Job Listings

 

Job Title Library Date Posted

Research Librarian

Harris Beach PLLC     

6/22/2016 

Research & Training Librarian

Paul Hastings LLP

6/16/2016

Associate Director of Library Services

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP     

6/10/2016

Reference Assistant

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

6/06/2016

Serials and Reference Librarian

Fordham Law School

5/31/2016

 

 


  

Research Librarian - Harris Beach PLLC     

Location:      

Pittsford (Rochester), NY

Employer Statement:

Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Libraries and Research Services, the Research Librarian works as part of a team of information professionals to conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients.  

Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff
  • Participates on a team of researchers who collaborate to provide cost effective information solutions
  • Independently analyzes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively
  • Develops and provides educational instruction and support in legal research
  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools
  • Serves as library liaison to practice groups
  • Works on special projects as needed

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent degree required
  • Significant legal research experience required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Military experience a plus

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@harrisbeach.com

 


 

 

Research & Training Librarian - Paul Hastings LLP

Location:

This position may be based in Washington, DC, New York, or Los Angeles.

Employer Statement:

Paul Hastings LLP is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Description:

The Librarian provides training and expert legal reference and research to the local office and in specialized practice areas and reports to the Research Manager. In this capacity, the Librarian will: 

  • Provide expert-level of reference, research and support for local office(s) and act as a subject matter expert in specialized practice areas for all US offices
  • Deliver research training to Attorneys and Staff and assist in the development of new research and reference offerings
  • Evaluate information resources to optimize library collections in coordination with the Information Resource team
  • Compile and organize information obtained in print and electronic resources/databases
  • Work beyond scheduled hours as required and travel as needed
  • Handle additional related projects as assigned and additional library administrative tasks

Job & Educational Requirements:

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Expert proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Expert proficiency in the English language, including punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills
  • Advanced proficiency in providing training on the use of electronic research platforms
  • Advanced proficiency in integrated library management systems
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Expert knowledge of legal and business research resources employed by global law firms
  • Advanced knowledge of specialized practice areas (preferred)
  • Advanced knowledge of database structure and theory
  • Advanced degree (MLS, MLIS) in library science, library information science or related field (required)
  • At least 3 years of experience providing reference and research, preferably in a law or business library
  • At least 3 years of experience providing training on use of electronic research platforms
  • At least 2 years of experience in specialized practice areas (preferred)

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please apply online at www.paulhastings.com

 


 

Associate Director of Library Services - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP     

Employer Statement:

Cravath has been known as one of the premier U.S. law firms for nearly two centuries. Each of our practice areas is highly regarded, and our lawyers are recognized around the world for their commitment to the representation of our clients' interests. Our primary areas of practice include: corporate, litigation, tax, executive compensation and benefits and trusts and estates.

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Library Services will provide vision, direction, and leadership necessary to ensure that the Cravath Library supports and aligns with the Firm’s strategic and operational goals efficiently and cost-effectively while continuously seeking innovations and opportunities to improve research and the Firm’s access to information. Job Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Director to ensure the effective and balanced delivery of services, knowledge and information resources throughout the Firm
  • Establishing quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring the effectiveness and quality of services and products
  • Preparing and monitoring the Library’s annual operating budget
  • Overseeing systems and procedures for detailed and summary expenditure tracking and analysis
  • Identifying, recommending and implementing billing policies and cost management opportunities
  • Managing the department’s staffing structure, job descriptions, and performance standards
  • Ensuring ongoing training and professional development of staff members
  • Participating in contract negotiations for print and electronic information resources used by the Firm
  • Ensuring the Firm’s compliance with contractual and licensing agreements
  • Overseeing and maintaining the timely, cost effective and efficient delivery of the full range of research services
  • Managing and maintaining the Library OPAC and related technologies
  • Monitoring innovations in Library technology and processes to enhance the Firm’s ability to find, access, and reuse Library systems and resources
  • Participating in or leading special projects as required
  • Performing other duties as assigned or needed

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school
  • 10+ years of experience in the library and information management field, including significant experience in large law firms
  • 5+ years of management experience, including supervision, strategic planning, project development and implementation
  • Knowledge of library operations in a law firm setting, including resource development, research services and products, and information systems, technologies and applications
  • Knowledge of business operations in a law firm setting, including budgeting, fund accounting, cost recovery, contract and licensing negotiation, marketing, and personnel management
  • Ability to develop creative and cost-effective solutions to library and research challenges
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
  • Ability to lead, work independently, and be a team player when required
  • Strong commitment to excellence and customer service orientation

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lauren Pokrzywinski, Human Resources Recruiting Manager, at staffrecruit@cravath.com.


 

Reference Assistant - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Employer Statement:    
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

 Job Description:       

The Reference Assistant, under the supervision and direction of the Reference  Manager, is responsible for providing reference and  research assistance to attorneys and administrative personnel through the use of varied databases and print  resources.

  • Conduct detailed research in a wide range of areas for basic to intermediate level inquiries using multiple online and print resources
  • Perform case pulls, docket searches, news searches and retrieve SEC filings from appropriate databases
  • Monitor legislation, track dockets, and create and distribute alerts for SEC filings
  • Obtain stock prices and bond trading information
  • Arrange and process requests for interlibrary loans
  • Perform database searches to locate treatises and other material held by other libraries to fulfill requests
  • Assist with instructing attorneys and other personnel on the use of Internet-based legal research programs, and emerging electronic resources
  • Maintain file of law-related survey material , update reference guides and SharePoint records
  • Demonstrate a commitment to stay abreast of industry trends by reviewing legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings and receiving regular training from vendors
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

 Job & Educational Requirements:      

  • 1-2 years of experience in a research role in a legal or corporate knowledge center or library
  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Ability to set priorities, use sound judgment in decision making and remain calm under pressure
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, time and project management skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to schedule changes and shifts in priorities
  • Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly
  • Possess knowledge of legal and non-legal resources; including knowledge. SEC filings
  • Familiarity with print law library research publications and sources
  • Research experience utilizing print and online resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Lex Machina, Thomson One, Hoover's, D&B, and the various SEC filings databases
  • Proficiency using standard office software applications (e.g.  MS Word, Excel and Outlook)

 • Master's degree in Library Science or Bachelor's degree and currently enrolled in an advanced degree program in Library Science (preferred) 

Contact information & Application Instructions:
Caroline Merry – HR Recruiting Coordinator
caroline.merry@stblaw.com
212-455-3871

 Apply here - http://stblaw.balancetrak.com

 


 

Serials and Reference Librarian - Fordham Law School

Employer Statement:
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of serials and continuations in the law library, including electronic serials.
  • Position reports to the Head of Electronic Services
  • Supervises two full-time serials clerks and one-to-five part-time student employees.
  • Coordinates serials activities within the library: mail sorting, check-in, processing, bindery, claiming, repurchasing, title changes, cessations, and cancellations.
  • Establishes policies and procedures to oversee maintenance of serials records for both print and online collections. Helps to develop and coordinate policies and procedures for the rest of the Technical Services department and for the library.
  • Handles vendor relations with all aspects of serials.
  • Works closely with all library departments to insure the integrity of the collection.
  • Administers the serials module of the online library system and other serials management tools like Serial Solutions.
  • Administers the Electronic Resources module of the online library system.
  • Keeps current with library technology and training.
  • Participates in various library committees and projects.
  • Participates in library’s reference desk rotation.
  • Participates in library’s faculty liaison program.
  • Participates in library’s instruction services program.
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A, accredited library school is required.
  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree is required.
  • 1-3 years’ experience related to serials/technical services in an academic/law library.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and organization skills.
  • Experience with OCLC and MARC formats.
  • Knowledge of legal publishing industry.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. systems, especially the serials and electronic resources modules, preferred.
  • Experience with Serials Solutions or an equivalent service a plus.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Start date:
ASAP

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Send letter & resume to: Jacob Sayward
Head of Electronic Services, The Maloney Library
sayward@law.fordham.edu
No calls please