NOCALL Job Postings

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03/13/2019 Collections and Metadata Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, Davis, CA

UC Davis Mabie Law Library
Collections and Metadata Librarian

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

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

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

Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience ($56,364 to $77,598)

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Collections and Metadata Librarian oversees several functional areas of library services: Sierra oversight and record quality control, resource inventory, preservation and circulation control, interlibrary loan, and cataloging, with some supervisory responsibilities. The position monitors, analyzes, and develops efficient and effective workflows; communicates with other library partners, and vendors; and has overall responsibility for data and statistics for the unit.

The position facilitates patron access to library resources through the Sierra library system. This includes the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and the library’s Sierra system and UC discovery platform, and delivery of library resources to patrons. The position manages catalog data and cataloging services; creates, maintains, and enhances access to electronic resources; and oversees the acquisitions budget expenditures for all library resources, both print and electronic and serial subscriptions.

The position contributes to overall library operations by participating in library unit meetings, strategic planning, annual reports, development of policies, procedures and practices that relate to the purchasing, processing and receiving of library resources. The librarian keeps abreast of current standards and emerging technologies to effectively manage the unit and to provide continuous support and patron assistance in accessing the library’s resources.

Applicants should have the capacity to work in a dynamic library environment, responding to shifting needs and priorities of library users, and a willingness to be flexible with assignments. They should be able to work collaboratively and creatively with a diverse group of individuals and departments within and beyond the law school.

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02733. To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by April 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.

UCD 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


03/11/2019 Assistant Law Librarian, (Agency Listing), West Los Angeles, CA

LAC Group seeks a motivated and dependable Assistant Law Librarian to work in a prestigious law firm located in West Los Angeles. This position handles a variety of roles with the focus on someone with web content knowledge who can use Excel and has exceptional attention to detail. In addition to this focus, the role assists in a variety of areas in the law firm, including reference, circulation, ordering materials, ILL and cataloging. This is a full-time, benefited position and is a great opportunity for someone looking to work in a law firm environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under supervision, perform preliminary evaluation of existing library materials for removal and maintain spreadsheets for that purpose.
  • Assists library users in the use of library online catalog and indexes, or in locating materials
  • Requests the acquisition of library materials
  • Perform circulation functions including checkout, check-in, and updating records
  • Catalog library materials by creating or locating and importing bibliographic records, modifying records to reflect local practices, and assigning barcode labels
  • Prepare orders of library materials, and compile and enter data on computerized acquisitions system
  • Inspect incoming orders of library materials, verify accuracy of shipments
  • Reference and research support to the Reference Librarian
  • Liaise with accounting department regarding proper allocation and coding of library invoices
  • Assisting with other duties as needed or as assigned by the Librarian, such as ILL, circulation, materials ordering, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-4 years of experience as a librarian providing reference and general clerical duties. Experience in a law library is a plus.
  • MLS degree is strongly preferred.

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


03/05/2019 Reference Librarian, Rains Library, Loyola Law  School, Los Angeles, CA

Reference Librarian

Rains Library, Loyola Law School

 Work Status:             Full-time Regular

Hours Per Week:      35

Days of Week:           M-F

Exemption Status:     Exempt

Position Summary:

The reference librarian serves as a member of the Law Library’s reference team and is responsible for providing excellent and responsive research and reference services in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) as well as in non-law disciplines to faculty, students, and other library users.

 Position Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provide reference service through 1) regular shifts at the reference desk, 2) responding to email and telephone reference inquiries, and 3) individual research consultations. Some evening hours are required.
  2. Provide in-depth research service to faculty members.
  3. Participate fully in the reference team’s extensive teaching program, including first year legal research, advanced legal research, specialty research courses, and guest lectures. Some teaching may be as an adjunct professor.
  4. Develop programs and services necessary to meet the needs of the law school’s academic programs, including the LL.M., J.S.D. and M.L.S. programs.
  5. Prepare research guides, webpages, and other instructional materials.
  6. Provide instruction to members of the Law School’s law reviews, clinics, and moot courts.
  7. Participate in collection development, evaluation, and management.
  8. Participate in student outreach activities, including library tours.
  9. Participate in professional and continuing education activities of local and national professional associations.
  10. Actively participate on Library and Law School committees as requested.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience/Qualifications:

Minimum of two years relevant experience in academic law libraries providing research and other relevant library services to law school faculty and students.

 Required Education:

Typically a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited school and M.L.I.S degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to law librarianship.

 Required Applicant Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV

More information, including how to apply, is available at: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/38878


03/04/2019 Research and Knowledge Specialist,  Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, CA

Research and Knowledge Specialist

Contact email HR.LA@sheppardmullin.com

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

Qualifications:

College degree is required. Three years progressive law firm or related corporate customer service experience is preferred.  Any one or combination of MLS, JD, or related MA are highly desirable.  Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint, and research databases (such as Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, Cheetah, BloombergBNA, etc.…) is required.  Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively is paramount.  Must be flexible to work extra hours and weekends upon request.  Must be able to lift boxes of 25 pounds.  Must be able to speak in person to professional audiences with as many as 100 attendees.

A high degree of curiosity and ability to successfully conduct research in unfamiliar disciplines is important.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with STEM research would be favorable.
  • Experience in database design and maintenance highly desirable.
  • Comfortable with creating and working with large and complex taxonomies.

Duties:

  • Performs online and print legal and non-legal research and reference for attorneys and other personnel in multiple offices.
  • Completed assignments will include a high level of accuracy, analysis, and timeliness.
  • Assists in the creation of topical, practice specific, and KM SharePoint pages that combine various content forms sourced from multiple internal and external publishers.
  • Participates in new resource vetting initiatives.
  • Conducts orientation and outreach programs to include library services, digital resources, and KM programs.
  • Other library related duties as needed and requested.
  • Participates in professional organizations and activities as a means to remain aware of and exceed current industry knowledge and practices.

This position is exempt.  We offer a professional environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits including paid medical/dental/vision, 401K, pension, holiday bonus, paid parking (in the building) or transportation, life insurance, vacation/personal/sick time.  EOE.


02/28/2019 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Los Angeles or Palo Alto, CA
Research & Knowledge Analyst

Location: Los Angeles or Palo AltoJob Summary

Skadden is seeking a West Coast Research & Knowledge Analyst to help expand our evening information services in support of attorneys across the globe. This exempt position will be located in either our Los Angeles or Palo Alto office, and the core work schedule will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST with a commitment to occasional weekends and holidays. This role involves intensive legal and corporate research, and the ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment while demonstrating a positive, customer-service approach. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in providing unrivalled client service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Responsible for providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to collect, organize and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

Qualifications

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

  • Experience with corporate, business, securities and litigation research.
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, SNL, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint and HeinOnline.
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.
  • Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles, technology and best practices.
  • Proficient in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and to work additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. EEO is the Law

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


02/27/2019 Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, 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 compensation and responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian position is provided below, but please find the full job posting and a description of requirements here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02035. First round of review is March 22.

Salary

Associate Librarian to Librarian, $71,427 to $86,204 based upon qualifications.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the University Library’s Scholarly Communication Officer, the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian will bear the following essential job duties:

  • Serve as Library’s leading consultant with faculty, researchers, and students regarding scholarly communication and copyright-related research needs;
  • Support 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; and open educational resources (OERs);
  • Help coordinate and lead Library efforts to develop and promote copyright education programs and copyright best practices among faculty, researchers, and students;
  • Advise UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students on submission of works to the UC system’s repository, eScholarship.org, and compliance with federal or funder access mandates;
  • Serve as a Library and campus resource on issues related to open access scholarship and affordable course content or OERs, and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics;
  • Work with liaisons/subject librarians to develop educational materials and provide relevant outreach and programming to increase awareness about scholarly communication issues;
  • Organize reporting efforts, and contributes to developing strategic directions for Office of Scholarly Communication Services;
  • Monitor and reports on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
  • Participate in the Library’s Scholarly Communication Expertise Group and relevant Library- or campus-wide entities; and
  • Contribute to the Office of Scholarly Communication Services’ web presence, tools, and materials.

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.

 


02/14/2019 Research Librarian, Munger Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles, CA

Research Librarian – Los Angeles

Munger Tolles & Olson

We are seeking a Research Librarian to be one of the firm’s primary resources for reference assistance and research on legal and business issues. The Research Librarian provides library outreach and training on library services and research products as well. The librarian also assists with some technical services and administrative tasks that relate to the internal operation of the library.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or is currently pursuing a Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.  No law firm experience is necessary.  We are looking for a candidate with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills who is interested in developing advanced law librarian knowledge.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn the business of law firm libraries along with the complexities of research, for a library school student or a recent graduate who would like to work in a law firm environment.

This position will report to the Director of Library and will be based in our Los Angeles office.  Please see the full description and instructions on how to apply at our website located here.


02/13/2019 Technical Services Librarian, University of Idaho, Law Library, Moscow, Idaho

Open until filled; priority given to applications received before 2/28. Contact Anna Blaine with any questions at annablaine@uidaho.edu

Position:

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the Law Library, including acquisitions, processing, serials, electronic resources management, and metadata/cataloging services. This position provides leadership in the Law Library by working collaboratively with the University Library and a regional library consortium. This position consults on collection development policies and decisions; serves on Law Library committees; and participates in discussions and decision-making regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities, and policies. The position reports to the Law Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversees the overall operations of the technical services unit of the Law Library, including: the management of electronic resources; monitoring/training 1-2 technical services staff; monitoring, analyzing, and designing efficient and effective workflows; communication with consortium members, other library partners, vendors, and library administration; tracking/analysis of electronic resources budgets.

Ensures library patron access to electronic resources by: facilitating the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems; managing catalog data and cataloging services; creating, maintaining, and enhancing access to & discoverability of electronic resources; monitoring license agreements & electronic resource subscriptions; establishing/monitoring trials of electronic resources; and coordinating database cleanup projects as necessary.  Contributes to technical services and Law Library operations by: participating in professional development activities and serving on library committees, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, principles, and practice in library technical services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with integrated library systems, resource discovery tools, link resolvers, and proxy authentications systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with metadata tools, bibliographic data, cataloging standards, and quality control, in both print & digital environments

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated employment history or job skills that show knowledge of types and uses of legal materials and experience with bibliographic access to legal information
  • Work experience in an academic, research, or law library
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment

Link to Posting & Application: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/25000

About Moscow, ID:

The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses, such as you would only find in a university town. In fact, Men’s Journal named this “hip little city” one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns. Art galleries, movie theaters, coffee shops and restaurants line the streets. In addition to popular drive-thrus, Moscow offers a huge co-op with organic and natural foods, Northwest-style pubs, as well as locally owned Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese eateries.


02/08/2019 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for Rare Materials, Berkeley, CA

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for Rare Materials

Open date: February 1st, 2019

Next review date: February 14th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: March 18th, 2019
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: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for Rare Materials Location: Berkeley, CA Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $54,722 – $75,337 full-time fiscal year rate, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time potential career appointment

Berkeley 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 numerous adjunct and visiting professors and lecturers, more than 900 JD students, 225 LL.M. students, 150 Summer LL.M. students, graduate students from the School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and approximately 100 visiting scholars each year. Berkeley Law is the home to the prestigious Robbins Collection, which specializes in religious and civil law, including historical materials and rare books and manuscripts. The Law School has a wide variety of research centers, clinics and projects.

The Berkeley Law Library is seeking a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian responsible for all aspects of cataloging print materials, especially rare books, chiefly in Latin and modern European languages. This will include original and complex copy cataloging according to national rules and standards and the corresponding authority control. Requirements include fundamental cataloging skills: a thorough knowledge of current cataloging rules of description (RDA), LC subject headings and classification, MARC coding, OCLC and local cataloging systems. Requirements also include knowledge of the specifics of rare book cataloging.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Head of the Catalog Department of the Law Library, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for Rare Materials focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing Berkeley Law’s physical, digital, and virtual collections, particularly original and complex copy cataloging of printed books from the 15th to the 21st centuries in Latin and various modern European languages. Prepares full descriptive MARC21/RDA catalog records and updates existing records, using RDA and DCRM. Assigns Library of Congress subject headings to new and existing records according to national standards and local practice. Performs authority control and may work with a team of UC Berkeley catalogers to establish and revise name headings in the LC/NACO Authority File according to NACO policies. In addition, in cooperation with other library staff, this position provides expertise in the development, implementation and assessment of metadata policies and procedures to Berkeley Law Library while monitoring external developments, standards development and changing needs in these areas.

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 Required Qualifications by start date in position:

  • 2-4 years of experience as a cataloger with emphasis on rare books, using MARC21, RDA, and DCRM, LC Subject Headings.
  • Advanced reading proficiency of Latin and at least one European language other than English.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

MLS, MIS, or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree, with a specialization in archival studies.

  • Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification Schedules for Law.
  • Advanced degree in law or the humanities (preferably in Medieval or Early Modern Studies).
  • Experience in the creation of name authority records, preferably for contribution to the Library of Congress as part of the NACO program.
  • Knowledge of a variety of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and schema.
  • Familiarity with the collection’s core subject areas and with relevant bibliography to support research in these areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work 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
    Knowledge of the specifics of rare book cataloging.
  • A background in theology, philosophy, canon law, church history, European medieval and modern (secular) history, Roman and civil law would also be helpful.

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 (UCAFT). 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. A description of UC benefits and compensation can be found at the University of California, Berkeley, Office of Human Resources website: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu.

Application Procedure:

Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02004 . Applications must include, in PDF format, a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, and a curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

This position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.
The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

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)

To Apply:

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02004


02/01/2019 Research Analyst, (Agency Listing), San Francisco or Silicon Valley, CA

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team at a prestigious law firm’s San Francisco or Silicon Valley office.  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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Collaborating with Research Services colleagues in the US and abroad to provide research and support to all firm offices
  • 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.
  • 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 make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA .
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong client 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.

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


01/29/2019 Temporary Research Librarian, (Agency Listing) Los Angeles, CA

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Research Librarian for a large prestigious national law firm for their office located in Los Angeles, CA. This role is responsible for undertaking reference / research services for all attorneys and staff and will utilize all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the firm. The position should last about 6-8 weeks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Specifically perform expert research/reference.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in information and library studies or related field is strongly preferred.
  • 2-3 years of professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
  • Experience with research tools including LexisNexis and WestLaw.

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


01/18/2019 Competitive Intelligence Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA

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.

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://goo.gl/bvT2LW


01/16/2019 Information Services Director, (Agency Listing), Los Angeles or San Francisco

LAC Group seeks candidates for an Information Services Director position 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 Director 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 San Francisco, CA as well.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an MLS or the equivalent with at least 7 years of law firm library experience
  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience involving on-site and virtual staff
  • Self-starter who can integrate with other departments to  initiate or participate in projects
  • Experience working directly with attorneys, C-suite management and other support teams, specifically in 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://goo.gl/GdcvaW


01/16/2019 Firmwide Research Librarian, Nixon Peabody, San Francisco, CA & Multiple Cities

FIRMWIDE RESEARCH LIBRARIAN

We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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

Office:  San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rochester, New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs.
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training.
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science required.
  • 3-5 years professional library related experience in a legal setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.

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

To apply: https://nixonpeabody.careers.micronapps.com/job_post_details.aspx?>ac^?LWCZ4dN=1`&%401g%5d%3a%5bW7=2%3e720%60


01/15/2019 Global Law Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

TITLE: Global Law Librarian

COMPANY: LA Law Library

FULL/PART TIME: Full Time

SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY

LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a gateway to legal

information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

POSITION INFORMATION

LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic Global Law Librarian to provide outstanding reference services to LA Law Library patrons. Under the direction of the Director of Patron Services, the Global Law Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing foreign and international reference and research service to internal and external customers including the judiciary, government officials, attorneys, scholars, the business community, and the general public. The librarian has primary responsibility for global collection development and with special projects relating to the foreign and international legal materials.

Responsibilities and Duties

Core Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Reference Assistance to Library Users
  • Conducts complete reference interviews to determine appropriate print and electronic resources to meet user requests.
  • Performs both immediate reference and in-depth research searches; refers users to other resources as appropriate.
  • Directs users to requested publications; assists users with both print and electronic resources.
  • Provides instruction and guidance for use of library catalog, legal databases, legal research methodology and procedures.
  • Responds to in-library, phone, mail, email and live-chat reference questions.
  • Develops and maintains pathfinders, bibliographic resources and research guides.

Training and Outreach:

  • Participates in the development of training programs; designs new classes.
  • Teaches classes and updates class materials for both legal and general public users.
  • Participates in professional seminars, workshops, and lectures.
  • Gives library tours to the public and school groups.
  • Participates in orientation and training of new staff members and non-professional staff.

Collection Development:

  • Reviews print and electronic materials in assigned subject areas and makes recommendations for additions, deletions and enhancements to the collection.
  • Analyzes subject areas of the collection as assigned and prepares comparative data.
  • Participates in collection development meetings.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participates in library-wide projects and programs.
  • Monitors appropriate list-servs and reads professional publications; contributes to professional list-servs and publications.
  • Attends professional programs, activities and conferences.
  • Assists other reference and research services staff as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Focus Responsibilities and Duties:

Collaboration with Programs and Partnerships and Communications:

  • Works closely with the Directors of Programs and Partnerships and Communications to foster awareness in the Los Angeles community and beyond of the LA Law Library’s global law collection.
  • Assists in the assessment of the unique foreign and international law requirements of each of the Library’s constituent groups including the courts, attorneys, the business community, academic community, and the general public.
  • Proposes programs and special services to satisfy the demand for access to global law materials among the Library’s various user groups.
  • Develops and conducts FCIL training programs and classes for the Library’s various global law user groups.

Reference and Research Assistance to Library Users:

  • Conducts reference interviews; provides general reference, directional and research guidance service for global law inquiries using both print and online resources.
  • Provides complex reference & in-depth research searches for global law inquiries using both print and online resources.
  • Participates in general Reference & Research services as part of regular workflow, including regular shifts at the reference desk.

Collection Development:

  • Helps manage the development of the Law Library’s global collection resources in all formats.
  • Works within the Collection Development Policy guidelines to establish and maintain the global law collection.
  • Reviews and evaluates advertisements, website information and other sources for new titles and editions and makes recommendations on new purchases, replacements, updates and removals from the collection.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Provides instruction and training for reference librarians on resources and products added to the global collection, and on research methodology and strategies.
  • Plans and participates in training, seminars, and workshops for staff. Participation in planning and direction of the LA Law Library
  • Collaborates with the Director of Reference and Research on long range and short term planning for the global collection, reference services and the library in general.
  • Assists in analyzing user needs and recommends new projects, programs and services for various library user groups.
  • Helps ensure quality reference and research services through participation in continuing education programs, seminars and workshops.

Position Qualifications

Education/Training Requirement:

  • A graduate Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.

Experience Requirement:

  • Two years’ experience working with global legal resources in a library or related field.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and/or coordinate projects directed to range of constituent groups

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD degree
  • Experience working with global legal materials in a firm or law office

BENEFITS

LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Careers256@lalawlibrary.org .
To view other job openings please visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CAREERS .

 


01/10/2019 Librarian, Department of Justice, Oakland, CA

Department of Justice

Position: Librarian
Deadline: 1/23/2019

Job Description and Duties:

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 Department of Justice Law Library Services.

The Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research assistance for the legal staff in the Oakland office and oversees all aspects of acquisitions, serials control, and library maintenance for the Oakland library, including updating, review and maintenance of InMagic databases, check-in and processing, loose-leaf filing, stack maintenance, and evaluation of library holdings and obsolete materials. The incumbent also assists with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinates and/or provides LexisNexis, Westlaw, Intranet/Internet and other training.

For the full job description and instructions to apply: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPostingPrint.aspx?jcid=139423

Hiring Unit Contact for any questions:

Lety Perez

(916) 210-7012

lety.perez@doj.ca.gov


01/09/2019 Research & Knowledge Analyst, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Los Angeles or Palo Alto, CAResearch & Knowledge Analyst

Location: Los Angeles or Palo AltoJob Summary

Skadden is seeking a West Coast Research & Knowledge Analyst to help expand our evening information services in support of attorneys across the globe. This exempt position will be located in either our Los Angeles or Palo Alto office, and the core work schedule will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST with a commitment to occasional weekends and holidays. This role involves intensive legal and corporate research, and the ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment while demonstrating a positive, customer-service approach. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in providing unrivalled client service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Responsible for providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KM websites and databases.
  • Works independently and with the KM team and selected practice areas to collect, organize and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KM initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

Qualifications

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

  • Experience with corporate, business, securities and litigation research.
  • Expertise with computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, SNL, PACER, Courthouse News Service, Accurint and HeinOnline.
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.
  • Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles, technology and best practices.
  • Proficient in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new applications.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and to work additional hours as necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. EEO is the Law

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


01/07/2019 Reference Librarian, (Agency Listing), Silicon Valley, CA

Job Description

Taylor & Associates is recruiting for Reference Librarian to work at a prestigious law firm in its Silicon Valley office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform legal research for attorneys and staff
  • Manage vendor contracts and negotiate contracts based on need and usage
  • MCLE tracking and event coordination
  • Monitor expenses and subscriptions
  • Evaluate current subscriptions to continually assess need and justify costs
  • Oversee the legal, business and financial research using print and electronic resources
  • Document retrieval and interlibrary loan
  • Catalogue print and digital content
  • Account and password management for all online sources
  • Develop in-house training for professional staff and coordinate vendor research training sessions

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of experience in legal research; MLIS or JD highly desirable
  • Knowledge of legal and business databases and electronic resources such as LexisNexis, Bloomberg BNA, PLC, Knowledge Mosaic, Wolters Kluwer Databases, Checkpoint, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Working knowledge of bibliographic classification systems and cataloging rules
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint
  • Capacity to handle multiple requests with conflicting deadlines in a results-driven environment

Please send resume to Catherine Ghent at

taylorlb@taylorlib.com or call Catherine at 510-559-1540


12/11/2018 Legal Research Assistant (PT or FT), Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities

  • Use Westlaw and other relevant research platforms to perform complex case, statute, company, individual and business research
  • Research and review law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, and codes
  • Proficient in the use of online and print library resources;  willingness to train firm personnel how to use these resources
  • Ability to effectively present information to attorneys
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities and tasks under tight deadlines
  • Use initiative and discretion in accomplishing assignments with minimum supervision
  • Assist other departments as needed with cite-checking requests and other duties as assigned

 Education/Work-Related Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; MLS/MLIS, ABA accredited Paralegal Certificate or J.D. preferred
  • Minimum three years of experience conducting research in a legal setting
  • Knowledge of Westlaw, Courtlink, Accurint, PubMed, Google Scholar and PACER
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer programs (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Adobe), with the ability to learn new applications

Hours

Hours are flexible(20-35 hours per week), but individual must be available to help cover busy research desk from hours of 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

To Apply

Send an email to  jobs@lchb.com
Questions please call 415-956-1000

If mailing, please send resumes to:

Renee Mukherji
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3339
www.lieffcabraser.com


10/11/2018 Reference Librarian, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA

Farella Braun + Martel LLP, a premier 125-attorney full-service San Francisco based business law firm, is seeking a Reference Librarian to join our 3-person Library team. FBM represents a broad-range of clients in high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation and sophisticated business transactions. We are a Bay Area Business Times “Best Places to Work” winner. We were also the first SF law firm to become a City-certified Green Business.The Reference Librarian reports to the Manager of Library Services and supports the delivery of quality legal services to clients by providing legal and non-legal, online and traditional reference services to attorneys and staff, in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

  • Conducts in-depth, cost effective, legal and general reference for all library users, on an individual and/or collaborative basis. Makes resource recommendations to further assist in meeting research needs. Keeps attorneys and staff apprised of status of projects and of developments in their respective areas of practice and interest.
  • Monitors pending court decisions, legislation, regulations, news, newly filed complaints, and information for or about clients.
  • Assists in orientation of new attorneys and staff on library services and arranges training for all new attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and case clerks; plans special sessions when warranted.
  • Teaches attorneys, law clerks, paralegals and secretaries how to use library resources; promotes active use of the library and library services.  Works with the Manager of Library Services to develop and implement an active research education program within the firm.
  • Keeps informed on the contents of firm resources and on new developments in the field. Proactively takes advantage of resources and vendor training sessions to maintain a current and high level of understanding of resources.
  • Travels to outside libraries for research when necessary.
  • Works with the Technical Services librarian to maintain library card catalog.
  • Provides materials requested through interlibrary loan, using bibliographic databases whenever necessary.
  • Corresponds with publishers and outside contacts regarding problems or inquiries in a professional and discrete manner.
  • Cultivates contacts in the library community through active participation in professional organizations.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment.  Maintains department’s high customer service standards.
  • Performs other duties and tasks that may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education:  B.A. or B.S. required. Masters in Library Science (MLIS / MLS) or Juris Doctorate (JD), preferred.

Experience:   Prior, meaningful law library or legal research experience meeting level of skill and knowledge required for the position, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in conducting research, including but not limited to Westlaw, Practical Law, Bloomberg Law, Checkpoint, MonitorSuite, Docket Navigator, Accurint and Pacer.
  • Basic proficiency in the use of the MS Office Suite of software (Word, Outlook, and Excel); and ability to learn new applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to accurately follow written and verbal directions.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrates initiative and is able to make good decisions using good common sense and creativity.
  • Must have a strong commitment to providing excellent service to all library patrons.
  • Must be able to handle interruptions and work accurately under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

TO APPLY: We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to careers@fbm.com

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


10/02/2018 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location

ID: 6866
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

Description

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. The is role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York, D.C., Northern Virginia)

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. S/he monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

1.      Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.

2.      Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

3.      Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

Who We Are

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

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

To apply for the position visit:  https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MOFO&cws=1&rid=6866