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Job Title Library Date Posted
Electronic Resources Manager Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 05/22/2019
Director of Research and Information Services Abernathy MacGregor 05/22/2019
Head of Collection Services Seton Hall University (Newark, NJ) 5/08/2019
Legal & Educational Technology Specialist Brooklyn Law School Library 4/30/2019
Research Analyst Morrison & Foerster LLP 4/29/2019

 

Electronic Resources Manager - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier international law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Debevoise clients engage our lawyers for the high degree of quality, strategic focus and creativity we bring to our legal advice. Our talented administrative and legal support staff bring the same commitment to their work, ensuring the firm delivers the highest level of service and a distinctive client experience. We provide a work environment that is diverse, collaborative, respectful and collegial, and where professional growth is encouraged and nurtured.

The firm seeks an innovative and forward thinking Electronic Resources Manager for the Electronic Resources Department who is responsible for the supervision of the Electronic Resources staff, implementation of policies and procedures for all aspects of Electronic Resources, implementation of new technology solutions, and oversees the library's integrated library system, EOSi. The Electronic Resources Manager reports to the Director of Knowledge Management Services.

Integrated Library System:

  • • Develops and implements all policies and procedures relating to the firm's integrated library system, and maintains the integrity of the database
  • • Oversees original cataloging and classification of library materials in firm wide integrated library system, EOSi, coordinating with branch office libraries and outside cataloging service.
  • • Implements all additions, changes, and upgrades to the functionality of EOSi

Budget:

  • Works with the Director and Electronic Resources Analyst to produce the annual budget for all subscriptions and publications
  •  Oversees the maintenance of the library's accounting database by the Electronic Resources Analyst
  •  Negotiates with vendors for new subscriptions and renewals

New Developments:

  • Works with Library Director to plan and implement special projects related to Electronic Resources including custom developments for EOS.Web and other systems

Training:

  • Educates  attorneys and staff on use of new resources and technology including eBooks and ResearchHub, a mobile version of TRG’s Research Monitor
  •  Conducts custom, one-on-one training for attorneys on an as needed basis
  •  Trains the Electronic Resources staff and library staff in other offices in use of all library systems and procedures

Troubleshooting:

  • Works with Information Services Dept. and vendors to troubleshoot technical issues related to the integrated library system and online subscriptions

Collection Development:

  • Coordinates with the Research Manager on collection development and generates reports for practice groups of materials relevant to their practice
  • Recommends new information sources

General:

  • Supervises electronic resources staff in their day to day responsibilities in acquisitions, distribution, circulation, and interlibrary loan functions
  • Compiles statistics and produces reports on Electronic Resources operations including acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and usage of the online catalog
  • Monitors the library's physical plant
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in library science and especially in the field of library technical services through participation in professional development activities

Job & Educational Requirements:

  •  M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program preferred
  •  Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a law firm library with progressive increase in management responsibilities
  •  Thorough knowledge of electronic and print resources employed by global law firms
  •  Experience managing an integrated library system
  •  Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  •  Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions

To apply please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Stacey Frost, HR Generalist[email protected]

 


  

Director of Research and Information Services  - Abernathy MacGregor 

Employer Statement:  

Abernathy MacGregor (abmac.com) is a leading strategic financial communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.  We provide strategic communications counsel and services to companies large and small, public and private, typically in times of transition. Since 1984 we have brought to every engagement superior, customized communications planning, 24/7 hands-on implementation, and an intensely collaborative and high-energy commitment to our clients.  Abernathy MacGregor is a founding member of AMO (amo-global.com), the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies.  We serve our clients in six areas: corporate and financial communications; investor relations and shareholder activism; transaction communications; crisis management; initial public offerings; and corporate restructurings and bankruptcy. We are consistently ranked as a leader within these disciplines. Abernathy MacGregor is based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. We were founded in 1984, and are today part of Havas Worldwide, a global advertising and communications services group.

Job Description:  

Abernathy MacGregor, a leading strategic financial communications firm, is seeking a Director of Research and Information Services to join its dynamic team of professionals. In this role, based in New York, you will manage and work closely with the Senior Researcher, and have the opportunity to lead and expand Abernathy MacGregor’s Research and Information Services department through additional in-house personnel and, as appropriate, outside resources.  Additionally, you will support existing client and internal research needs, as well as participate in proactive initiatives in line with the firm’s growth trajectory.  We are seeking a professional who has the requisite research skills and experience, possesses a keen interest in making sure our firm continues to utilize the very best research tools and databases, is a leader who interacts well with other professionals, and has a demonstrated ability working in a fast-paced, client-centric professional services firm.  The position will report to the Managing Director, Head of Operations.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

Requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree; experience can be substituted for advanced degree.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience at a professional services firm, preferably a strategic financial communications firm, but experience at a public relations, investor relations, investment banking or law firm also will be considered, as will experience in a corporate setting conducting secondary research.
  • Comfortable managing competing priorities and working in a fast-paced, client-centric environment that requires timely responses to requests both within and outside of normal work hours.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. A strong understanding of our industry is desirable.
  • Interpersonal and managerial skills to manage, expand and develop a team of Research and Information Services professionals; oversee the on boarding and training of non-Research and Information Services professionals at all levels throughout the firm (who will then serve as an extension of the department).
  • Ability to manage all vendor contractual relationships effectively.
  • Exercise sound judgment on a consistent basis to ensure Abernathy MacGregor’s research tools, databases, and professional skills remain at the forefront of our industry.
  • Savvy research skills and creative approach to identifying information resources.
  • Deep level of expertise with Factiva; experience with a variety of research tools and databases, including Activist Insight, Bloomberg, social media monitoring/analytics (e.g., Crimson Hexagon), FactSet, Nasdaq IR Insight, and SharkRepellent, is highly desirable. Responsibilities:
  • Research - Conduct research ranging from quick-turnaround requests to in-depth projects, with 24/7 availability, including: Inbound requests related to existing client work and initiatives to secure new clients and/or expand existing client relationships.  Proactive initiatives identified in consultation with client account, business development and marketing team leads.  Monitor for and keep the firm apprised of industry trends and developments related to Abernathy MacGregor’s practice areas, as well as Abernathy MacGregor and direct peer/competitor-specific news and developments.  Ongoing evaluation of new and existing research tools to ensure client/staff needs are met.  Manage account staff research projects to identify appropriate information sources, devise search strategies and offer quality control. Supervise Senior Researcher and, as appropriate, recruit and develop additional professionals to grow department in line with firm’s overall growth and strategic goals.
  • Training - Work with the Senior Researcher and Abernathy MacGregor’s human resources and talent development staff to onboard and train junior account staff on use of research tools and databases – help develop junior account staff’s research skills so that they serve as extended Research and Information Services team members.  Manage initiatives to keep professionals at all levels throughout the firm apprised and proficient on research tools and databases; at a minimum, help maintain an awareness and basic understanding of research tools and databases available to and utilized at the firm.
  • Administration - Lead and expand Research and Information Services department through both additional in-house personnel and, as appropriate, outside resources.  Manage department’s annual budget.  Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.  Experience with SharePoint is helpful.  Maintain all research vendor relationships and negotiate contracts.  Provide centralized subscription management services – oversee standard renewals, handle multi-user license agreements and manage user passwords.  Assist Finance with preparation of monthly database activity reports for client billing.  Work with Director of Marketing to facilitate M&A (corporate and private equity) league table submissions and fulfillment of related ad hoc requests.  Integrate Research and Information Services function into client-focused practice areas, marketing, and business development initiatives, and overall leadership of the firm.
Benefits:
  • Highly competitive compensation package, including robust health and dental benefits and opportunity to participate in semiannual discretionary bonus pool.
  • Opportunity to join a dynamic team.
  • Midtown Manhattan office with opportunity for travel to and work in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston office locations.   In compliance with Federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Mary Ann Hernandez, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

 


 

Head of Collection Services - Seton Hall University

Location:  Newark, NJ

Employer Statement:  

Exciting changes are happening at Seton Hall University School of Law, and the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library seeks a Head of Collection Services to join our growing team.

Job Description:  

The Head of Collection Services manages and performs duties related to collection services operations (acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, government documents, and serials). The position is responsible for the supervision and training of staff assigned to work in this area.

Duties and Responsibilities: -

  • Manage and participate in library acquisitions process for materials in all formats; assist with digital resource licensing negotiations; monitor expenditures and fund allocation and advise director on purchasing decisions
  • Manage and perform original and copy cataloging; obtain, manage, and update cataloging records from multiple vendors; provide authority control of headings and the proper testing of links in bibliographic records
  • Oversee library collection maintenance, including evaluating collection for growth, deaccession, and organization-
  • Participate in collection development decisions
  • Manage, train, and supervise staff in collection services processes including all aspects of the acquisitions process; invoice payment and reconciliation; and the integration of acquisitions with cataloging workflow
  • Provide legal reference and research support to law library patrons
  • Provide reports, statistics, and data analysis with recommendations as required
  • Participate in formal and informal educational sessions, including workshops and classes, as needed
  • Participate in professional organizations and engage in service and scholarly activities at the local, regional, and/or national level
  • Participate in law school committees and collaborate with colleagues in other departments on programs and policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • JD from an ABA-accredited institution (or equivalent law degree) (JD requirement may be waived with significant demonstrated experience, preferably in an academic law library)
  • 3-5 years of progressive technical services experience in a law library, including cataloging, using integrated library systems, and acquisition processes and procedures in all formats
  • Experience cataloging with AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, Kbart, and OCLC-
  • Experience with budgeting and expense management
  • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and experience
  • Comfort and aptitude with technology, including the ability to mentor and train others in same
  • Ability to perform basic legal reference and familiarity with Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage complex workload
  • Experience providing legal reference services
  • Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies
  • 1+ year experience with OCLC WMS

Job Reference Code: 493791

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  

Submit a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references via the jobs.shu.edu website: http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/493791/head-of-collection-services. Questions can be directed to Deborah Schander, Law Library Director ([email protected]).

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

 


  

Legal & Educational Technology Specialist - Brooklyn Law School Library

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, user-focused individual to serve as a Legal & Educational Technology Specialist.  Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, leading-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service, business, and private practice, nationwide and across the globe. It is an independent institution, unaffiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn.

Position Summary

The Legal & Educational Technology Specialist will join a library staff of ten librarians and ten paraprofessionals.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising the staff (2 full-time Computer Technicians & 8 part-time computer assistants) and operations of the Library’s Student Computing Network
  • Developing and teaching a course on Law Practice Technology
  • Assisting faculty with integrating technology into their teaching and scholarship
  • Assisting librarians with the use of technology in teaching and reference service
  • Maintaining current knowledge and recommending implementation of educational and law practice technology and recommend implementation of new technology for legal education and practice

Qualifications

Required:

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or equivalent foreign institution
  • M.L.S. or a degree or significant experience in a computer science-related field
  • Strong service orientation
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting information resources and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated  ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups within an academic community

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching or training people to use legal research or legal technology tools
  • Experience working in a law library or law-related IT setting

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and a salary commensurate with experience. 

About Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School is a private, independent law school located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, New York.  Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School enrolls approximately 1100  students.

Brooklyn Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Applications should be sent to: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Professor of Law, [email protected].  

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and experience
  • A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
  • The names and contact information for three professional references

The position is available immediately; applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by May 21, 2019.  

 

Research Analyst - Morrison & Foerster LLP

ID: 6957
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible

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. (Boston or Palo Alto a plus)

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. 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.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  4. Strong Corporate practice research experience preeferred.
  5. Palo Alto office strongly preferred.

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(http://www.mofo.com/), and what we do(http://www.mofo.com/practices).

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.

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