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Research Librarian

New York Law Institute


Reference Librarian and Assistant

 Hodgson Russ LLP


Head of Research and Training

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Chief Law Librarian

New York City Law Department 


Electronic Resources Coordinator

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP  3/10/2015

Research Librarian

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP  3/9/2015



Research Librarian - New York Law Institute

Located in downtown Manhattan, the New York Law Institute is a membership law library, serving the legal community continuously since 1828. Its ongoing mission is partnering with member libraries for cost-sharing access to resources.  Today, membership libraries are a crucial part of the legal information community and NYLI is undertaking major initiatives to meet 21st century demands by providing just in time access to legal and business information.    

The New York Law Institute is currently recruiting for a Research Librarian.  This critical reference position provides legal, business, and general information services to NYLI’s members using print, historical, and electronic resources. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Executive Director and the Senior Research Librarian to support the mission of The New York Law Institute.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth legal and non-legal reference and research services using NYLI’s print, historic, and electronic resources including external resources as needed
  • Maintain all data necessary to track reference requests (i.e, time, request, resources, etc.), create records, and build the NYLI Knowledge Base in an automated reference tracking system - RefTracker
  • Contribute to initiatives to improve the delivery of research services and resources and to develop member-centric products and services
  • Participate in the development of member training and outreach programs through webinars, firm visits, etc.
  • Assists with evaluating and selecting NYLI’s print and electronic resources.
  • Oversee the work of the Library Clerk and provide quality control for all document delivery and interlibrary loan assignments 

Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth legal and non-legal reference and research services using print and electronic resources. 

  • MLIS or MLS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal and business research materials
  • Knowledge of various research databases such as Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, Westlaw, eBooks, HeinOnline 

Deadline: Applications are due by April 3, 2015 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements via e-mail to

Ralph Monaco, Executive Director

Equal Opportunity Employer; Competitive salary and benefits package.


Reference Librarian and Assistant Manager - Hodgson Russ LLP

Are you looking for an opportunity to be a member of a team of highly dedicated professionals?  Do you love a challenge and thrive on delivering results?  If this sounds like you, then we’d like to talk.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated professional to join our Library team in the Buffalo office.  This individual is responsible for providing legal and non-legal reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals and other staff members. This individual also participates in collection development and with various aspects of Library administration and service.

M.L.S. or M.I.L.S in Library and Information Science required including successful completion of a legal bibliography course.  One to two years of work-related experience in a law or special library.  Expertise with on-line services, e.g. CCH, Checkpoint, Lexis and Westlaw are required.

We offer an outstanding compensation package, including a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits including both a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit pension plan, plus the chance to work with great colleagues in an architecturally significant and stunning setting. 

Please apply on-line by visiting our career page at




Head of Research and Training Services - United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Employer Statement:  The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeks an innovative and technology-oriented leader to serve as the Circuit’s Head of Research and Training Services. 

Job Description:

The Second Circuit Library provides research and reference services to over 200 circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges; and over 2,000 court staff. The Library currently employs twenty-six staff members circuit-wide and maintains six staffed branch libraries in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. The Head of Research and Training Services will be stationed at the Circuit’s Headquarters Library located in the historic Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. For more information about the Second Circuit, please visit

The Head of Research and Training Services (HRT) coordinates circuit-wide research and reference services; and oversees day-to-day operations and supervises staff at the Circuit’s Headquarters Library.

The HRT develops, manages, and expands library services, websites, newsletters, and other learning and development materials; designs and delivers library orientations and educational and training programs for chambers staff and others; works with library and IT staff to update, manage and maintain library IT projects including web pages, digital collections, and other initiatives; oversees collection development and migration to electronic resources by evaluating and selecting information in all formats for acquisition or retention; manages contracts and relationships with print and digital media vendors; oversees and arranges interlibrary loans; establishes networks with neighboring law libraries to share solutions to difficult research and other library related issues; and coordinates special projects pertaining to new media, court history, and outreach and education. The HRT will report to the Circuit Librarian or Deputy Circuit Librarian.


  • 13 days of vacation leave per year for the first three years; increases with tenure;
  • 13 days of sick leave per year; 10 holidays;
  • choice of a variety of employer-subsidized federal health and life insurance plans; dental and vision coverage available; flexible spending account program;
  • participation in both the Federal Employees Retirement System and the employer-matching Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401K);
  • full social security coverage is provided;
  • optional long-term disability and long-term care insurance;
  • on-site fitness center and cafeteria;
  • public transportation subsidy (budget dependent). 

Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident seeking U.S. citizenship. Positions with the U.S. Courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without cause. Employees are hired provisionally, pending the results of a fingerprint and background check. Employees are required to use electronic funds transfer for payroll deposit. 

Job & Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school is preferred. Minimum of five years of professional law library experience, including three years of supervisory responsibilities. Expert legal research skills utilizing print, Westlaw, Lexis, and other digital resources. Comprehensive understanding of library operations and management concepts, including experience with OCLC, SirsiDynix, or a similar integrated library system. Working knowledge of HTML, XML, scripting, and web platforms and interfaces. Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a strong service orientation are essential. Additional desirable qualifications include strategic planning, innovation and initiative. Experience in emerging technologies, web site development and electronic publishing a plus. Travel is required.

Job Reference Code (if applicable):  FY 15-05

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary history as a single PDF file by e-mail to or by mail to: Ms. Evelyn Ortiz Director of Human Resources Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse 40 Foley Square, Room 1400 New York, NY 10007 Reference No.: FY 15-05 Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified and must travel at their own expense. THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Chief Law Librarian - New York City Law Department

The New York City Law Department is now accepting applications for the position of Chief Librarian.  The Chief Librarian is responsible for management of all Library resources and provides services to Law Department attorneys throughout the City.

Duties of the Chief Law Librarian:

Along with two other professionals, provide research and reference service to the Law Department, and on occasion to the Mayor's Office, the City Council, and other New York City agencies.  Supervise a staff of five: two professional Librarians (one full-time, one part-time) and three support staff (all full-time).  Report directly to the Law Department's Managing Attorney.

Oversee all purchasing of new Library materials and maintenance of existing collection. Supervise organization of Library resources including acquisition, cataloging and serials check-in.  Evaluate contracts for online and other services, subject to final approval by Agency Chief Contracting Officer.  Through institutional memberships and paid service arrangements, enable access to outside research and lending institutions and to document service providers.

Maintain budget; evaluate Library collection and services to find most cost effective balance of print and online resources.  Plan physical organization of Library; adapt collection to changing space needs of Law Department.  Maintain online storage of some Library resources, as well as physical storage of historical and other print materials.  Oversee coordination of online research training.

Represent Library in Law Department professional meetings.  Present overview of Library services to all Law Department Divisions, Borough Offices, and new attorneys and paralegals.  Participate in librarian professional organizations, both national and local.

Application Requirements: JD and graduate degree in Library / Information Science; at least five years of supervisory experience in a law library.  High level of legal research proficiency; excellent online skills for services such as Lexis and Westlaw.  Ability to coordinate staff to meet needs of large and busy law office environment.  Knowledge of budgeting principles and library collection development.

Preferred Skills: Significant experience as a Library director or associate director in a large government, law firm or similar research environment.

To apply, please click the following link - Then click the "Apply Now" button, and upload your resume and cover letter in PDF format.  You will receive an email confirmation if your application goes through properly. 

If you have difficulty with the application system, please contact the application system helpdesk at 212-487-0500.
If you have other questions, please contact Recruitment at:



Electronic Resources Coordinator - Knowledge Management Services Department - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an AmLaw 50 international law firm with over 650 attorneys, is one of the leading law firms in the country. Debevoise is committed to hiring dedicated and talented individuals as members of our administrative community.  We strive to foster a culture based on diversity as well as concern and respect for each individual.  Our goal of providing outstanding service to our lawyers and clients is achieved by promoting an atmosphere that is both collaborative and professional.

The firm seeks an Electronic Resources Coordinator. This position reports to the Manager of Electronic Resources in the Knowledge Management Services Department.


  • Manages all aspects of the Serials Module and the Electronic Resources Module of the EOS.web integrated library system including:
    • Understands the life cycle of digital serials so that current status of given issues is available for all attorneys and staff in the online catalog.
    • Maintains routing lists for all electronic newsletters and other materials including desk books and office copies so that attorneys receive current awareness and updated primary law in a timely fashion.
    • Works with Electronic Resources Analyst to review new editions and filings for retention.
    • Generates relevant reports including serials overdue reports and circulation usage.
    • Uses Research Monitor reports and analysis to assist the Electronic Resources Analyst in reviews of renewing resources.
    • Responsible for all continuations and monitoring electronic check-ins.
    • Claims missing issues and other updating materials.
    • Works with the Acquisitions module to follow through on all acquisitions.
  • Processes all new materials:
    • Coordinates cataloging of all new resources, both digital and print.
    • Performs copy cataloging using OCLC for new titles and new editions.
    • Works with outside cataloging agency to process new catalog records in a timely fashion.
  • Assists Electronic Resources Analyst in the processing of invoices using the MS Access database.
  • Assists at the Circulation Desk to deliver documents, cases, and books to attorneys, including interlibrary loans.
  • Coordinates filing of loose-leaf materials and pocket parts with outside filing agency.

Requirements, Skills and Related Competencies:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or information science or credits towards a degree required.
  • Experience using an integrated library system, preferably EOS.web library software.
  • Experience in a law firm or corporate library a plus.
  • Thorough competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and ability to manipulate files on a server required. Experience with MS Access a plus.
  • Experience with OCLC a plus.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to consistently pay attention to details.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and be resourceful in problem solving.
  • Must have a strong service orientation, and ability to work with a team.

This position requires vision, hearing and speech capabilities such that computers, keyboards and telephones may be easily utilized.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, references, salary requirements and mention where you saw this position advertised:

Apryl Stevenson-Holden
HR Generalist
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Fax: 212.909.6033 …………TTY only: 212.909.7388


Research LibrarianSchulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a large, fast-paced law firm, is seeking an experienced Research Librarian to join its service-oriented library team covering the hours from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  


  • The Research Librarian provides high-level legal, business and general research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants and administrative staff throughout the firm.   Able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request.  Performs administrative tasks such as training and outreach at the local office level as needed.


  • Provides in-depth research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner utilizing various print and electronic resources.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, conducting confidential research on prospective clients and new ventures for the firm's business development.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the print collection and electronic resources and shows proficiency in the use of online databases including search strategy and syntax as well as licensing restrictions.
  • Instructs attorneys and legal assistants in the use of print and electronic resources and participates in training and orientation sessions for associates and support staff.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas and creates and maintains alerts, tracking news, legislative and regulatory changes, and court filings regarding various clients or topical subjects.
  • Assists with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm's intranet reference collections.
  • Evaluates and compares new research services and products as well as reviews existing research applications for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness. 
  • Completes special projects as required.


  • MLS or MLIS
  • Five+ years of relevant research experience in a large law firm.
  • Proficiency with online databases such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext and Securities Mosaic. 
  • Experience using automated library systems.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits.

If interested, please send a cover letter  and resume to:

Linda Wood Reid
Assistant Director of Library Services
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
212.756.2000 │ 212.593.5955 fax