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Job Title Library Date Posted

 Legal Reference Librarian

 Davis Polk & Wardwell

 4/10/14

Director of Information Resources

 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

 4/1//2014


 


Legal Reference Librarian -  Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Employer Statement:

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is a global law firm with approximately 800 lawyers in offices in New York, Menlo Park, Washington DC, London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing, São Paulo and Tokyo. Since its founding more than 160 years ago, Davis Polk has established itself as the firm of choice for major corporations and financial institutions worldwide on their most complex and often precedent-setting transactions and significant litigation matters of all kinds. Our lawyers are recognized globally among the very top practitioners in their respective fields, and our non-legal professional staff shares the same commitment to excellence and service that has long been the hallmark of our firm.

Job Description:

  •  Provides case research assistance through the standard online legal research databases.
  •  Performs litigation searches, public records searches, and generates expert witness profiles using Lexis, Westlaw, and related products including Shepards, Courtlink, KeyCite , etc. 
  •  Fulfills requests for regulatory/administrative agency rulings, releases, decisions and interpretations through a variety of online resources. 
  •  Conducts targeted searches of secondary legal resources via the internet and premium databases.
  •  Gathers, analyzes and interprets business/industry data from multiple information sources for partners, practice groups and the firm’s Business Development Department. 
  •  Mentors, trains and coordinates with the Reference Assistant generally and on special projects ranging from article gathering, interlibrary loan requests, and statistics compilation.
  •  Assists the Corporate Librarians with SEC filings-related requests. 
  •  Coordinates with the Associate Librarian to maintain/manage online database IDs/ passwords and case/news alerts. 
  • Conducts library resources orientation presentations for new attorneys.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

MLS from an ALA accredited school. Two to Three years’ experience. 

Contact Information & Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Nunez, Human Resources Manager, at email address: jackie.nunez@davispolk.com

 


 

Director of Information Resources - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Summary:

Manage, direct and coordinate activities of the Information Resource Center and oversee the firm’s copyright compliance program and the firm's Intranet.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plan and set goals and objectives for the Information Resources Center. This responsibility includes determining the services needed, the most effective way to provide them, and the resources necessary to support them.
  • Manage the Information Resource Center’s financial resources. This responsibility includes developing and administering the budget, negotiating favorable contracts, reviewing and approving expenditures and overseeing the reference librarians’ billable time.
  • Manage the Information Resource Center’s personnel. This responsibility includes hiring, training, developing, motivating and evaluating staff.
  • Strategic planning for the provision of research services to support the firm’s practice groups.  This responsibility includes working with the Manager of Research and Technical Services to oversee the provision of reference services, including setting policies, managing reference personnel, and evaluating, selecting and negotiating contracts for electronic research tools.
  • Work with the Manager of Research Training to oversee research-focused orientation and training programs for lawyers and legal assistants and ongoing practice-specific training sessions.
  • Oversee the firm’s Copyright Compliance Program, including managing the Copyright Clearance Center contract, setting and communicating copyright policies and obtaining copyright permissions as needed.
  • Maintain the S&C Archives collections, including the storage, organization and cataloging of items pertaining to the firm’s history.
  • Oversee the firm’s intranet, including long range planning and day-to-day maintenance.
  • Oversee content aspects of the firm’s Knowledge Management Program, including working with the Manager of Knowledge Service on management of West Km and other precedent collections 
  • Oversee the Information Resources Center’s technical services operations, including acquisition, cataloging, routing and storage of materials.
  • Coordinate the development and application of library technology. This includes selecting, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring computer equipment and software.
  • Anticipate and plan for potential threats to business continuity.

In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises and manages all Information Resources Center staff, especially in regard to attendance and job performance.

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to excellent client service
  • Leadership skills including critical thinking, risk taking, and creativity
  • Commitment to working with others to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication skills

Education and/or Experience:

M.L.S. required;  10 + years in Library experience, preferably in law firms.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To apply:  Please click this link to submit a cover letter and resume.