_R-103814-1 

Job Description

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a global leader in high-stakes matters and transactions, has an opening for a Librarian (also known as an Analyst, Research & Competitive Intelligence) in its Redwood Shores office. The Librarian will assist the Research and Information Center Manager in the day-to-day operation of the Firm’s Research Center.

Job Overview

  • Provide legal and business reference using online and print resources
  • Manage alerts and daily news reports
  • Perform technical service tasks and various administrative activities
  • Support training initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong reference skills; ability to use a range of legal and non-legal resources
  • Efficient administrative and organizational skills; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to:
  • Exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Analyze problems and develop effective solutions
  • Prioritize tasks, juggle multiple projects, and work well under pressure
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel in a law firm environment
  • High level computer skills including MS office (esp. Word, Excel and OneNote) and Library catalog software; willingness and ability to learn and implement new tools
  • Corporate and IP experience a plus

  Education/Experience:

  • Masters of Library Science
  • Law firm experience a plus

Weil Benefits Program represents an important part of the total compensation of the Firm’s employees. Some of the components of the benefits package which are currently available to full-time Administrative Staff include:

Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
Health Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Plan
Emergency Child-care Service
401K Savings Plan
Work/Life Benefits

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base pay and discretionary year-end bonus for eligible employees.  Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, life insurance, flexible spending plan and a 401K plan.  Weil also offers generous paid time off and holidays.  All decisions affecting employment at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are made on the basis of qualification, performance and other pertinent work-related factors, and without discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, genetic information or any other legally protected status. 


08/12/2022 Evening Circulation Assistant, USD School of Law, San Diego, CA

Evening Circulation Assistant
Posting #: 4277
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, School of Law

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:     

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks in the top 20% (36th out of 204) among U.S. law schools in scholarly impact according to a 2018 study. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:         

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

As a member of the circulation team, the Evening Circulation Assistant coordinates with other circulation team members to ensure the smooth operation of circulation department functions. Assists patrons; trains and supervises student workers; and maintains a professional and strong service-oriented ethos at the circulation desk. As the sole library staff member on duty during many evening and weekend hours, the Evening Circulation Assistant assumes responsibility for the entire library and all public services operations in the absence of other staff. Enforces library policies and addresses patron problems and complaints respectfully and efficiently; manages emergencies and urgent building maintenance issues that arise after hours. Assists with interlibrary loan processing, course reserves and exam files. Manages student fine billing statements and other projects as assigned.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Circulation Department Operations

  • Works closely with the head of circulation and other circulation team members to ensure the smooth operation of circulation department functions.
  • Is responsible for the operation of the LRC in the absence of supervisors/administrators, uses independent judgment to handle problems, complaints and emergencies; calls campus security, facilities or LRC administrators as appropriate.
  • Ensures a professional and service-oriented atmosphere at the circulation desk.
  • Enforces LRC policies including, but not limited to, access, quiet, circulation, food, drink and smoking.
  • Interacts with other departments in the LRC to problem solve issues that arise when helping patrons.
  • Oversees nightly closing procedures.
  • Maintains the visitor file and monitors the circumstances under which non-primary patrons may use the library.
  • Records and reports circulation statistics.

Supervision of Student Workers

  • Trains student workers to work at the circulation desk, including all aspects of patron services, loose-leaf updates, shelving, shelf reading, and shelf maintenance.
  • Supervises student workers, providing on-going feedback on job performance and continued training.
  • Notifies head of circulation about any performance or training issues.
  • Assists in the scheduling of student workers.

Patron Services

  • Provides professional, respectful, and efficient services to patrons in person and over the phone, including but not limited to:
    • Processes loans, renewals and check in of library materials.
    • Answers telephones; responds to information requests including simple searches in the online catalog; refers and transfers calls; takes messages.
    • Answers directional and first-line reference questions; refers other inquiries to reference or the appropriate department.
    • Assists faculty, law students, paralegals and the public in searching the online catalog and using basic materials including microforms.

Integrated Library System

  • Keeps current on integrated library system updates and trains student workers on new developments as appropriate.
  • Updates patron records as needed.
  • Sends library fine billing statements to student patrons.

Course Reserves and Exam Files

  • Receives, processes and maintains faculty course reserves and exam files.
  • Creates and maintains bibliographic item records and faculty course reserve lists online; links documents to the catalog records.
  • Ensures that access to the reserve items is password-protected.
  • Removes materials from course reserve at the end of each semester, unless directed to do otherwise.

Collection Maintenance

  • Coordinates collection maintenance support with the circulation supervisor and collection development librarian.
  • Manages missing book process, including informing the collection development librarian of lost books.
  • Files looseleaf updates, oversees student workers’ looseleaf filing, reports problems with looseleaf updates to collection services department.
  • Shelves materials, shelf reads and performs shelf maintenance.
  • Assists in book shifting projects.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Processes interlibrary loan materials, both receipts and returns, including electronic document delivery; sends notifications to patrons.
  • Coordinates with the interlibrary loan librarian in communicating with LRC patrons and lending/borrowing institutions regarding responsibility for the lent/borrowed material.
  • Maintains records in ILLiad.
  • Records invoices; tracks payments.
  • Monitors interlibrary loan supplies.

San Diego Library Circuit Consortium

  • Provides back up to daytime circulation assistant, with the following tasks:
    • Trains student workers to use the INN-Reach system.
    • Assists patrons in using the Circuit system to borrow materials from local libraries.
    • Receives and checks in books from other institutions.
    • Prints paging slips for items requested from the LRC; retrieves and checks out the requested items and sends them to the borrowing institution.
    • Packs and returns paged books to the lending institutions.
    • Prepares a monthly report of Circuit statistics

Study Aids Collection

  • Provides back up to daytime circulation assistant, with the following tasks:
    • Maintains the study aids collection.
    • Monitors the number and condition of hornbooks and other study aids; reports deficiencies to the collection services department.

Miscellaneous

  • Special projects, as assigned.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:    

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years library public services experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Law library public services experience.
  • Experience using integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification system.
  • Knowledge of basic legal research.
  • Knowledge of staff motivation techniques.
  • Knowledge of basic reference interview techniques.
  • Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. products, including Sierra.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal with wide variety of personality types in an often fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to complete tasks in the face of interruptions and pressure, and with or without student help.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to make rational and objective judgment calls.
  • Ability to remain calm in all situations.
  • Ability to prioritize.
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  • Strong service orientation.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Effective telephone skills.
  • Detail orientation and ability to perform clerical tasks with neatness and accuracy.
  • Accurate typing and proofreading skills; knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to perform complex alpha-numeric sorting and filing tasks.
  • Computer and mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to create design and implement new forms.

POSTING SALARY:
             
$20.00 – $22.71 per hour; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:   

Resume and Cover Letter Required

In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

To APPLY:  https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/867/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=496053&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:   

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Closing date: September 4, 2022

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree


08/09/2022 Faculty Services Librarian, USD School of Law, San Diego, CA

Faculty Services Librarian
Posting #: 4276
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, School of Law
Position Title & Department:

Department Description:           
USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks in the top 20% (36th out of 204) among U.S. law schools in scholarly impact according to a 2018 study. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

University Description:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:    
As a member of the public services and reference teams, provides research and reference services to all LRC patrons. Presents training and instruction in the use of legal research tools in all formats, including teaching legal research in the first year Legal Writing and Research (LWR) classes, seminars, clinics, and advanced legal research courses. Creates and updates training materials, tracks new developments in legal education and practical skills training, and actively participates in the reference team’s efforts to provide excellent legal research instruction. Assists in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of research and reference services, policies, and procedures. Participates in collection development including the assessment of subscription databases. Oversees and coordinates student services and technology services. Supervises circulation staff and student assistants in the absence of other professional staff. Takes on and oversees projects as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty Services

  • Oversees and coordinates instructional support services for Law School and University faculty.
  • Oversees and coordinates the provision of research and reference services in support of faculty scholarly projects, including maintaining a system for tracking time spent on faculty projects.
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the LRC’s student research assistants.
  • Oversees and coordinates outreach to faculty, including: maintaining a system for tracking faculty research interests and preferences regarding research and reference services; periodically surveying faculty on how well the LRC is meeting scholarly and instructional needs and areas for improvement or growth; and regularly communicating with faculty about available LRC resources and services.
  • Keeps abreast of and disseminates information about new teaching techniques and tools that may be of use to faculty.

Reference Services

  • Offers reference service during regularly scheduled reference desk hours, including some evening and weekend hours; follows up on responses to inquiries that cannot be completed during shifts at the desk. 
  • Provides assistance in legal research methods to faculty and students; assists patrons in the use of resources in all formats.
  • Serves in rotation on LRC and campus committees as assigned.

 Research Services

  • Conducts research to respond to patron research requests.
  • Produces research and informational guides and training materials.

Teaching/Training Services

  • Presents training and instruction in the use of legal research tools in all formats, including teaching legal research in the first year LWR courses, seminars, and clinics.
  • Teaches advanced legal research classes as assigned.
  • Creates and updates training materials.
  • Tracks new developments in legal education and practical skills training.
  • Actively participates in the reference team’s efforts to provide excellent legal research instruction.

Supervision

  • Works closely with the LRC’s student research assistants on faculty projects, providing much of the day-to-day supervision of the student research assistant.
  • Assists in circulation services and support as needed; supervises circulation workers in the absence of other professional staff.

Management/Outreach Services

  • Serves as back-up to the Head of Reference for communication of library policies and procedures to patrons; deals with patron problems or disputes.
  • Assists in circulation services and support as needed
  • Works with the public services team to develop, evaluate, implement and revise research guides and training materials,
  • Works with the Head of Reference to plan and implement new policies, procedures, and services
  • Represents the LRC through professional involvement in local and national organizations, and by writing for publication.

 Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:        

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited library school

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law library experience (academic setting strongly preferred)
  • Public services experience
  • Reference experience
  • Interest in tax, serving one of the nation’s top tax LLM programs
  • Empirical research experience including collection, cleaning, and organization of datasets
  • Knowledge and familiarity with citation styles, including Bluebook and Chicago Manual of Style
  • Understanding of educational methods, goals and mission of higher education as they apply to public services in an ABA-accredited law school library

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and legal reference work
  • Knowledge of legal research methods as taught in U.S. law schools
  • Expert knowledge and skill in the use of and ability to train others in Westlaw and Lexis
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team-building orientation
  • Strong problem-solving ability, initiative to take appropriate action independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Initiative and aptitude for planning and development
  • Knowledge of the LRC collection
  • Knowledge of LRC policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and implementation of LRC mission and goals
  • Knowledge of campus departments
  • Knowledge of law school staff and operations involving library work

Posting Salary: 

$5,364.17 – $6,162.00 per month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:            

Resume and Cover Letter Required

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

For detailed job information:  Details – Faculty Services Librarian (pageuppeople.com)

 Additional Details:        

Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: September 4, 2022

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree .


08/08/2022 Reference Librarian (Part-Time, On-Call), Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

Reference Librarian- Pool
Part-Time & On-Call/Substitute
Ongoing Recruitment

Position Description: Alameda County Law Library seeks candidates for our Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarian (PTOC) pool. In addition to providing outstanding reference service, PTOC Reference Librarians may support a variety of technical services, and/or administrative functions. We offer flexible work schedules, a collegial atmosphere, training and skill development, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community!

Perfect for those wanting to work part-time, including (but not limited to), law librarians seeking greater work-life balance, retired law librarians, MLIS students/recent graduates with a legal background, and attorneys or paralegals exploring a career in law librarianship. Weekly part-time shifts and on-call/substitute positions are available.

 Primary Responsibilities:

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

 Environmental Conditions: Public library and office environment.

Education

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

Experience

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

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

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

Application: Send cover letter, resume and completed application form to emily.bergfeld@acgov.org.

Employment application is available on our website: http://lawlibrary.acgov.org/employment/

 About Us

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


07/25/2022 Cataloging and Metadata Services Law Librarian, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA

UC Berkeley Law Library has an immediate opening for a Cataloging and Metadata Services Law Librarian, position description and application information is listed below.  Please share with anyone who may be interested.

Job #JPF03486
Law / School of Law / UC Berkeley

Position Overview

Position title: Cataloging and Metadata Services Law Librarian
Salary range: The anticipated salary range is $110,628 to $129,802 fiscal year rate, though the successful candidate could be hired above or below this range depending on qualifications.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: September 1, 2022 or later
Position duration: This is a full-time potential career appointment.

Application Window

Open date: July 21st, 2022
Next review date: Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Aug 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. The Law Library holds one of the largest law collections in the world housing an extensive collection of Anglo-American, international, foreign, and comparative law. The Law Library serves a faculty of more than 100, including tenured and tenure track, clinical, adjunct, and visiting professors and lecturers; more than 900 J.D. students; 250 LL.M. students; 150 Professional Track LL.M. students in the summer; graduate students from the School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy; more than 100 visiting scholars each year; as well as researchers from other scholarly and legal communities. These include members of the University of California community, private attorneys, and members of the general public. Berkeley Law is the home of the prestigious Robbins Collection, which specializes in religious and civil law, and includes rare books and manuscripts. The Law School has a wide variety of research centers, clinics, and projects.

The Berkeley Law Library seeks a Cataloging and Metadata Services Law Librarian who will be responsible for advancing the library’s tools and resources surrounding the use of information technology and scholarship. This position will supervise and manage the Institutional Repository (IR), the Cataloging unit, and the growing array of metadata projects currently underway or under consideration. The synergies between the institutional repository, the Law Library catalog, and other information resources all revolve around the understanding of and proper utilization and deployment of library metadata.

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Associate Director for Collection Services, the Cataloging and Metadata Services Law Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing Berkeley Law’s physical, digital, and virtual collections in English and various modern foreign languages. This position supervises the Cataloging department which is responsible for descriptive MARC21/RDA catalog records, updating existing records, using RDA and DCRM. The department also assigns Library of Congress subject headings to new and existing records according to national standards and local practice and performs authority control to establish and revise name headings in the LC/NACO Authority File according to NACO policies.

In addition, this position provides expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata policies and procedures to Berkeley Law Library while monitoring external developments, standards development, and changing needs in these areas. The incumbent will be responsible for creating a strategy for innovative metadata services that support the Berkeley Law community, developing and implementing data cleanup and enhancement through semi-automated methods, exploring and experimenting with Linked Data (LD) developments in the library field including BIBFRAME, Wikidata, and other LD tools, and working with vendors to improve external metadata records.

The position is responsible for supervising, managing, and mentoring three library assistants and one librarian. This includes supervising daily work, administering workflow procedures, developing the direction for the work of the unit, and providing regular communications and training within the unit and with other members of the law library.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Advanced Degree

Preferred qualifications

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree.
    ● 5 years of experience as a law cataloger or significant experience managing legal metadata projects, such as institutional repositories and other metadata-intensive library activities.
    ● Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification Schedules for Law.
    ● Knowledge of the collection’s core subject areas and familiarity with relevant bibliography to support research in these areas.
    ● Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage library staff and librarians.
    ● Ability to train staff, prepare effective training materials and other documentation, and support continuing professional development opportunities.
    ● Evidence of the capacity to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment.
    ● Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflow.
    ● Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility.
    ● Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility and an ability to thrive in a changing environment.
    ● Reading knowledge of at least one language other than English.
    ● JD from an ABA-accredited institution.
    ● Knowledge of and ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American cataloging Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data.
    ● Experience cataloging materials through a cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment.
    ● Experience in the creation of name authority records, preferably for contribution to the Library of Congress as part of the NACO program.
    ● Knowledge of a variety of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and schema.
    ● Familiarity with data manipulation tools such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and/or API applications.
    ● Knowledge of or eagerness to explore current Linked Data practices and technologies.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03486

Help contact: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA

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07/01/2022 Research Librarian, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Research Librarian  (220000YY)

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers (Forbes Magazine 2021)!  The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.   

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This entry level position provides research support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and teaches in the required legal research program.  Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference.  This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty and research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed. 
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Partners with other members of the research services team to develop solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program completed before start date.
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a law library.
  • One (1) year of related experience.
  • Experience working with faculty and/or supporting faculty scholarship.
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
  • Experience using learning management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I. 

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 17, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

 If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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