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Job Title Library Date Posted

Electronic Services Coordinator

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 1/9/15

Manager of Training and Outreach Services

Dechert LLP  1/7/15
Reference Librarian Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School  12/30/14

Business Intelligence Analyst/Corporate Legal Research

   12/29/14

 

   

 


Electronic Services Coordinator - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Job Summary: Responsible for assisting the Manager of Electronic Services with a variety of functions related to the firm-wide use of electronic resources.  Responsibilities include monitoring database usage in the firm, preparing and providing training materials, maintaining database IDs and passwords, updating contract information, pushing out current awareness services, troubleshooting connectivity issues, providing technical support for library staff in all offices, and sending out reports to users as needed.

Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains ID and password information in the Firm's contract management system.
  • Fulfills requests for log-in credentials. 
  • Contacts vendors to cancel IDs.
  • Updates vendor contract data in the Library's contract database.
  • Pushes out alerts and current awareness services to attorneys.
  • Maintains and updates electronic distribution lists.
  • Updates content on the Research pages of the Firm's intranet including user guides for the Library's premium databases.
  • Assists the Electronic Services Manager in testing new electronic information products.
  • Assists in arranging attorney and support staff training on various online resources.
  • Distributes weekly Lexis and Westlaw usage reports to attorneys who use invalid matter or non-billable numbers.
  • Assists the Electronic Services Manager in identifying users who need additional Lexis or Westlaw training.
  • Generates monthly online usage reports using Research Monitor.
  • Troubleshoots connectivity issues.
  • Provides technical support for library staff in all offices firm-wide.
  • Liaises with the IT department to help resolve online resource issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Job Related Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of legal information sources, both online and print
  • Thorough working knowledge of HTML and other web technologies
  • Working knowledge of MARC data structures
  • Research experience in LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Practical and resourceful problem solving abilities
  • Thorough competency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of IP authentication and other basic networking protocols
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to consistently pay attention to details
  • Ability to consistently produce an accurate, neat & thorough work product
  • Ability to remain calm and diffuse tense situations
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with others
  • Ability to remain professional at all times
  • Good writing skills
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, M.L.S. degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in legal reference and information systems

Applications should be submitted at:  http://www.skadden.com/career/staff/openings

 


Manager of Training and Outreach Services - Dechert LLP

Employer Statement:  Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 900 lawyers in 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, we deliver practical commercial insight and judgment to our clients' most important matters. Nothing stands in the way of giving clients the best of the firm’s entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

Job Description:  The Manager of Training and Outreach Services is responsible for overseeing and providing training to the entire firm, including attorneys, paralegals, and staff. The Manager is also responsible for exploring and creating new ways for users to access information. Training Manage the firm wide training process for the Research Services department. Create and conduct both general (topical) and targeted (by resource) trainings for attorneys, paralegals and staff. Create Summer and Fall Associate training programs for the Research Services department. Manage the Research Services on-boarding process of all lateral hires to ensure proper orientation is provided, including training on heavily used resources. Partner with the Firm Wide Paralegal Manager to create strategic training sessions for paralegals. Work with the Attorney Development team to ensure CLE is offered for training sessions when possible. Conduct internal training sessions for Research Services when needed. Outreach Services Create new avenues of communication with attorneys. Work with the Manager of Technical Services to develop and update Research Services content on the firm intranet. Work with the Manager of Technical Services and Practice Group Directors to assist in practice group intranet pages. Seek new and innovative ways to disseminate information within the firm. Meet with vendors to review and evaluate new products and services Administrative Assist the Director of Research Services and the Research Services Coordinator with the annual budget process as well as with monthly variance reports and quarterly re-forecasting. Occasional travel to other Firm offices. Other duties as assigned. 

Job & Educational Requirements:  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required; JD preferred. Five years of legal reference experience with deep and broad 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. Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources. Well developed professional interpersonal skills. Ability to speak and present in front of large groups. Extensive training experience. Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills. Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  If interested, please apply on our career site using the following link: https://www1.apply2jobs.com/Dechert/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=133&CurrentPage=1


Reference Librarian - Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School

Employer Statement:  One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer excellent benefits including assistance with University housing. Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

Job Description:  The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has an opening for a Reference Librarian to provide general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Law School Library. The incumbent will share departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis. Responsibilities also include searching databases and other sources; training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching, the leading of tours, and one-on-one instruction; preparing bibliographies and instructional materials; assisting with the coordination of interlibrary loan transactions; and other related duties. Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours during the academic year.

Job & Educational Requirements:  JD and MLS from accredited institutions or the equivalent combination of education and experience; reading knowledge of at least one foreign language; extensive experience with use of legal and non-legal research tools; excellent communications skills; strong service orientation and organizational skills; and high level understanding of digital information systems and software. Experience with web site development is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  Deborah Heller Chair, Reference Librarian Search Committee For immediate consideration please visit the following link: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60266 Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.

 


Business Intelligence Analyst/Corporate Legal Research

Our client, a major law firm has a position available for a Business Intelligence Analyst with  a Corporate Legal Research background.  Will conduct specialist research and analysis of companies, industries, markets and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online & print resources for marketing and business development.  Excellent writing skills a must.

  • Synthesize information to provide succinct and relevant company profiles, industry overviews, biographical summaries and analysis of industry trend, litigation & competitive activity.
  • Excellent proven writing skills required to prepare analysis reports and/or executive summaries of research results to efficiently condense research & highlight key findings for firm personnel as required.
  • 5-7 years recent corporate legal research and analysis background required.
  • Knowledge of major Corporate and Legal databases required.
  • MLS preferred

Please send your resume, a one page cover letter with salary history and a one page business writing sample to:  donnaconti@earthlink.net

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Only those candidates with related experience will be contacted.  All other submissions will be kept in our active file for future opportunities.