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01/17/2020 Outreach and Education Librarian, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA (Updated)

Outreach and Education Librarian
Alameda County Law Library- Oakland, CA
Full-Time, Exempt
65,000 – $85,000, depending on experience/skills/qualifications

The Alameda County Law Library is currently recruiting for an Outreach and Education Librarian.  Position Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position fall into several main categories:  reference service; education and training; and outreach, partnerships and marketing. This position reports to the Library Director. This position may involve some evening or Saturday hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Reference Service

The Outreach and Education librarian will work daily shifts at a busy Reference Desk, helping the public and attorneys use library resources to find legal information. This position requires a strong customer service orientation to assist patrons of various backgrounds, languages, and education levels in a friendly, professional and approachable manner.

  • Provide reference assistance and instruction to Law Library patrons- in person, over the phone, and via email.
  • Conduct reference interviews to identify appropriate print and electronic resources to meet patron information needs.
  • Assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, OnLaw, HeinOnline, CCH IntelliConnect, Nolo EBSCO, the library catalog, the library website, and authoritative legal and government websites.
  • Make targeted referrals to local legal aid organizations, lawyer referral services, bar associations, legal clinics, Lawyers in the Library, court self-help centers, government agencies, and other community non-profits, as appropriate.
  • Interpret, explain and administer law library rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a professional and positive customer service attitude when providing reference service and interacting with patrons.
  • Assist lawyers and non-lawyers equally in accessing the law.
  • Solicit and convey to management patron suggestions for improving library services.
  • Cooperate, communicate and work with other library staff to facilitate the best possible service for patrons.
  • Help develop strategies for providing reference assistance to remotely located patrons using technology.
  • All librarians are expected to perform circulation functions, money transactions, and assist patrons with copier, printer and computer usage during Reference Desk shifts.
  1. Education & Training

The Outreach and Education Librarian will coordinate MCLE and public education programming at the Law Library, facilitate professional development trainings for Law Library staff, and develop research guides and informational handouts for library patrons.

  • Manage logistics related to developing, scheduling, and promoting MCLE programs and public education programs held at the Law Library.
  • Recruit speakers from local law schools, law firms, legal aid organizations, the court and elsewhere to present MCLE programs and public education programs at the Law Library.
  • Develop and present periodic MCLE programs and public education programs and classes on legal databases, legal research, and library resources.
  • Maintain library’s MCLE multiple activity provider status and retain program certification records.
  • Lead library tours and orientations.
  • Develop and update LibGuides, research guides, pathfinders, informational handouts, and video tutorials for patrons.
  • Facilitate professional development trainings for librarians.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in legal publishing, legal databases, and web-based legal resources. Educate co-workers on new resources.

III. Outreach, Partnerships & Marketing

The Outreach & Education Librarian will work with the Director on partnership, outreach, marketing and fundraising initiatives to expand, enhance, and promote Law Library services in the community.

  • Manage existing public library partnerships and respond to requests for trainings and support.
  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with potential community partners, including public libraries, academic libraries, law firms, governmental agencies, area bar associations, legal aid organizations, courts, self-help centers, local non-profits, social service organizations, cultural organizations, and other law libraries. Help develop joint programs, clinics and workshops.
  • Help develop, update and distribute print and electronic marketing materials (e.g. brochures, flyers) promoting library programs, resources and fee-based services.
  • Help market the library’s Membership Program, document delivery service, and meeting rooms to the local legal community and the public.
  • Write content for the library website, blog, eNews, and social media platforms.
  • Write articles promoting the library for legal and non-legal publications.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events (e.g. Witkin Symposium, Law Day, Library Open House, tabling events).
  • Help grow the Law Library’s donor/sponsorship program, and assist with fundraising events and initiatives.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to fund new programs, collections, and services.
  1. Other Duties
  • Participate in collection development activities. Make recommendations for acquisitions, retention, and weeding.
  • Complete Passport Acceptance Agent training and participate in Passport acceptance service.
  • Make recommendations on efficient, effective and creative use of library spaces.
  • Remain up-to-date with developments in law librarianship, library science, technology, legal publishing, the information industry, legal developments, and resources outside the library by reading legal newspapers and professional journals, participating in continuing education activities and professional associations, and subscribing to listservs.
  • Attend professional development programs, trainings, and classes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a public law library.
  • Knowledgeable about the principles and practices of professional library work.
  • Thorough knowledge of legal resources (print and electronic), legal terminology, and legal research.
  • Professional level aptitude and practical experience using legal databases.
  • Knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and social media platforms. WordPress, web design and/or graphic design experience a plus.
  • Previous customer service experience or extended experience interacting with the public. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to colleagues and patrons of all backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with library users, co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and participate in multiple projects, sometimes deadline-driven, in order to complete responsibilities in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to adapt to different conditions daily.
  • Experience developing and/or teaching programs and classes.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system, preferably Koha.
  • Experience with fundraising, event planning, grant writing, or marketing a plus.
  • Ability to lift and move books, materials, and other equipment as necessary, in accordance with all safety procedures.

Environmental Conditions:

Public library and office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education
Master’s in Library Science or Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program. JD or Paralegal Certificate is desirable.

Experience
At least two years’ law library reference experience. Public service experience preferred.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, contribution toward monthly medical premium, dental and voluntary vision insurance plans, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation accrual, optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan, and optional Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

How to Apply:
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, completed employment application, and contact information for three references to emily.bergfeld@acgov.org.

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

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31st  

Alameda County Law Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


01/10/2020 Law Librarian, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA

LAC Group seeks a Law Librarian for a multi-location AMLaw 200 firm for their offices located in San Francisco, CA . This full-time employment position will be responsible for providing legal and business information support as part of larger team that includes on-site and remote researchers, librarians and analysts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Library Director and Electronic Resources Specialist in evaluating products, resources and databases.
  • Manage passwords for all databases and electronic subscriptions including pass registration, credentials and deactivation.
  • Assist with on-boarding new attorneys and managing cancelations for department personnel.
  • Provide orientation, set-up training and ensure all incoming attorneys and staff are equipped with the appropriate resources and knowledge to do their respective jobs.
  • Work with the research team to support curated alerts (articles, news and dockets).
  • Participate in vendor meetings and training sessions.
  • Respond to requests for information and research, in coordination with the overall research team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of previous law firm library experience is required including legal research experience (case law searching, docket pulling, dinger and court document research & delivery, monitoring services, legislative histories, general business research on companies and individuals).
  • A MLS is strongly preferred (but not required).
  • Familiarity with print and digital legal and business information resources including experience using WestLaw or Lexis and other legal databases (PACER, BLAW, Cheetah, etc).
  • Tech savvy individual who keeps up to date with industry (legal & information) news, trends technologies and products is highly desirable.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2QHOWsW


01/03/2020 Information Services Manager, (Agency Listing), Los Angeles, New York, or Washington DC

LAC Group seeks an Information Services Manager for an opportunity with a multi-office AMLaw 200 firm. This role will lead and manage a team responsible for research services, budgeting, electronic resource administration, business development support, attorney/staff training and special projects involving information management. The Manager will provide leadership to the firm to move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research support and information/knowledge practices. The preferred location of this position is Los Angeles, CA, but we will consider candidates in New York City and Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity to lead information services for an established firm and work with a growing organization!

Responsibilities:

  • Manage internal and external resources utilized in acquiring and disseminating electronic content to the Firm for legal and business research purposes;
  • Manage the services, contracts and relationships with the online research vendors;
  • Manage the budget, develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, oversee the Firm’s resources and acquisition policies;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
  • Implement training events throughout the year to enhance online legal research skills among attorneys and professional staff;
  • Lead and support special projects involving information management for the firm.
  • Stay abreast of new developments in legal content, publishing and technology, with an emphasis on AI.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an MLS or the equivalent with at least 7 years of law firm library experience;
  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience managing central and distributed libraries. Self-starter who can integrate with other departments to initiate or participate in projects;
  • Experience working across multiple offices with attorneys, C-suite management and other departments, specifically marketing, business and professional development;
  • Must be articulate and possess excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Must be technology savvy and interested in staying abreast of new tools and resources;
  • Knowledgeable and highly conversant in using major legal databases and tools including but not limited to BLAW, Westlaw, LEXIS, Practical Law, etc.
  • Must have a high emotional IQ;
  • Project management experience highly desirable;
  • 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, please visit: https://lac.gp/35kJbFF


12/06/2019 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice Law Library, San Francisco, CA

California Department of Justice Law Library

If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the California Department of Justice Law Library Services. The Supervising Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff, oversight over the San Francisco library collection and supervises another librarian and a library technical assistant. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates with librarian to provide LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training. The due date is 1/6/2020.

For more details on how to apply, salary and contact: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=181089


11/06/2019 Temporary Virtual Research and Innovation Specialist, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research and Innovation Specialist for a large national law firm. The Specialist will provide in-depth reference and research services to a variety of attorneys and staff while providing a variety of support for the library operational functions. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with legal reference and research tools; excellent communication and organizational skills; and the ability to multi-task and work in a deadline-driven environment. This position can be remote/virtual based or work out of any of the client firm’s offices and will run for approximately 3 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of legal, IP (Intellectual Property), or business library experience.
  • MLIS degree is required.
  • Familiarity with legal, business reference and research tools, including patent research, databases (Lexis, WestLaw, etc)
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/32nCf9d


11/01/2019 Temporary Virtual Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of clients. This position can be remote/virtual based or work out of any of the client firm’s offices and will run through the end of 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all offices.
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost-effective and efficient use of research resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.
  • Knowledge of emerging information delivery technologies, including portals, software-as-a-service, and mobile. Experience with collaboration software.
  • Knowledge of subscription licensing and copyright law is a plus.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2N6tJXN


11/01/2019 Public Services Librarian, Riverside County Law Library, Riverside, CA

Riverside County Law Library
Public Services Librarian

The Riverside County Law Library is dedicated to empowering its 2.4 million county residents to perform the highest quality of legal research and practice through free and open access to the law. Our excellent team of information professionals enjoy a collegial work environment, opportunities for growth and a culture that values diversity and inclusiveness.

The Riverside County Law Library seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking, and collaborative Librarian to join its team. The Public Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the reference, circulation and fee-based services, and assists with collection development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform all patron access services functions such as opening and closing procedures, conference room reservation, class registration, and circulation of MCLE materials.
  • Lead and coordinate the provision of quality reference, circulation, fee-based services, and new user orientations and bibliographic instruction.
  • Interpret, communicate, and explain library policies and procedures to patrons and staff and determine best course of action to resolve issues.
  • Assists with supervising and training library assistants, resolving customer disputes, and acting as resource person for daily operations.
  • Maintain library usage statistics and MCLE records and files.
  • Lead and coordinate the production and maintenance of reference publications such as research pathfinders, user guides and online tutorials.
  • Work collaboratively with other Librarians in developing library programs and producing promotional materials, both print and digital.
  • Participate in collection development and user assessment activities.
  • Participate in professional development activities and associations to keep up with current developments and best practices related to legal information services to the public.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and/or JD with significant law library work experience.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with legal resources in all formats particularly with Anglo-American law library collection and government documents.
  • Knowledge of issues, emerging trends and technologies as applied to county law libraries.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, life insurance, flexible health, paid holidays, vacation & sick leaves, and a tuition reimbursement program.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to victoria.williamson@rclawlibrary.org.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


10/15/2019 Competitive Intelligence Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA or Canada

LAC Group’s virtual research team supporting top AmLaw 100 & 200 law firms and corporate clients is seeking a full-time Competitive Intelligence Analyst to support a busy business development division for a law firm with a diverse practice. This position reports directly to the Director of Information Services, but will work collaboratively with the Director of Business Development. This role requires someone who has demonstrably strong analytical and communication skills, and who is able to convey complex information simply and concisely. Attention to detail is imperative. Knowledge and experience with financial services, corporate transactions, litigation and IP is highly desirable. This position can be located anywhere in the USA or Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize various sources/databases to compile a variety of intelligence briefings, dossiers, profiles, white papers and other actionable intelligence;
  • Lead high-level research and targeting projects firm-wide;
  • Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive business development initiatives;
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and bench-marking research within an industry or among peer firms.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and more than five years’ experience in the workforce is required.
  • Experience in either a law firm, finance or investment banking environment is preferred.
  • Excellent client service orientation and listening skills, with comfort interacting with key business development and senior firm personnel.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of projects, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines (at times in high-pressure situations).
  • Meticulous methods of information acquisition, compilation, and communication (including the use of online information databases, tools and resources); attention to detail is imperative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate meaningful team and stakeholder relationships. Diplomacy, intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude/sense of humor is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Sharepoint. Experience using Google Suite is also desired. Must have a working knowledge of other resources and tools including Manzama, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2IN9JHa


10/09/2019 Research Analyst, Buchalter APC, Los Angeles or Irvine, CA

Responsibilities:

Performs legal, business and competitive intelligence research for attorneys, paralegals and staff, using a variety of electronic, digital and print resources. This can include both quick and in-depth complex case, statute, news, public records and company research which needs to be organized and disseminated in the most cost effective and timely manner.

Identifies electronic resources on Firm’s intranet and those in the print collection and develops research strategies for attorneys and other staff members.

Assists with collection development by evaluating new digital and online resources, assessing attorney information needs and usage patterns, and providing input on addition of new resources.Orders new titles as needed and maintains acquisition records for publishers and outside vendors.

Assists with maintaining our intranet research tiles and updating or adding new research links.

Assists in orientation of new attorneys to our research services, materials, procedures and policies.

Supports the Firm’s usage of our digital library and online databases by assisting in training, coordinating training sessions through vendor webinars, and trouble-shooting technical issues when possible.

Participates in projects that increase the value of our research and information services to the Firm.

Stays current with new and developing trends in research, technology and competitive intelligence.

Position Requirements:

 Masters in Library Science degree required. Business and Competitive Intelligence research experience preferred. Legal research required.

Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in research services in a law firm setting.

Experience using LEXIS Advance, LEXIS Practice Advisor, WESTLAW Edge, Bloomberglaw.com, Cheetah, Pacer, Practical Law, LEXIS Securities Mosaic, Law360 and HeinOnline.

Strong customer service skills, including the ability to prioritize requests with a high level of competency, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability for critical thinking and complex problem solving.

Strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Must have the ability to comprehend and summarize research results and deliver the most relevant information in a timely manner.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required.

Buchalter APC offers a competitive salary, 401K, medical, vision, dental coverage, etc.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Lauren Clemente, Recruiting Manager at: lclemente@buchalter.com


09/20/2019 Law Library Assistant, Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA

JOB RECRUITMENT: LAW LIBRARY ASSISTANT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 18, 2019 @ 3 PM

About the Position

The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz is seeking qualified candidates to establish an eligibility list from which to fill a current vacancy for Law Library Assistant at its Santa Cruz location. Eligibility lists usually remain in effect for one year from the date the list is established or until there are fewer than three names on the list, whichever occurs first.

Under supervision of the Law Librarian, performs a wide variety of work assisting members of the community in accessing legal resources and library services; helps facilitate circulation and maintenance of the library collection; assists with and provides support with library administrative tasks.

About the Court

It is the mission of the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County to preserve and protect the rights and ideals of society through the interpretation and enforcement of the law, and provide equal access to justice through qquality service to the community. It is also the mission of the court to treat all persons in the judicial system with dignity and respect.

The Superior Court of Santa Cruz County has established a reputation as a leader in innovative court programs and as an organization committed to providing high-quality public service. The court consists of 12 judges, two commissioners, and approximately 130 staff, with an annual budget of approximately 15 million dollars.

There are three court locations in Santa Cruz County: the main courthouse near downtown Santa Cruz, the new Watsonville courthouse in downtown Watsonville, and the juvenile courthouse in the small, rural town of Felton.

About Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County has 249,705 residents and is situated at the northern tip of Monterey Bay, 65 miles south of San Francisco, 35 miles north of Monterey, and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. Its natural beauty is present in the pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and sunshine 300 days a year. There are four incorporated cities within Santa Cruz County. The City of Santa Cruz, with a population of 54,262, is the largest city in the county. Santa Cruz County is the Gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, has 29 miles of beaches and includes six state parks and six state beaches. Its quaint shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities (sailing, fishing, golfing, tennis, hiking, etc.) provide a wealth of leisure activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single incumbent class is distinguished from the higher class of Law Librarian in that the latter has the responsibility to plan and supervise all law library services.

Typical Tasks

  • Respond to requests from customers in-person, over the telephone, via email, and/or via mail
  • Provides information about local court processes and basic court procedures while understanding the concept of unauthorized practice of law.
  • Assist and instruct customers in the use of library resources, both in print and electronic
  • Provide instruction and assistance with legal research
  • Assists in the creation/preparation of legal informational packets
  • Assists in the creation/maintenance of informational handouts and library promotional materials
  • Assist with data gathering, input and analysis
  • Receive, prepare, and process invoices for library materials and services.
  • Update and maintain law library materials
  • Process new library materials
  • Check out books to customers; process returned books; oversee the return of overdue materials
  • Assist and instruct customers in the use of library equipment
  • Orient new users to library services and facilities
  • Perform clerical and administrative tasks as assigned

Requirements

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain this knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of an approved paralegal training program or two years of experience in the legal field that includes knowledge of various legal resource materials, their use, researching and drafting legal documents, or four years of customer service experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS

License Requirement: Possession of a valid California class C driver’s license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required.

Physical Demands:

  • Strength, dexterity, and coordination and/or ability to use a computer keyboard and read a video display terminal on a regular basis;
  • Ability to listen to verbal requests from the public and court staff, then respond appropriately;
  • Physical strength and dexterity for lifting and moving of objects weighing up to 40 lbs, such as: stacks of paper, books, and other materials;
  • Frequent need to reach for items above and below desk level, sometimes with the assistance of a ladder or step-stool;
  • Standing and sitting for long periods of time is periodically required.

Knowledge of

Candidates for this position must have the following working knowledge:

  • Effective customer service methods and techniques
  • Basic research methods
  • General practices, procedures and jurisdiction of California Courts
  • Key concepts of law and legal terminology
  • Computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Standard office practices and procedures
  • General library services, organization and functions
  • Basic telephone and reception desk etiquette
  • Basic arithmetic, including percentages and decimals
  • Basic cash handling procedures

Ability To

Candidates for this position must have the ability to:

  • Communicate verbally with people of various ages, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds and emotional states
  • Deal with the public in a fair, tactful and courteous manner
  • Establish priorities and adjust to work load changes within established guidelines
  • Ability to maintain composure and remain professional under stress
  • Learn legal research methods, such as locating legal reference citations
  • Understand, interpret and apply established library policies and procedures
  • Recognize and maintain confidentiality of information and reference services
  • Perform work with efficiency and accuracy
  • Perform work requiring strong attention to detail
  • Use sound independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Perform office support work, including typing, filing and data entry
  • Understand and follow written and oral directions
  • Learn new computer technology and applications

Working Conditions

The work environment is generally clean inside buildings with limited exposure to dust, fumes, odors, and noise. Periodic exposure to individuals who may be hostile and abusive; Periodic, regular, and/or occasional contact with employees in other court divisions, government agencies, the public and/or vendors that requires the ability to converse and respond appropriately to inquiries and requests. The ability to work independently as well as closely with others is required.

Selection

Only those candidates who submit a completed application packet (application, cover letter and resume) by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, and who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written exam. Candidates who pass the written exam and whose applications are deemed best qualified will be certified to an eligibility list from which the hiring manager will select candidates for interview once there is a vacancy. In the event that the Court receives many applications, it reserves the right to limit the size of the applicant pool by selecting only those most qualified for the position.

Compensation and Benefits

The position of Law Library Assistant is classified as a union represented non-exempt  position that is compensated according to the following bi-weekly (80 hours per pay period) pay range:

Law Library Assistant $21.63 to $27.37/ hourly

The Court offers a generous benefits package, which includes life insurance, a choice of health plans, dental and vision insurance, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), paid holidays, and paid time off. Employees pay a portion of their own CalPERS retirement. Please contact the Human Resources department if you would like more specific benefits information.

Application Materials

Applications are available on our website: http://www.santacruzcourt.org (by clicking the link for “Employment”). For additional information please email the Court at hrinfo@santacruzcourt.org or call (831) 420-2275. The hearing impaired TDD# is (831) 429-5514. Application packets can be emailed to hrinfo@santacruzcourt.org or mailed to the following address:

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz

Human Resources Department

701 Ocean Street, Room 110

Santa Cruz, California 95060

The Superior Court of Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity will be afforded to all qualified applicants or employees with respect to compensation and terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.


09/16/2019 Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA

Open date: September 5th, 2019

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 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.

Description

Position Working Title: Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian
Location: Berkeley, CA

Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $61,201 — $84,260 full-time fiscal year rate, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time potential career appointment.

Berkeley Law

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. The Law Library serves a faculty of more than 100, including tenured and tenure track, clinical, adjunct, visiting professors, and lecturers; more than 900 J.D. students; 250 LL.M. students; 150 Professional Track LL.M. students in the summer; graduate students from the School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy; and more than 100 visiting scholars each year. Berkeley Law is the home of the prestigious Robbins Collection, which specializes in religious and civil law, and includes rare books and manuscripts. The Law School has a wide variety of research centers, clinics, and projects.

The Berkeley Law Library seeks an Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian responsible for overall development and promotion of the Law Library’s instructional program. The position will join the vibrant and active Reference team, participate in regular reference activities, and support faculty research and scholarship.

Primary Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Law Library’s Director of Research & Reference Services, the Instructional & Educational Technology Librarian will plan, develop, coordinate, and direct all educational and instructional services provided by the Reference staff. These services include recurring and ad hoc law school class appearances; instruction for clinics, law journals, student groups, and research centers; special programming; and research consultation with individual faculty, students, and scholars in the Berkeley community. The position will support the law school’s teaching and research missions with a strong focus on experiential education, designed to prepare practice-ready law graduates. In addition to other assigned duties, the position will:

  • Assess current and emerging information and instructional technology, and advise on its appropriate use for legal research, reference, and teaching;
    ● Serve as the library’s primary resource to assist in integrating new technologies into legal research, instructional, and reference services;
    ● Oversee the development and maintenance of research and reference instructional tools, including online research guides, video tutorials, and handouts for presentations and programs;
    ● Serve regular and as-needed assigned desk hours at the library’s Reference Desk, with occasional assignments on weekends and holidays;
    ● In cooperation with other library staff, provide expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of research and reference tools, policies, and procedures to the library, while monitoring external developments, best practices, and changing needs in these areas; and
    ● Participate in professional organizations and engage in service and scholarly activities at the local, regional, or national levels to maintain professional growth.

Advancement in the Librarian series at UC Berkeley is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment, e.g., active participation in University and professional settings, publications, or other research and creative activity. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) (Required at the time of application):

  • Advanced degree

Additional Qualification(s) (Required by start date of job):

  • 2-4 years of experience working as a librarian or as a practicing lawyer in a firm or office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree
    ● Demonstrated knowledge of and skill with library instructional technologies, including remote or asynchronous instruction
    ● JD from an ABA-accredited institution
    ● Experience as a licensed attorney with practice experience
    ● Experience providing reference service or research assistance and support in an academic or law firm (or related environment) library
    ● Familiarity with the collection’s core subject areas and with relevant literature to support research in these areas
    ● Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a team environment
    ● Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows
    ● Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility

The Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are eligible for appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.

Salary is commensurate with training and experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.

Application Procedure:

Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02258. Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions-law@berkeley.edu.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.; noting degrees and relevant work experience
  • Cover Letter – Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

For more details and instructions on how to apply, check out the link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02258


06/11/2019 Circulation Assistant – Part Time, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, Orange, CA

 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 part-time Circulation Assistant.

Reporting to the Circulation Librarian, the Circulation Assistant helps manage and carry out Circulation functions including patron services, interlibrary loan (ILL), reserves, and stacks maintenance, covering evenings and occasionally weekends. The position requires a strong commitment to service and problem-solving skills. The Circulation Assistant helps to ensure consistently high service to library users by participating in supervising, and evaluating student employees; working with other Law School and University departments on issues relating to library access, security, and facilities; helping maintain the Circulation module of the Integrated Library System (ILS); and assisting with developing and administering Circulation policies.

The hours for the position are currently Friday 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Monday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (These hours may vary during exam and interterm periods.)

To receive full consideration, application materials, including a Cover Letter and Resume, should be submitted by July 19, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please visit: https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/19233

Responsibilities

Circulation Department services and functions

  • Open or close the library; assist library users at the Circulation Desk.
  • Supervise student employees; assist with training, scheduling, and evaluating student employees.
  • Assist in developing and enforcing Circulation policies and procedures.
  • Use and assist in the administration of the circulation module of the ILS.
  • Communicate with Law Library, Law School, and University departments regarding library access, security, facilities, and student employment.
  • Assist in maintaining the collection.
  • Assist with filing loose-leaf updates.

Services for Law Students & Faculty

  • Respond to faculty requests, including locating and delivering library material and maintaining faculty course reserves and sample exams; communicate regarding the status of requests.
  • Fill ILL requests, both borrowing and lending; keep ILL statistics; communicate with patrons and other libraries regarding the status of ILL requests.
  • Assist patrons with locating resources using the online public access catalog.
  • Assist patrons with library equipment including photocopiers and microform machines.
  • Collaborate with other library staff to maintain an environment conducive to study and research for our primary patrons.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in a library public services department (preferably academic).
  • Knowledge of library circulation policies and procedures.
  • Experience with an ILS (preferably Innovative Interfaces).
  • Strong service orientation and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management experience and skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to conceptualize, communicate, and coordinate complex activities and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
  • Commitment to expanding, improving, and promoting library services.
  • Demonstrated writing skills to produce clear, concise, accurate documentation.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions and fluctuating workload.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with OCLC.

 Special Instructions to Applicants

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

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.


06/07/2019 Research Analyst, Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or Santa Monica

Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 750 attorneys in 27 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

Cozen O’Connor has an opportunity for an experienced Research Analyst to join our Library & Research Team in Philadelphia, Denver, or any of our California offices (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or Santa Monica). Hours are 11:00-5:00 PT/2:00-8:00 ET. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits. Under the guidance of the Director of Research & Business Intelligence, the successful candidate will:

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform high quality legal and business research assistance for attorneys and staff
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the firm’s available online and print research resources
  • Monitor and provide alerts on clients, industries, and legal topics
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices
  • Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources
  • Lead orientations of library services to new hires
  • Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources
  • Identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the maintenance of print collections

Qualifications and Requirements

  • JD and/or MLS
  • 2+ years of law firm library experience
  • Proficiency in Westlaw/PLC, Lexis, Bloomberg/BNA, CCH, D&B/Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, PACER, TLO, and other library research resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Service-oriented team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities

Interested applicants may apply at Careers at Cozen O’Connor

Cozen O’Connor is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.


06/06/2019 Research/Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, Dale E. Fowler School of Law Chapman University, Orange, CA

Research/Instruction Librarian

Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at Dale E. Fowler of School, 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 for Library Services, 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.

To receive full consideration, application materials, including a Cover Letter and Resume, should be submitted by July 8, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please visit: https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/19141

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.


06/05/2019 Research Analyst, Arnold & Porter, Multiple Locations

Research Analyst

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

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

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our Firm’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.  

Arnold & Porter is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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