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Electronic Resources Coordinator

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 01/17/2018

Knowledge Management Manager

Morrison & Foerster LLP 01/10/2018

Research Manager

Holland & Knight 01/09/2018

Knowledge & Research Services Librarian

Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel LLP 01/05/2018

Corporate Research Analyst

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 12/21/2017

Senior Research & Knowledge Analyst

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 12/14/2017

 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - Electronic Resources Coordinator

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 Electronic Resources Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of all aspects of electronic serials and assists the Technical Services Manager with varied tasks related to the firm’s use of electronic resources. Responsibilities include checking in and distributing electronic serials, maintaining user IDs, updating contract information, tracking and reporting usage of electronic resources, troubleshooting access problems, providing technical support for users in all offices and updating/importing electronic resources bibliographic records in the catalog.

  • Create and maintains user IDs and passwords for all electronic resources
  • Maintain all electronic resource contracts in contract management system
  • Resolve user access issues by responding directly to user inquiries and concerns, troubleshoot and perform regular maintenance
  • Liaise with the IT department and library vendors to resolve electronic resource technical issues
  • Track electronic resources usage; generate reports and provide metrics for budget planning and contract negotiations
  • Serve as a backup administrator for electronic resource management system
  • Document and maintain policies and procedures related to electronic resources
  •  Manage all aspects of the Serials Module for electronic journals utilizing the integrated library system which includes: creating & updating serial control records, performing check ins, distributing & archiving electronic journals, claiming missing issues and, maintaining & updating routing lists
  • Work with outside cataloging agencies to process catalog records of online resources in a timely and accurate manner
  • Update URLs in the online catalog for electronic resources
  • Assist Library Director and Technical Services Manager with special projects
  • Support Technical Services Assistants as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree
PREFERRED: ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in library environment
  • Demonstrated experience using an integrated library system
  • Strong computer skills, extensive experience with Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Proficiency in electronic file folder structure and file formats; ability to save, retrieve and organize documents and navigate between folders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a client focus
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing; fluency in oral and written English
  • Ability to  prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities; adapts for changing conditions and works effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivated to produce accurate, timely and complete work product
  • Possess strong analytical skills and be resourceful in problem solving

PREFERRED

  • Prior experience working in library
  • Knowledge of library systems, particularly Sirsi and OCLC 
  • Experience using Electronic Resource Management Systems such as Onelog and Research Monitor
Contact information & Application Instructions (with email or weblinks): 

Caroline Merry – Sr. Recruiting Coordinator
caroline.merry@stblaw.com
212-455-3871

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

 


 

 

Morrison & Foerster LLP -  Knowledge Management Manager

Employer Statement:  

Job Description:  Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Knowledge Management Manager in our New York office.

The Opportunity

The Knowledge Management Manager identifies and works to implement firm approved knowledge management initiatives to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration. The KM Manager champions the development of innovative technologies and processes to help the Firm better serve its clients and create a competitive advantage.

Departmental Client Service and Leadership

  • Be responsible for assessment of Firm KM needs, including development of a KM strategy and roadmap.
  • Assess skills and talents across Research Services, Marketing Technology and Knowledge Management and align workflow and responsibilities.
  • Lead and direct KM strategies and operations, including promoting knowledge sharing, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and IT, and improving the firm's integration among information systems, and facilitating exchange of information across systems.
  • Direct the KM team in identifying, evaluating and adopting best in class productivity tools to leverage the knowledge of the Firm and provide attorneys with opportunities to increase efficiency when serving clients. Lead collaborative initiatives that develop creative solutions and improve sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts for KM through the use of data analysis, external benchmarking and other appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Champion KM within the Firm by promoting the benefits of the Firm's KM initiatives and KM tools across practices and with key individuals.

Knowledge Management Strategic and Operational Management

  • Establish best practices and implement new strategies for providing KM services to the Firm at a level commensurate with or superior to peer firms.
  • Direct strategies to promote effective use of department services by making resources easily accessible and by providing training across offices and departments.
  • Execute budget and cost containment strategies, contract negotiations, and vendor relations.
  • Lead recruitment processes for Knowledge Management function to build the skill sets needed to execute on the strategy.

Professional Development

  • Remain current in industry trends in KM, practice group resources, and the legal profession.
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Team Management

  • Ensure that staff is knowledgeable and trained on professional and technical matters. Provide supportive coaching; set achievable, challenging team goals; develop skills of team members to ensure achievement of client service priorities. Ensure team is structured effectively to meet client service objectives.
  • Promote consistency and fairness; maintain open door policy and facilitate open dialog. Ensure Firm policies and practices are followed within team. Prepare timely, substantive, and strategically aligned performance evaluations. Identify and timely address employee relations and performance concerns within team; collaborate with Human Resources and management to support effective and appropriate resolution. Participate in recruiting for department, including drafting position descriptions.

Ideal Candidate

  • B.A. or B.S. required
  • J.D., M.L.S or equivalent degree preferred.
  • Strong understanding of knowledge management, trends in the industry as they pertain to law firms; demonstrated knowledge of the range of technologies available to effectively deliver information and knowledge services.
  • Project management experience, carrying projects through the entire lifecycle, and process improvement experience essential.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy., See description

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Holland & Knight - Research Manager

We are a Firm where people truly believe in what they do and strive to achieve the highest standards of performance and success. 

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm.

Holland & Knight is seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our national team. This position is located in our New York, NY office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows
  • Administer the firm’s resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm’s industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously

Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school

Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

Interested applicants should apply here: https://hklaw.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Holland_Knight/job/New-York/Library-Manager_R1306

 


 

KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL LLP

Title: Knowledge & Research Services Librarian

Responsible for researching legal and business resources sometimes providing synthesis and analysis of the data, to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm.  Assists with deployment of reference request tracking system.  Coordinates changes to content aggregation delivery system.  Coordinates changes to library’s content on intranet pages. Will also assist with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.  Responsible for late shift reference coverage between the hours of 11am-7pm.

  • Supports complex research for Firm attorneys and staff in NY, Silicon Valley and Paris offices
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings
  • Assists in the Conflicts research process
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • Assists other department staff members when needed

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, PLI, Capital IQ, CCH Cheetah, Debtwire and more
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs  

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment

TO APPLY, send cover letter, resume AND mention where you saw this position advertised to:

Daniel J. Pelletier, Esq. 
Director of Knowledge & Research Services


Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036
T 212.715.9320   F 212.715.8126
dpelletier@kramerlevin.com

 


 

 

CORPORATE RESEARCH ANALYST - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots.  Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. We believe in hiring talented and dedicated individuals as members of our administrative community.  We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to our lawyers and clients through true collaboration.  The firm is seeking a technologically savvy Corporate Research Analyst with initiative and excellent analytical skills to support the firm’s Corporate Department. The Corporate Research Analyst in the Knowledge Management Services (KMS) Department reports directly to the Research Manager. This position is responsible for assisting the Corporate Research team in providing in-depth corporate, business and competitive intelligence research to support a global law firm practice. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to interact with lawyers and support staff at all levels within the firm to advance the firm’s research and knowledge management initiatives.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides customized corporate research services to all attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff.
  • Possesses excellent analytical skills to provide pin-pointed work product that is responsive to the need of our lawyers and clients.
  • Utilizes appropriate fee based, print and online resources in the areas of law and business to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Uses project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Publishes curated current awareness e-newsletters to keep corporate practice groups in the know. 
  • Manages digital content for practice specific intranet research pages.
  • Assists with other research tasks and projects as required.

 Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will understand the information needs of attorneys in a high pressure, high profile practice.  Attention to detail is critical and the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision is essential.
  • 5 years + experience at an AmLaw 50 law library or equivalent. 
  • Proficiency with Securities Mosaic, Intelligize, Bloomberg, CIQ, Preqin, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, etc.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program and or JD or MBA preferred.

TO APPLY, send cover letter, resume AND mention where you saw this position advertised to:

Apryl Stevenson-Holden
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
aesteven@debevoise.com
Fax: 212.909.6033
TTY only: 212.909.7388

 


 

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

TITLE: Senior Research & Knowledge Analyst

Job Summary

Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts and works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Will also assist with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

  • Supports complex research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors email on Firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.

Qualifications

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, SNL and more
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs  

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years)
  • Minimum of six years' experience conducting research in a legal setting, preferably in a law firm environment

Below you will find a direct link to the opportunity:

https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/sr-research-and-knowledge-analyst-1282017