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Job Title Library Date Posted
Electronic Resources Assistant Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 10/22/2018
Head of Research and Education U.S. Court of Appeals 10/18/2018
Research & Knowledge Services Tax Analyst Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 10/18/2018
Library Technical Services Assistant Mayer Brown, LLP 10/16/2018 
Research Analyst Morrison & Foerster LLP (Any U.S. Office location) 10/12/2018
Librarian Relations Consultant - Law Firms  LEXIS NEXIS - N.Y.  10/09/2018

  

Electronic Resources Assistant - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an AMLaw international law firm with over 700 attorneys, is one of the leading law firms in the country.  Debevoise is committed to hiring dedicated and talented individuals as members of our administrative community. Our goal of providing outstanding service to our lawyers and clients is achieved by promoting an atmosphere that is both collaborative and professional. The Firm is seeking a full-time Electronic Resources Assistant.  The ideal candidate must have excellent analytical and technical skills to work in the Knowledge Management Services Department.  This position reports to the Electronic Resources Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  •  Handle all attorney and staff requests for electronic resource materials.
  • Contact outside libraries for inter-library loans while also maintaining Polonius, the library's specialized inter-library loan SharePoint list.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the main and satellite libraries and help with physical maintenance of the library's print collection.
  • Responsible for completing all document retrievals requests including: retrieving articles, cases, and performing negative news searches for conflicts.
  • Answer directional and quick reference questions.
  • Coordinate filing of library materials including those shelved in satellite libraries.
  • Assists in office searches for missing library materials.
  • Work on circulation related projects such as tagging books or weeding the collection as needed.
  • Process all physical materials from mail check-in to shelving.
  • Use the integrated library system to process requests for materials (check-outs), returns (check-ins), and coordinate deliveries of reference requests.
  • Manages all password requests for Computer-Assisted Legal research services.
  •  Assists all KMS Managers and Directors with special projects as needed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Electronic Resources Manager.
  • Provide general administrative assistance in support of daily departmental operations.
  • Manage records, including leave reports, time reports, and other personnel reports.
  • Maintain all departmental metrics, create statistical reports, and update department intranet pages.
  • Assist The KMS Director and Managers in the preparation of presentations.
  • Maintain staff, training and departmental calendars.
  • Create and maintain department forms and rosters.
  • Schedule travel, makes travel arrangements, and process travel reimbursements, including expenses and vouchers.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferable
  • MLS candidate is desirable but not required.
  • Excellent customer service, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably EOS.Web. Prefer experience in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Ability to multitask and an interest in Libraries and Knowledge Management.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as copy machines, multi-line telephones, and fax machines. 
  • Strong computer skills working with standard programs including Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat. 

 Apply here:  https://www.debevoise.com/careers/administrative-and-legal-support-staff

 


 

U.S. Court of Appeals - Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, Headquarters Library, New York, NY -  Head of Research and Education

Employer Statement:  

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit seeks an innovative and technology-oriented leader to serve as the Circuit’s Head of Research and Education.

ABOUT THE SECOND CIRCUIT LIBRARY: The Second Circuit Library provides research services to over 200 circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges; and over 2,000 court staff. The Library currently employs 25 staff members circuit-wide and maintains six staffed branch libraries in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. The Head of Research and Education will be stationed at the Circuit’s Headquarters Library located in the historic Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse.

For more information about the Second Circuit, please visit http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov.~

Job Description:  

The Head of Research and Education (HRE) coordinates circuit-wide research, training, and educational services; and oversees day-to-day operations and supervises staff at the Circuit’s Headquarters Library. The HRE develops, manages, and expands library services, websites, newsletters, and other learning and development materials; designs and delivers programs pertaining to research and civics education; oversees collection development and migration to electronic resources; works with print and digital media vendors; establishes networks with neighboring law libraries; and coordinates special projects pertaining to new media, court history, and civics outreach and education. The HRE will report to the Deputy Circuit Librarian.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Provide senior-level research expertise and distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  •  Ensure research services are effectively promoted; develop strategies to increase knowledge flow and accessibility of information.
  •  Apply deep professional knowledge to achieve high quality research services and to ensure department is operating at full potential. • Develop training and education materials.
  •  Supervise and teach research instructional programs.
  •  Develop and provide guidance for collection development and maintenance.
  •  Other duties and projects as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school is preferred.
  •  Minimum of five years of professional law library experience, including three years of supervisory responsibilities.
  •  Expert legal research skills utilizing print, Westlaw, Lexis, and other digital resources.
  •  Demonstrated teaching ability.
  •  Demonstrated project management skills.
  •  Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  •  Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.
  •  Comprehensive understanding of library operations and management concepts, including experience with OCLC, SirsiDynix, or a similar integrated library system.
  •  Experience in emerging technologies, web site development and electronic publishing a plus.
  •  Travel is required.

Job Reference Code:  FY19-01

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary history by email as a single PDF attachment to [email protected] or by mail to: Mr. Adam Coffey Director of Human Resources Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse 40 Foley Square, Room 1400 New York, NY 10007 Reference No. FY 19-01 Candidates selected for an interview will be notified and must travel at their own expense.

 


 

SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM LLP

TITLE: Research & Knowledge Services Tax Analyst

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Research and Knowledge Tax Analyst to be responsible for researching and providing information, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and staff Firm-wide. Analyze tax and other legal resources and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinate current awareness and news alerts. Work with the Sr. Global Tax Group Research & Knowledge Manager to maintain practice area pages and websites.

  • Supports Research and Knowledge Management initiatives for tax and other Firm attorneys and staff Firm-wide, using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Monitors and utilizes creative digital methods to inform attorneys of recent developments and current awareness related to tax and legal information.
  • Assists with frequent federal and state legislative history research.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Provides attorneys with access and training to the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Works independently and with the Sr. Global Tax Group Research & Knowledge Manager, and/or the Knowledge Strategy team, to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases relevant to practices served by Tax Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of Knowledge Management initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests and other work.
  • Coordinates the scanning and conversion of hard copy and the uploading of that digital information to pages on the Firm's intranet.
  • Monitors email while out of the office and assists the Manager when necessary if there are urgent requests during off hours.
  • Engages in cross-training efforts in order to be of assistance to other department managers when needed.
  • Seeks out networking venues in order to share experience with like-minded information professionals.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absence.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • High degree of technical skill including various software, HTML, and other web technologies
  • Thorough competency with relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new applications
  • Ability to use computer-based research tools: Westlaw, Checkpoint, Bloomberg Tax, Tax Notes, Lexis Advance Tax, and IBFD
  • Ability to troubleshoot networking issues
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Keep abreast of daily financial and tax news globally, nationally, and locally
  • Strong understanding of knowledge management principles, technology and best practices
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills
  • 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 meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Ability to delegate work effectively
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor
  • Prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or a Bachelor's Degree and equivalent experience (minimum of five years)
  • Minimum of three years of experience conducting research in a legal / law firm environment
  • Experience or educational background in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

TO APPLY: Please visit our careers page at https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/research-and-knowledge-services-tax-analyst-101618

 


 

 

Library Technical Services Assistant - Mayer Brown, LLP

Employer Statement:  

Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 24 key business centers across the Americas, Asia and Europe. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential. If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Legal Information Center, in New York, as an Library Technical Services Assistant.~

Job Description:  

The Library Technical Services Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of technical tasks to support each function of the Legal Information Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Check in serials in Softlink Liberty4
  • Open, date, and sort library mail
  • Create and maintain serial control records and user records in Softlink Liberty4
  • Route and distribute journals and desk books to attorneys
  • Process new materials including cataloging, bar-coding, labeling, and shelving Process Library of Congress labels for book spine and affixing the labels to the spine.
  • File newsletters and re-shelving books
  • Perform general tasks such as photocopying, downloading, and scanning materials
  • Process interlibrary loans and maintain all files/reports related to loans.
  • Communicate with vendors and publishers to solve problems or follow up on orders;
  • communicate with attorneys and paralegals about their interlibrary loans.

Qualifications Specific Technical Skills:

  • Strong orientation to the use of computers and data entry, especially library records management applications for book processing.
  • Type a minimum of 35 words per minute.

Performance Traits:

  • Detail orientated and able to pay close attention to established library policies and procedures.
  • Recognize data entry problems and be proactive about resolving problems immediately.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Able to lift heavy boxes of books/library materials (about 30 lbs).
  • Able to push book carts daily.
  • Able to re-shelve books overhead.
  • Able to enter data into computer for several hours each day.
  • Minimum Years of Experience Required: 1-2 year of experience with data entry, preferably in library records management.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • Education/Training/Certifications:
  •  High School diploma required. 
  •  Some college preferred. 
  •  Experience working in a Law Firm library, preferred

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  http://www.mayerbrown.com

 


  

Research Analyst - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. The role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York, D.C., Northern Virginia)

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.

The Opportunity:

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. S/he monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  • As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  • Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  • Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  • Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

Apply URL: http://www.Click2Apply.net/jmjc7t2cqsgp78jv

 


  

Librarian Relations Consultant - Lexis Nexis - N.Y.

The Librarian Relations Consultant is responsible for driving research revenue and positively impacting use, preference and advocacy within the assigned law firm accounts by understanding and communicating librarian client needs; training librarians on new and existing LexisNexis offerings; and generating leads for new products and content. 

Accountabilities:

  •  Develops relationships with librarians in the assigned law firm territory to meet or exceed all goals.
  •  Uncovers and monitors the needs of the librarian marketplace through direct customer conversations, attending professional association meetings and reviewing librarian listservs and literature.  Communicates the findings from these experiences to LN management and product planners in order to help the company address, meet and exceed customer needs and concerns.
  •  Creates account plans to prioritize sales activities within the assigned territory.  Account plans are designed in conjunction with the sales teams to ensure alignment with overall plans and are continually updated to meet the changing needs of the business.
  •  Regularly communicates with the account sales team and other Specialists within the territory to understand account priorities, updated strategy and to share feedback.
  •  Identifies and shares leads and sales opportunities with account sales team and others as applicable to assist with advancing and closing new sales.
  •  Based on overall territory and account plans, acts as content expert to assist salesteam members in Research contract negotiations.
  •  Promotes Lexis Advance, Newsdesk,  and trains customers on other core products that are relevant for librarians. Delivers effective demonstrations and training, including articulating for the customer how the demo or training addresses their specific need(s).  Leads meetings via phone, in person and/or via WebEx.
  •  Responsible for working to resolve end-user issues related to core products.  etc.    Educates librarians about LexisNexis through public speaking activities, product demonstrations and represents LN at conferences and trade shows.
  •  Utilizes all required processes, tools, systems sales metrics and reporting tools.
  •  Identifies and understands LN solutions and associated product requirements.  Employs appropriate sales skills to ask customers probing  questions to identify and understand their needs; and addressing through product solutions.
  •  Partners with account teams to assist with business reviews.
  •  Meets or exceeds goals and key objectives. 

Qualifications:

  •   Master’s degree in information or library science preferred
  •   Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in the legal industry. Proficient user of online research services.
  •   Comprehensive knowledge of the professional law firm librarian marketplace.
  •   Excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed written, oral and presentation skills.
  •   Strong probing skills that uncover customer needs, opportunities or problems, articulate concerns to LN contacts, and achieve problem     resolution.  
  •   Strong matrix management skills, including the ability to work cooperatively within a team and across the organization to achieve group and     organizational goals.
  •   Ability to build strong enduring relationships with internal and external customers and team members.
  •   Demonstrated drive to sell/win, which includes overcoming obstacles to improve business results and performance levels to increase LN       footprint in customer organizations.
  •   Requires local or overnight business travel up to 30% per month.
  •   Ability to lift or carry laptop and collateral sales materials of approximately 25 pounds.