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Job Title Library Date Posted
Research Specialist Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 12/07/2018
Electronic Resources Coordinator Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP   12/05/2018
Firmwide Research Librarian Nixon Peabody 12/04/2018
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian New York Law School 11/30/2018
Regional Content & Research Manager (Americas) Shearman & Sterling LLP 11/07/2018

 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - Research Specialist

Employer Statement:    

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a pre-eminent AmLaw100 firm, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  You will be working in a very dynamic place and with a great team.   Competitive compensation, including paid overtime,  excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development. 

Summary:

With minimal supervision, provides legal and non-legal research and reference to attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, using a variety of print and online resources. 

Hours are 11:30 – 7:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 – 5:30 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Education and experience

  • M.S. in Library Science required.  JD a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience performing legal and/or corporate research

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • SEC research, including retrieving current and archived documents, researching precedents and particular language, comparing and researching various types of agreements
  • Corporate research, including background information on companies, individuals and transactions, as well as corporate meeting information. 
  • Litigation research  – retrieving dockets, cases and pleadings, researching complex fact patterns
  • Legislative and regulatory research
  • Non-legal research
  • Provide financial and statistical data
  • Provide data for updating firm seminar and client presentations
  • Supervise requests handled by outside agents for confidentiality and quality.
  • Monitor news, SEC filings, dockets and other sources as requested.
  • Participate in conducting orientation and training programs for paralegals and new associates
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

  • Proficiency with internet research and a majority of the following databases:  Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg terminal, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, SDC Platinum, Factset, Intelligize, Pacer, File&Serve, Courtlink, ISS Governance Analytics, Dealpoint Data, Cheetah, Hoover’s Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Accurint
  • Excellent computer skills, Windows and all MS Office  (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Acrobat.  Ability to work with all file formats and troubleshoot database problems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly pressured environment
  • Ability to multi-task and to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal  diplomatically and tactfully with a diverse clientele, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff, outside vendors and occasionally clients.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 


  

Electronic Resources Coordinator - 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 Electronic Resources Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of all aspects of electronic serials and assists the Technical Services Manager with varied tasks related to the firm’s use of electronic resources. Responsibilities include checking in and distributing electronic serials, maintaining user IDs, updating contract information, tracking and reporting usage of electronic resources, troubleshooting access problems, providing technical support for users in all offices and updating/importing electronic resources bibliographic records in the catalog.

  • Create and maintains user IDs and passwords for all electronic resources
  • Maintain all electronic resource contracts in contract management system
  • Resolve user access issues by responding directly to user inquiries and concerns, troubleshoot and perform regular maintenance
  • Liaise with the IT department and library vendors to resolve electronic resource technical issues
  • Track electronic resources usage; generate reports and provide metrics for budget planning and contract negotiations
  • Serve as a backup administrator for electronic resource management system
  • Document and maintain policies and procedures related to electronic resources
  • Manage all aspects of the Serials Module for electronic journals utilizing the integrated library system which includes: creating & updating serial control records, performing check ins, distributing & archiving electronic journals, claiming missing issues and, maintaining & updating routing lists
  • Work with outside cataloging agencies to process catalog records of online resources in a timely and accurate manner
  • Update URLs in the online catalog for electronic resources
  • Assist Library Director and Technical Services Manager with special projects
  • Support Technical Services Assistants as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job & Educational Requirements:      

Required

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in library environment
  • Demonstrated experience using an integrated library system
  • Strong computer skills, extensive experience with Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Proficiency in electronic file folder structure and file formats; ability to save, retrieve and organize documents and navigate between folders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a client focus
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing; fluency in oral and written English
  • Ability to  prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities; adapts for changing conditions and works effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivated to produce accurate, timely and complete work product
  • Possess strong analytical skills and be resourceful in problem solving

Preferred

  • Prior experience working in law or professional services library
  • Knowledge of library systems, particularly SIRSI and OCLC
  • Experience using Electronic Resource Management Systems such as Onelog and Research Monitor

Education:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science

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

Caroline Merry – HR Recruiter
[email protected]
212-455-3871

Apply here -  http://stblaw.balancetrak.com

 


 

 

Firmwide Research Librarian - Nixon Peabody

Employer Statement:  

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking. We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn. At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.~

Job Description:  

We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues. Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs.
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training.
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • Masters of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree.
  • 5+ years professional library related experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment •Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.

Contact Information & Application Instructions:  

Link to apply: https://nixonpeabody.careers.micronapps.com/job_post_details.aspx?>ac^?LWCZ4dN=1`&%401g%5d%3a%5bW7=2%3e720%60

  


  

Reference & Instructional Services Librarian - New York Law School

Position Summary: 

New York Law School, a dynamic urban law center in the heart of Tribeca, seeks a reference and instructional services librarian. The Library houses more than 500,000 volumes of books, microforms, and audio/visual materials and offers a full range of electronic subscriptions to support the needs of more than 60 full-time faculty and approximately 1,000 students in day, evening and LL. M. divisions.  Many of our academic programs are anchored within one of the school’s research centers.

Our library team works together to provide extensive reference service and research instruction to the entire law school community.  Each reference librarian:

  • Participates in our robust Faculty Liaison Program;
  • Participates in providing required legal research instruction to the first year class and teaches in our extensive Research Skills Workshop Program.  Formal teaching opportunities are available through appointment to the rank of Professor of Legal Research;
  • Develops instructional materials and related research guides for various curricular areas;
  • Promotes new information resources and emerging technologies;           
  • Serves on various library & law school committees; and, 
  • Shares weekend and some evening hours.

Education and Experience:

  • MLS (or equivalent) and JD degrees are required.
  • Legal reference experience, preferably in an academic library and solid knowledge of legal, non-legal and scholarly research sources and databases are also required.
  • Experience teaching legal research skills classes is strongly preferred.
  •  In addition to possessing excellent written and oral communications skills and a strong service orientation, the successful candidate must be able to work well with faculty, students, staff and attorneys in a variety of settings.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language and experience with foreign, comparative, and international law research and resources preferred but not required.    

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes a full range of benefits and support for professional development.

AVAILABLE: January 1, 2019

HOW TO APPLY:  

Candidates should please email a cover letter, resume, including references, and a completed job application to [email protected]. The application may be found on the NYLS web page: About the School- Employment Opportunities at NYLS at https://www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/employment/

 About New York Law School:  Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. The school is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is outlined here: https://www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/diversity-and-inclusion/.  For more on NYLS’s Strategic Plan, please visit: https://www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/nyls-strategy/.  

 


 

Regional Content & Research Manager (Americas) - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Employer Statement:  

Shearman & Sterling has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 140 years. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers and 750 business services team members in 20 offices around the world. They come from over 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages. Lawyers practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA, Saudi law, Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law. The firm is committed to providing high quality; insightful legal services that help clients anticipate and address business opportunities and challenges, resulting in groundbreaking legal work across various practice areas and all major regions of the world. It has a long history of advising on some of the world's most notable cases and transactions. Business services team members are integral to the success of the firm and its leaders work closely with partners who lead the firm, business units, practices and regions. The firm is an equal opportunity employer. Our policies and procedures are designed to promote and maintain equal opportunities for employees without regard to race or color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender or gender identity/expression, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, medical condition, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Description:  

The Client Value team helps the firm improve overall profit margins and increase client value through delivery of information, tools, project management, process improvement and other methods. Its goal is to increase value to the Firm's clients by providing lawyers with simple access to information, experience, and data, enabling lawyers to work more efficiently, and ensuring quality and consistency of work product. The Regional Content & Research Manager (Americas) uses their background and expertise to advance these goals. We are seeking an inspiring leader who will advance the vision of the 21st century law library as well as the strategic mission of the firm. Reporting to the Director, Global Knowledge & Research, and working in close collaboration with the entire Client Value team, the Regional Content & Research Manager (Americas) will provide vision, strategic direction, and planning that advances the research team as a vital resource for all within the firm. The position is responsible for the coordination of collection management, the development of research services, as well as the integration of new technologies and information delivery systems into the Library operations. The successful candidate will possess substantial experience in a leadership role in a law library; a proven record of outstanding service; and demonstrated capacity to represent the Client Value team internally. The position will be based in the firm’s largest office (New York City) since most of the partners and business services leadership are based there, but the role has regional responsibilities so it involves periodic travel to other offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the America’s content and research team’s activities and services include planning, developing and evaluating departmental activities and initiatives.
  • Supervise, evaluate and guide the contributions and development of the team in the Americas.
  • Monitor expenditures, review and implement collection management policies, and supervise vendor relations.
  • Maintain online storage of some Library resources, as well as physical storage of historical and other print materials.
  • Maintains accurate research and collection management data, statistics, reports, and policies.
  • As required, coordinating the library operational functions (such as serials check-in procedures, print and electronic materials processing and routing, acquisitions and loose-leaf filing), and contacting publishers for missing items.
  • As required, coordinating the library financial operations (such a processing vendor invoices, reviewing accounts, and assisting with variance reporting); contacting vendors for missing invoices or erroneous charges and reconciles discrepancies between received materials and accounts.
  • Partner with procurement for contract review and negotiations.
  • Lead and guide the team to work with business units to identify their content needs.
  • Oversee coordination of online research training.
  • Work with team to support on boarding of new attorneys and staff, departures, and/or transfers.
  • Ensure the completion of special projects on various issues as assigned.
  • Promote effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant experience.
  •  ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Prior law firm or professional services experience, preferred Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging developments/trends in law libraries.
  • Knowledge of legal sources.
  • Substantial experience in collection development of both electronic and traditional legal materials while working with appropriate tools and legal resources and publishers, as well as in implementing both the necessary supportive services to sustain and support the use of these collections, and new approaches within a rapidly changing library environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues.
  • Record of successful completion of complex projects and experience taking appropriate initiatives in pursuit of established library goals.
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both in writing and speaking. Ability to excite and motivate and influence at all levels of an organization.
  • Actively follows legal industry trends, networks with others in similar or related roles, and is knowledgeable about how other firms deal with market pressures and opportunities.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and a highly collaborative, high “EQ” work style.
  • Proactive and able to take ownership as well as act as a role model to the firm and team.
  • Prioritizes workload and handles pressure, interruptions and multiple concurrent projects.
  • Can work outside standard business hours, travel to other firm offices, and attend relevant conferences and meetings as required.
  • Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Strong understanding of legal processes and the ability to define solutions to support and improve those processes.
  • Proven capacity for creative problem-solving.
  • Proficiency with various research databases including, but not limited to, Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet.
  • Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, EXCEL and Sharepoint.
  • Proficiency with library software. Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard business hours as needed.
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and possibly on occasion internationally as needed.

Additional Information:

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Contact information: 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary history by email as a single PDF attachment to [email protected]  
Candidates selected for an interview will be notified.