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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


12/18/2018 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA

Morrison & Foerster LLPID: 6957
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

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 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 OpportunityJoin 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.
  4. Strong Corporate practice research experience preeferred.
  5. Palo Alto office strongly preferred.

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!

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hvrxb92w4y96y85w

PI106334000


12/13/2018 Digital Resources and Research Specialist, Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, CA

Digital Resources and Research Specialist

Contact email    CS.LA@sheppardmullin.com

Date posted       December 13, 2018

The Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin is looking to fill the position of Digital Resources and Research Specialist to manage the collection of online legal resources and to provide research and reference services to over 800 attorneys on three continents. The Digital Resources and Research Specialist has primary responsibility for managing all aspects of library online databases, content management systems, related cost recovery software, integrated library software, SharePoint pages, and other related electronic services. You will teach attorneys, paralegals, and other members of the support staff the cost effective use of online legal research resources.

As an information professional team member, you are responsible for providing general reference/research assistance and support Sheppard Mullin’s commitment to client success. You oversee the lifecycle of the library’s eResources: vetting, testing, implementation, troubleshooting, and customizing for the best user experience. The Digital Resources and Research Specialist provides analysis of the use and performance of resources through data collection and data analysis in conjunction with other members of the team of information professionals. Members of the team provide proactive, user-centered reference assistance in-person and via email, online chat, phone, or other means. You are also responsible for maintaining membership and participation in information professional organizations as appropriate and as a means to remain current within the field.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience with electronic resources, including online databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, BloombergLaw, Cheetah, etc.; custom software, and web based programming.
  • Proficient use of the tools in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second subject master’s degree or earned doctorate
  • Law firm library experience specifically reference and instruction experience
  • Skills appropriate for the analysis of the use and performance of resources through data collection
  • Practical knowledge and experience of HTML, Java Script, or other scripting languages
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively in a rapidly changing environment

Please send resume with salary requirements to CS.LA@sheppardmullin.com.

https://www.sheppardmullin.com/careers-jobs-806.html

Principals only. EOE.


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


12/03/2018 Firmwide Research Librarian, Nixon Peabody, San Francisco CA and other Multiple Cities

 

Position: Librarian

Job Description:
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, 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 or Juris Doctor degree.
  • 5+ years professional library related experience in a legal, corporate or professional services 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


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.


10/04/2018 Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services in the Law Library, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA

The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services in the Law Library. The Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services plays a key role in further developing the Law Library’s legal research curriculum, implementing additional teaching partnerships with upper-division courses, and teaching Advanced Legal Research (ALR) classes. Working closely with the Research Law Librarian for Faculty Services, the Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services also participates in the Law Library’s outstanding faculty services program, shares in collection development responsibilities, and provides effective user services at the Reference Desk.The Research Librarian for Instructional Services takes primary responsibility for developing and managing the Law Library’s legal research curriculum, including the required one-credit first-year legal research program, upper-level guest lectures and teaching partnerships, ALR courses, and other training opportunities for law students as part of their learning experience.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Develops, coordinates, and implements instructional services as part of the law school curriculum and law student experience. Serves as primary coordinator for the first-year legal research course, including planning the curriculum, designing instructional materials, and leading the librarians teaching different sections of the course. Serves as primary instructor for the upper division ALR course and plans all aspects of the curriculum. Serves as primary presenter in instructional and training programs. Leads tours, orientations, and workshops.

• Collegially and effectively communicates with other librarians to plan content, activities, staff development, and assessments essential to the Law Library’s instructional services program. Collects and analyzes statistics and generates reports on the program.

• Maintains awareness of and integrates current developments in the fields of law, library science, and legal research into the design and delivery of instructional services, using current and emerging technologies.

• Serves as a member of the Law Library’s Research Services department, providing excellent and responsive general information and legal reference services through regular shifts at the Reference Desk, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

• Participates in the Law Library’s collection development efforts, including selection, assessment and management of resources.

• Participates in the Law Library’s outstanding faculty services program, including performing legal and interdisciplinary research.

• Engages actively on Law Library, law school, and campus-wide committees, task forces, project teams, and attends meetings and other functions as appropriate.

• Participates in and contributes to the profession through professional activities outside the Law Library, including university and public service, and/or research and other creative activity.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution required. Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience is also required.

Candidates should have experience teaching legal research skills, with a demonstrated awareness of current trends in legal research instruction. Candidates should possess project management skills, including experience in planning, implementing, and leading a project from start to completion.

Candidates should have demonstrated skills in providing reference services, and extensive knowledge of the legal bibliography and legal research techniques in multiple formats.

Candidates must have outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Finally, preferred candidate must possess practice experience as an attorney or professional legal experience; and have the ability to conceptualize and implement processes and programs, both independently and with a team, in a dynamically changing environment.

Preferred experience preparing legal research course materials and developing assignments, as well as with assessing and selecting collections in law.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit a completed application and supporting materials by November 5, 2018. Please visit the AP Recruit website to apply for this position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04984

For more information about UC Irvine School of Law, please visit: www.law.uci.edu (http://www.law.uci.edu).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the University of California nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participating in higher education.


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


 09/10/2018 Librarian, US Court Of Appeals Ninth Circuit, Reno, NV

POSITION: Librarian – Reno Branch Library

LOCATION: Reno, NV

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL/SALARY: CL 27 ($48,951 – $79,617) or CL 28 ($58,700 – $95,388)

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

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. Priority given to applications received by September 30, 2018.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

The Ninth Circuit headquarters library and the administrative office of the Ninth Circuit library system are located in San Francisco. In addition, we have 23 staffed library branches throughout the Circuit to serve the information needs of over 400 circuit, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges. We also serve approximately 5,000 employees of court units throughout the Circuit.

For more information about the Ninth Circuit Library, please visit: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • 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.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 Nevada and the circuit.
  • Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Two (2) 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.

 

BENEFITS

  • Vacation time accrues at a rate of 13 days per year the first three years; increasing with tenure.
  • Sick days accrue up to 13 per year; 10 holidays.
  • Choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans. Dental and vision coverage available. Flexible spending account program. Optional long-term care insurance.
  • Participation in both the Federal Employees Retirement System and the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K, with employer matching).
  • Mass transit subsidy (budget dependent).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Positions with the U.S. Courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and can be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation and fingerprinting. Employees are subject to The Judicial Code of Conduct. Direct deposit of pay required. The U.S. Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume with a detailed cover letter which clearly demonstrates why you are the best candidate for this position, along with 3 professional references by September 30, 2018.

Applications are submitted through the Court’s Career Portal: https://ca9-employment.breezy.hr/

Due to the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.


09/06/2018 Director, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA

Alameda County Law Library DIRECTOR – Job Announcement

PRIMARY DUTIES :

  1. Library Management: at the direction of the Board of Trustees, manages the library’s operation and leads the library’s vision.   Director also serves as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and provides staff support to the Board;  seeks to continuously improve and promote library products and services to meet the needs of the community;
  2. Financial Management: prepares and controls annual budget of $1.5 million and manages all financial resources;  provides monthly financial reports to the Board; monitors and develops all sources of income, including court filing fee deposits;
  3. Personnel Management: supervises staff of 10-12, including hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline.  Recommends salary and benefits packages.  Maintains positive working relationships with Board of Trustees, staff, patrons, professional organizations and county or other government officials who provide services to the library.
  4. Business Administration: maintains all appropriate records, including financial accounting, banking, personnel, tax reports and fund reconciliation.  Negotiates contracts with all providers and manages all purchases;
  5. Law Librarian: supervises all reference services to law library patrons and ensures patrons are appropriately assisted in use of law library resources;  participates in law library professional organizations in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.  Stays current with developments in the legal publishing and information industries and the legal profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of the following:

  • Masters degree in Library science from an A.L.A. accredited institution
  • Strong leadership and team management skills are essential
  • Substantial budget development and budget administration experience
  • Significant management experience in a law library setting
  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Leadership skills including critical thinking, risk taking, and creativity
  • Commitment to excellent customer service addressing the diverse needs of a law library’s customers
  • Communications and public speaking skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Understanding of employment law issues and personnel management
  • Understanding of budgeting and accounting principles
  • Office automation and on-line research proficiency
  • Project management skills
  • Commitment to the profession of law librarianship

SALARY and BENEFITS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

To apply:

By October 1, 2018 send cover letter, resume and employment application to director.lawlib@acgov.org


09/04/2018 Technical Services/Circulation Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, Davis, CA
The UCDavis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time Technical Services/Circulation Librarian.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.Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for management of the Technical Services and Circulation departments, including overall supervision of the library staff within those departments.
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of Circulation and Technical Services policies, procedures and publications; and provides input regarding development of long range goals, budgets, space and technology, personnel procedures, equipment purchases and daily operational needs.
  • Technical Services duties include the Ordering, Receiving, Processing, and Bindery operations of the library; establishes criteria for holdings information to be displayed in the public catalog and keeps detailed statistics for all acquisition transactions.
  • Implements procedures for the Circulation function including Stacks Maintenance, Course Reserves, Government Documents, and Interlibrary Loan services; manages the maintenance of special collections, including Rare Books, Special Collections, and Archives.
  • Overall supervision of the cataloging function for the library including the evaluation and revision of existing cataloging policies and procedures, the copy cataloging of materials, performs searching and transfer of authority records to and within Sierra catalog, coordinates with OCLC, University Library, Melvyl Local as needed to keep our records in sync and up to date with library standardizations and new formats.
  • Investigates as appropriate, new technologies and systems relevant to Circulation and Technical Services. Participates in library and Circulation department marketing and communications efforts.
  • Oversees the library’s integrated library system (ILS) Innovative Sierra and identifies applications useful to the library’s procedures. Coordinates Sierra ILS trainings and updates when necessary and works closely with Innovative Interfaces help desk and the Law School’s Information Technology staff to troubleshoot any problems that may arise.
  • Reports directly to the Library Director.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school;
  • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online resources and library ILS systems, experience working with various library vendors and publishers;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
  • 2-4 years of experience as a librarian in a complex technical services position with supervisory responsibilities
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience as a librarian in an academic library or an academic law library.
  • Experience working with Innovative Interfaces products, especially Sierra ILS module.

Salary, Benefits, and Work Hours:
This is a career position and the salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

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

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02431. To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by September 16, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2018.

Required application materials include:

  1. Cover letter stating qualifications and interest.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of contributions to diversity
  4. Names, addresses, including email of 3 references. Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California state law.

08/16/2018 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, DC, NY, or LA

This position can be located in our Chicago, DC, NY, or LA office.The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/g9m4xqnr9m9jtxm7

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08/10/2018 Reference and Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor, Concordia University School of Law, Boise Idaho

Concordia University School of Law, in Boise, Idaho, is seeking candidates for a Reference and Instruction Librarian, a full-time assistant professor position. Concordia Law seeks applications from candidates with excellent academic records and demonstrated potential for outstanding librarianship. Prior academic law library experience is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable. J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a MLIS from an ALA-accredited library program are required. Salary, benefits, and research support will be nationally competitive.The Librarian is responsible for providing essential library services, including reference, research, and circulation, to law faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the Librarian teaches courses, class sessions, or workshops associated with legal research and at least one other required course each academic year. The Librarian is also responsible for developing and publishing legal scholarship and for service to the law school, the legal profession, and the academic community.Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a statement of faith through the Concordia University job portal (http://bit.ly/Ref_Librarian). Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to Julie Bell (jubell@cu-portland.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University is a Lutheran institution and is therefore interested in candidates who will support its mission and values. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Concordia University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff; accordingly, the School of Law actively welcomes applications from persons who would add to the diversity of our academic community.