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Manager of Electronic and Knowledge Services for Global Law Firm (New York City)

 Pro Libra Associates (on behalf of a  Global Law Firm) 06/22/2017

Knowledge Management Manager - New York or San Francisco 

Morrison & Foerster LLP  06/14/2017

Supervisory Librarian (Full-Time, Permanent)

United States Court of International Trade  06/12/2017

 

Manager of Electronic and Knowledge Services for Global Law Firm
Location:  New York City

Our client, a large international law firm is currently seeking a Manager of Electronic & Knowledge Services to join their Library team. As part the Knowledge team, candidate must possess deep knowledge of legal and business databases, significant managerial and organizational skills and an aptitude for and interest in promoting KM and efficiency and big data tools within a law firm environment. In addition to providing top notch reference service, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with research team colleagues, provide unequaled reference service throughout all offices. Make recommendations on best resources, participate in trainings and presentations.  Participate in managing reference request database.
  • Mange all aspects of the vetting, purchase, implementation and maintenance of the firms’ electronic resources/research databases. This includes but is not limited to: proposing and testing new products, coordinating product trial for the attorneys, contract negotiation, managing license terms, managing and maintaining passwords, troubleshooting technical issues, liaison to vendors. Offices of direct responsibility are New York, London and Houston and in an advisory capacity to Paris and DC.
  • Manage Research Monitor resource tracking software.  Liaison with vendor and our IT team to identify and implement updates and enhancements. Generate reports and analyze use of firm’s electronic products. 
  • Library Liaison to Firm’s KM initiatives in the area of Enterprise Search, including formulating best practices, training opportunities and integration within reference services. Researching and implementing other KM tools and dashboards as opportunities emerge. 
  • Spearhead Portal enhancement and development with team members. 
  • Implement current awareness service to improve distribution of firm’s newsletter subscriptions.  Tabulate and present metrics to create a visualization of ROI for Library resources.  
  • Familiarity with Competitive Intelligence Resources and interest in acting as Library liaison to Marketing/Business Development.  Follow developments in CI/BD resources and make regular presentations to the group. Develop pathfinders/webpage to  streamline access to resources and create template documents for standardizing league table requests.  
  •  Prepare orientation materials on our electronic services for all practice areas for distribution to all incoming lateral attorneys.  
  •  Manage electronic WSJ subscription, including distribution and troubleshooting. 
  •  Monitor new analytical and attorney efficiency tools in marketplace.  

Skills required:

J.D. or M.L.S.                                                                                                                                                    
In-depth knowledge of legal and business databases, including but not limited to: Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, CapitalIQ, BloombergLaw and Bloomberg Professional, ThomsonOne, CCH, Pacer, Courtlink, CourtAlert, PerfectInformation, PLC, Corsearch and Patbase. Knowledge of Sharepoint, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Research Monitor, DecisivSearch and emerging technologies preferred.  

Please send resumes or contact: Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates                            

Email: adzikowski@prolibra.com  800-262-0070



 

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 or San Francisco 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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/h5ww4z4rx7pnxbq4

 


 

 

Supervisory Librarian (Full-Time, Permanent) - United States Court of International Trade

Salary: $78,281 - $150,373 (CL 29 – CL 30)
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications, salary, and experience. Promotion to CL 30 may occur without further posting or competition.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Applications received by June 16, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

Position Overview:
The United States Court of International Trade is currently accepting applications for a Supervisory Librarian. The incumbent performs supervisory work related to administration and operational management within the Court’s Library and Legal Services Section. The Supervisory Librarian reports to the Director of Library and Attorney Services.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Supervise employees involved in library, archives, and training activities, including assigning and reviewing work, evaluating  performance, and handling disciplinary actions.
  •  Support the administration of the library by supervising and delivering legal research assignments, projects, and library services.
  •  Conduct complex research in various areas of law, court, regulatory, and legislative history.
  •  Develop, conduct, and coordinate training and orientation programs for all court employees.
  •  Provide training and guidance to law clerks and judges on the use of various legal research databases.
  •  Oversee the preparation of library publications including print and electronic guides, and current awareness services.
  •  Classify and catalog books, publications, and other materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.
  •  Maintain library collections.
  •  Manage and process library-related requisitions and purchase orders and request section funding needs to management.
  •  Develop, update, and maintain web pages.
  •  Promote library and legal services resources to the court and bar.
  •  Assist with the process of long-range planning.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is required. A Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school is preferred. A minimum of four years of law library experience and at least two years of supervisory responsibilities is desired. The candidate must have skill in developing the interpersonal work relationships needed to lead a team of employees, possess the ability to exercise mature judgment, and have knowledge of the basic
concepts, principles, and theories of management, and the ability to understand the managerial policies applicable to the section. The position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills as well as a strong service orientation. The applicant must have skill in legal research, word processing, spreadsheet, database and publishing applications.
Benefits:
A generous benefits package is available and includes the following: paid annual and sick leave; ten paid federal holidays; participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Flexible Benefit Program, Federal Long-Term Care Insurance, Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The United States Court of International Trade currently offers public transportation vouchers (TransitChek), Court Achievement Program (CAP), and gym membership.

Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. All application information is subject to verification. The selected candidate is required to complete a background check and subsequent favorable suitability determination. Employees of the U.S. Court of International Trade are Aat-will@ employees and are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is mandatory for payroll direct deposit.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants must submit the following to be considered: 1) cover letter, specifying how you satisfy the qualifications listed above, 2) résumé, and 3) Application for Judicial Employment (AO78) (available at http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/human-resources-forms). All applications should be directed via mail to: United States Court of International Trade, One Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0001, Attn: Human Resources, #17-06 or via e-mail as a single PDF file to: Human_Resources@cit.uscourts.gov. Include the title of the position and job announcement in the subject line. Please use only one method of application. Applications received by June 16, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.
The Court reserves the right to modify, withdraw, or fill the vacancy announcement at any time, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.

UNITED STATES COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


 

Technical Services/Lawyer Librarian -  CUNY School of Law (2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101)

     The Library at the CUNY School of Law is seeking a faculty member who will join us in supporting the needs of faculty and students in providing legal services related to the Law School’s public interest mission.  We are seeking an individual who is interested in both technical services as well as teaching, and who can be an integral part of the Library’s team as well participate in its collegial administrative process.

Job Description:    

     The Technical Services Law Librarian oversees technical services including acquisitions and cataloging of all formats, serials control, data and statistics gathering, and manages the library budget.  In addition to the unit leadership responsibilities, the successful candidate provides reference services to the law school community and teaches in the Legal Research Program and performs related functions as may be assigned by the Director of the Law Library.  This position may include weekend and evening hours to support the day and evening programs. 

     Law librarians are tenure-track members of the Law School faculty.  They work on a 12-month contract with six weeks annual leave and research support for junior faculty. All faculty conduct research and publish scholarly work consistent with a tenure-track position and participate in the Law School's governance process.

Job & Educational Requirements:      

Qualifications:

  • J.D. or equivalent from an A.B.A. accredited law school and M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school are required.
  • Experience with OCLC, and MARC formats and knowledge of legal publishing industry preferred.
  • Experience with ALEPH or an integrated library system preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and organization skills and ability to manage complex activities and projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a team player, and strong service orientation.
  • Teaching experience in a legal research program preferred.
  • Experience in staff supervision preferred.

Compensation:

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. 

Commensurate with experience:

Law School Assistant Law Library Professor: $73,476 - $109,135

Law School Associate Law Library Professor: $85,978 - $133,467

Law School Law Library Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

 

Contact information & Application Instructions (with email or weblinks):    

     To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (16697) or Title. Select “Apply Now” and provide the requested information.

Or the following link:  http://bit.ly/2qNNiKN

CLOSING DATE 

Resumes will be accepted until June 30, 2017, with review of resumes to begin May 30, 2017. 

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY 

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 


 

Reference Assistant (Entry Level) – Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices in New York, Menlo Park, Washington DC, So Paulo, London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. For more than 165 years, the firm has advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Our firm is ranked among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice and our lawyers are ranked in the top tier of their respective fields. Our non-legal professional staff share the same commitment to excellence and client service that has long been the hallmark of our firm. 

Responsibilities:

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Coordinates outgoing interlibrary loans with private law libraries, law school / academic libraries, and other institutions for variety of legal, business, academic, trade publications
  • Obtains books, reports, articles, and other writings listed in expert witness CVs
  • Obtains cases, statutes, regulations, articles, etc. from Lexis, Westlaw, the internet, etc.
  • Generates Lexis Shepards and Westlaw Key Cite reports
  • Obtains court dockets from CourtLink and CourtExpress and processes follow-on requests for additional documents
  • Assists in conducting economic and subject area research including the compilation of economic statistics (e.g., FDI, GDP, population, law firms, etc.)
  • Maintains InterAction database “Interlibrary loan” list to facilitate the Interlibrary Loan process
  • Assists with special projects as needed
  • Coordinates with the Circulation Clerk in fulfillment of certain circulation/routing/distribution-related tasks; serves as back-up in Circulation Clerk’s absence. 

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Jackie Nunez, Human Resources Manager, at Jackie.nunez@davispolk.com

 


 

Assistant Librarian – Curtis Mallet - Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Seeking an experienced Assistant Librarian to manage Curtis Library Technical Services and provide reference, research assistance and training to attorneys and paralegals.

Responsibilities:

  • Library Technical Services responsibilities to include:
    • Processing library invoices for payment in AP, confirm receipt in library system.
    • Oversee filing and maintenance of library print collection.
    • Oversee receipt of new materials and updating of library system records.
    • Coordination of interlibrary loans services.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to attorneys and paralegals.
  • Provide Library Resources training for new attorneys and paralegals.
  • Provide quality and responsive library service.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Lexis and Westlaw and other electronic legal research resources.
  • Proficiency with all office applications including MS Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of integrated library system, Sydney Enterprise preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Ability to perform time sensitive and detail orientated research.
  • Skill at handling multiple tasks at one time and working with regular interruptions.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of law library experience

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, email resume and cover letter to jobs@curtis.com.  Please reference Assistant Librarian position in the subject field of your email.

 


 

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