NOCALL Job Postings

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01/08/2018 Information Resources Manager, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Information Resources is a small, elite research team.  Its information professionals are educated for and experienced with identifying and organizing information, making it accessible throughout the organization, and providing insight and evaluating resources to support the incredibly diverse range of projects the company undertakes.  The team is completing a major paper-based legacy digitization knowledge management project and is now seeking an Information Resources Manager with the vision to work with constituents across the firm to unlock the value of this digital content while retaining client confidentiality.  The person in this role is also responsible for providing research support to consultants using a broad range of internal and external online or print resources.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assist our consultants by executing complex research queries using commercial publisher and other online and print resources on behalf of technical and scientific consultants firm-wide in a variety of industry practices.
  • Collaborate with IT and other constituents across the firm to design, develop and implement a knowledge management program that enables access to internally developed technical digital content.
  • Manage access and use of information resources in accordance with copyright, or other legal requirements.
  • Introduce and educate new consultants to the range of services our Information Resources team provides.

Qualifications and skills for this position include:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited graduate program.
  • Advanced proficiency and understanding of content in ProQuest DIALOG, STN, and other library online resources like HeinOnline, Westlaw.
  • Knowledge management experience imperative.
  • Proficiency using firm productivity software tools: MS Office suite, SharePoint, EndNote.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex issues.
  • Be able to work as team member as well as independently.
  • Strong service orientation and effective working relationships with others.
  • Minimum 5 years recent, professional-level, research and information science-related experience in corporate environment (professional services firm a plus).

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

To apply: https://www.exponent.com/careers


01/08/2018 Director of the Law Library and Legal Research & Writing Program, San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis, CA

Director of the Law Library and Legal Research & Writing Program
San Joaquin College of Law seeks a dynamic, innovative leader to serve as the Director of the Law Library and Legal Research & Writing Program. The Director is a member of the full-time faculty and reports to the Dean of the law school. The Director is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the law school’s library, including budgeting, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, ensuring compliance with all accreditation requirements, and library services.

As a member of the full-time faculty, the Director is expected to oversee the Legal Research & Writing Program. In this position, the Director is charged with the development, administration, and implementation of a cohesive writing program that spans all years of a student’s law program. The Director is expected to teach one section of Legal Methods (1-L Research & Writing), and other courses as assigned, while maintaining administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA or WASC accredited law school;
  • Active bar membership;
  • Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial, and

supervisory experience in a law library, preferably in an academic setting;

  • Previous teaching experience, especially legal writing; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to diverse audiences – students,

faculty, academic administrators, practicing lawyers – within the legal profession.

Desired Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.

Candidates should provide evidence of:

  • In-depth familiarity with information and educational technologies
  • Commitment to supporting the research needs of the law school faculty and being

innovative in increasing the research skills of the law students

  • Budgeting and establishing financial priorities
  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing institutional needs
  • Strong communication skills

San Joaquin College of Law, located in Clovis, California. Information about the college is available on its website at www.sjcl.edu . Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of references to: hr@sjcl.eduSan Joaquin College of Law provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Application materials will be accepted until vacancy is filled.


01/05/2018 Project and Research Analyst, (Agency Listing), Multiple Locations

 

LibSource, a LAC Group Company, seeks a Project and Research Analyst to work remotely performing and managing legal, corporate, business development and other research requests for LibSource clients.  He/she must be able to synthesize information, deliver results in a well-organized and concise format.  This individual will be responsible for evaluating and analyzing library operations including; developing project plans, compiling benchmark data, facilitating client surveys and interviews, responding to RFPs and provide guidance and recommendations on improved efficiencies. This position can be worked from multiple locations including: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver or Washington DC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LibSource clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Experience responding to RFP’s
  • Ability to conduct client assessments, including developing a project plan, conducting client interviews, administering surveys, document analysis, etc.
  • Manage client expectations and collaborate effectively to build strong client relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Keep Sr. Director of Client Engagement and Senior Director of Research & Intelligence Services apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of project and research activities
  • Other duties as they arise according to client requests

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  3-5 years’ experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably Lexis Advance and Westlaw) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Project management
  • Experience working with document/knowledge management systems, portals/intranets, RSS feeds, Alert Management tools, and library management software.
  • Subscription and contract management experience for both online and print resources
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/1g7mWY


12/15/2017 Research Analyst, (Agency Listing), Virtual Position

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform.  The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.This is a full-time virtual position. Successful candidates must be able to cover the hours of 11:00AM –8:00 PM PST/2:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/eXyaSi


12/13/2017 Catalog and Research Services Librarian, UC Davis School of Law, Davis, CA

The UCDavis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time career Catalog and Research Services Librarian.The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law, and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Library’s collection and staff are housed in Martin Luther King Jr. Hall on the Davis campus. The Library has access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.The position duties are split:
50% Catalog System Oversight and Records Maintenance50% Reference and Research Services

Apply by December 20th, 2017 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Applications will continue to be accepted until March 31st, 2018, but those received after December 20th will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application requirements, details about the job and qualifications, and submission procedures can be found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01922


12/12/2017 Law Library Director, San Joaquin County Law Library, Stockton, CA

Position: Law Library Director

Salary:  DOE

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Benefits: Vacation, Health Insurance, Retirement
Filing Deadline: January 14, 2018

DEFINITION:  This is an administrative position managing the operations of the San Joaquin County Law Library as directed by the Law Library Board of Trustees.  The Law Library is located at 20 N. Sutter Street in Stockton, California.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Oversee and manage the collection of legal resource materials in the Law Library.  Develop and enforce operational policies and procedures for the Law Library.  Supervise and manage employees, maintaining personnel and payroll records.  Oversee financial aspects of the Law Library, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and monthly revenues.  Provide reference services to Law Library patrons.  Prepare annual reports, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, monthly financial reports, and other reports.

EMPLOYMENT AT-WILL: This is an “at-will” position.  The Law Library Director serves at the discretion of the Law Library Board of Trustees and employment may be terminated at any time by the Law Library Director or Board of Trustees with or without notice and with or without any cause.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree.  Four (4) years of administrative and management level duties, with at least two (2) years in a lead or supervisory position having responsibility for operations of a business or legal office department.

Knowledge:  Legal resource materials, general procedures of state and federal courts, and agency referral sources.   Various computer programs, including West Law, Lexis Nexis, Word, Excel, Publisher, World CAT.   Financial management of a business unit, including payroll, budgeting, revenues/expenses, and monitoring business operations.

Regular and timely attendance is essential to this position.  Qualified applicants are persons capable of working productively and independently and who possess good interpersonal skills for effective and professional interaction with the general public, public agencies, and professional organizations.  Qualified applicants are persons who can successfully perform under stressful conditions.  This position requires strong analytical skills and the ability to review, interpret, develop and apply internal and statutory policies and procedures.

DUTIES:  Plans and directs the operation of the Law Library in accordance with policies and procedures authorized by the Board of Law Library Trustees.

  • Prepares annual report as required in Business and Professions Code Section 6349 and any other reports of interest and necessary for the operation of the Law Library.
  • Serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees, including scheduling and noticing the meeting, preparing and distributing the Agenda packet pursuant to the requirements of California open meeting law, and taking and preparing the minutes.  The meetings are held once a month at noon.
  • Recommends to the Board of Trustees proposals for modifying, improving and expanding services and library materials.
  • Maintains all appropriate records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, petty cash, personnel, payroll, tax reports, and fund reconciliation.
  • Monitors monthly filing fee revenue deposit reports provided by the County Auditor, and processing miscellaneous revenue for deposit with the County Treasurer.
  • Provides reference services to Law Library patrons, assists patrons with use of the Law Library’s resources (print and electronic materials) and provides information about other resources in the community.
  • Manages and negotiates contracts for print and electronic materials, technology purchases, equipment purchases, and janitorial services.
  • Supervises staff, including training, scheduling and coordination of their duties.
  • 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.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

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 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 San Joaquin County Law Library and show the ability to effectively network with others as well as advocate for its needs.

PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:    Sitting and computer keyboard usage for prolonged periods of time.  Standing, walking, bending, squatting, stooping, and lifting up to 30 -40 lbs on a frequent basis.  Reaching at shoulder level or below, twisting and turning at waist level, kneeling on an occasional basis.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume and three references to the San Joaquin County Law Library Board of Trustees.  Email, hand deliver, or mail must be received or postmarked no later than January 14, 2018.

Email: sanjoaquincountylawlibrary@gmail.com

Hand delivery or mail:  San Joaquin County Law Library, 20 N. Sutter Street, Stockton, CA  95202.

Please do not direct any phone calls to the Law Library regarding your application.  Questions may be submitted via email at the address above, but a response cannot be guaranteed.

Applicants with Disabilities:  Reasonable accommodations will be made for applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law.

The San Joaquin County Law Library is an equal opportunity employer. 


12/06/2017 Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles, CA

LA Law Library has a position open in our dynamic patron services unit!

Under the direction of the Director of Patron Services, work alongside a group of seasoned and dedicated professionals providing quality reference and instructional services to the Library’s diverse group of users, including individuals from both the legal and public communities.  Among other public facing services, as a member of the library team you will may engage in collection development in assigned areas, design and present public classes or support any number of community outreach programs, workshops and special initiatives the library offers throughout the year.

For a complete list of responsibilities and qualifications for this position please visit LA Law Library’s Career page at http://www.lalawlibrary.org/index.php/about-us/careers.html

This is a full-time, benefited and represented position.


12/06/2017 Senior Researcher/Librarian, (Agency Listing), Palo Alto, CA
A top Silicon Valley law firm, has an immediate need for a Senior Researcher/Librarian.This role 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, preferred.

For consideration, please send your resume in WORD format to leah.hoffman@specialcounsel.com.

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11/27/2017 Research Analyst, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, Palo Alto, or New YorkMorrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department in our San Francisco, Palo Alto, or New York office.

The Opportunity 

The Research Analyst works as part of a global team to provide substantive research expertise for client work and business development efforts. The Research Analyst participates on project teams and ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.

  1. As part of a firmwide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  3. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  4. Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  5. Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  6. Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  7. Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
  8. Participates on projects that increase the value of library services to the Firm.
  9. Develops project management skills and may lead projects.
  10. Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm’s library billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.

Ideal Candidate

  1. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  2. Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

To apply: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MOFO&cws=1&rid=6547


11/27/2017 Senior Research Librarian, (Agency Listing), San Francisco, CA
Senior Research Librarian – SF/Bay AreaWe are seeking a senior Librarian with 5+ years of experience to join a large professional services organization. Ideal candidate will possess full knowledge of both print and digital legal resources, databases and research. Must offer a high level of experience in legislative, regulatory and statutory research to work with practice areas in Intellectual Property and other areas of law.Other tasks will include consulting with attorneys providing research and reference assistance, mentoring more junior staff, offer full knowledge of library collections, online databases and other ad hoc assignments.BA/BS degree required, MLS and or JD preferred but not required.Firm offers a comprehensive salary and full benefits.Please send resumes to kwhitaker@sdlegalease.com for immediate consideration.


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 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