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05/10/2022 Student Services Librarian, UC Hastings Law Library, San Francisco, CA

The UC Hastings Law Library, located in beautiful San Francisco, seeks a talented and enthusiastic law librarian for the position of Student Services Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Library Deputy Director, the Student Services Librarian provides legal reference, research and instructional services to the UC Hastings community. The Student Services Librarian is the liaison to all student-facing library activities, providing reference assistance, legal research instruction, and collection development to UC Hastings law journals, the Career Development Office, the Bar Passage Support Program, and the Office for Academic Skills Instruction and Support (OASIS). In addition, the Student Services Librarian coordinates the library’s Legal Research Certificate Program and collaborates with student government and other student organizations in developing and marketing library services for UC Hastings students.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides sophisticated research and reference assistance to U.C. Hastings students and faculty, as well as other users of the UC Hastings Law Library
  • Provides legal research instruction to UC Hastings students and faculty via workshops, guest lectures, and video tutorials
  • Co-teaches for-credit asynchronous and synchronous research courses in the law school curriculum
  • Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program by providing in-depth research assistance to assigned faculty and their RAs, attending faculty workshop presentations, and making acquisition recommendations to the Collection Development Committee on the faculty’s behalf
  • Administers and coordinates the Law Library’s Legal Research Certificate program
  • Prepares and maintains online legal research guides, video tutorials, and library aids
  • Oversees the weeding, withdrawing and replacing of research materials specific to the Career Development and Academic Support programs of the College
  • Collaborates with UC Hastings’ law journals to provide research and source-pull support and training
  • Assists in development of online courses or teaching materials on Canvas or other platforms, including by assisting faculty with the creation discussion forums, quizzes, videos and PPTs for online learning classes
  • Participates in the work of the Collection Development Committee in the selection of print and electronic resources
  • Serves as the library liaison to student government and other student organizations
  • Assists in the evaluation and weeding of the library’s collections
  • Provides Circulation Desk and Interlibrary Loan support as needed
  • Contributes to the library’s strategic initiatives and participates in the planning and implementation of new library programs and procedures
  • Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship by attending seminars and conferences, and monitoring professional publications
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships across College departments
  • Participates in the life of the law school by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program, or significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree
  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Legal research instructional experience and experience in an academic law library desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of legal materials and research methodology using electronic and print resources
  • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of materials and research methods in non-law disciplines desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and ability to propose new projects and workflows

BENEFITS

Health and Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Legal Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (a defined benefit plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plans/Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs

For your Work/Life Balance

  • Fifteen paid holidays per year
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter Benefits Program

Apply online at https://uc-hastings.breezy.hr/p/8fb5d7a8e451-student-services-librarian. The position is open until filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on May 16. Please direct questions to hardcast@uchastings.edu<mailto:hardcast@uchastings.edu>.


05/05/2022 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.

Reporting to the Associate Director, 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/27072 

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.

 


05/02/2022 Library Current Awareness Analyst, Ropes & Gray, San Francisco, CA

About Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.  These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Current Awareness Analyst position is responsible for creating and managing a centralized litigation docket alerting system to track and report newly filed cases of interest to the firm, as well as creating and managing current awareness news feeds and alerts provided to attorneys and staff to advance and improve the Firm’s timely knowledge of relevant events.  The Analyst serves as a subject matter expert, providing instruction and on current awareness tools and best practices, supporting the evaluation and testing of external and internal current awareness products, and will work independently with stakeholders across all levels at the firm to evaluate their alerting needs and recommend and implement solutions using firm resources. The Analyst will create systems and processes to manage the Firm’s high volume of alerts to ensure that they remain timely and relevant, and make improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of our current awareness efforts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with stakeholders across the firm to recommend, create, edit, and proactively manage alerts and newsletters using Courthouse News, Courtlink, Lexis NewsDesk, Westlaw, Bloomberg Convergence and other relevant products;
  • Proactively and independently partners with Attorneys, Practice Development, Business Development and the Managing Clerks office to centrally manage docket alerts and tracks, including continuous monitoring and refinement;
  • Conducts outreach with Practice Groups to ensure that needs are being met;
  • Collaborates with department team members to handle requests and recommends, formulates, and implements appropriate search strategies upon request;
  • Engages with new hires to provide desired current awareness support by adding them to existing alerts / newsletters or creating and managing new alerts / newsletters;
  • Evaluates the market of current awareness resources and tools, coordinates trials, and makes recommendations re same
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years research experience preferably in a law firm or corporate environment;
  • Experience independently analyzing and distilling research results to create easily digestible, actionable summaries of findings;
  • Experience with and strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, including court structure, dockets, and areas of law;
  • Strong interest in current events and a curiosity to remain informed;
  • Capable of searching major news resources utilizing complex searches designed to return the most relevant results;
  • Experience leveraging alerting platforms, such as Lexis NewsDesk, to create and manage news alerts within a corporate or professional services environment;
  • Proficient in searching major legal research resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, BloombergLaw, Wolters Kluwer, Courthouse News, DocketAlert and Docket Navigator;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite products particularly the utilization of SharePoint to integrate content;
  • Customer-service oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Process-oriented with great attention to detail and technical acuity;
  • Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail, and demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information;
  • BA required, MLS preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment.  Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

TO APPLY:  Career Center (taleo.net)


05/02/2022 Research Specialist, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Any US Office, Hybrid or Remote

Research Specialist
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Any US Office – Hybrid or Remote
Job#026REM/MO

What you need to know:  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Masters degree in library or information science and two or more years of law firm or corporate research experience? This may be the job you for you!  Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Research Specialist to work with our Research & Information Services team.

Where will I work?  This position is eligible for a hybrid or fully remote work arrangement.  We welcome applications from candidates nationwide, however, location in any of the following Orrick markets (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) is considered a plus. 

The preferred shift for this position is 10:00 am – 6:30 pm PST (alternative hours would be considered for ideal candidate).

What Will You Do? As a Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:

  • Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
  • Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.
  • Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.
  • Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.
  • Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.
  • Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.
  • Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.
  • Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm’s intranet research collections.
  • Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in library/information science (from ALA accredited school).
  • Two or more years of relevant law firm or corporate research experience

Additional Knowledge and Experience

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

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.  Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.

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

Colorado Residents Only:  Please use the following link for information required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://www.orrick.com/en/Careers/026REM

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at www.orrick.com/Careers.

No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


05/02/2022 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Ogletree Deakins, San Francisco, CA or Various

Position Summary

We have the opportunity for an experienced Research & Knowledge Analyst to join the firm’s Knowledge Management department. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will perform legal and business research to support firm needs. The position reports to the Sr. Manager of Research Services and may be remote or hybrid.

Essential Functions

  • Provides research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff including quick reference and in-depth public records, legal, and business research using appropriate electronic resources
  • Evaluates research results and provides concise summaries of findings
  • Fields questions from attorneys and staff via phone, in person, and email, and escalates when necessary
  • Acts as an advisor to attorneys and staff in the selection and navigation of resources
  • Communicates with courts, court runner services, and vendors
  • Accurately records billable and non-billable research in firm’s time entry system, in accordance with firm policy
  • Monitors practice-specific, industry, legal, client, and subject topics through alerts created on online databases to keep attorneys and other staff members informed of current developments and activities
  • Participates in the evaluation of new and updated versions of resources to determine if subscribing is warranted
  • Participates in collaborative Research Services meetings (video conference)
  • Conducts onboarding training for lateral attorneys and staff
  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement as it relates to the position’s responsibilities
  • Works on special projects to support Knowledge Management, other administrative departments, and practice groups
  • Keeps abreast of available research tools applicable to the position’s responsibilities; developments with current research tools; and developments in research concepts, techniques, and methods
  • Collaborates with the Knowledge Management team to develop and implement innovative products and services
  • Participates in professional development through internal and external training and involvement in professional associations
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of firm matters
  • Models qualities and performance desired in firm employees, including attendance, professionalism, and quality work product
  • Uses resources in compliance with firm’s policies

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS and/or JD preferred
  • 5+ years of law firm library/research services experience preferred
  • Proficient in use of Quest, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, CHEETAH, Checkpoint, Courthouse News Service (CNS), LexisNexis Courtlink, PACER, HeinOnline, Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, Accurint, TLO, and other library research resources
  • Possesses knowledge of cost-effective research techniques
  • Ability to create online search criteria using stemming and operators
  • Experience using integrated library systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as the Document Management System iManage FileSite
  • Proficient in video conferencing tools Teams and Skype for Business
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, facilitating effective working relationships
  • Strong attention to both detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under time constraints and be able to thrive within the firm’s highly dynamic environment
  • Team player, customer service focused, and adept at handling multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Keen interest in innovation and technology, and ability to quickly learn new platforms

Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.

Benefits
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.

Firm Overview
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 900 lawyers located in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. In 2019, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply at https://ogletree.com/careers/job-opportunities/washington-d-c-richmond-charlotte-greenville-atlanta-tampa-cleveland-denver-portland-or-san-francisco/research-knowledge-analyst-196433/


05/02/2022 Assistant Law Librarian, Collection Services, Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island

The Roger Williams University School of Law Library seeks an Assistant Law Librarian, Collection Services to join a fantastic team of librarians and staff in a dynamic law school with the mission “to prepare students for success in the public and private sectors and to promote social justice and the rule of law through engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship.”

As the only law school in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School of Law has developed an excellent and mutually sustaining relationship with the bench and bar. The Law Library, through its participation in the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries and the NELLCO Law Library Consortium follows that tradition of cooperation, which includes a shared library catalog with the Rhode Island State Law Library. The librarians and staff are embedded in all aspects of law school, actively engaging with faculty, students, and the administration.

If you are interested in an excellent career opportunity, I urge you to consider this applying for this position. I have found this position to be both rewarding and stimulating professionally. New England also has a vibrant and engaging local chapter, LLNE with lots of opportunities to contribute professionally. While I have a great deal of respect, admiration, and love for the excellent team of librarians and paraprofessionals here, I have found an opportunity to live near my family and work at the school where I earned my JD.

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, the Assistant Law Librarian, Collection Services is responsible for overseeing the collection services operations of the law library: print and digital acquisitions, archives, collection development and maintenance, cataloging & metadata, digital resources management, the institutional repository, preservation, processing, and serials. As part of the management team, provides service centered vision, leadership, and planning for collection services. As part of the research and instruction team, provides legal reference, research, and instruction.

Applications are open now at https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=146860 Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, but preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2022.

NOTE: This position will be available as of July 1, 2022.


04/27/2022 Law Firm Library Specialist-Hybrid (Agency Listing), Various US Locations

Law Firm Library Research Specialist – (Hybrid)  Our client, an international law firm, is currently seeking an experienced research law librarian to support their busy team on a long-term contract basis.  This role will ideally start this summer and is an open ended, long-term contract.  This is hybrid position, meaning the librarian’s time is split between working in the office and working remotely.   Applicants must have prior library research experience, ideally in a legal environment.  The firm will also consider applicants that recently completed their MLS degree. Additional qualifications include proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and PACER, and the ability to analyze and concisely summarize complex legal and non-legal information.

Bachelor’s degree and MLS are preferred, although law firm research experience will be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

The role is open in the following geographical areas:

West Coast – San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, or San Diego. 

East Coast – Washington, DC,  Miami, Nashville, New York,  and Palm Beach

Middle – Austin and Houston, TX.

Job Duties:

  • Perform sophisticated legal and non-legal research using a variety of resources.
  • Conduct reference interviews via phone, email or instant messaging.
  • Analyze research requests and recommend appropriate resources to patrons.
  • Monitor news, legislation, regulations, cases and other information.
  • Participate in evaluation of new resources and training as needed.

Candidates working in any of the firm’s office must by fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Please send resumes to supportstaff@legalplacements.com


03/29/2022 Regional Director of Research Services, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Hybrid- LA or SF

 

Regional Director of Research Services

Hybrid: Los Angeles or San Francisco

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 Regional Director of Research Services for our firm’s West Coast offices.

The Regional Director of Research Services for the West Coast works closely with the Senior Director, a collaborative leadership team of other departmental Directors and Managers, and the department’s centralized Resources team to ensure that locally provided research services are properly aligned with firmwide and department-wide standards of exceptional service.

Candidates must be self-motivated, committed to excellence in the workplace (especially with regard to client service), and have exceptional attention to detail. Intellectual curiosity and high levels of judgment, discretion, responsiveness, and initiative are also needed. The ability to effectively contribute at a high level, influence outcomes, and achieve strategic plan objectives is essential. Flexibility will be required in order to manage a busy workload and occasional business travel.

This position can reside in either our Los Angeles or San Francisco office with a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversees research and reference services in multiple offices; ensures work levels are balanced among all staff.
  • Provides regular and timely coaching and feedback to ensure the delivery of high-quality research work product; recognizes staff performance and accomplishments.
  • Facilitates staff development by providing opportunities and support.
  • Works with the department’s Training and Engagement team to promote the department’s services, conduct user training, and introduce new services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the fields of legal and business research and works with the department’s Resources team to evaluate new subscriptions and/or software applications; recommends enhancements to existing services.
  • Performs research as necessary and undertakes on-going professional development.
  • May be responsible for specializing in and/or managing a firmwide research or operational function.
  • Keeps staff informed of all appropriate information; ensures staff adoption and implementation of firmwide and department-wide policies.
  • Seeks out and leverages opportunities to improve department efficiencies and reduce expenses by streamlining operations. 
  • Resolves internal staff issues in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates local outsourced filing services.
  • Manages day-to-day administration of local research, circulation, and staff operations while adhering to budgetary guidelines.
  • May review client chargebacks and approve incoming invoices. 
  • Manages local office projects in coordination with local office management.  

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree (M. A.) in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), and a minimum of seven years of relevant legal and business library experience in a law firm or other professional services environment including at least four years in a supervisory role. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Must be proficient in standard legal and business research services (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, VitalLaw, among others).
  • Knowledge of request intake systems (particularly Quest) and data visualization platforms (ex., Qlik) is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work effectively with differing opinions and diverse personalities.
  • Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, team building skills.
  • Strong commitment to excellent client service.
  • Ability to work independently as well as manage projects and assignments in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations, write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, effectively present information, and respond to inquiries from clients and managers.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers”.  You can locate this position by selecting the  “Research & Library Services” category under the “Job Family” filter.

#LI-Hybrid

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm’s California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts:

Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


03/28/2022 J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship

Program Description

The Robert Crown Law Library is proud to host the J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship. The Fellowship honors Mr. Lomio’s extraordinary life and work at Stanford Law School, where he served for over thirty years as a consummate law librarian and a visionary leader.

The J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship aims to develop promising new professionals in academic law librarianship by supporting a career training program at the Robert Crown Law Library. The Fellowship provides valuable work experience and a stipend to a law school, library science, or archives student or recent graduate.

The Fellowship is intended to give candidates interested in law librarianship as a career an opportunity to apply and hone their skills and knowledge in an academic law library setting. Fellows, working under the guidance and supervision of our distinguished librarians, will learn about the overall functions, policies, and practices of the Robert Crown Law Library.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Applicants must be a current graduate student (or recent graduate) of an accredited library science, information science, or archival studies program or a current J.D. student (or recent graduate) at an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in law librarianship, demonstrated by appropriate coursework in their library, information science, or archival studies program, or completion of or coursework towards a J.D. degree.
  • Applicants must commit to either six consecutive weeks of full-time employment or twelve consecutive weeks of part-time employment as a Fellow. The duration of the Fellowship will be determined at the time of application and selection of the Fellow each year.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

The J. Paul Lomio Memorial Fellowship will provide a $6,000 stipend. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.

To apply, please submit the following items:

  • Cover letter with statement of interest
  • Current resume
  • Description of graduate program including list of completed courses in legal information resources or law library administration
  • Contact information for three professional references (including email address and phone number)

To APPLY:  https://law.stanford.edu/robert-crown-law-library/about-the-law-library/j-paul-lomio-fellowship/#slsnav-program-description

Inquiries about the fellowship may be directed to:
Beth Williams
Senior Director, Robert Crown Law Library
beth.williams@law.stanford.edu


03/25/2022 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP, Palo Alto, CA

To  apply: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/palo-alto/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to assist with global information services. This is a full-time position located in the Palo Alto office. Hours are 11am-7pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday.  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.

03/25/2022 Research Librarian, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, San Francisco, Santa Monica, or Irvine CA

BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP

Position Overview

The Research Librarian position provides research assistance, primarily for business or legal requests, to library patrons locally and globally.  The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with members of the global Library and Research Services team.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily performs substantive online and print legal and business research to support practices and other departments, synthesizing and customizing search results to meet the needs of the requestors
    •  Regularly performs new client due diligence research
    •  Participates in evaluation and gives feedback on new and existing research tools
    •  Participates in jurisdictional orientation of research tools to lawyers and paralegals as requested
    •  Participates in professional development opportunities as required.
    •  Participates in regularly scheduled team conference calls as well as team projects when required
    •  Participates in scheduled conference calls with wider Knowledge Management team.
    •  Enters time for billable research
    •  Uses Quest research request manager to document research performed
    •  Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to deal professionally, possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele
    •  Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly
    •  Demonstrated expertise in corporate, legal and technical research techniques
    •  Possess strong analytical skills.
    •  Comfortable performing a wide variety of research tasks, including comprehensive, complex research assignments
    •  Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of research and analytics databases as well as print resources
    •  Ability to use good judgment to make decisions on which resources would be most appropriate  to use in order to research cost effectively and efficiently
    •  Possess clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills
    •  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with team members  in other offices and time zones
    •  Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual
    •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
    •  Willingness to assist with various administrative duties and projects as necessary
    •  Willingness to work flexible hours as needed
    •  Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Travel

BCLP has three CA offices. Occasional travel to other CA offices required

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent required
    •  Minimum three (3) years’ research experience in a corporate or law library desired; preferably in a law firm setting

Facility with California legal research and tools required.
•  Experience with integrated library systems preferred

Benefits

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans.  We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee.  Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TO APPLY:  https://apply.ecave.net/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=51&FilterJobCategoryID=16&FilterJobID=1019


03/18/2022 Law Librarian, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, CA

LAW LIBRARIAN

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is looking for a qualified and motivated law librarian to join our Office.

About the Office

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office is an innovative, nationally-recognized municipal law office working to protect and advance the rights and interests of the City and County of San Francisco and its residents. With just over 300 talented, dedicated, and diverse employees, the Office provides exceptional legal services to the City’s Mayor, Board of Supervisors, officials, and departments. Our work empowers City leaders with effective, responsive and creative legal solutions and representation so they can deliver critical public services and our affirmative advocacy enhances the lives and wellbeing of San Francisco’s residents and visitors.

The Office recognizes that diversity in the backgrounds, ideas and lived experiences of our employees enriches our workplace and enhances our work. We aspire to recruit, employ, retain and promote capable individuals representing the full spectrum of our community, and welcome all candidates, including candidates of any race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, and candidates with disabilities. We have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and stay, and where employees feel welcomed, engaged and valued for their work and contributions to the Office and the City. To learn more about the Office’s efforts to provide a welcoming, diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace please click here.

To learn more about the City Attorney’s Office please visit: https://www.sfcityattorney.org/

About the Library

The Office has two main libraries that the librarian is responsible for updating and maintaining. The librarian also assists with managing the Office’s online subscriptions with Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and Wolters Kluwer. The librarian assists attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants across the Office in locating hard to find articles, gathering legislative histories, and other legal research projects.

Librarian Responsibilities

The Librarian reports to the Office’s Manager of Legal Support and Administrative Services, and takes assignments from attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants across the Office. The responsibilities listed below represent the range of duties that may be assigned and are not intended as an exhaustive list.

  • Provide reference services, manage the law library’s collection development, use the public library interlibrary loan program, and catalogue library materials.
  • Obtain and maintain passwords and access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Wolters Kluwer for users.
  • Work with Deputy City Attorneys to update and renew all contracts.
  • Evaluate and recommend new titles for acquisition, whether print titles or databases.
  • Evaluate usage/cost statistics for all online products and print continuations.
  • Forward daily legal news emails to different teams or individuals.
  • Update and maintain all hard copy books.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school and/or a J.D. from an ABA – accredited law school; OR
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program, or other significant work experience that satisfies statutory requirements (i.e., Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 6450 compliant).

Desired Qualifications

  • One year of experience in a law firm setting.
  • Two years of responsible computer-related experience in a law library, experience providing legal reference and/or teaching/training experience and experience in web interface designs.
  • Knowledge of WESTLAW, LEXIS, Internet legal resources and/or other on-line databases and software applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Able to communicate effectively and tactfully with attorneys, office personnel, vendors, and representatives of other governmental departments/entities; and to accept and implement written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with Office employees.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and prioritize and complete multiple assignments.
  • Adept in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
  • Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Desire and ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Salary and Benefits

The position has a five-step salary scale ranging from $86,121 – $104,624. The successful candidate will be placed at a salary step based on years of experience and additional relevant degrees, certifications, credentials or skills. The City offers robust health, retirement and other benefits. For more information please visit: https://sfdhr.org/benefits-overview. MOULegal Assistants are represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 21, which has a Memorandum of Understanding with the City that can be found at COVID-19 Vaccination Required as a Condition of Employment

The City and the Office are committed to the health and safety of our employees. Under the City’s Vaccination Policy, all City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how this condition applies to your employment, please click here.

Application
 To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by March 25, 2022 here:https://smrtr.io/8mB2B.


03/11/2022 Temporary Research Librarian, Part-Time, (Agency Listing)

 

TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES LIBRARY MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL SERVICES

Our client is an internationally-recognized leader in integral education and has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, Undergraduate Studies, and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM).

This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, beginning on April 1, 2022 for approximately 6 months.  Hours are 9am-1pm M-F.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reference
    • Provide individual and group research assistan Service delivery can include in-person, online, on the phone, and by e-mail, to Library users (from Bachelor’s completion through Faculty level).
    • Participate in reference chat service (Springshare LibChat) and help staff the support ticketing system (Springshare LibAnswers).
    • Offer scholarly advising, research support and aid in study skills and digital literacy development.
    • Update, design, create, curate and maintain Library content to support reference, instruction, and Library operations: LibGuides, FAQs, handouts, and other items as needed or assigned.
    • Participate in reference team activities, including keeping regular hours on the reference schedule and attending reference meetings.
    • Promote usage of Library resources.
  • Instruction
    • As needed, assist with online research skills and information literacy instruction, library orientations, and special topic library workshops (online).
  • Collection Development
    • In coordination with entire Library Staff, undertake related tasks as appropriate including participating in the review of online resources such as databases and journals.
  • Other areas of responsibility
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Advise colleagues and the Dean on developments in libraries and make recommendations for library actionable items when appropriate.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion through:
    1. continuous engagement in intersectional self-reflection and cultural humility, insomuch as inclusive and mindful professional practices pervade, and equity is foregrounded in your work.
    2. examination of the ways that authority, academic and otherwise, is constructed and contextual, and facilitation of practices that allow for diverse ways of learning and knowing in the conduct of academic research.
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution (degree in process or equivalent experience may be accepted)
  • Three years of related professional experience in reference in an academic library setting.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills, as well as ability to successfully balance priorities and multitask.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated professionalism, in-person, over the phone, and online.  The ability to authentically engage and listen attentively is critical for succeeding.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as flexibly, collegially, and collaboratively with diverse constituencies in a busy office and across departments.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Understanding that job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment
  1. Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
  2. Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with the following applications:

  • Springshare suite of Library software, such as LibGuides CMS, LibCal, LibAnswers LibChat and LibWizard.
  • Graphic design, video editing, and Web development applications used to support and design instructional materials such as Camtasia, Canva, Loom, and the Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign).
  • Course management systems, preferably Canvas.
  • OCLC WMS integrated library system (ILS).

Please email resume to Catherine Ghent at taylorlb@taylorlib.com

Or call Catherine at 510-559-1540


03/11/2022 Scholarly Communication Librarian, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Scholarly Communication Librarian 

Vacancy Announcement  

We seek a professionally engaged and collaborative librarian to provide guidance on services and policies to the library and to faculty, students, and staff on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as institutional repository best practices, faculty profile system support, issues in academic publishing, copyright and fair use, user privacy issues, data management, and the Open Access and Open Education movements.  

Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track position at the Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an expected start date of Spring 2022.

Job Duties 

Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Management Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian:

  • Develops and implements the Library’s scholarly communication program in coordination with other library departments and library Administration.
  • Creates goals and objectives for a cohesive program. 
  • Leads development and implementation of an education program for library employees on issues of scholarly communication.
  • Advises on how librarians in all subject areas can educate and communicate with their constituencies around issues of scholarly communication.
  • Develops and implements a program to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment, alternative publishing models, public-access requirements for grant-funded projects, Open Access, and Open Education. 
  • Promotes the use of the campus’s institutional repository/faculty profile system: Sac State Scholars. Creates and maintains support documentation, policies, and workflow guidelines for the institutional repository. Selects content to include in the repository that is representative of Sac State and showcases the excellence of the university, including high-level undergraduate work.
  • Develops and maintains a broad network of partners, e.g., the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Resources and Technology (IRT), the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), Division of Inclusive Excellence, students, faculty and staff, California State University (CSU) system-wide offices, and the scholarly community to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
  • Stays informed of, and shares with the library and university staff and faculty, national and international trends and developments in scholarly communication, including legislation, changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information. 
  • Leads library participation in current and newly developed initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own intellectual property rights, and improve access to published research. Establishes mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, data management plans, licensing agreements, and fair use of copyrighted works as users of information. 
  • Establishes a means of analyzing and evaluating the progress of the library’s scholarly communication outreach and education program.
  • Helps faculty determine the impact of their scholarship, through both traditional and alternative measurements.   

 Required Qualifications  

  1. American Library Association accredited Master’s degree or accredited international equivalent. 
  2. Two years of professional experience in librarianship, research, publishing, law, or another relevant field. 
  3. Strong understanding of scholarly communication trends in a diverse academic or research environment
  4. Evidence of inclusive and equitable leadership, collaboration, and initiative.
  5. Effective oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  6. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  7.  Experience with outreach, marketing, and/or promotion of services relevant to scholarly communication.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property rights, Open Access, institutional repositories, accessibility, and related issues as they affect the creation and dissemination of scholarship
  9. Understanding of the research or creative scholarship process in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications  

  1. Experience with institutional repositories, faculty profile systems and/or data management plans
  2. Experience preparing and delivering instruction to a diverse population relevant to scholarly communication.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic units in a college or university campus.
  4. Advanced degree in subject area relevant to the position.
  5. Experience with assessment of library services. 

 Monthly Salary:  

$5,779 to $7,276 (Senior Assistant Librarian) 

$6,630 to $9,186 (Associate Librarian) 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for campus service opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and additional benefits. Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association (CFA). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (24 vacation days and one personal holiday per year and one day of sick leave per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community in order to meet university requirements for tenure and promotion.   

Full vacancy announcement here: . https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/509183/scholarly-communication-librarian


03/10/2022 Research Analyst (Hybrid), Dechert LLP, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA & Others

 

Research Analyst (Hybrid)

The Research Analyst is responsible for providing research services to the entire Firm. The preferred schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and References:

    • 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 HEAT requests.
    • 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.

Collection Development:

    • Work with the Director of Library and 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.

General:

    • Performs any and all other duties as necessary and as assigned by your supervisor for efficient functioning of the Department, Office and Firm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Additional Job Description

Location(s)

Chicago, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington

Time Type

Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.  The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

TO APPLY

https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/Chicago/Research-Analyst_R-2141 


03/08/2022 Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services, UC Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA

Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: March 4th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 8, 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 Law Librarian for Faculty Services

The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services. Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, this librarian takes primary responsibility for developing and managing the Law Library’s faculty services program. The Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services serves as the primary contact for faculty research requests, supervises the Research Specialists/Assistants who assist with faculty research projects, and coordinates with members of the Research Services team to divide faculty research requests when needed. In addition, the Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services participates in the Law Library’s instructional programs, shares in collection development responsibilities, and provides effective user services at the Reference Desk.

Responsibilities include:

Faculty Services Duties
• Develops, coordinates, and implements faculty services as part of the Law Library’s Request program.
• Manages all aspects of the Law Library faculty services program, including research, reference, and inter-library loan and document delivery services.
• Serves as the primary contact for delivering services to law faculty requesting library services.
• Establishes policies, procedures, and processes for standardizing research scope and work product for faculty services.
• Coordinates with members of the Research Services team in performing research.
• Provides significant research assistance to all faculty members when needed, especially in the foreign, comparative, and international law context.
• Develops programs and services necessary to meet the needs of the law school’s growing foreign and international programs, including but not limited to the LL.M. program, and law school centers and student organizations focused on foreign and international topics.
• Hires, trains, and supervises all Research Specialists and student Research Assistants.

Reference and Research Duties
• Serves as a member of the Law Library’s research services unit, providing excellent and responsive general information and legal reference services through regular shifts at the Reference Desk.
• Provides specialized legal research consultations to law students, faculty, and staff.
• Provides specialized legal research consultations to law students through the Research Assistants Partnering Program (RAPP).
• Participates in development and maintenance of research webpages on the Law Library website, as needed.

Instruction, Collection, and Outreach Duties
• Participates in development and teaches one section of Legal Research Practicum in the first-year legal research curriculum.
• Provides legal research instruction in law school classes and other settings as needed.
• Participates in Law Library collection development efforts, including selection, assessment, and management of resources.
• Leads tours, orientations, and workshops, such as Saturday Academy of Law and Pre-Law Outreach community programs.

Other Duties
• Participates actively and effectively on Law Library committees, task forces, and project teams.
• Represents the Law Library on various Law School, campus-wide, and UC Library System committees and at various meetings and other functions.
• Participates in and contributes to the profession through professional activities outside the Law Library, including university and public service, and/or research and other creative activity. These activities normally relate to and enhance performance of the primary position responsibilities.
• Develops and maintains awareness of current developments in the fields of law, library science, and legal research to enhance performance of primary position responsibilities.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience shepherding ideas and projects through an organization without a formal leadership role.
• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement processes and programs both independently and in a team, in a dynamically changing environment.
• Experience in assessing and selecting collections in law.
• Experience with researching foreign, comparative, and international law, or interest in developing expertise in this area.
• Practice experience as an attorney or professional legal experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • A J.D. degree from a law school with a program accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • A professional degree from a library school with a program accredited by the American Library Association, or other appropriate degree(s) or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in multiple formats; fluency with new and emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy, legal practice, and library services, or a strong demonstrated interest in developing fluency.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Successful experience in academic law libraries, including demonstrated background in providing effective and successful services to law faculty and law students.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

Reference requirements

  • 3-6 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07385

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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

JOB LOCATION

Irvine, CA


03/08/2022 Collections and Metadata Librarian, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA

Collections and Metadata Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, California

The UC Davis Mabie Law Library seeks a forward-thinking, motivated, service-oriented professional to join our team as a Collections and Metadata Librarian.

This position, an Assistant or Associate Librarian, oversees the department responsible for library resource processing and operations. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the position participates in collection management and works collaboratively with other librarians on resource allocations. The position serves on library committees, and participates in discussions regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities and procedures. The position reports to the Library Director.

About the Law Library:
The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law, and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Library houses over 375,000 volumes in print and provides access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Collections and Metadata Librarian oversees several functional areas of library services: Alma oversight and record quality control, resource inventory, preservation and circulation control, interlibrary loan, and cataloging, with some supervisory responsibilities. The position monitors, analyzes, and develops efficient and effective workflows; communicates with other library partners, and vendors; and has overall responsibility for data and statistics for the unit.
The position facilitates patron access to library resources through the Alma library system. This includes the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata in the library’s Alma system and UC discovery platform, and delivery of library resources to patrons. The position manages catalog data and cataloging services; oversees access to electronic resources; and oversees the acquisitions budget expenditures for all library resources, both print and electronic and serial subscriptions.

The position contributes to overall library operations by participating in library unit meetings, strategic planning, annual reports, and the development of policies, procedures and practices that relate to the purchasing, processing and receiving of library resources. The librarian keeps abreast of current standards and emerging technologies to effectively manage the unit and to provide continuous support and patron assistance in accessing the library’s resources.
Applicants should have the capacity to work in a dynamic library environment, responding to shifting needs and priorities of library users, and a willingness to be flexible with assignments. They should be able to work collaboratively and creatively with a diverse group of individuals and departments within and beyond the law school.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent
    • Two to four years of demonstrated experience or knowledge of concepts, principles, and practice in library technical services
    • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with integrated library systems
    • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with metadata tools, bibliographic data, cataloging standards, and quality control, in both print & digital environments
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • User-focused and committed to service excellence

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated employment history or job skills that show knowledge of types and uses of legal materials and experience with bibliographic access to legal information
    • Work experience in an academic, research, or law library
    • Supervisory experience

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

For more information, please see: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04705


03/07/2022 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP, Los Angeles, CA

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

TITLE: Research & Knowledge Analyst

Job Summary

Skadden’s Los Angeles office is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to assist with global information services. This is a full time position, and the hours are 11am-7pm PST, Monday-Friday. 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.

  • 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.

Qualifications

  •  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.

Experience/Education

  •  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:  https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/los-angeles/research-and-knowledge-analyst

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.


03/03/2022 Part-Time, Law Library Administrative Assistant, Marin County Law Library, San Rafael, CA

Position Title:  Part-Time Law Library Administrative Assistant, Marin County Law Library

Marin County Law Library (MCLL) is currently seeking a qualified part-time administrative assistant.

MCLL provides free public access to legal information, focusing on providing practical materials not only to attorneys and judges, but to businesses, self-represented litigants, and people who want to know more about their rights.

Duties:  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and assistance to library patrons in email, person, or phone.
  • Assisting library users in the use of computer, print, photocopy, fax, and online services.
  • Coordinating technical services and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Preparing correspondence, organizing, and maintaining files and calendar for law library services and programs.
  • Filing updates for slip opinions, advance sheets, pocket parts, and loose-leaf publications.
  • Ordering supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Any Combination of the following:

  • Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college.
  • Paralegal Certificate from an accredited program.
  • Public library (general or special) or government service work experience.
  • Business experience.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a position involving service to the public is required.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of bookkeeping and other administrative duties.
  • Theory and practice of public service and library service; uses effective problem-solving skills when necessary.
  • Computer applications including Microsoft Office suite.

Other:

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a group.
  • Proficiency using social media platforms.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service under pressure is required.
  • Must be able to work evenings.
  • Spanish language fluency highly desirable.

JOB TYPE: Part-time

 SCHEDULE: 10-20 hours per week

 COMPENSATION: $16.32-$18.05 per hour

TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to lawlibmc@sonic.net.

You may fax to:  415-472-3729.  No telephone calls please — principals only.  Position will remain open until filled.


02/28/2022 Library Services Manager, Agency Listing, Remote, USA, or Canada

 

LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library Services Manager position within our organization. The focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in library workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library services will be directly client facing and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well-rounded, customer service-oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position is 100% remote, and it can be performed from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, though West Coast hours are preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the success and management of client relationships and serve as the point of contact for new and existing client firm initiatives and projects.
  • Collaborate with other firm managers and administrators on special projects.
  • Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications.
  • Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support.
  • Work with firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts.
  • Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration.
  • Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print-to-digital transformation.
  • Oversee enhancement of the client firms’ use of technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes.
  • Work with, promote, and progress Library Services functions within the organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities.
  • Conduct library orientations for new attorneys and professional staff.
  • Conducts and coordinates legal resource trainings, drafting training materials and invitations, scheduling, tracking attendance, coordinating with client firms, and organizing training materials.
  • Research developments in legal research, training practices and supports additional legal training initiatives and programming.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
  • At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases, and collaboration platforms, such as Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3t9P6vd


02/22/2022 LL.M. Legal Research and Writing Instructor (Part-Time), Berkeley Law, Berkeley, CA

 

Job Announcement: LL.M. Legal Research and Writing Instructor (part-time)

Berkeley Law seeks part-time lecturers to teach LL.M. Legal Research and Writing during the summer and fall 2022. Berkeley LL.M. students are highly accomplished lawyers, judges, and professionals, who come from over fifty countries. Most LL.M. students are slightly older than J.D. students on average, have a professional attitude, and are a great pleasure to teach.

Legal Research and Writing is a two-unit course, which introduces foreign-trained LL.M. students to U.S. legal reasoning and practice. The course emphasizes understanding the U.S. legal system, common law legal reasoning, legal problem solving, and effective written and oral communication of legal analysis. The curriculum for all LRW sections is standardized. Instructors will not need to develop any course materials, although experienced instructors may adapt ungraded exercises, lesson plans and PowerPoint slides to suit their individual teaching style. Students work on predictive writing only, including a short office memo and a longer office memo (including revisions). Instructors provide extensive written feedback for students on their legal memo drafts.

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. or LL.M. from the U.S. or Canada, and at least one year of legal work experience in the U.S. – either in law practice, a law-related J.D./LL.M. required/preferred position, or law school teaching. Successful candidates will be able to explain complex concepts clearly, be committed to providing detailed individualized feedback on student writing, have the ability to connect with students interpersonally, and demonstrate enthusiasm for working with international students.

At this point, we are planning to teach classes in person. Summer LRW sections meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m., from June 8 – August 8. Fall LRW sections meet once weekly for 110 minutes at either 8:00 a.m., 3:35 p.m., or 6:25 p.m., from August 22 – December 2.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online to the Lecturer – JD – LLM Program/Experiential Education – School of Law Recruitment at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03168   by March 6. If you have previous teaching experience, please include student teaching evaluations with your application.

Applicants may direct questions to Jodi L. Collova, Director of LL.M. Legal Writing, jcollova@berkeley.edu


02/17/2022 Competitive Research Analyst, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Any US Office

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent 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 1,100 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 1,000+ 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 existing CI team. The position can be based in any of our US offices and we will also consider candidates who want a hybrid or remote position. 

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 is highly curious and detail oriented and has strong written, analytical and project management skills.

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 and Traits

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence and/or legal research.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise summary.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Flexible, responsive and service-oriented team member.
  • Initiative and eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.

Desired Experience and Traits

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools.
  • An Interest and aptitude in statistics and business analytics.
  • Familiarity with legal concepts, practice areas and terminology preferred, but not essential.
  • Experience with regulatory research.
  • Experience with European legal and business resources. 

 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/en-US/WSGR/job/Palo-Alto/Competitive-Intelligence-Analyst_R818/apply/applyManually

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

The firm requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and new hires will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to their start date. At the current time, in accordance with CDC guidance, individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). If the CDC or local health authorities for our office locations amend their definition of “fully vaccinated” to include vaccine boosters, the firm will do the same. Individuals who wish to be considered for an accommodation on religious or medical grounds, or as allowed by applicable law, may do so by contacting the firm’s Human Resources department.


02/02/2022 Tenure-Track Digital Initiatives Librarian, CSUS, Sacramento, CA

JOB DUTIES:

Under the general direction of the Head of Library Systems & Information Technology Services, (“Systems”) the Digital Initiatives Librarian will have responsibilities in four main areas:

Digitization Process

Working across departments, sets digitizing project goals and objectives, and recommends solutions (staffing, process, equipment, and workflow) to achieve objectives.

Evaluates software and equipment related to digitization, such as scanners, optical character recognition (OCR) software, and repository systems.

Creates and maintains policies and procedures, standards, best practices, digitization workflows, training manuals, and internal technical documentation.

Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises student workers responsible for the creation of digital assets.

Manages workflow, timelines, benchmarks, and reporting for multiple projects at different stages.

Ensures quality control of digitized assets and metadata.

Serves on the Collection Development Committee’s Digital Collections Subcommittee as an ex officio member to vet and prioritize digitization proposals.

Asset Management

Works with the Library Systems department and vendors as needed to help select, manage, and upgrade the library’s digital asset management (DAM) system.

Oversees the creation and maintenance of digital objects (including imaging, ingest, archiving, and metadata work) and organizes them in the DAM.

Maintains fluency with metadata schemas and description protocols such as MARC21, MODS, Dublin Core, and linked data.

Ensures that digital assets conform to accessibility requirements.

Digital Preservation

Researches and stays current with recognized and evolving standards both for the preservation and dissemination of digital assets.

Develops digital preservation plans and ensures that digital assets meet preservation standards.

Outreach

Serves as practical expert for digital scholarship initiatives; advises and partners with faculty and/or campus units and programs on digitization projects and digital scholarship in their subject areas.

Participates in consortial initiatives and working groups within and/or outside the California State University System.

Participates in grant writing and funding opportunities for digitization initiatives.

Responsibilities as a Library Faculty Member

Contributes to library-wide decision-making. Serves on library committees as needed.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the library and the university, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of library faculty.

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or accredited international equivalent.
  2. Significant experience working with a digital asset management (DAM) system used in a library, archives, or museum.
  3. Experience digitizing materials in various formats from distinctive collections.
  4. Experience with project management of digitized and/or born-digital assets in a library, archives, or museum.
  5. Strong understanding of metadata schemas, archival file formats, and/or FADGI Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials.
  6. Strong oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience supervising staff and/or student workers.
  2. Knowledge of digital archiving practices and experience with digital preservation systems.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on a college or university campus.
  4. Familiarity with digital scholarship applications for data mining, data manipulation, and data visualization.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:

It is only necessary for applicants to meet the required qualifications in order to apply. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2022; and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that includes what contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words
4. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)

 To apply:  https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/510096/digital-initiatives-librarian

Final candidates will be required to attend an in-person interview at Sacramento State.

Final candidates will be required to submit contact information for their current supervisor to provide a professional reference after a job offer is made, but before a final offer is signed.

OTHER SPECIFICS ABOUT THE POSITION:

Anticipated Monthly Salary:

$5,779 to $7,276 (Senior Assistant Librarian)

$6,630 to $9,186 (Associate Librarian)


02/01/2022 Research Librarian, Nixon Peabody, San Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA, & Various

Research Librarian

Job Description:

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.

Location:  Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Manchester, NH; Washington, DC; Providence, RI; Los Angeles, CA; 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.

To APPLY:  https://nixonpeabody.careers.micronapps.com/welcome.aspx

 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.