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11/17/2017 Researcher, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CA
POSITION:

Researcher

DESCRIPTION:

Provides expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research. Facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries. Works with Director and Managers on IS Library and Research Services projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with Supervisor and the Manager, Research & Reference Services to design, deliver and evolve a robust, value-added research function to the Firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides consultative research support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and approach to research analysis.
  • Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services.
  • Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support.
  • Provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Manager, Research & Reference Services.
  • Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, and subject or topic areas as required by the Manager, Research & Reference Services, to meet the needs of the Firm. Serve as liaison to a practice group, such as the Intellectual Property department or the IP Litigation practice group.
  • Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program.
  • Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Assists Technical Services in developing both the paper and digital resources collections. Aids in the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal of resources. Assist with acquisitions when east coast staff have left the office.
  • Assist Digital Solutions with setting up logins when east coast staff have left the office.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.
  • Responsible for facilitating outreach to attorney and staff in the west coast offices.
  • Facilitates training and orientation for all new attorneys and staff in the west coast offices.
  • Works with Director, and Managers on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques. Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies. Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

 EDUCATION:

  • BA/BS required.
  • JD, MLS or MLIS required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  •  5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO GEORGE MATTHEWS AT GEORGE@GMRECRUITER.COM

The position is in Palo Alto, CA


11/15/2017 Electronic Services Librarian, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking an Electronic Services Librarian reporting to the Electronic Services Manager This position will reside in the San Francisco OR Los Angeles offices and will be responsible for supporting the firm’s access to electronic resources, including password management, online usage statistics analysis, subscription metadata and database support, resource and connectivity troubleshooting, knowledge base content management, and electronic services workflow operations for the research services staff in all offices of the firm, as well as any other electronic research needs of the firm’s legal and professional staff and clients.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibility

• Provides guidance and support for the Electronic Services Coordinator in various tasks required for electronic resource maintenance and management.
• Works with the ES Manager and the Coordinator and the Technical Services Team to ensure documentation for the Integrated Library System (ILS) is in sync with the Department SharePoint content.
• Maintains metadata and manages electronic resources content on the Department Site pages of the Firm’s intranet, working with IT, the Project Manager for Research & Library Technology, and the firm’s Research Librarians.
• Works with the ES Manager and the Research and Administrative Staff to maintain a knowledge base of the firm’s online research contracts and agreements to provide back-up for the firm’s archive for this material.
• Updates all documentation for e-Resources, including but not limited to password instructions, chargeback procedures, and troubleshooting information.
• Identifies and devises improved protocols with the ES Coordinator to handle the onboarding processes for attorneys, legal staff, and Department Staff, delineating differences in password requirements and other electronic resource needs.
• Partners with the Project Manager for Research & Library Technology to improve the descriptive metadata and communication based on Practice Group-specific criteria.
• Collaborates with the PM on deploying mobile applications via ResearchHub and other methods.
• Provides support for projects to enhance and maintain the firm’s Resource Management System, coordinating with the PM for Technology and the Technical Services Team where necessary.
• Works with vendors, IT and research staff to test, configure, update, and troubleshoot the library’s electronic tools and resources. Coordinates the testing of new electronic information products. Ensures the ES Coordinator can provide back-up in trouble-shooting issues.
• Provides regular updates to research services management and staff on the status of ongoing projects and resolution of electronic resources issues. Troubleshoots connectivity issues.
• Coordinates with ES Manager and Technical Services Team to poll users and generate periodic online usage reports for the Department Director and Managers to assist with electronic resources agreements and renewals.
• Works with ES Manager on providing project reports and status updates to the Managers and Directors across the Department.
• Schedules periodic testing and updating for all e-Resources. Coordinate the testing of new electronic information products.
• Participates in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of library automation and technology.
• Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

This job requires:

• a Master’s degree (M.L.S., MLIS or equivalent)

and

• a minimum 3 years of experience in online reference and/or information systems management, or in a library setting. Law firm library/information/knowledge services experience a plus.

Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

• Technical skills
• Written communications skills
• Verbal communication skills
• Customer service skills
• Strategic thinking
• Self-starter
• Teamwork
• Planning/organizational skills
• Problem solving skills
• Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands
• Ability to read and interpret general business documents, instructions and manuals, write routine business correspondence, and speak effectively with employees, clients, and vendors.
• Advanced arithmetic skills (compute rate, ratio, percent; able to draw and interpret graphs and charts).
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions.
• Well-developed analytical and resourceful problem solving abilities.
• Experience working with Integrated Library Systems including OPACs, and with Resource Management applications. Specific experience with Innovative Interfaces and TRG’s Priory systems a plus.
• Solid Project Management and planning skills.
• Flexible, able to work in a fast-paced environment and self-motivated.
• Excellent technical, communication and organizational skills.
• Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams.
• Exercises confidentiality and discretion.
• Understanding of Knowledge Management methodology and principles.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have be proficient in the following software:

• Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
• Familiarity with online legal research platforms: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Morgan Lewis will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

To apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25936&siteid=5172&AReq=1300BR


11/13/2017 Librarian III, Supreme Court of Nevada, Carson City, NV

Under general direction of the Law Librarian, the Librarian III typically performs all or a significant part of the duties necessary to support the Law Library’s mission of providing meaningful access to a wide selection of legal and non-legal information resources. More specifically, the Librarian III will engage in reference and research for multiple service constituencies, assist in collection development, offer instruction and training, explore emerging technologies to further library services, and participate in outreach and access to justice initiatives. The Librarian III will also supervise library support staff and may supervise Librarians I or II.

The Supreme Court of Nevada provides the following compensation package:

Paid Leave – Includes 3 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks sick leave, and 11 holidays with no prior state service each year. Leave is accrued biweekly.
Group Insurance – Includes medical and prescription drug coverage, dental coverage, life insurance, and long-term disability, with options for health savings account, and other insurance.  Employer contributions to premiums make quality medical coverage affordable. New hire employees are eligible for coverage within the first month of full-time employment.
Retirement – All full-time employees become members in the Public Employee’s Retirement System with a calculated benefit available to you upon retirement after a minimum of 5 years of service.
Other benefits include – an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) plus options to participate in a health care flexible spending account, and a deferred compensation program.
Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate (funding permitting).

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete a Supreme Court of Nevada Employment Application, a cover letter, and a resume. You are responsible for providing specific, accurate, and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications in your original application materials. Applications are available on the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office’s Employment page:

http://nvcourts.gov/AOC/Administration/Human_Resources/Employment/

where the application may be completed online and then printed and mailed or delivered to:

Cynthia Sampson, Personnel Analyst
Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court Building
201 South Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4702

You may also submit your application packet:

This posting shall remain active until the position is filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school is required; At least 3 years at the Librarian II level in Nevada State service OR at least 4 years of progressive professional library experience; and at least 1 year of prior supervisory experience in a library.
  • Professional library experience must include a combination of at least four of the following:  original cataloging/metadata; legal reference and research; e-resource management; social media; government publications; library technology implementation; project management; supervision of technical, support and professional staff; outreach; or collection development.
  • A Juris Doctorate (JD) from an American Bar Associated accredited law school may substitute for one (1) year of professional library, but not supervisory, experience.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: The stated salary range represents entry level to maximum compensation allowed. Salary offers are based on a wide array of factors such as a candidate’s experience, skills, education, and budget availability. Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful candidate (funding permitting).

Internal Number: #0002


11/10/2017 Research Librarian, Winston & Strawn LLP, LA, SF, or Silicon Valley, CA

About Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 875 attorneys and 725 staff across 17 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable the firm to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue. Winston is extremely focused on providing outstanding service to its many clients. The firm also is known for top-notch training and generous community involvement. We work hard to create a workplace that is professional, team-oriented, and civic-minded, where diverse talents and skills are highly valued.

Position Overview:

This position can be in Los Angeles, San Francisco or Silicon Valley

The Research Librarian provides substantive and advanced research to support the firm’s practice areas including, but not limited to, intellectual property research, corporate/securities research, legislative research, and other legal, factual and financial research.  This position requires substantive knowledge of the legal resources and databases used to conduct research for client work and for business development efforts.  Other duties include: educating attorneys and staff on resources and research strategies; participating in projects that increase the value of Library Services to the firm; mentoring and providing research guidance to research librarians and library staff; providing scheduled after-hours and weekend research support to address urgent requests.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary:

  1. Provides substantive legal and factual research services to attorneys and staff throughout the firm using a variety of business, intellectual property, government and legal information resources.
  2. Utilizes firm technology to provide timely and accurate monitoring, intake and assignment of requests directed to Library Services, and to properly capture necessary details for client bill-back and payments to vendors for services rendered.
  3. Sets up and maintains alerts on companies, cases and topical areas for individual attorneys and attorney groups.
  4. Liaisons with particular practice groups, as assigned, to build relationships, educate on available knowledge resources, and provide substantive research support.
  5. Maintains substantive and technical knowledge and fluency in the firm’s electronic databases and assists end-users with guidance and training in these resources.
  6. Promotes knowledge resources and management locally and firm-wide with coordinated educational approaches, such as attorney orientation and training, creating pathfinders and resources guides, etc.

Secondary:

  1. Keeps abreast and knowledgeable about trends in library research, practices and technology.  Maintains knowledge of relevant resources in assigned practice areas.  Maintains awareness of news, as well as legal and governmental actions, that impact our clients and the law firm industry.
  2. Provides back-up support to interlibrary loan and document retrieval assistant. Evaluates and tests electronic resources to assist with identifying services that meet and advance firm, client, and business development information and efficiency needs.
  3. Provides input into collection management needs for both print and electronic resources.
  4. Assists with maintaining the local office physical library space and resources.
  5. Mentors research librarians and library staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position:

  • An MLS or comparable and/or JD degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a law librarian.

 Competencies:

  1. Ability to work as part of a virtual team.  Dependable, flexible and a good team player.
  2. Ability to work on a scheduled basis after-hours and weekends to address urgent requests.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent analytical and organizational skills including the ability to problem-solve, ask questions and prepare answers in a professional, declarative and clear manner.  Excellent focus and attention to detail in gathering, accessing and presenting information efficiently and cost-effectively to attorneys and staff.
  5. Excellent skills and knowledge of legal/library research systems.
  6. Solid skills in Microsoft office platforms including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  7. Committed to excellent customer service with excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate, follow instructions, and work effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and staff.
  8. Understanding of the unique law firm environment including confidentiality, sensitivity, judgment, discretion, diplomacy, courtesy and tact in handling issues related to the firm.
  9. Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

J.D. degree.  More than 2 years’ experience as a research librarian in a law firm or university law library.  Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal electronic resources.  Excellent knowledge and skills in internet research including social media research.  Solid Excel skills including ability to create charts, graphs, pivot tables.   Experience in training attorneys and legal staff in legal resources and electronic platforms.  Experience giving oral training presentations.  Knowledge and experience with library OPAC platforms, SydneyEnterprise experience a plus.

This is a full-time, permanent position; Monday through Friday, either 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Clearance of firm standard background check required.

We value diversity in our workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

Apply here: https://www.winston.com/


11/10/2017 Sr. Research and Reference Specialist, WilmerHale LLP, Palo Alto CA

Provides expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research. Facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries. Works with Director and Managers on IS Library and Research Services projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with Supervisor and the Manager, Research & Reference Services to design, deliver and evolve a robust, value-added research function to the Firm.
  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results.  Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides consultative research support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and approach to research analysis.
  • Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services.
  • Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support.
  • Provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Manager, Research & Reference Services.
  • Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, and subject or topic areas as required by the Manager, Research & Reference Services, to meet the needs of the Firm. Serve as liaison to a practice group, such as the Intellectual Property department or the IP Litigation practice group.
  • Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program.
  • Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Assists Technical Services in developing both the paper and digital resources collections. Aids in the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal of resources. Assist with acquisitions when east coast staff have left the office.
  • Assist Digital Solutions with setting up logins when east coast staff have left the office.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.
  • Responsible for facilitating outreach to attorney and staff in the west coast offices.
  • Facilitates training and orientation for all new attorneys and staff in the west coast offices.
  • Works with Director, and Managers on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Required Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques. Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies. Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills

Education:

  • BA/BS required.
  • JD, MLS or MLIS required.

Required Experience

  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.

To Apply:        www.wilmerhalecareers.com

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


10/25/2017 Library Assistant (Part-Time), Marin County Law Library, San Rafael CA

Position TitleLibrary Assistant (part-time 10 hrs/week), Marin County Law Library

Job Description:  Reporting to the Law Library Director, the Library Assistant is responsible for providing accurate and timely reference services, updating legal materials and electronic resources, and participating in library administration.

DutiesThe Library Assistant’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organize library and special collections, including slip opinions, advance sheets, pocket parts, loose leaf and electronic updates; maintain and update comprehensive computer-based library catalogs and special collection indexes; enforce loan policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Respond to inmate correspondence.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MLIS or Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate from an approved program.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Experience using research tools such as Westlaw, Lexis, PACER and Google Scholar.
  • Able to work with the public demonstrating problem solving skills.
  • 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.


10/25/2017 Library Assistant III, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA

Cooley’s Palo Alto office is seeking a Library Assistant III to join the Firmwide Library Department Team. The Library Assistant III is responsible for providing firmwide library support. Position responsibilities include (but are not limited to): ordering new print publications, basic research services, interlibrary loan and document retrieval, copy/original cataloging of materials, creation/management of database cost/usage spreadsheets, password management, electronic newspaper management, check-in/processing of library materials, working with vendors in all aspects of ordering and problem solving, liaison with filing staff, handling of circulation functions, maintaining orderliness of shelved materials, assisting with day-to-day operations of the law library as well as a variety of library assistant related tasks. This position requires excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, strong organization skills as well as the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyze and anticipate solutions to library related tasks/matters and to recognize/suggest alternatives and formulate solutions. Must have the ability to learn specialty software. B.A. or B.S. degree and five years of technical services experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Two years of experience in the specialty relevant to the position preferred. Previous law firm experience strongly preferred. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Palo-Alto/Palo-Alto-Library-Assistant-III_R0000396


10/04/2017 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, Los Angeles or Silicon Valley

Status: Exempt Reports To: Research Manager, Library Hours 9:30 am to 6 pm

Library Department Summary

Responsible for advanced research assistance, training, and participation in the coordination of research services.

Duties &

Responsibilities

 

· Executes often complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources.

· Assists attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and staff in all offices with research queries, current awareness monitoring, and research strategy.

· Collaborates with senior library staff regarding coordination and performance of library research services across all offices.

· Coordinates research workflow in the absence of the Assistant Librarian, Research.

· Coordinates and/or conducts library research orientations, resource training programs, and prepares guides, videos, and training documents as needed.

· Supports and develops the library’s Intranet resources for all firm offices including development of guides to the library’s collection and subject bibliographies (print and electronic) on topics of current interest.

· Participates in ongoing content and usage analysis of electronic resources with eye toward providing targeted resources and research efficiencies.

· Assists with projects to increase the accessibility, utilization, and discovery of research resources.

· Stays current on technological developments relating to online research and applications and best practices relevant to providing highly responsive research services.

 

Qualifications

· Advanced proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, and other library online resources.

· Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others.

· Ability to analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.

· Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform tasks or multiple activities simultaneously.

· Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently.

· Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, salary is flexible depending on the candidate.

To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations to pprodehl@alchemy-legal.com


 09/26/2017 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Recruiting Location US-CA-Los Angeles

Department

Library and Research Services

Summary

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Requirements: 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 a minimum 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.

To Apply : https://careers-sidley.icims.com/jobs/4163/research-analyst/job


09/07/2017 Research Analyst, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, San Francisco, CA

Company: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Location: San Francisco
Position: Research AnalystApplication Process: https://selfapply.aporter.com/videsktop/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=e0d44bdb-c128-4449-a407-666698b9329eThe Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has an opening for a Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites
  • Working with designated practice groups to offer targeted research, training and product support and participating in collection development activities, reviewing materials and recommending changes
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks in the SF office

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of two years of recent, professional-level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

 


09/06/2017 Legal Library Assistant, Agency Listing, Palo Alto, CA

 Top tier, international AmLaw 200 law firm in Palo Alto has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Library Assistant to provide firm-wide library support! Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of experience in a law firm or related specialty, a Bachelors’ degree and excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be tech savvy. This firm has a great culture and offers a generous compensation and benefits package.

Responsibilities include:

  • ordering and processing library publications
  • handling circulation
  • managing day-to-day library operations
  • conducting research service
  • maintaining databases and spreadsheets
  • assisting with library assistant related tasks
  • corresponding with external vendors in all aspects of ordering

To apply, please email your resume to psolis@jwmichaels.com for consideration.

Priscilla Solis | Recruiter, Legal Contract & Consulting | JW MICHAELS & CO.
441 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor,  New York, NY 10017
email psolis@jwmichaels.com | linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/priscillasolis/


08/28/2017 Librarian, Office of the Circuit Librarian, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Jose, CA

Office of the Circuit Librarian
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Job Announcement #2017-3-USCA9Lib

Position:

Librarian – San Jose Branch Library

Position Type:

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Court Personnel System Classification Level:

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

Salary range for CL-27:

$57,845 – $72,303 (expected starting range);

$57,845 – $93,990 (full range)

Salary range for CL-28:

$69,320 – $86,663 (expected starting range);

$69,320 – $112,678 (full range)

Closing Date:

Consideration of applications begins on October 6, 2017; position open until filled.

Location:

San Jose, California

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

– Using print and electronic sources, performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judges, court personnel, branch libraries and other library users.

– Works as a team member in development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.

– Provides education and training to court staff on WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other research sources.

– Develops training materials, library promotional materials, and research guides.

– For CL-27: Assists in collection development as well as acquisitions and/or cataloging.

– For CL-28: Develops collection; performs all required acquisitions functions for library and chambers collections; catalogs library collection; manages budget for collections and library operations.

– Works as a team member in coordinating services with other branch libraries throughout the circuit.

– Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.

– Other duties and projects as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

– M.L.S. degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library school.

– For CL-27: One year of related specialized experience.

– For CL-28: One year of professional law library experience equivalent to a CL-27.  (Work performed at the CL-28 level is more complex and requires more independent responsibility.)

– Ability to travel to court locations within the District of Northern California and the circuit.

– Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.

– Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

– Two 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.


APPLICATION PROCESS

For application requirements and additional information, please visit the Employment page on our website at: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/library/employment/

Note: When the selection process is completed, all applicants will receive notification.

BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION

Federal court employees are not included in the governments 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, and long-term care 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.


08/7/2017 Research Analyst – IP, Seattle, WA (Agency Listing)

Taylor & Associates is recruiting for a Research Analyst – IP

Our client a large international law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst for its Seattle office. This position will be part of a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients.The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst is to provide research and reference services to legal professionals across the firm.  In addition to having a broad research background, the successful candidate should also have a solid background in intellectual property patent research. This position is also responsible for assisting with other library administrative duties as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide comprehensive research and reference services, in particular patent research, and preliminary analysis for the firm’s attorneys and staff on legal and non-legal issues.
  • Provide training and support in research, in particular in using IP research tools.
  • Assist users in the selection and use of print and electronic research tools.
  • Prepare training materials and provides instruction in the use of library resources, legal databases, and Internet resources.
  • Work with practice groups and marketing department on competitive intelligence projects.
  • Coordinate interlibrary loans and document delivery.
  • Participate in collecting and developing intranet resources.
  • Compile legislative histories and bibliographies.
  • Monitor online databases for practice-specific information.
  • Review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional associations.
  • Other library administrative duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required, or equivalent experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law or corporate library environment with a focus on patent research.
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources, in particular   Westlaw, Orbit, Patbase, Docket Navigator, Bloomberg BNA, Proquest Dialog, and CCH Intelliconnect.
  • Experience conducting in-depth research and analysis of Intellectual Property data to assemble, analyze and deliver patent, trademark and copyright information to attorneys and legal administrators.
  • Proficiency using library OPAC.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
  • Loyalty to the interests of the firm, cooperative and flexible, with a team-oriented attitude.
  • Displays professional conduct and courtesy in relationships with attorneys and staff.
  • Takes initiative and responsibility in the areas of assigned work.
  • Dependable with attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintains honesty, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.

Please send resumes to Catherine Ghent: taylorlb@taylorlib.com

Call Catherine with questions at 510-559-1540


07/28/2017 Temporary Research Librarian, Baker McKenzie LLP,  San Francisco, CA

At Baker & McKenzie LLP, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 4,400 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker & McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving – as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.The San Francisco office of Baker McKenzie LLP seeks a Temporary Research Librarian. 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 AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (If relying on equivalent work experience, Bachelor’s degree must be in information and library studies or related field.)
  • Master’s degree in information and library studies or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two to three years professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
  • Experience developing and implementing training or instructional programs.

APPLY


07/10/2017 Library Manager, Sonoma County Public Law Library, Santa Rosa, CA

The Sonoma County Public Law Library is in need of a Library Manager. They are currently seeking applicants who can perform a variety of administrative and professional leadership tasks in directing the operation of the Sonoma County Law Library; and to do all related work as directed by the Board of Law Library Trustees. The job description is attached.

DEFINITION
Perform a variety of administrative and professional leadership in directing the operation of the
Sonoma County Law Library; and to do all related work as directed by the Board of Law Library
Trustees.

DUTIES
May include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans and directs the operation of the County Law Library in accordance with policies and procedures authorized by the Board of Law Library Trustees and the Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 5.
• Prepares annual report as required in Business and Professions Code Section 6349 and any other report of interest to and necessary for the operation of the library.
• Serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and all standing and/or special committees of the Board.
• Recommends to the Board of Trustees proposals for modifying, improving and expanding services and library materials.
• Maintains facility and equipment; manages library equipment repair and replacement and maintains inventory records including furniture and equipment.
• Exercises direct supervision over less experienced professional, technical/clerical personnel.
• Manages personnel selection, training, work assignments, performance evaluation, discipline and promotion of the law library staff.
• Prepares budget and financial statements including inventory records.
• Contract management to include library materials vendors, technology purchases and maintenance and building maintenance.
• Supervises and maintains accounting processes and recordkeeping to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, personnel, payroll, tax reports, fund reconciliation and ledgers.
• Maintain library collection by seeing those books and other legal materials are current, properly classified, and necessary binding and repair work are completed.
• Organize and monitor use of all library resources and maintain security of the same.
• Participates in the activities of professional library organizations including attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars held in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, Board of Law Library Trustees, law library patrons, professional organizations and other community partners.
• Provides reference services to law library patrons including selection of books and explanation of text access and updating. Reference assistance includes the use of electronic formats.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Sufficient to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills
specified and acceptable to the Board of Law Library Trustees; Four (4) years of increasingly
responsible administrative level duties and at least two (2) years in a lead position or supervisory
capacity performing complex administrative work in a legal office. Up to two (2) years of
college or business school training, with relevant coursework, may be substituted for the required
experience on a year-for-year basis.
OR
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working in a law library and
demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques and methodologies and one (1) year
journey level administrative experience in a library setting.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions and prepare reports.
• Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
• Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
• Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards.
• Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping.
• Frequently carry, lift, push, pull and manipulate large and small objects.
• Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
• Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:
• Various legal resource materials and documents; basic legal terminology, general practices, procedures and jurisdictions of State and Federal courts.
• Theory and practice of library services in both reader and technical service fields; library purposes, organization and administration.
• Ability to anticipate and recommend needed changes.
• Apply basic public relations principles and practices; principles and techniques of administrative and personnel management; principles of payroll, budgeting and financial management.
• A variety of computer devices and applications including their operations and applicable software, as well as legal research applications.

Ability to:
• Negotiate with vendors and providers for the Law Library services and resources.
• Participate in Law Library professional associations and continuing education.
• Communicate effectively with others in person and on the telephone.
• Speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action.
• Analyze detailed data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations and develop appropriate responses.
• Perform job duties under potentially stressful conditions and respond appropriately.
• Assist the judiciary, attorneys and the general public in locating and obtaining legal research material in print or electronic format.
• Use independent judgment to define the line between legal advice and legal information.
• Promote the mission of the County Law Library and show the ability to effectively network with others as well as advocate for its needs.

Willingness To:
Work weekends and evenings; travel; maintain a clean, neat appearance; attend meetings and training sessions. Work approximately (30) thirty hours a week.
Compensation:
$18.00 – $20.00 per hour depending on experience. County benefits include sick leave, vacation pay, health, dental, and retirement benefits.

Apply:
SONOMA COUNTY PUBLIC LAW LIBRARY
2604 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-2669
Jeanette.tidd@sonoma-county.org


07/03/2017 Cataloging and Digital Repository LTA, University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus, Sacramento CA

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  For more information about this position click the following link
https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/10299

APPLY

To apply for the position, please click the following link
https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/10299/pre_apply

POSITION INFORMATION

Job Title                            Cataloging and Digital Repository LTA

Department                       Library (Sac)

Campus                              Sacramento

Posting Number               201301095P

Full or Part Time               Full Time

Number of Months         12

Work Schedule                 Tuesday-Saturday

Open Until Filled              Yes

POSITION SUMMARY INFORMATION

Primary Purpose             

Copy catalogs and processes new titles; manages state and federal government document repository programs; assists with the university digital repository; participates in circulation desk staff rotation.

Essential Functions

  1. Copy-catalogs and processes all new titles regardless of format for Sacramento campus programs
  2. Loads Sacramento Library MARC records into University Libraries integrated library system (ILS)
  3. Maintains compliance for federal documents received from United States Government Printing Office
  4. Prepares metadata for uploading of records to University of the Pacific digital repository
  5. Reviews and modifies documents and metadata posted records on the University digital repository
  6. Solicits, collects, prepares, and uploads PDF files to the University digital repository
  7. Participates in circulation staff desk rotation to provide public services in Sacramento Campus Library
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Work Experience:

  • Requires High School diploma or GED.
  • Library Technical Assistant Certificate or two years of library technical services experience.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite
  • Basic conversance with Library of Congress classification system
  • Basic familiarity with basic cataloging rules, including MARC format
  • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic computations
  • Ability to accurately type at 40 wpm
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Some university education preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities (SKAs):

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Experience operating document scanning equipment
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. (Sierra) Integrated Library System

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds. Repetitive physical movement while standing using document and book scanning equipment.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Occasional additional work is required during peak periods and special occasions.

 

SALARY RANGE

Min $17.01 per hour to Mid $21.29 per hour, non exempt

 

BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

 

AA/EEO POLICY STATEMENT

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Resume

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document

06/20/2017 Circulation Assistant (Law Library), University of California Hastings College of the Law,
San Francisco, CA
CIRCULATION ASSISTANT
Law Library
The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry. The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.
Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Assistant plays a key role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department and participates in the Circulation and Course Reserve activities of the Law Library. This includes processing and monitoring requests for U.C. Hastings’ materials from borrowing institutions, conducting interlibrary loan training orientations for U.C. Hastings student journal members, maintaining interlibrary loan lending/borrowing statistics, and maintaining and updating a departmental procedures manual. Also, provides Circulation Desk support to include the registration of new patrons, processing of overdue notices, handling recalls and requests, course reserves and the check-out of all materials, as well as performing other duties as assigned by the Access Services Librarian and the Deputy Director of the Library.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree, excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to interact well with a wide variety of patrons and to work collegially with the entire library staff. Must be able to learn quickly, apply new technical skills and work daytime hours. Prefer experience working in an academic and/or law library setting, along with customer service experience and knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems and information technology.

This part-time, benefited opportunity offers a salary range of $22.98-$32.39/hour (commensurate with qualifications) plus an excellent benefits package. To learn more and to apply, go to: http://uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/human-resources/docs/current-openings/CirculationAssistantLibraryMay2017.pdf.Failure to provide the information as required on the application form, including attaching a cover letter and a resume, shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position is open until filled. UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


06/20/2017 Reference Librarian, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

 

Stanford Law School is seeking applications for a newly created Reference Librarian position in the Robert Crown Law Library. Librarians who are interested in joining an outstanding team supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.Working under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, SLS reference librarians are responsible for providing premier-level reference service and research instruction. Our reference librarians receive an array of requests for assistance from our faculty and students. The reference team collaborates on a wide range of academic projects and instructional resources, including sophisticated, in-depth research supporting faculty scholarship.

The reference librarians are actively engaged in teaching, and comprise the core of the legal research instruction to first year students. Reference librarians may also teach advanced research courses. Advanced research training is also offered in a variety of formats, often in small group presentations to doctrinal and clinic courses.

Other duties include: participation in the evaluation and selection of information resources; creating, editing, and publishing bibliographies, guides, web pages, and library displays to engage our users in furtherance of the law library’s research mission. Reference librarians are encouraged and supported to seek opportunities for professional growth and education evolvement, both here in the education-rich Bay Area and nationally.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• JD required; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies strongly preferred;
• Candidates must have knowledge of basic legal research sources and be skilled at using all manner of research materials;
• Candidates with 1-2 years relevant experience, including legal practice or teaching experience, will receive preferred consideration; Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language also preferred;
• Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
• Proficiency in using the latest digital resources;
• A very strong service ethic, and the ability to blend harmoniously with colleagues and the law school and university communities;
• A commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment;
• Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills;
• An aptitude for and interest in project planning and management, as well as excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills;
• Must possess an agile and curious mind, along with a healthy sense of humor and a spirit of idealism about our chosen profession.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:
• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Internal Number: 75340

All qualified and interested applicants must apply online via the Stanford jobs website http://jobs.stanford.edu (Reference job number 75340). To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references.


06/18/2017 Part Time Saturday Reference Assistants, San Francisco Law Library, San Francisco, CA

Job Announcement – Open June 17, 2017 until Filled
Part Time Saturday Reference Assistants

Law Librarians wanted to work several Saturdays per month, 10 am – 4 pm in a public law library www.sflawlibrary.org.  Strong commitment to public service, ability to work with a diverse patron population, and extensive knowledge of California and federal law and resources in all formats, Westlaw, Lexis and other legal databases necessary.Duties – Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  1. Provide information and circulation assistance to patrons; interpret and explain library policies and procedures.
  2. Provide reference assistance to patrons in the library, over the phone, or by e-mail; refer patrons to reference resources appropriate for their needs; provide information about alternate resources and instruction in their use.
  3. Provide assistance and instruct patrons on the use of the catalog and online resources, including online databases, the internet, and the library web page.
  4. Help create and develop library tools and resources as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate, a Masters Degree in Library Science, or a meaningful combination of legal/law library experience and education to meet the level of competency, skills and knowledge required by the library
  • Extensive knowledge of California and Federal legal materials in all formats
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse community of users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make productive use of work time
  • Availability to work several or all Saturdays per month, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Compensation – Hourly pay; sick leave benefits pursuant to the SF Sick Leave Ordinance.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter with specific experience/qualifications, schedule availability, and resume to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org

  • No phone calls, please.

06/14/2017 Research Librarian Fellow, University of San Francisco Zief Law Library, San Francisco, CA

The University of San Francisco Zief Law Library is seeking applicants for their research librarian fellow position. This is a two-to-three year, entry level position. The full job description and application instructions are on the USF Jobs web site here: Job Posting .  Applicants should apply directly through the USF Jobs website.

06/12/2017 Principal Librarian, California State Library, Sacramento, CA (UPDATED: Extended Deadline)
The California State Library is a small and dynamic state agency looking for employees who are interested in challenging but rewarding job opportunities. Our Witkin Law Library and Government Publications Section is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual for a Principal Librarian position. Please see our job bulletin and job duty statement for more information.Final filing date is June 21, 2017.