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09/11/2017 Senior Research Librarian, Covington & Burling LLP, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Silicon Valley (Redwood Shores), CA
Covington & Burling, LLP
Senior Research Librarian
San Francisco, Los Angeles or Silicon Valley (Redwood Shores), CA

Responsible for advanced research assistance, training, and participation in the coordination of research services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Executes often complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources.
  • Assists attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and staff in all offices with research queries, current awareness monitoring, and research strategy.
  • Collaborates with senior library staff regarding coordination and performance of library research services across all offices.
  • Coordinates research workflow in the absence of the Assistant Librarian, Research.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts library research orientations, resource training programs, and prepares guides, videos, and training documents as needed.
  • Supports and develops the library’s Intranet resources for all firm offices  including development of guides to the library’s collection and subject bibliographies (print and electronic) on topics of current interest.
  • Participates in ongoing content and usage analysis of electronic resources with eye toward providing targeted resources and research efficiencies.
  • Assists with projects to increase the accessibility, utilization, and discovery of research resources.
  • Stays current on technological developments relating to online research and applications and best practices relevant to providing highly responsive research services.


  • Advanced proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, and other library online resources.
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform tasks or multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other modern law firm productivity software tools.
  • MLS from an accredited graduate program and/or JD from an accredited law school strongly preferred.  Minimum 5 years work experience as research librarian in an AMLAW 100 or 200 law firm.

Standard office hours will be Monday through Friday 9:30 AM – 6:00PM

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Status:  Exempt  (Level 11)

Reports To:     Research Manager, Library

If you are qualified for and interested in this role please send your resume and salary requirements to  and note where you saw the posting.

09/07/2017 Research Analyst, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, San Francisco, CA

Company: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Location: San Francisco
Position: Research AnalystApplication Process: Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has an opening for a Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites
  • Working with designated practice groups to offer targeted research, training and product support and participating in collection development activities, reviewing materials and recommending changes
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks in the SF office


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two years of recent, professional-level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.


09/06/2017 Legal Library Assistant, Agency Listing, Palo Alto, CA

Top tier, international AmLaw 200 law firm in Palo Alto has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Library Assistant to provide firm-wide library support! Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of experience in a law firm or related specialty, a Bachelors’ degree and excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be tech savvy. This firm has a great culture and offers a generous compensation and benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • ordering and processing library publications
  • handling circulation
  • managing day-to-day library operations
  • conducting research service
  • maintaining databases and spreadsheets
  • assisting with library assistant related tasks
  • corresponding with external vendors in all aspects of ordering

To apply, please email your resume to for consideration.

Priscilla Solis | Recruiter, Legal Contract & Consulting | JW MICHAELS & CO.
441 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor,  New York, NY 10017
email | linkedin

08/28/2017 Business Research Specialist, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with worldwide offices is currently recruiting a Business Research Specialist.  This position is located in our Los Angeles office.The Specialist will work closely with Research & Information Services (Library) and Marketing & Business Development and have responsibility for conducting research and analysis to support the Firm’s competitive intelligence efforts.

The Specialist participates in team project efforts and ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.


  • Delivery of non-legal research, analytics projects, and current awareness information to attorneys and appropriate team members.
  • Work closely with practice group leaders, business development managers, and librarians to identify and create, customize, and monitor alerts and reports for “know your client” and business lead generation efforts using programs such as Manzama, Newsdesk, Deal Pipeline, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, S&P CapitalIQ, BloombergLaw, etc.
  • Schedule and follow-up on online database management and necessary training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment.
  • Conduct general business research as needed.
  • Serve as both Subject Matter and Resource Expert on the systems used to for research and analytics.
  • Monitor product effectiveness.
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work extra hours and occasional travel upon request.

Education and Experience

  • Four-year college degree is required.
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (and an additional related degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A) is strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience.  An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
  • Excellent online analytical and research skills including experience using industry specific tools such as Capital IQ, Manzama, Monitor Suite, Intelligize, and Bloomberg Law, among others.
  • Proven proficiency with Word, Excel, and research databases (such as Lexis, Westlaw, ProQuest, Cheetah, etc., …) is required.

Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to:

Principals only.


08/28/2017 Librarian, Office of the Circuit Librarian, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Jose, CA

Office of the Circuit Librarian
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Job Announcement #2017-3-USCA9Lib


Librarian – San Jose Branch Library

Position Type:

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Court Personnel System Classification Level:

CL-27 or CL-28.  For CL-27: promotion potential to CL-28 without competition within the Ninth Circuit Library system.

Salary range for CL-27:

$57,845 – $72,303 (expected starting range);

$57,845 – $93,990 (full range)

Salary range for CL-28:

$69,320 – $86,663 (expected starting range);

$69,320 – $112,678 (full range)

Closing Date:

Consideration of applications begins on October 6, 2017; position open until filled.


San Jose, California


– Using print and electronic sources, performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.

– Works as a team member in development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.

– Provides education and training to court staff on WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other research sources.

– Develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.

– For CL-27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and/or cataloging.

– For CL-28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.

– Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries throughout the circuit.

– Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.

– Other duties and projects as assigned.


– M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.

– For CL-27: One year of related specialized experience.

– For CL-28: One year of professional law library experience equivalent to a CL-27.  (Work performed at the CL-28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.)

– Ability to travel to court locations within the District of Northern California and the circuit.

– Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

– Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.


– Two years of professional law library experience.

– Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research.

– Experience with an Integrated Library System.

– Experience in the development of SharePoint or other web-based information delivery services.

– J.D. degree.

– Practical experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and technical services.

– Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.

– Ability to work as a solo librarian and to prioritize demands from multiple users.

– Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills.


For application requirements and additional information, please visit the Employment page on our website at:

Note: When the selection process is completed, all applicants will receive notification.


Federal court employees are not included in the governments civil service classification; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees and some additional benefits. These include: paid annual and sick leave; automatic enrollment in a retirement plan and in direct deposit of earnings; and optional enrollment in health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, tax-deferred savings, and long-term care insurance programs.

The Ninth Circuit Library reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.

The applicant selected for this position is subject to a background check which includes fingerprinting.

The Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

08/7/2017 Research Analyst – IP, Seattle, WA (Agency Listing)

Taylor & Associates is recruiting for a Research Analyst – IP

Our client a large international law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst for its Seattle office. This position will be part of a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients.The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst is to provide research and reference services to legal professionals across the firm.  In addition to having a broad research background, the successful candidate should also have a solid background in intellectual property patent research. This position is also responsible for assisting with other library administrative duties as needed.

  • Provide comprehensive research and reference services, in particular patent research, and preliminary analysis for the firm’s attorneys and staff on legal and non-legal issues.
  • Provide training and support in research, in particular in using IP research tools.
  • Assist users in the selection and use of print and electronic research tools.
  • Prepare training materials and provides instruction in the use of library resources, legal databases, and Internet resources.
  • Work with practice groups and marketing department on competitive intelligence projects.
  • Coordinate interlibrary loans and document delivery.
  • Participate in collecting and developing intranet resources.
  • Compile legislative histories and bibliographies.
  • Monitor online databases for practice-specific information.
  • Review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional associations.
  • Other library administrative duties as assigned.


  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required, or equivalent experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law or corporate library environment with a focus on patent research.
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources, in particular   Westlaw, Orbit, Patbase, Docket Navigator, Bloomberg BNA, Proquest Dialog, and CCH Intelliconnect.
  • Experience conducting in-depth research and analysis of Intellectual Property data to assemble, analyze and deliver patent, trademark and copyright information to attorneys and legal administrators.
  • Proficiency using library OPAC.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
  • Loyalty to the interests of the firm, cooperative and flexible, with a team-oriented attitude.
  • Displays professional conduct and courtesy in relationships with attorneys and staff.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility in the areas of assigned work.
  • Dependable with attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintains honesty, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.

Please send resumes to Catherine Ghent:

Call Catherine with questions at 510-559-1540

08/01/2017 Research Analyst, Dechert LLP, San Francisco, CA

Firm: Dechert LLP
Position: Research AnalystJob DescriptionResearch and Reference:

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


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

Collection Development:

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

Acquisition and Budgeting:

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

Education and Experience:

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

San Francisco

Time Type
Full time

To apply please visit:

07/28/2017 Temporary Research Librarian, Baker McKenzie LLP,  San Francisco, CA

At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,400 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker & McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving – as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.The San Francisco office of Baker McKenzie LLP seeks a Temporary Research Librarian. This role is responsible for undertaking reference / research services for all attorneys and staff across the North American Region and will utilize all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the firm.


  • Specifically perform expert research/reference as a member of the North American Library Research team.
  • Provide regular research and loan activities tracking/management reports to assist with library performance measurement.
  • Provide a comprehensive inter-library loan service.  Research to identify appropriate reference materials, books, journals, other services available from external libraries and/or the Region, using online library catalogues to assist interlibrary loan and document delivery efforts.
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, including training session on library tools  as appropriate.
  • Undertake any activities/projects as assigned by the Library Managers and/or Regional Library Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree (If relying on equivalent work experience, Bachelor’s degree must be in information and library studies or related field.)
  • Master’s degree in information and library studies or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two to three years professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.


07/10/2017 Library Manager, Sonoma County Public Law Library, Santa Rosa, CA

The Sonoma County Public Law Library is in need of a Library Manager. They are currently seeking applicants who can perform a variety of administrative and professional leadership tasks in directing the operation of the Sonoma County Law Library; and to do all related work as directed by the Board of Law Library Trustees. The job description is attached.

Perform a variety of administrative and professional leadership in directing the operation of the
Sonoma County Law Library; and to do all related work as directed by the Board of Law Library

May include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans and directs the operation of the County Law Library in accordance with policies and procedures authorized by the Board of Law Library Trustees and the Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 5.
• Prepares annual report as required in Business and Professions Code Section 6349 and any other report of interest to and necessary for the operation of the library.
• Serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and all standing and/or special committees of the Board.
• Recommends to the Board of Trustees proposals for modifying, improving and expanding services and library materials.
• Maintains facility and equipment; manages library equipment repair and replacement and maintains inventory records including furniture and equipment.
• Exercises direct supervision over less experienced professional, technical/clerical personnel.
• Manages personnel selection, training, work assignments, performance evaluation, discipline and promotion of the law library staff.
• Prepares budget and financial statements including inventory records.
• Contract management to include library materials vendors, technology purchases and maintenance and building maintenance.
• Supervises and maintains accounting processes and recordkeeping to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, personnel, payroll, tax reports, fund reconciliation and ledgers.
• Maintain library collection by seeing those books and other legal materials are current, properly classified, and necessary binding and repair work are completed.
• Organize and monitor use of all library resources and maintain security of the same.
• Participates in the activities of professional library organizations including attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars held in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, Board of Law Library Trustees, law library patrons, professional organizations and other community partners.
• Provides reference services to law library patrons including selection of books and explanation of text access and updating. Reference assistance includes the use of electronic formats.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience: Sufficient to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills
specified and acceptable to the Board of Law Library Trustees; Four (4) years of increasingly
responsible administrative level duties and at least two (2) years in a lead position or supervisory
capacity performing complex administrative work in a legal office. Up to two (2) years of
college or business school training, with relevant coursework, may be substituted for the required
experience on a year-for-year basis.
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working in a law library and
demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques and methodologies and one (1) year
journey level administrative experience in a library setting.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

• Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions and prepare reports.
• Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
• Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
• Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards.
• Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping.
• Frequently carry, lift, push, pull and manipulate large and small objects.
• Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
• Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:
• Various legal resource materials and documents; basic legal terminology, general practices, procedures and jurisdictions of State and Federal courts.
• Theory and practice of library services in both reader and technical service fields; library purposes, organization and administration.
• Ability to anticipate and recommend needed changes.
• Apply basic public relations principles and practices; principles and techniques of administrative and personnel management; principles of payroll, budgeting and financial management.
• A variety of computer devices and applications including their operations and applicable software, as well as legal research applications.

Ability to:
• Negotiate with vendors and providers for the Law Library services and resources.
• Participate in Law Library professional associations and continuing education.
• Communicate effectively with others in person and on the telephone.
• Speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action.
• Analyze detailed data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations and develop appropriate responses.
• Perform job duties under potentially stressful conditions and respond appropriately.
• Assist the judiciary, attorneys and the general public in locating and obtaining legal research material in print or electronic format.
• Use independent judgment to define the line between legal advice and legal information.
• Promote the mission of the County Law Library and show the ability to effectively network with others as well as advocate for its needs.

Willingness To:
Work weekends and evenings; travel; maintain a clean, neat appearance; attend meetings and training sessions. Work approximately (30) thirty hours a week.
$18.00 – $20.00 per hour depending on experience. County benefits include sick leave, vacation pay, health, dental, and retirement benefits.

2604 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-2669

07/03/2017 Cataloging and Digital Repository LTA, University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus, Sacramento CA

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  For more information about this position click the following link


To apply for the position, please click the following link


Job Title                            Cataloging and Digital Repository LTA

Department                       Library (Sac)

Campus                              Sacramento

Posting Number               201301095P

Full or Part Time               Full Time

Number of Months         12

Work Schedule                 Tuesday-Saturday

Open Until Filled              Yes


Primary Purpose             

Copy catalogs and processes new titles; manages state and federal government document repository programs; assists with the university digital repository; participates in circulation desk staff rotation.

Essential Functions

  1. Copy-catalogs and processes all new titles regardless of format for Sacramento campus programs
  2. Loads Sacramento Library MARC records into University Libraries integrated library system (ILS)
  3. Maintains compliance for federal documents received from United States Government Printing Office
  4. Prepares metadata for uploading of records to University of the Pacific digital repository
  5. Reviews and modifies documents and metadata posted records on the University digital repository
  6. Solicits, collects, prepares, and uploads PDF files to the University digital repository
  7. Participates in circulation staff desk rotation to provide public services in Sacramento Campus Library
  8. Performs other duties as assigned



Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires High School diploma or GED.
  • Library Technical Assistant Certificate or two years of library technical services experience.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite
  • Basic conversance with Library of Congress classification system
  • Basic familiarity with basic cataloging rules, including MARC format
  • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic computations
  • Ability to accurately type at 40 wpm
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.




  • Some university education preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Experience operating document scanning equipment
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. (Sierra) Integrated Library System



Extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Repetitive physical movement while standing using document and book scanning equipment.



Occasional additional work is required during peak periods and special occasions.



Min $17.01 per hour to Mid $21.29 per hour, non exempt



Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check



University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.



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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document

06/20/2017 Circulation Assistant (Law Library), University of California Hastings College of the Law,
San Francisco, CA
Law Library
The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry. The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Assistant plays a key role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department and participates in the Circulation and Course Reserve activities of the Law Library. This includes processing and monitoring requests for U.C. Hastings’ materials from borrowing institutions, conducting interlibrary loan training orientations for U.C. Hastings student journal members, maintaining interlibrary loan lending/borrowing statistics, and maintaining and updating a departmental procedures manual. Also, provides Circulation Desk support to include the registration of new patrons, processing of overdue notices, handling recalls and requests, course reserves and the check-out of all materials, as well as performing other duties as assigned by the Access Services Librarian and the Deputy Director of the Library.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree, excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to interact well with a wide variety of patrons and to work collegially with the entire library staff. Must be able to learn quickly, apply new technical skills and work daytime hours. Prefer experience working in an academic and/or law library setting, along with customer service experience and knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology.

This part-time, benefited opportunity offers a salary range of $22.98-$32.39/hour (commensurate with qualifications) plus an excellent benefits package. To learn more and to apply, go to: to provide the information as required on the application form, including attaching a cover letter and a resume, shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position is open until filled. UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

06/20/2017 Reference Librarian, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA


Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a newly created Reference Librarian position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.Working under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference service and research instruction. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for assistance from our faculty and students. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources, including sophisticated, in-depth research supporting faculty scholarship.

The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching, and comprise the core of the legal research instruction to first year students. Reference librarians may also teach advanced research courses. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal and clinic courses.

Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; creating, editing, and publishing bibliographies, guides, web pages, and library displays to engage our users in furtherance of the law library’s research mission. Reference librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.

• JD required; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies strongly preferred;
• Candidates must have knowledge of basic legal research sources and be skilled at using all manner of research materials;
• Candidates with 1-2 years relevant experience, including legal practice or teaching experience, will receive preferred consideration; Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language also preferred;
• Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
• Proficiency in using the latest digital resources;
• A very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities;
• A commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment;
• Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills;
• An aptitude for and interest in project planning and management, as well as excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills;
• Must possess an agile and curious mind, along with a healthy sense of humor and a spirit of idealism about our chosen profession.

• May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide

Internal Number: 75340

All qualified and interested applicants must apply online via the Stanford jobs website (Reference job number 75340). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references.

06/18/2017 Part Time Saturday Reference Assistants, San Francisco Law Library, San Francisco, CA

Job Announcement – Open June 17, 2017 until Filled
Part Time Saturday Reference Assistants

Law Librarians wanted to work several Saturdays per month, 10 am – 4 pm in a public law library  Strong commitment to public service, ability to work with a diverse patron population, and extensive knowledge of California and federal law and resources in all formats, Westlaw, Lexis and other legal databases necessary.Duties – Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  1. Provide information and circulation assistance to patrons; interpret and explain library policies and procedures.
  2. Provide reference assistance to patrons in the library, over the phone, or by e-mail; refer patrons to reference resources appropriate for their needs; provide information about alternate resources and instruction in their use.
  3. Provide assistance and instruct patrons on the use of the catalog and online resources, including online databases, the internet, and the library web page.
  4. Help create and develop library tools and resources as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate, a Masters Degree in Library Science, or a meaningful combination of legal/law library experience and education to meet the level of competency, skills and knowledge required by the library
  • Extensive knowledge of California and Federal legal materials in all formats
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse community of users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make productive use of work time
  • Availability to work several or all Saturdays per month, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Compensation – Hourly pay; sick leave benefits pursuant to the SF Sick Leave Ordinance.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter with specific experience/qualifications, schedule availability, and resume to

  • No phone calls, please.

06/14/2017 Research Librarian Fellow, University of San Francisco Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

The University of San Francisco Zief Law Library is seeking applicants for their research librarian fellow position. This is a two-to-three year, entry level position. The full job description and application instructions are on the USF Jobs web site here: Job Posting .  Applicants should apply directly through the USF Jobs website.

06/12/2017 Principal Librarian, California State Library, Sacramento, CA (UPDATED: Extended Deadline)
The California State Library is a small and dynamic state agency looking for employees who are interested in challenging but rewarding job opportunities. Our Witkin Law Library and Government Publications Section is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual for a Principal Librarian position. Please see our job bulletin and job duty statement for more information.Final filing date is June 21, 2017.

05/17/2017 Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library, Berkeley, CA

The Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks a creative, collaborative, and diligent individual to join our growing team supporting the campus with needs related to scholarly communication, copyright, and research-related information policy matters.

Basic information about the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian position is provided below, but please find the full job posting and a description of requirements here:

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.  We hope you’ll consider applying.

Brief Description:
The Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services (OSCS), established in 2016 and led by the Scholarly Communication Officer, helps scholars use, create, and publish scholarly information by providing guidance and support throughout the knowledge lifecycle.

Reporting to OSCS’ Scholarly Communication Officer and serving as a key member of the scholarly communication program, the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian will bear the following essential job duties:

  • Consults with faculty, researchers, and students regarding scholarly communication and copyright-related research needs;
    ● Supports faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including: copyright fair use and permissions; author rights; text & data mining; data publishing and licensing; information policy; research impact; institutional repositories and scholarly publishing platforms; affordable course content and open educational resources (OERs);
    ● Advances Library efforts to develop and promote copyright education programs and copyright best practices among faculty, researchers, and students;
    ● Helps advise UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students on submission of works to the UC system’s repository,, and compliance with federal or funder access mandates;
    ● Serves as a Library & campus resource on issues related to open access scholarship and affordable course content or OERs, and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics;
    ● Works with liaisons/subject librarians to develop educational materials and provide relevant outreach and programming to increase awareness about scholarly communication issues;
    ● Helps maintain OSCS reporting efforts, and develop and execute OSCS strategic directions;
    ● Monitors and reports on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research and data, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
    ● Participates in the Library’s Scholarly Communication Expertise Group and relevant Library- or campus-wide entities; and
    ● Contributes to OSCS’ web presence, tools, and materials.

05/10/2017 Librarian Relations Consultant, LexisNexis, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Anaheim, or Pasadena CA

The Librarian Relations Consultant is responsible for driving research revenue and positively impacting use and preference within the assigned law firm accounts by understanding and communicating librarian client needs; training librarians on new and existing LexisNexis offerings; and generating leads for new products and content.Candidates can be located in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Anaheim or Pasadena areas.


  1. Develops relationships with librarians in the assigned law firm territory to meet or exceed all goals.
  2. Uncovers and monitors the needs of the librarian marketplace through direct customer conversations, attending professional association meetings and reviewing librarian listservs and literature.  Communicates the findings from these experiences to LN management and product planners in order to help the company address, meet and exceed customer needs and concerns.
  3. Creates account plans to prioritize sales activities within the assigned territory.  Account plans are designed in conjunction with the sales teams to ensure alignment with overall plans and are continually updated to meet the changing needs of the business.
  4. Regularly communicates with the account sales team and other Specialists within the territory to understand account priorities, updated strategy and to share feedback.
  5. Identifies and shares leads and sales opportunities with account sales team and others as applicable to assist with advancing and closing new sales.
  6. Based on overall territory and account plans, acts as content expert to assist sales team members in Research contract negotiations.
  7. Promotes Lexis Advance, Newsdesk, and trains customers on other core products that are relevant for librarians. Delivers effective demonstrations and training, including articulating for the customer how the demo or training addresses their specific need(s).  Leads meetings via phone, in person and/or via WebEx.
  8. Responsible for working to resolve end-user issues related to core products.  etc.    Educates librarians about LexisNexis through public speaking activities, product demonstrations and represents LN at conferences and trade shows.
  9. Utilizes all required processes, tools, systems sales metrics and reporting tools.
  10. Identifies and understands LN solutions and associated product requirements.  Employs appropriate sales skills to ask customers probing questions to identify and understand their needs; and addressing through product solutions.
  11. Partners with account teams to assist with business reviews.
  12. Meets or exceeds goals and key objectives.
  13. Other duties as assigned


  1. Master’s degree in information or library science
  2. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in the legal industry. Proficient user of online research services.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of the professional law firm librarian marketplace.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed written, oral and presentation skills.
  5. Strong probing skills that uncover customer needs, opportunities or problems, articulate concerns to LN contacts, and achieve problem resolution.
  6. Strong matrix management skills, including the ability to work cooperatively within a team and across the organization to achieve group and organizational goals.
  7. Ability to build strong enduring relationships with internal and external customers and team members.
  8. Demonstrated drive to sell/win, which includes overcoming obstacles to improve business results and performance levels to increase LN footprint in customer organizations.
  9. Requires local or overnight business travel up to 30% per month.
  10. Ability to lift or carry laptop and collateral sales materials of approximately 25 pounds.

Candidates can email resumes to

05/03/2017 Librarian I, California Department of Justice, Oakland, CA
The Office of the California Attorney General is now hiring a Librarian I for its Oaklnad location. Please see the link for more details.Librarian – Oakland – (Apply by 5/17/2017)
You do not need to be on the State Librarian Exam list to apply for this position, all qualified librarians are encouraged to  apply.The position is posted as 12 Month Limited Term to allow interested candidates who have not yet taken the Supervising Librarian I state civil service exam to be considered.For questions about the position, the application process, or about the temporary authorization process, please feel free to contact the hiring unit contact listed on the posting.​

04/21/2017 Senior Competitive Intelligence Research Analyst, San Francisco CARopes & Gray LLP

The Senior Competitive Intelligence Research Analyst will provide advanced competitive intelligence research and analysis service for all research requests emanating from Client Relationship, Business Development, Practice Development, and Strategy departments. The incumbent will provide assistance to the Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator by providing actionable information and competitive intelligence research and analysis on targeted prospects that align with the firm’s strategic priorities. The Senior Competitive Intelligence Research Analyst will be expected to have in-depth knowledge and the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, monitor financial data, and identify opportunities for the firm. The Senior Competitive Intelligence Research Analyst has a dotted line reporting line to the Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator and a direct reporting line to the Senior Manager of Library Services.


  • Conduct competitive intelligence, business strategy and business development research on targeted prospect companies, individuals, and industries
  • Assist the Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator to synthesize research findings in support of the firm’s business development initiatives and ensure the information is packaged in crisp, clear and compelling deliverables
  • Provide proactive monitoring and alerting using a variety of sources to identify potential prospects and trends in various industry verticals and customer segments of interest to the firm
  • Work with Client Relationship, Business Development, Practice Development and Strategy departments to develop repeatable, scalable and sustainable processes to locate, research and provide customized reports on prospects that highlight key analysis and research findings
  • Stay abreast and current in the use of the most relevant and appropriate proprietary databases that directly relate to targeted research initiatives
  • Provide regular status reports on competitive intelligence research activities and accomplishments to both the Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator and the Senior Manager of Library Services
  • Provide backup general research services to all members of the firm in all locations
  • Assist with local office orientation of legal staff in use and resources of the Library
  • Record regular activity reports and bill research time accordingly
  • Adhere to Library Services Best Practices


  • Ability to keep up with new competitive intelligence materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and competitive intelligence communication skills coupled with analytical abilities of company information and data
  • Ability to research and organize data in a concise manner and keep abreast of industries, global economic information, legal and geopolitical trends
  • Commitment to providing high-quality business development and competitive intelligence research service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to analyze and present complex information
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment


  • MLS required; higher educational degree(s) considered; MBA desired
  • Minimum of five years of substantive research experience in a law firm or corporate library focusing on competitive intelligence and analysis
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of business development and competitive intelligence projects and prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Advanced online research skills and knowledge of electronic and print business resources
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and distributing appropriate competitive intelligence and business development content to key stakeholders
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) desired


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:

04/18/2017 Research Librarian, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco, CA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking a Research Librarian, reporting to the Regional Director of California Research and Library Services.

This position will reside in the San Francisco, CA office and provide high-quality legal, business and law-related research and reference services to the firm’s attorneys, paralegals and other administrative professionals.


  • Respond to research requests from the firm’s attorneys and staff in a timely, effective, and efficient manner;
  • Provide guidance and training on the efficient use of firm resources and orientations;
  • Monitor litigation, transactions, news, legislation and regulatory developments;
  • Develop and maintain proficiency using all library online and print resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
  • Keep current with changes and developments in information resources;
  • Write practice guides, checklists and research tips;
  • Assist the Library Manager with special projects;
  • Develop and share new research strategies and best practices;
  • Other duties as assigned.


This job requires:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), and
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in law library research.
  • Proficiency with research databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize/Securities Mosaic, Intelliconnect/Cheetah, PACER, etc.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • The ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • A strong customer service orientation;
  • Demonstrated interest in personal professional development;
  • The ability to maintain client confidentiality;
  • Must be able to complete research projects independently and work with other firm librarians as a member of our national library team;
  • Excellent research skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Experience supporting the following practice groups is a plus:  Corporate, Intellectual Property, Investment Management, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Antitrust, Employee Benefits, Structured Finance and/or Tax;
  • Experience researching legislative intent is also a plus.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at and selecting “Careers.” :

Morgan Lewis is 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.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

04/03/2017, Reference Position, UC Davis School of Law Library, Davis, CAReference Position:

The UC Davis School of Law Library seeks a full-time career Reference Librarian (Represented). 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’s collection and staff are housed in King Hall on the Davis campus. The Library has access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.

To apply and more information about the position, please see This position will remain open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity.