NOCALL Job Postings

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08/16/2018 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL

 

Job Title:                            Research Analyst

Company  Name:               Sidley Austin LLP

Location:                            Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States

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

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

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

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

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

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

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


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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 (jubell@cu-portland.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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

 


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

**NOTE** 
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:

Lety Perez
(916) 210-7012
lety.perez@doj.ca.gov


07/27/2018 Part-Time Assistant Law Librarian, (Agency Listing), Walnut Creek, CA

Part-time Assistant Law Librarian

Sylvia Sykora Associates seeks an experienced part-time Assistant Law Librarian for our client law firm in Walnut Creek. The ideal candidate has worked in a law firm setting, is detail-oriented, flexible, and enjoys working independently.

Responsibilities include:

– Processing library mail, checking in new materials, shelving books and other legal materials, tracking subscriptions, and managing invoices.

– Communicating with vendors to order material and resolve subscription matters, handling problems that arise, and maintaining an orderly library.

– Professional interaction with client attorneys, requesting inter-library loans as needed, and responding to general client inquiries.

Hours for this position will vary depending on work load.

Resume and cover letter can be sent to Sylvia Sykora at slsykora@sbcglobal.net


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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 lawliblo@sonic.net. You may fax to:  415-472-3729.  No telephone calls please — principals only.


07/26/2018 Research Specialist, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has an opening for a Research Specialist. The Research Specialist supports all Sheppard Mullin offices by providing high quality answers and solutions to a wide range of research and reference needs upon the request of all levels of firm personnel.  The successful candidate will possess a devotion to customer service, creative thinking, innovation, and team work.  This position will require someone with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects with varying levels of both difficulty and collaboration. As a Research Specialist, your duties include: performing in-depth online and print legal and non-legal research and reference for attorneys and other personnel in multiple offices; utilizing cost effective techniques in research projects and educating internal patrons on such. You will engage with others on the team of information professionals to promote services, enhance existing services and resources, and develops new and innovative improvements. Research Specialists participate in new resource vetting initiatives and maintain professional skill level and continuing education. Involvement in professional associations is encouraged.Essential Qualifications:

An MLS and/or J.D. from an accredited institution required.  Two years progressive law library experience is preferred.  Demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and legal research databases is required.  Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively is paramount.  Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in all media is required.  Competitive intelligence and non-legal research experience is a plus.  Must be able to work weekends, extended hours, and holidays upon request.  Must be able to lift boxes of 25 pounds.  Must be able to speak in front of professional audiences. Occasional travel and overtime required as necessary.

We offer a professional environment with competitive salary and excellent benefit.

Send your resume to CS.LA@sheppardmullin.com for consideration.

Principals only. EOE.

https://www.sheppardmullin.com/careers-jobs-748.html


07/13/2018 Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual Position

LAC Group seeks an experienced Senior Business Intelligence Analyst to join a successful team of researchers and analysts supporting and participating in business development for a global energy/oil company. Responsibilities will include participating and contributing to business development projects, preparing actionable deliverables, compiling updating heat maps on various topics related to alternative fuels, upstream/downstream oil & energy production, and related intellectual property. Projects will include working with business development teams and contribute to new and on-going projects.  Research requests will cover business & competitive intelligence, oil and gas (upstream/downstream), energy emerging technologies, patent research, alternative fuels and related topics.  This is a virtual position without the need to travel to an office on a regular basis, however there will be some travel to client sites and conferences and there is a regular Monday-Friday work schedule (including internal and team-based video conferencing).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently conduct comprehensive searches on technical and business topics for the research and development staff.
  • Produce and distribute curated alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest to the company – especially in the areas of hydrocarbon processing, petrochemicals and biofuels.
  • Monitor new developments and commercial activities of competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provide analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Interact with senior staff to help assess information/resource needs and suggest projects or services where the analyst team can best meet those needs.
  • Present research results and graphical analysis to staff, e.g., via Skype and other desktop technologies.
  • Work with other team members to implement and sustain information services, content and applications, including those linked to website and delivered via SharePoint.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the energy, gas, petroleum industries is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry or closely related science.
  • Experience with databases/search services including:  STN Express, Chemical Abstracts, Derwent World Patents Index, Compendex, EnCompLit, EnCompPat, Dow-Jones Factiva, Elsevier Scopus and MineSoft PatBase.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Tableau, Manzama, SAS.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; business writing skills a must. (NOTE: writing sample will be required)
  • Flexible attitude, team player.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Vm4dQh


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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

**NOTE** 
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.

Essential Duties

  • 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)

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Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere.

To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations.

Phillip Prodehl
Alchemy Legal
http://www.alchemylegal.com/ 
Nationwide Legal Recruitment and Placement
pvp(at)alchemylegal(dot)com

To view all of our open positions:

http://alchemylegal.com/career.htm


05/18/2018 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CA

Position Responsibilities:

  •  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

Position Requirements:

  • 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.

Pay Range:
$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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

– 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.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

– 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

– 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

Research Specialist (3+ yrs)
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 jdumapay@grsm.com. Please reference “Research Specialist Position” in the subject line.

No recruiter or telephone calls.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer.


05/03/2018 Research Specialist, Orrick, Sacramento, CA
Research Specialist
Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Research Specialist in the Sacramento, CA or Wheeling, WV office.Orrick is once again a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2018 list.Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Master’s degree in library or information science and three or more years of law firm or corporate research experience? If so, this may be your dream job! As a Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:
  • 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.


04/30/2018 Reference Librarian, Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno, CA

Reference Librarian (Full-time)

Position DefinitionUnder the supervision of the Library Director, the law library’s Reference Librarian performs numerous duties to facilitate the law library’s mission and overall function, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM.

Duties of Position:

The duties of the Reference Librarian include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess patron information needs and assist them in utilizing relevant resources;
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons in person, via telephone, chat service, or email;
  • Locate and provide forms and templates to assist patrons with their legal issues;
  • Prepare pathfinders and other library finding aids to assist patrons locate and understand the materials they need;
  • Conduct legal research on a wide variety of legal subjects on behalf of members of the bar;
  • Participate in and conduct legal information workshops for members of the public in concert with the courts and local legal aid agencies;
  • Evaluate new materials for the library’s collection;
  • Monitor and supervise all interlibrary loan requests, both from patrons and other libraries;
  • Participate in activities of professional library organizations including attendance at meetings and seminars;
  • Collect data and prepare reports for the Library Director;
  • Monitor and maintain the law library’s presence on various social media resources;
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with the court, self-help agencies, county departments and other libraries;
  • Perform general office duties (Answer phones, make copies, write correspondence, operate a computer and scanner, process mail, etc.);
  • Assist with general library operation and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Applicants must have either: Juris Doctorate (J.D.), a Master’s degree in Library Science, or substantial legal training and experience in a legal field
  • Applicants must have a valid California Driver’s License
  • Applicants must be able to write and speak effectively, analyze situations accurately, and conduct effective courses of action
  • Applicants must have the ability to speak publically

 Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Knowledge of general library procedures and practices
  • Wide familiarity with California and Federal legal systems, including practical knowledge of how the Civil and Criminal courts work
  • Ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking patrons
  • Knowledge of legal materials and resources, their use, and basic legal terminology
  • Knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office

 

Physical abilities required:

  •  Lifting ability:  light objects, under 15 lbs. on a regular basis. Up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis
  • May require: bending, stooping, and reaching
  • Sitting at a desk:  short time, 15 minutes and/or medium, 15-45 min. on a regular basis; on rare occasions, to complete complex projects or tasks, long periods of 45+ min. may be required

Willingness to:

  •  To travel for work; maintain a clean, neat appearance, and attend meetings and training sessions.
  • Communicate with people of varying education, ability, means, and backgrounds in a fair, tactful, courteous manner.

Employment Benefits

 SALARY- Commensurate with experience and comparable to similar positions.

MEDICAL – the Law Library contracts with CalPERS for providing medical benefits. The Law Library partially subsidizes the premium for the employee.

RETIREMENT and SOCIAL SECURITY – The Law Library participates as a public agency in CalPERS retirement plan, 2% at age 62, integrated with Social Security, contributed by both the employee and the Law Library.

VACATION/SICK LEAVE – The Law Library offers a single “annual leave” for the purpose of vacation and sick leave. Employees accrue time each month that totals 18 days annually and increases in steps after 3 years.

HOLIDAYS – 10 Paid holidays per year.

How to Apply:

Please email or mail a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and three professional references to lawlibnotices@co.fresno.ca.us or to Library Assistant II, Fresno County Public Law Library, 1100 Van Ness, Room 600, Fresno, CA 93724 in order to be considered for this position.  All documents must be received by May 28th, 2018.


04/23/2018 Global Law Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles CAGlobal Law Librarian

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.
For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this unique position please review the full job description provided below under “More Information”.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the “Contact” email address below.Starts: 4/16/2018
Ends: Until Filled
Contact: Careers256@lalawlibrary.orgMore information: Global Law Librarian


04/10/2018 Reference Librarian, Alston & Bird LLP, Los Angeles (or San Francisco) CA

Position:                             Reference Librarian
Department:                      Library Services
Supervisor(s):                     Director of Library Services
Classification:                    ExemptGENERAL 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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • 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.

REQUIRED SKILLS

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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Master of Library and Information Science degree required.  Previous experience in a legal or corporate library preferred.

To apply, click here:  https://professionalstaffcareers-alston.icims.com/jobs/1074/reference-librarian/job

A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


04/02/2018 (EXTENDED) Senior Community Library Manager, Contra Costa County Library Department, Martinez, CA

The Contra Costa County Library Department is recruiting to fill one (1) Senior Community Library Manager vacancy located in East Contra Costa County. This is an excellent career opportunity for innovative library professionals with a strong sense of leadership and a commitment to excellence.Under the direction of the Deputy County Librarian, the Senior Community Library Manager plans, organizes, directs and supervises the activities of an assigned county community library or libraries; and perform other related work as required. This classification is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of a full-service county community library. A Senior Community Library Manager applies individual judgment and influence to manage human, financial and physical resources in a community library and supervises the activities of professional, technical and/or clerical level positions involved in library support and service activities.

For the full job description and to apply:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta/jobs/2001654-0/senior-community-library-manager