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Job Title Library Date Posted

Research Librarian

Harris Beach PLLC

2/5/2016 

Technical Services Assistant 
(repost)

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

1/22/2016

Research and Information Associate

MetLife

1/27/2016

 

Research and Information Associate - MetLife

Location:
New York, NY

Employer Statement: MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, martial or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Description:
As the Research & Information Associate, this position will work as part of a small team on all functions of a Legal Information Center that services associates working in Compliance and the Law Department. Main responsibilities will include reference and legal research, managing training, occasional original cataloging of print and online resources and general support of the Knowledge Management function.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Research & Information Associate is responsible for complex research and managing the legal research training program.

Research and Training

  • Conduct complex research and analysis on legal and business issues for the Compliance Department, the Law Department and others in company as needed
  • Lead the development, planning, organization and implementation of Training programs for online databases and research processes. Develop measures for outreach activities
  • Work with team to coordinate marketing and promotion of the library and resources through various methods of communication and activities
  • Manage research training for all new hires to legal affairs
  • Occasional original cataloging of new print materials and online resources
  • Manage relationships with vendor trainers and provides information or training to appropriate internal teams. Monitor external vendor training for efficiency and develop processes for improvement
  • Assist with collection development, based on knowledge of the library collection and user requests. Make recommendations for purchase or cancellation based on this knowledge
  • Other responsibilities as needed, including: 
    • Monitoring of information resources for updates to canned 50 state surveys and coordination of interlibrary loans
    • Assist in the implementation of knowledge management strategies
    • Maintain Intranet Portal Page for Library and external resources
    • Subject Matter Expert on best practices for information organization including taxonomy maintenance.

Administrative Management

  • Manage process for cancellations, returns and credits for unwanted or unsolicited materials
  • Manage relationships with vendor trainers
  • Manage maintenance of routing catalog of print and electronic materials. Provide and implement current awareness services as appropriate

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Master's degree in information/library science or related field, J.D. or equivalent work experience. 3-5 years working in a library preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Thorough understanding of professional principles and practices of library science and records, information management, Knowledge Management, including principles of cataloging
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and demonstrate flexibility in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong service orientation
  • Proven presentation and instruction skills
  • Experience with Insurance Legal Research and Compliance resources
  • Familiarity with library catalogs, preferably EOS
  • Familiarity with NILS, Lexis, Checkpoint, Intelliconnect, Accurint, and PACER
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current and emerging technologies. Ability to learn new technologies and skills quickly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access

Job Reference Code: 1783

Contact information & Application Instructions:
Qualified and interested candidates must submit a resume with cover letter by clicking on the link below:
https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=1783&company=mlprod&username=

PLEASE NO AGENCIES/NO PHONE CALLS


Technical Services Assistant - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 

Location:     

New York, NY

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 Technical Services Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties to support each function of the Library.

Shift: M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Hours: 35

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Check in serials in SirsiDynix
  • Create and maintain serial control records and user records in SirsiDynix
  • Route and distribute journals and desk copies to attorneys; maintain serials routing/distribution lists
  • Investigate all stray serial issues that are received at the Library and determine which serials should be claimed
  • Process new materials by receiving orders, bar-coding/accession, labeling and shelving
  • Prepare periodical issues to send to bindery
  • Assist with copy and original cataloging for internal documents and updating and uploading catalog records
  • Perform general tasks such as photocopying, faxing, downloading, and scanning materials, CD-ROM
  • installation and circulation
  • Serve as a back-up for other Technical Services Assistants
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 Required Skills:

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience required
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing;
  • fluency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of electronic file folder structure and file formats;
  • ability to save, retrieve and organize documents and navigate between folders;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, FileSite, Word, Excel); ability to quickly learn new computer skills;
  • Familiarity with standard library procedures
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Strong aptitude for detail, neatness and accuracy;
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities; adapt to changing conditions and work effectively, at times with no supervision
  • Knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment, and business arithmetic;
  • Ability to concentrate and to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of library systems, particularly SIRSI and OCLC 
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress Classification system 
  • Knowledge of SharePoint 
  • Copy cataloging skills preferred

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Details:

  • Receives and sorts large quantities of books/print materials on a daily basis; requires heavy lifting

Contact information & Application Instructions:    

Qualified and interested candidates must submit a resume with cover letter, including salary requirements by clicking on the link below:

http://stblaw.balancetrak.com/TechnicalServicesAssistant122015001

PLEASE NO AGENCIES/NO PHONE CALLS

We offer a challenging and congenial work environment, an excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Research Librarian - Harris Beach PLLC

Location:
Rochester, NY

Employer Statement:
Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries we represent include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Libraries and Research Services, the Research Analyst will conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients. This position will also support the development and maintenance of the Library’s technology applications.

Responsibilities:
Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff

  • Independently analyzes and synthesizes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively
  • Conducts on-site research at various area libraries as necessary
  • Provides educational instruction and support in legal research and information literacy
  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required
  • Significant legal research experience required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
  • Well developed research skills
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications
  • Military experience a plus

Contact information & Application Instructions:
Please send resume and cover letter to resumes@harrisbeach.com or apply via the firm’s website http://harrisbeach.org/job/research-librarian/