Listed in reverse chronological order:
- 05/15/2019 Intellectual Property Researcher, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA or Multiple Cities
- 04/25/2019 Research Specialist, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, CA
- 04/24/2019 Technical Services and Research Assistant, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Riverside or Ontario, CA
- 04/19/2019 Research Law Librarian for Technology Services, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
- 04/18/2019 Market Research Specialist, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles, CA
- 04/17/2019 Librarian, California Department of Justice, Oakland, CA
- 04/11/2019 Research & Knowledge Analyst-Weekends, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Los Angeles or Palo Alto, CA
- 04/01/2019 Librarian, Seyfarth Shaw, San Francisco or Sacramento, CA
- 03/29/2019 Research Analyst (Multiple Offices), Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA
- 03/21/2019 Law Librarian II, Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County NV
- 03/13/2019 Collections and Metadata Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, Davis, CA
- 03/05/2019 Reference Librarian, Rains Library, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
- 02/27/2019 Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
- 02/14/2019 Research Librarian, Munger Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles, CA
- 02/13/2019 Technical Services Librarian, University of Idaho, Law Library, Moscow, Idaho
- 02/08/2019 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian for Rare Materials, Berkeley, CA
- 01/18/2019 Competitive Intelligence Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual, USA
- 01/16/2019 Information Services Director, (Agency Listing), Los Angeles or San Francisco
- 01/16/2019 Firmwide Research Librarian, Nixon Peabody, San Francisco, CA & Multiple Cities
- 01/15/2019 Global Law Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA
05/15/2019 Intellectual Property Researcher, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA or Multiple Cities
LAC Group seeks an experienced Intellectual Property Researcher for a temporary position at a prestigious national law firm. The Researcher will be primarily responsible for providing in-depth IP research as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff. This role is a full-time position that should last about 3 months. Position can be located at any of the firm’s offices in numerous cities in US, including their offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and San Diego.
- Provide comprehensive research and reference services, with emphasis on patent research
- Provide training and support of research, particularly in the use of IP research tools
- Assist users in the selection and use of online research tools
- Complete legislative histories and biographies
- Participate in developing and collecting intranet resources
- Work with various practice groups and the marketing department on competitive intelligence resources
- Monitor online databases for practice-specific information
- Process interlibrary loans and other administrative responsibilities as assigned
- MLIS or equivalent advanced degree required; Experience can be substituted for advanced degree
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a law firm or corporate setting performing primarily patent research
- Experience with a variety of online research tools, including CapitalIQ, Dun and Bradstreet, WestLaw Edge, Lexis, etc.
To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2VfLJjd
04/25/2019 Research Specialist, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, CA
Job title: Research Specialist
The San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett seeks a dynamic, service-oriented information professional to join our team as a Research Specialist. The Hanson Bridgett library is an integral part of the firm, providing research service to support the legal and business development work of attorneys and staff in all of our offices. This position will report to the Library Services Manager and will collaborate closely with another Research Specialist as well as other library team members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas.
- Provide competitive intelligence research, including company, industry, market and competitor research, to support the firm’s business development efforts.
- Synthesize, analyze and present research results in a concise, professional manner.
- Utilize current awareness tools to provide alerts on new litigation, news, and other topics of interest.
- Work with library team to help plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
- Provide support for library administrative functions as needed.
- Participate in special projects, such as evaluation of new information sources.
- Continue professional development through networking, vendor trainings and association sponsored activities.
Required skills and abilities:
- Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills, careful attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize workload.
- The ability to apply critical and creative thinking to research projects and enhancing library services.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with attorneys and other firm employees, as well as other library staff members.
- Expertise with online research tools, such as Westlaw, DataTree, TLO, Capital IQ, Monitor Suite, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah.
- Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects and shifting priorities.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as Adobe Acrobat.
- Master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent experience
- Prior research experience in a legal setting preferred
Salary: Hanson Bridgett offers a competitive salary and benefits. Salary depends on experience.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
04/24/2019 Technical Services and Research Assistant, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Riverside or Ontario, CA
Technical Services and Research Assistant:
Best Best & Krieger LLP seeks a Library Technical Services and Research Assistant in our Riverside or Ontario office to handle all aspects of library administrative work including acquisitions, serials control, collection maintenance and invoice processing, as well as light reference requests and document retrieval. This position will report to the Senior Research Specialist and work closely with other members of the library team.
- Check in and process library materials
- Route print and electronic newsletters
- Order, process and distribute attorney desk copies
- Order new materials and handle renewals
- Maintain library catalog records
- Process invoices
- Manage loose-leaf filing service
- Shelve library materials
- Prepare items for shipment to branch offices
- Handle light reference requests and document retrieval
- Responsible and reliable, with strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
- Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with library staff, attorneys and other firm employees
- Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Strong customer service orientation
- Ability to lift boxes up to 25 pounds, crouch and reach to re-shelve items, and push/pull a wheeled cart loaded with books
- Familiarity with EOS or other library software is a plus
- Bachelor’s degree and library experience preferred
Please go to our website at www.bbklaw.com and apply online only.
04/19/2019 Research Law Librarian for Technology Services, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
Research Law Librarian for Technology Services
The University of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative law librarian to serve as Research Law Librarian for Technology Services. Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, the Research Law Librarian for Technology Services will take primary responsibility for developing and managing the Law Library’s legal technology initiatives, including the Law Library’s website and online presence, the Law Library’s institutional repository, incorporating technology into Law Library instruction, and using technology to collaborate, partner, and promote Library services. In addition, the Research Law Librarian for Technology Services participates in the Law Library’s outstanding faculty services program, participates in the Law Library’s instructional programs, shares in collection development responsibilities, and provides effective user services at the Reference Desk.
- Managing and developing the Law Library’s web presence, including website and social media presence. Using CMS and implementing custom and cloud-based tools to integrate data from a variety of sites.
- Serving as the primary contact for Law Library website, blog, research guides, and institutional repository.
- Participating in the development of the Law Library’s collection, including collaborating in the selection, assessment, and management of electronic and print resources.
- Coordinating the development and management of online user guides such as LibGuides and other web-based services, including training.
- Managing the Law Library’s institutional repository, including coordinating the data entry work with a staff member or student research assistant/worker, as appropriate. Creating bibliographic reports and communicating with faculty about their work in the repository.
- Developing, coordinating, and implementing new digital archive collections.
- Providing significant and exceptional research assistance to all faculty members as part of the Law Library’s faculty services program.
- Serving as a member of the Law Library’s Research Services department, providing excellent and responsive general information and legal research services through regular shifts at the Reference Desk, including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Participating in developing and teaching the first-year legal research course, a one credit, mandatory course.
- Providing specialized legal research consultations to law students, faculty, and staff.
- Leading the outreach and communication activities of the Law Library. These may include coordinating publicity for Library events and resources, promoting Library participation in Law School and university-wide events, and facilitating the use of online tools for outreach.
- Participating actively and effectively on Law Library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.
- Representing the Law Library on various Law School, campus-wide, and Library System committees and at various meetings and other functions as appropriate.
- Participating in and contributing to the profession through professional activities outside the Law Library, including university and public service, and/or research and other creative activity. These activities normally relate to and enhance performance of the primary position responsibilities.
- Developing and maintaining awareness of current developments in the fields of law, library science, legal technology, instructional technology, and legal research to enhance performance of primary position responsibilities.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution is 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.
Candidate should have extensive knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in multiple formats; fluency with new and emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy, legal practice, and library services or a strong and demonstrated interest in developing fluency; and outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Candidate should show demonstrated experience shepherding ideas and projects through an organization without a formal leadership role; and, demonstrate an ability to conceptualize and implement processes and programs both independently and in a team, in a dynamically changing environment.
Preferred candidate will possess up to two years of successful experience in academic law libraries, show demonstrated background in providing research and other relevant library services to law faculty; and possess successful experience and skill in providing legal research and reference services.
Finally, preferred candidate will have previous work experience in assessing and selecting collections in law, successful experience in providing legal research training sessions to law students, and professional legal experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, candidate should submit a completed application and supporting materials by May 20, 2019. Please visit the AP Recruit website to apply for this position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05277
For more information about UC Irvine School of Law, please visit: 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.
04/18/2019 Market Research Specialist, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles, CA
Market Research Specialist
Our client is seeking a detailed-oriented research specialist to conduct market and competitive intelligence research and to support the firm’s client relationship management program on a wide variety of research activities. This position can be based out of any of the firm’s California offices (SF, SV or LA) and reports to the Manager of Market Research.
Duties & Responsibilities
Conduct, manage and support the production of accurate client, industry, market and competitive intelligence research and analysis in support of pitches, RFPs and a variety of other business development and strategic planning initiatives.
Interpret and analyze research data and news developments and distill them into concise, understandable summaries and graphic formats
Assist in the development of primary and secondary market research in support of strategic planning and specific marketing initiatives, as required
Assist with the preparation of company profiles, bios, news research and corporate transactional, regulatory compliance and litigation reports
Conduct and/or participate in work product quality review and audits
Assist with any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements and needs of the team/department
Excellent writing skills at a professional audience level
Solid knowledge of legal issues by industry
Experience in performing legal analysis and issue spotting
Familiarity with news, legal and business information sources and a wide variety of interdisciplinary materials
Ability to set priorities, manage projects and adhere to critical deadlines
Integrity, accountability and resourcefulness
Critical thinking and analytical skills and attention to detail and accuracy
Four year college degree
Minimum of five years’ experience performing business-related research and analysis on markets, industries, companies, and individuals
Experience in a law firm or other professional services firm environment.
Proficiency in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required, experience in Interaction client relationship management software preferred
Experience in social media monitoring highly desirable
If you are interested in more information, please reach out to: Corinne Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
04/17/2019 Librarian, California Department of Justice, Oakland, CA
California Department of Justice Librarian
If you love a challenge, enjoy research, and are looking for an environment that values creative problem solving and critical thinking skills, this could be the position for you! We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and hard-working individual who successfully works in a team environment to provide exceptional service to the California Department of Justice Law Library Services.
The 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 in-house catalog, 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 more details on how to apply, salary and contact: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=151462
04/11/2019 Research & Knowledge Analyst-Weekends, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Los Angeles or Palo Alto, CA
Research & Knowledge Analyst (Weekends)
Location Los Angeles or Palo Alto
Skadden is seeking a West Coast Research & Knowledge Analyst to help expand our weekend information services in support of attorneys across the globe. This full-time, exempt position will be located in either our Los Angeles or Palo Alto office, and hours include Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am to 7:00 pm PST with flexible additional days. 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
04/01/2019 Librarian, Seyfarth Shaw, San Francisco or Sacramento, CA
San Francisco/Sacramento Librarian
We are seeking an entry level law librarian to provide research services and day to day library management to two law offices totaling 89 attorneys.
•Provide research services (legal and business) to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
•As part of the Library Team, collaborate and coordinate with librarians to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, with a particular focus on West Coast offices and resources.
•With guidance and supervision from colleagues, manage library and office print collections.
•Provide library outreach, training and orientation programs.
•Maintain relationships with local vendor representatives and trainers to ensure that attorneys receive timely and up to date training and assistance with online resources.
•Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
•Continue professional development through vendor trainings, and association sponsored activities.
•Assist senior librarians with management of library finances, including annual budget request, reports, acquisitions and invoice payments.
•Participate in firm-wide new business intake research.
•Supervise filing service.
•Other duties as assigned.
- Masters of Library Science or equivalent degree preferred.
•1-3 years of library experience.
•Good oral and written communication skills and ability to think critically and creatively as regards library services.
•Organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage diverse projects.
•Commitment to providing quality client service.
•Self-motivation, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments, with all levels of personnel.
•Ability to thrive in a team environment.
•Internet research skills, research database experience, and comfort with Microsoft office suite.
•Knowledge of California laws and court system a plus.
To apply for this position, please click on the following link: https://recruiting.seyfarth.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=15&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=1018
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
03/29/2019 Research Analyst (Multiple Offices), Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst (Multiple Offices)
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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.
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.
- 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.
- Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
- 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.
- Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
- Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
- Strong Corporate practice research experience 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/b7zjsp5qtyt37rkw
03/21/2019 Law Librarian II, Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County NV
For more information, see complete Position Description at this link:
SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT WASHOE COUNTY STATE OF NEVADA
LAW LIBRARIAN II $62,691.20 – $85,280.00 Plus a comprehensive benefits package
Announcement: March 6, 2019
Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.washoecourts.com .
THE DISTRICT COURT
The Second Judicial District Court covers all communities within Washoe County and is part of the judicial branch of government. The District Court occupies two courthouses located in downtown Reno. The General Jurisdiction’s historic courthouse proudly displays a copper dome lined with magnificent stained glass. The Family Division is located in a multicourt complex. Its footprint lines the banks of the Truckee River.
The Second Judicial District Court is a collaborative partner within Washoe County. Community outreach initiatives and public access to justice are on the forefront of the Court’s mission. The District Court team is dynamic, boasts a wide range of expertise, and appreciates diversity.
Washoe County is a vibrant community. With world renowned Lake Tahoe nearby, residents enjoy its beauty all year long. The City of Reno offers all the benefits of a city while maintaining its small-town atmosphere. Washoe County is truly a great place to live.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
03/05/2019 Reference Librarian, Rains Library, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Rains Library, Loyola Law School
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 35
Days of Week: M-F
Exemption Status: Exempt
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:
- 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.
- Provide in-depth research service to faculty members.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prepare research guides, webpages, and other instructional materials.
- Provide instruction to members of the Law School’s law reviews, clinics, and moot courts.
- Participate in collection development, evaluation, and management.
- Participate in student outreach activities, including library tours.
- Participate in professional and continuing education activities of local and national professional associations.
- Actively participate on Library and Law School committees as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of two years relevant experience in academic law libraries providing research and other relevant library services to law school faculty and students.
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
- Cover Letter
More information, including how to apply, is available at: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/38878
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.
Associate Librarian to Librarian, $71,427 to $86,204 based upon qualifications.
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 email@example.com
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.
- 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
- 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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. ; noting degrees and relevant work experience.
- Cover Letter – Cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications
- 3 required (contact information only)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A graduate Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.
- 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
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.