Listed in reverse chronological order:
- 10/16/2018 Research Specialist, Jackson Lewis P.C., Flexible Location
- 10/11/2018 Reference Librarian, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA
- 10/04/2018 Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services in the Law Library, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
- 10/04/2018 Research/Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at Dale E. Fowler of School, Chapman University, Orange, CA
- 10/02/2018 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location
- 09/26/2018 Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Los Angeles, San Diego, or Orange County
- 09/25/2018 Senior Legal Research and Training Manager, (Agency Listing), New York, NY
- 09/10/2018 Librarian, US Court Of Appeals Ninth Circuit, Reno, NV
- 09/06/2018 Director, Alameda County Law Library, Oakland, CA
- 09/04/2018 Technical Services/Circulation Librarian, UC Davis Mabie Law Library, Davis, CA
- 08/29/2018 Temporary Library Technical Services Assistant, (Agency Listing), West Los Angeles, CA
- 08/16/2018 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, DC, NY, or LA
- 08/15/2018 Technical Services Library Assistant, (Agency Listing), New York, NY
- 08/10/2018 Reference and Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor, Concordia University School of Law, Boise Idaho
- 07/30/2018 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Law Library, San Francisco, CA
- 07/27/2018 Law Library Assistant (Part-Time), Marin County Law Library, San Rafael, CA
- 07/11/2018 Temporary Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA
- 06/13/2018 Reference Librarian for Law Firm (Agency Listing), San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
- 05/18/2018 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CA
- 05/14/2018 Assistant Librarian, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library, San Francisco, CA
- 05/04/2018 Research Specialist, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, San Francisco, CA
- 05/03/2018 Research Specialist, Orrick, Sacramento, CA
10/16/2018 Research Specialist, Jackson Lewis P.C., Flexible Location
Position Announcement: Research Specialist
Jackson Lewis P.C., a nationwide law firm of more than 850 attorneys specializing in Employment and Labor law on behalf of management, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Specialist to join its staff of KM/Information professionals in a centralized Reference program.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Conduct in-depth legal, business, and financial research independently and in a team environment for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm;
- Use appropriate online and print research resources to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost-effective manner;
- Utilize project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines;
- Serve as KM/Info Liaison to several of the firm’s Practice and Industry Groups in order to assist with each group’s broad structure and content-related needs.
Skills and educational requirements:
- Master of Library and Information Science degree from accredited institution;
- At least two years of Reference experience in law firm library or equivalent;
- Thorough knowledge of electronic legal and business products;
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of remote team;
- Able to perform at high level under pressure with minimal supervision;
- Exceptional critical thinking skills and attention to detail;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- General understanding of databases and MS Office applications.
- Experience with labor and employment law is a plus.
Jackson Lewis is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Submit resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com. No calls, please.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
10/04/2018 Research/Instruction Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at Dale E. Fowler of School, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Research/Instruction LibrarianHugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at Dale E. Fowler of School, Chapman University
The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California has an opening for a Research/Instruction Librarian.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the Research/Instruction Librarian collaborates with other law librarians to develop, expand, and provide library services including reference and research services; teaches in the library’s instructional program; and participates in collection development and other activities to fulfill the Law Library’s role in supporting the research and educational needs of the Law School community.
This position requires a strong commitment to teaching legal research skills essential to the practice of law, a deep understanding of the Law School’s curriculum, faculty research interests, library operations, legal information resources, and research methodologies in all formats.
To receive full consideration, application materials, including a Cover Letter and Resume, should be submitted by October 19, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.
To apply, please visit https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/16856.
Provide high level reference assistance to library users.
• Participate in research help desk coverage.
• Actively assist library users in identifying and using print and online resources.
• Collaborate with other librarians to create and maintain research and bibliographic tools in a variety of media.
Provide in-depth research assistance for faculty.
• Conduct detailed, thorough research on requested topics requiring substantive legal analysis.
• Produce written documentation of research findings for faculty.
Provide research instruction to the Law School community in collaboration with other law librarians.
• Teach legal research in a variety of settings, including the first year Legal Research & Writing curriculum and Advanced Legal Research courses.
• Teach specialized research topics to groups and individuals.
• Develop instructional content and materials.
Participate in collection development activities.
• Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis, evaluation, and selection of materials to support the curriculum and faculty research interests.
• Assist with collection development projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.
- JD from an ABA accredited institution.
- MLS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent relevant advanced degree.
- Experience in academic law libraries providing research and other library services for law faculty and students.
- Knowledge of best practices for developing instructional materials and delivering legal research instruction.
- Knowledge of current best practices in legal research methodologies and legal information resources in all formats.
- Ability to conceptualize, implement, and coordinate library programs, both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, changing environment.
- Commitment to expanding, improving, and promoting library services.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with diverse groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
- Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise, accurate documentation.
- Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with interruptions and fluctuating workload.
- Ability to learn and interpret university policies and procedures.
- Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
10/02/2018 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Flexible Location
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 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)
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.
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
LAC Group is seeking a full-time Research Librarian to work for our client, a large global law firm. The position can be worked from the firm’s office in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego. This position requires an individual to work a later schedule: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday. In this role, you will join a hardworking, dynamic and virtual team in providing legal, business, and general information research to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of resources.
- Conduct domestic and international legal and non-legal research;
- Compile and organize results into a coherent, focused collection of information;
- Build upon and share your experience in using available resources
- A bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s of Library Science (MLS) is preferred;
- A minimum of three (3) years of research experience in a law firm library may be substituted for the Master’s degree.
- Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
- Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
- Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm
- Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft products
- The ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
LAC Group seeks a Senior Legal Research and Training Manager for a major law firm client in Manhattan, NY. The Senior Legal Research and Training Manager will be required to manage and coordinate research services and support.
- Alongside the Senior Researcher, provide leadership and guidance to the other library staff in relation to research support; efficiency in search strategies, knowledge of resources, accuracy of search results, and quality control overall for all requests fulfillment of legal and business research, hard copy and digital requests for materials and documents, current awareness and training users.
- Provide training to all new hires on library services and resources
- Coordinate onsite training from vendor reps
- Answers a range of legal and business research requests, from quick requests for cases, legislation and basic company information to more in depth analysis of legal developments or sector analysis to support pitch documents or other marketing activities.
- Assists the Senior Researcher with the efficient and effective workflow management of research request fulfillment, assigns and monitors reference “desk” activities and coverage. Assists with the coordination of research and reference coverage with other firm offices and library staff.
- Provides advice on self-service solutions using electronic resources via the library’s portal site for straight-forward requests for documents, cases and articles.
- Captures knowledge from requests for future use.
- Ensures that complex or strategic research is accurately and comprehensively presented in a professional and timely manner, and provides appropriate follow-up measures.
- Standardize output and insert a layer of Quality Control.
- Tracks, collates and archives key metrics and provides necessary reports in accordance with SLAs
- 4-5 years experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment.
- A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science.
- Previous experience in the areas of legal, competitive and business intelligence.
- Extensive knowledge of key legal and business research databases and an excellent ability to search across publicly available sources.
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/CSAf5E
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
- Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.
- Works as a team member in development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.
- Provides education and training to court staff on WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other research sources.
- Develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.
- For CL-27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and/or cataloging.
- For CL-28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.
- Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries throughout the circuit.
- Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
- M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.
- For CL-27: One year of related specialized experience.
- For CL-28: One year of professional law library experience equivalent to a CL-27. (Work performed at the CL-28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.)
- Ability to travel to court locations within the District of 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.
- 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.
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.
Alameda County Law Library DIRECTOR – Job Announcement
PRIMARY DUTIES :
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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;
- 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.
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
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.
- 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
- 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 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:
- Cover letter stating qualifications and interest.
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of contributions to diversity
- 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.
08/29/2018 Temporary Library Technical Services Assistant, (Agency Listing), West Los Angeles, CA
LAC Group seeks a Temporary Library Technical Services Assistant for an academic library client in the West Los Angeles area. The position will be responsible for supporting the technical services operations of the University Elementary School Library, which orders, receives, invoices, and catalogs approximately 1000 monographs, serials, audiocassettes and CD’s. The Library Technical Service Assistant will provide public service support and collection development, assist with the children’s literature department and help supervise work study General Assistants. This is a temporary full-time position that should last between 3-6 months (though could go longer).RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports the day-to-day activities of the library following established procedural and policy guidelines.
- Assisting of technical services operations including bibliographic checking, ordering and receiving materials, creating and updating bibliographic records, payment of invoices, claiming unfilled orders, returns and cancellations of unwanted or incorrectly supplied items, cataloging, processing and repairing materials.
- Maintains relations with vendors and publishers to obtain reliable, fast, and cost-effective service and monitors vendor effectiveness.
- Work the circulation desk including handling patron inquiries and complaints with support from the librarian, providing reference and readers’ advisory service and function as a specialist in the field of children’s literature.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Services is required.
- At least 2 years of previous technical services experience preferably at a public or academic library. A detailed knowledge of children’s literature is desirable (but not required).
- Knowledge of Voyager acquisitions and cataloging clients.
- Knowledge of the application of automation and microcomputers to library operations including the use of a national database such as OCLC and downloading or export of bibliographic records as well as MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) bibliographic format and coding convention and subject cataloging tools, including the Dewey Decimal System and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
- Knowledge of library operations, including functions involved in acquisitions, cataloging and processing.
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/ro9stF
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 email@example.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).
- MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 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
08/15/2018 Technical Services Library Assistant, (Agency Listing), New York, NY
LAC Group seeks candidates for a Technical Services Library Assistant to work on-site for our client, a large law firm in New York, NY. The main focus of the position will be to provide a high level of administrative support for the technical services department.
- Check-in and route materials using EOS library catalog – print and affix labels
- Sort and check in library mail
- Support EOS cataloging tasks for multiple sites i.e. copy and original cataloging, maintenance of holding records, etc.
- Follow-up and/or correct overdue items in EOS on an ongoing basis
- Process library invoices – in a timely manner
- Maintain Library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing books and newsletters
- Respond to general information requests and assist in locating books and publications
- Assist with interlibrary loans and help with reference requests
- Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary
- College degree preferred
- 3 years of library technical services experience (preferably legal)
- Knowledge of legal library resources
- Experience using an ILS – SirsiDynix’ EOS strongly preferred
- Ability to prioritize tasks in a busy, fast-paced legal environment
- Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
- Ability to work quickly and independently with minimum supervision
- Strong Microsoft Office skills – intermediate level Excel
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/FMGyhN
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
07/30/2018 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Law Library, San Francisco, CA
The California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Law Library is recruiting for a Supervising Librarian I in the San Francisco office. The position has been re-posted with an application deadline of August 13.
For details on the position and the application process, see the posting at https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPostingPrint.aspx?jcid=116997
You do not need to be on the State Librarian Exam list to apply for this position, all qualified librarians are encouraged to apply. The position is posted as 12 Month Limited Term to allow interested candidates who have not yet taken the Supervising Librarian I state civil service exam to be considered.
Questions about the position, the application process, or the temporary authorization process, should be directed to the Hiring Unit Contact:
07/27/2018 Law Library Assistant (Part-Time), Marin County Law Library, San Rafael, CA
Position Title: Law Library Assistant (part-time 10-15 hrs/week), Marin County Law Library
Job Description: The Law Library Assistant reports to the Law Library Director and is responsible for providing accurate and timely reference services, updating legal materials and electronic resources, and organizing and maintaining the calendar and files for various Law Library services and programs.
Duties: The Law Library Assistant’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Organize and maintain files and calendar for Law Library services and programs using Word, Excel and Outlook; track usage of various services using Excel; prepare reports.
- Organize library and special collections, including slip opinions, advance sheets, pocket parts, loose leaf and electronic updates to ensure efficient usage; and maintain and update comprehensive computer-based library catalogs and special collection indexes.
- Maintain cooperative relationships with the Board of Trustees, all staff within the Library, the County of Marin, and the public.
- Provide direct assistance to patrons with basic information regarding reference requests, use of library materials, equipment and services.
- Distribute approved CLE materials to attorneys in compliance with state bar requirements.
- Coordinate technical services and troubleshoot technical issues including but not limited to Wi-Fi, photocopier machines, printers, scanners, and fax machine.
- Post material on Law Library social media websites.
- Communicate with patrons via telephone and email.
- MLIS or bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate from an approved program.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Experience using research tools such as Westlaw and Google Scholar.
- Able to work with the public; uses effective problem-solving skills when necessary.
- Able to lift boxes (20-40 pounds).
- Must be able to work evenings, and possibly weekends. Must be flexible about work schedule.
TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to the attention of Laurie at email@example.com. You may fax to: 415-472-3729. No telephone calls please — principals only.
07/11/2018 Temporary Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA
LAC Group is seeking a Temporary Research Librarian for a large prestigious national law firm for their office located in San Francisco, CA. This role is responsible for undertaking reference / research services for all attorneys and staff across the North American Region and will utilize all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the firm.
- Specifically perform expert research/reference as a member of the North American Library Research team.
- Provide regular research and loan activities tracking/management reports to assist with library performance measurement.
- Provide a comprehensive inter-library loan service. Research to identify appropriate reference materials, books, journals, other services available from external libraries and/or the Region, using online library catalogues to assist interlibrary loan and document delivery efforts.
- Provide and implement current awareness services, including training session on library tools as appropriate.
- Undertake any activities/projects as assigned by the Library Managers and/or Regional Library Director.
- Master’s degree in information and library studies or related field is strongly preferred.
- 2-3 years of professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
- Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/vJaePR
07/11/2018 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Law Library, San Francisco, CA (Deadline Extended to July 31st)
The California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Law Library is recruiting for a Supervising Librarian I in the San Francisco office. The position has been posted with an application deadline of July 31st 2018.
For details on the position and the application process, see the posting at https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=116997
You do not need to be on the State Librarian Exam list to apply for this position, all qualified librarians are encouraged to apply. The position is posted as 12 Month Limited Term to allow interested candidates who have not yet taken the Supervising Librarian I state civil service exam to be considered.
Questions about the position, the application process, or the temporary authorization process, should be directed to the Hiring Unit Contact listed on the posting.
06/13/2018 Reference Librarian for Law Firm (Agency Listing), San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
General SummaryProfessional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects. Firm projects include, but are not limited to, business development research, competitive intelligence research, seminar development, pro-bono work, and professional development. This exempt position would be required to work evenings and weekends when circumstances demand, and must also be able to work holidays as assigned.
- Provides and manages research services and consultation for attorneys and staff including legal and non-legal research utilizing multiple print and online resources.
- Conducts online research using resources including, but not limited to, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah and Intelliconnect, ProQuest, and Dun & Bradstreet.
- Provides and manages current awareness and alert services for attorneys and staff.
- Provides and manages direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys.
- Maintains working knowledge of research resources and trains new attorneys, staff and summer associates on Firm library procedures, services and resources.
- Exhibits exemplary understanding of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes to research and monitor developments in areas affecting the Firm’s clients.
- Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, and receiving regular training from vendors.
- Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current with the needs and trends of the Firm.
- Works with other members of the library staff to enhance the development of library resources, services and procedures to best serve the needs of the Firm.
Skills Needed to be Successful
Excellent oral and written communications skills; extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources; creativity; initiative; ability to use online services; ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments; ability to work under pressure; provides superior service to clients, attorneys, and staff; produces quality work product.
Master of Library and Information Science degree required. Previous experience in a legal or corporate library preferred.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary is flexible depending on the candidate (they told us to send along candidates with salary expectations)
Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere.
To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations.
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05/18/2018 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CA
- Provides reference and research services to attorneys and staff in all locations, using appropriate sources and analyzing results for presentation to the user
- As needed, assists Competitive Intelligence Research Program Coordinator to provide back-up research for company profiles, person profiles, lateral partner profiles, industry reports, Statesmen Reports, client and subject-area alerts, and client portals
- Supervises and mentors Research Librarians and Library Technical Services Specialists; reviews and supplements research/reference work of Research Librarians, as needed
- Teaches legal/business research, particularly effective use of online databases and knowledge management tools, to attorneys and staff, using the most up-to-date educational methods and presentation techniques; conducts orientation of attorneys and staff in use of the Library
- Develops and implements outreach activities for various resources, including Knowledge Management or Library initiatives
- Participates in development and evaluation of electronic resources and new technologies, including intranet resources, client portals, RSS news distribution, access to electronic publications, and knowledge management
- MLS required; other graduate degrees which emphasize legal or financial research are strongly desired, such as a J.D. or an M.B.A.
- More than 5 years research experience in a law firm, corporate, or academic law library
- Advanced online research skills and knowledge of both electronic and print legal and business resources
- Demonstrated experience in developing, organizing and distributing appropriate content to an intranet
- Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information
- Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to contribute substantively to project teams as well as work alone
- Ability to work in a multi-office environment
- Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment
Send resume to Catherine Ghent, Taylor & Associates (taylorlb at taylorlib.com)
05/14/2018 Assistant Librarian, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Library, San Francisco, CA
Office of the Circuit Librarian
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assistant Librarian – San Francisco Court of Appeals Library
Court Personnel System Classification Level CL-27.
Position Type: Temporary (not to exceed six months), full-time, 40 hours per week.
$59,097 – $73,905 (expected starting salary range)
Location: San Francisco, California.
Closing Date: Consideration of applications begins on May 21, 2018; position open until filled.
– For an application form and additional requirements, please visit the Employment page on our website at www.LB9.uscourts.gov.
– Applicants selected to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process will be contacted. Once an applicant has been selected for the position, all applicants will receive notification.
– Performs legal and non-legal reference and research services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries, and other library users at the San Francisco Circuit and San Francisco District Branch Libraries.
– Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, the Internet, and print research sources.
– Assists in the development of training and research guides.
– Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
– Other duties and projects as assigned.
– M.L.S. degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school.
– Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
– Three years of library work experience with at least one year in a law library setting.
– Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research.
– J.D. degree.
– Practical experience in training and outreach to library patrons
– Skill in the development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services (SharePoint preferred).
– Experience with an Integrated Library System (Sirsi Symphony preferred).
– Demonstrated ability to multi-task and perform functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
– Experience working with people at all professional levels; effective oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.
BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Federal court employees are not included in the government’s civil service classification; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees and some additional benefits. These include: paid annual and sick leave; automatic enrollment in a retirement plan and in direct deposit of earnings; and optional enrollment in health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, tax-deferred savings, long-term care insurance, and long-term disability insurance programs.
The Ninth Circuit Library reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.
The applicant selected for this position is subject to a background check which includes fingerprinting.
The Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer
05/04/2018 Research Specialist, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, San Francisco, CA
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm, is seeking a Research Specialist. The Research Specialist will provide legal research services for attorneys and staff firmwide. Will collaborate with colleagues on Library reference requests, including research related to Marketing and Risk departments. Will also assist with special projects and perform other duties as required such as, ID and password maintenance for all online resources, collection maintenance, and updating information and resources on the Library department’s intranet site.
- L.S. from accredited institution preferred; or at least 3 years or more of experience working in a law firm library, considered.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution.
- Proficient research skills of online resources, including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Lexis for Microsoft Office, Courtlink, PACER, Courthouse News, File & ServeXpress, Intelliconnect, Accurint and TLO.
- Knowledge of relevant firm software programs (e.g. Outlook and Excel), with the ability to learn new applications.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Client-focused service orientation.
- Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative.
- Experience with knowledge management and information science program development and administration, is a plus.
- Perform library maintenance tasks including cataloging, processing print collection and distribution of library mail.
- Inter-Library Loans
- Maintaining and developing internal Library resources and databases posted on firm’s intranet site, including MCLE resources.
- Assistance with firmwide registration and password maintenance for all Library esubscriptions and e-filing services.
- Online litigation and transactional research relating to multi-practice areas, as well as and including public records research.
- Court document retrieval
We offer a friendly, business casual environment, competitive salary and full benefits package. For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Research Specialist Position” in the subject line.
No recruiter or telephone calls.
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer.
- Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
- Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.
- Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.
- Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.
- Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.
- Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.
- Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.
- Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm’s intranet research collections.
- Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.
Additional Knowledge and Experience
- You should have a working knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, as well as other major subject specific resources and specialty products, such as Capital IQ, PitchBook, CB Insights and other business resources.
- You will possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of personnel within a law firm.
- In this role, you will demonstrate a high level of initiative and independent thinking; plus the ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.
- Ability to work Noon – 9 PM ET shift if located in Wheeling, WV or 9:30 – 6:30 PM PT if located in Sacramento office.
- And finally, we are looking for someone who will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude and has a consistent track record of working in a collaborative environment.
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.
Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.
Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.
To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please select Apply For This Job at the following link: https://www.orrick.com/Careers/Paralegals%20and%20Staff/Job%20Listings/2018/05/199527
No phone calls please.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.