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Job Title Library Date Posted
 Temporary Part-Time Librarian - Reference  Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP  12/16/14
Electronic Services/Research Librarian  Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP  12/9/14
Environmental Law Librarian  Pace Law Library  12/3/14


Temporary Part-Time Librarian - Reference -Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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 Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference and specialized research assistance to attorneys and administrative personnel through the use of varied databases and print  resources.

Shift: M,W, & F 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hours: 21

Job & Educational Requirements:      

. Conduct in-depth research in a wide range of areas using multiple online and print resources . Produce competitive intelligence reports for the Firm's business development efforts in the form of league tables, etc.

. Respond to Corporate, Litigation, Tax, and General reference questions . Handle research projects for corporate, litigation, financial, and other requested by attorneys and staff . Assist in location of specific material including but not limited to case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information . Utilize online resources to obtain biographical material of individuals, including potential expert witnesses, potential arbitrators, witnesses, etc.

. Perform database searches to locate treatises and other material held by other libraries to fulfill requests . Instruct  attorneys and other personnel on the use of Internet-based legal research programs, and emerging electronic resources . Maintain file of law-related survey material . Stay abreast of industry trends by reviewing  legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings and receiving regular training from vendors . Perform other duties as assigned


. Bachelor's degree


. Master's degree in Library Science


. 4 to 6 years of relevant experience

. Ability to effectively and professionally present information verbally and in writing . Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel . Ability to set priorities, use sound judgment in decision making and remain calm under pressure . Highly motivated, detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, time and project management skills . Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to schedule changes and shifts in priorities . Possess extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources; including knowledge of  accounting resources  and documents (e.g. SEC filings) . Familiarity with print law library research publications and sources . Highly proficient in the use of digital research resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, BloombergLaw, Lex Machina, Thomson One, Hoover's, D&B, and the various SEC filings search resources . Proficiency using standard office software applications (e.g.  MS Word, Excel and Outlook)


. 3 years of  reference experience in a law library setting 

Contact information & Application Instructions:

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


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


Electronic Services/Research Librarian - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

About the Firm

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is a prominent New York based international law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. The firm currently has approximately 350 attorneys with the majority of the attorneys located in New York.

The firm is renowned for its corporate practice and for its work in high stakes litigation matters. It has been a consistent leader in representing financing sources in the high yield bond market and the leverage loan market over the last several years.

Job Description

  •  Provides support on all electronic subscriptions and databases.
  • Password Management.
  • Maintains and enhances library content on the intranet.
  • Support of the firm’s Research Monitor system.
  • Troubleshoot all issues with electronic resources and resolve problems encountered by end users.
  • Assist with the evaluation, testing and implementation of new resources.
  • Train lawyers on a range of resources and coordinate vendor research training sessions.
  • Provide research and reference support to attorneys, legal assistants and other staff.
  • Cite checking.

The position requires someone able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Job & Educational Requirements

  •  Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Electronic Services Librarian in a law firm, corporate legal department or academic law library, an MLS a plus but not required. 
  • Technical Skills: experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Sharepoint a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic information resources, experience with current technologies and software used to support online research.
  • Bluebook knowledge required and cite checking a plus.
  • Must be detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with lawyers and staff at all levels.
  • Ability to set priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

To apply for this job:

Please send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to

Salary commensurate with experience.

Environmental Law Librarian - Pace Law Library

Basic Functions:

  1. Provide reference service to members of the Pace community and other library patrons
  2. Provide research services to Pace Law School environmental faculty
  3. Teach legal research skills to the Pace Law School community
  4. Serve as liaison to the environmental law program
  5. Participate in research guide publishing
  6. Participate in library administration. 

Position Qualifications:

  1. A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S.; A.B.A.- accredited J.D
  2. Law library experience preferred
  3. Demonstrated interest and expertise in environmental law
  4. Proficiency in searching online databases
  5. Strong organizational skills
  6. Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Good teaching Skills
  8. Flexibility and ability to work as part of a team.  

Special Instructions to Applicants: Cover letter should address the specific requirements of the position 

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