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Job Title Library Date Posted

Business Development Research Specialist

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

5/16/2016

Reference Librarian

The Maloney Library, Fordham University School of Law

5/12/2016

Reference Librarian

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

5/12/2016

Reference Librarian

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

5/11/2016

Senior Research Librarian

Ropes & Gray LLP

5/4/2016

 

Business Development Research Specialist - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Employer Statement:

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, a prominent international law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Shanghai is seeking a Business Development Research Specialist to work at our New York City location.

Job Description:

The Business Development Research Specialist will be primarily responsible for providing in-depth business, industry and competitive intelligence research in support of the firm's strategic business development efforts. The Specialist serves as the researcher for the Marketing and Business Development department and reports to the Manager of Business Development and Research.

Job & Educational Requirements:

Candidates must have a 4-year college degree. A minimum of three years of experience in legal, business, or marketing research. Must demonstrate ability to think strategically and innovatively. Ability to act with a high degree of integrity, autonomy and independence. Ability and confidence to work with Firm attorneys, advisors and staff. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience working with InterAction, CapitallQ and other market intelligence tools a plus as well as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, LivEdgar (Westlaw Business), Thomson One Banker, CCH, and RIA Checkpoint. Experience working with Content Pilot is preferred.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status or any other category protected by law.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: resumes@friedfrank.com


Reference Librarian - The Maloney Library, Fordham University School of Law

Employer Statement:

The Maloney Law Library at Fordham School of Law, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks creative and technologically innovative applicants for a full-time Reference Librarian position. This Reference Librarian will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to world-class faculty and students

Job Description:

  • Provides reference assistance to students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk;
  • Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators;
  • Participates, as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, in introductory & advanced legal research instruction programs and bibliographic instructions sessions;
  • Works with authors, student journal editors and publishers to populate the Library’s institutional repository, FLASH, with our current and archival scholarly publications;
  • Develops and leads creative scholarly support programs for law faculty, researchers and students, including creating strategies for keeping faculty informed of trends that increase the likelihood of placing their works in prestigious and highly-visible print and electronic publications;
  • Investigates and implements new technologies and systems to support faculty and student publication;
  • Facilitates access to the law library archive for Law School departments, faculty and outside users;
  • Serves as a member of the Archives/Institutional Repository Committee and assists with identifying needs and setting priorities regarding the preservation, conservation and digitization of special collections;
  • Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee;
  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures and publications; and
  • Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent non-US law degree
  • One year teaching experience or demonstrated interest in research instruction preferred
  • Basic understanding of copyright compliance and fair use desired
  • Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources
  • Strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  •  Internship or practicum in legal research in academic setting preferred
  • Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours
  • Demonstrated commitment to emerging library practices and technologies preferred

Job Reference Code (if applicable):

A03040

Contact information & Application Instructions (with email or weblinks):

For the full job posting please go to: http://www.fordham.edu/downloads/file/5494/reference_librarian_a03040_51116pdf.

To apply candidates should submit a letter of application & current resume to Robert Nissenbaum at rnissenbaum@fordham.edu.


Reference Librarian - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Employer Statement:

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a preeminent law firm, with more than 300 attorneys in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC, that provides transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years. Stroock is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description:

Reference Librarian: performs in-depth and complex case, statute, company and business research with the ability to acquire, organize and disseminate information using the latest technologies in the most cost effective and timely manner. Proficient in the use of online and print resources. Being proactive in current awareness that would be of interest to the firm’s different practice groups. Must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple priorities, tasks and make judgment decisions. The ability to grasp and apply new ideas and adapt to changing work situations. Hours will be 12:30pm to 8:30pm Monday to Friday.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • M.L.S. from accredited institution (equivalent experience considered).
  • Minimum 4 years research experience in a law firm.
  • Proficient with searching Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Bloomberg, Accurint, Courtlink, CCH IntelliConnect, Internet and Microsoft Office Professional Plus including SharePoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and speaking skills

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

To apply, email your resume, non-generic cover letter and salary requirements to ssljobs4@stroock.com explaining your interest; submissions without a cover letter will not be accepted.


 

Reference Librarian - Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Location (if not NYC): Hempstead, NY

Employer Statement:

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University School invites applications for the position of Reference Librarian in the Law Library.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Reference and Instructional Services, the Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference team and provides extensive reference and research services to all Library users, with particular emphasis on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty. The Reference Librarian participates in the faculty liaison program; teaches legal research in a variety of classroom settings; publicizes new or existing electronic or digital services; trains faculty, staff, and students in the use of online databases and internet-based resources; identifies, evaluates, and recommends purchase of new print and digital resources; acts as liaison to selected database vendors; and assists in providing outreach through creation of online research guides and web tutorials. The Reference Librarian participates in a team of Reference librarians who collaborate to create and provide instructional programs for students and faculty, seek to provide innovative Reference service, contribute to the Library’s social media presence, and consult with the Law School on the Library’s web presence. The Reference Librarian works collaboratively with all library team members in carrying out the long and short term objectives and goals of the library and the Law School.

Job & Educational Requirements:

Required Skills:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school.
  • M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Strong legal research skills.
  • Ability to complete self-directed projects under deadlines with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to master new or redesigned digital resources.
  • Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Willingness to participate in professional activities.
  • Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration

Preferred Skills:

  • Two or more years of experience in law library reference department with demonstrated legal research and reference expertise preferred.
  • Proficient in research using Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials preferred.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

For consideration, please send a resume and letter of application with names and contact information for three references, via email to Lisa A. Spar, Assistant Director for Reference and Instructional Services at LawSchoolJobs@hofstra.edu. Please include “Reference Librarian” in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled.


 

Senior Research Librarian - Senior Research Librarian - Ropes & Gray LLP

Employer Statement:

Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with a 150-year heritage of providing the highest-quality advice on critical legal and business needs. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. The firm maintains a culture of collaboration, with colleagues frequently working together across our global office network. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. Many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions are longtime firm clients. We work with global industry leaders, start-ups, financial institutions, hospitals and health care organizations, colleges and universities, investment firms, and individuals, among other clients. We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, business and securities litigation, privacy and data security, antitrust and government enforcement. Around the world, we particularly focus on the asset management, technology, health care and life sciences industries. Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description:

In a collegial atmosphere where accuracy, thoroughness and efficiency in research are expected, the Senior Research Librarian will provide advanced research and reference service to all members of the firm in all locations. Research work in the areas of business and competitive intelligence will be provided to attorneys and staff as needed. In addition, the Senior Research Librarian will take an active role in the selection of infoNet content and outreach to practice groups. The Senior Research Librarian will participate in orienting and educating individual users and groups in the use of library resources and procedures. Senior Research Librarians are expected to have in-depth knowledge and broad expertise in the firm's areas of practice and the ability to mentor the Research Librarians in their development.

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to actively contribute to project teams as well as work alone.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality library service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.
  1. MLS strongly preferred but other graduate degrees that emphasize research and writing, and have relevant content will be considered, such as a J.D. or M.B.A.
  2. More than 5 years research experience in a law firm or law library
  3. Advanced online research skills and knowledge of electronic and print law and business resources
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in technologies used in a professional services environment

Contact information & Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter/resume via e-mail to: Alyssa.Altshuler@ropesgray.com