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Touro University – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

 Reference Law Librarian 06/29/2022 
Seton Hall University Deputy Director 06/16/2022
Fordham University Law Library Collection Management Librarian 06/16/2022
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Research & Knowledge Analyst 06/16/2022

 

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Reference Law Librarian - Touro University - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Touro University – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY

Overview

The Reference Librarian will provide reference and research services to students faculty staff alumni and members of the broader legal community.

Responsibilities

  • Provide reference service and research support
  • Participate in activities involving conducting research for writing, editing, and publishing bibliographic guides
  • Work the reference desk as assigned by the Head of Public Services
  • Participate with the reference team in research training for law students
  • Contribute to law library scholarship
  • Participate in regional and national professional organizations
  • Train faculty and adjuncts in new technologies and course management tools
  • Teach semester-long, one credit legal research courses as assigned
  • Guest lecture in law school classes as assigned
  • Serve the clinical classes as assigned by the Head of Public Services
  • Train research assistants
  • Edit and post documents to the Law Center’s electronic archive for scholarship and electronic websites that contain faculty writings
  • Maintain and contribute to the library web pages, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to publicize library activities
  • Coordinate access to the library’s subscription databases
  • Create online legal research tutorials with the appropriate technologies as assigned by the Head of Public Services and the Library Director
  • Keep current with evolving technologies
  • Assist in Technical Services & perform general circulation duities as needed
  • Additional library wide projects as assigned

Qualifications

Degrees

  • Juris Doctor (J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school)
  • Master of Library Science (M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ABA accredited institution)

Will consider applicants who have one degree and who are working towards their second degree

Experience

  • Law Library experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
  • A professional demeanor, organizational abilities, computer skills, and good communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to read Hebrew is a plus but not required

Travel/ Schedule

  • Minimal travel to conferences
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Sundays.

Physical Demands

  • Light lifting and carrying may be required to stack management tasks such as shifting, weeding, and shelving print resources

Interested applicants should apply at: https://tcnycareers-touro.icims.com/jobs/8571/reference-law-librarian/job



 

Deputy Director - Seton Hall University - Rodino Center 

The Deputy Director is a senior librarian responsible for managing planning, personnel, and resource allocation within the Law Library. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director of the Rodino Center and assists in the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the Seton Hall Law Library. The position works closely with the Director in providing leadership in strategic planning, administration, assessment, communication, and outreach; coordinates the activities and personnel in the law library; and assumes overall responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Director. The Deputy Director supervises the majority of the library’s departments, including those providing public service, research, instruction, cataloging and acquisition functions. To ensure that the library achieves its mission of fully supporting the research and educational endeavors of the students and faculty of Seton Hall Law, the Deputy Director maintains close working relationships with senior administrators across campuses and other libraries in order to advance the related goals, objectives, and policies of the Law School and University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management.
  • Ensures smooth day-to-day law library operations.
  • Provides support to and oversight of those providing reference, research, cataloging and acquisition functions.

This includes:

  • Assessing resources, their use, and their allocations in regard to current and future issues involving instruction, collections, services, and patrons.
  • Creating, reporting, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative measurements of library operations and activities to improve library performance and effectiveness.
  • Coordinating interdepartmental activities and tracking progress toward achieving established or developing goals.
  • Assessing skills and weaknesses of personnel, in order to establish development plans for direct reports and development activities for the entire library.
  • Collaborating with law school and library units in undertaking intercampus projects or resolving complex problems.
  • Coordinating the library’s outreach and alumni support programs.
  • Working with University, local, or national libraries on broad collaborative initiatives.
  • Planning, leading, and implementing library-wide projects to accomplish planned goals and objectives.
  • Research and Instruction.
  • Manages the delivery of all formal and informal research instruction.

This includes:

  • Coordinating research presentations in AWR courses with teaching librarians and interested faculty.
  • Balancing teaching needs with staff availability to provide a robust offering of elective research skills courses.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating research course objectives and content to ensure instruction evolves with professional standards and expectations.
  • Coordinating the library’s involvement in required courses with appropriate Program Directors, including Lawyering and Appellate Advocacy.
  • Teaching full semester elective research courses as needed.
  • Providing support to faculty and students engaged in substantive research projects to facilitate access to, and training on, specialized legal information resources.
  • Human Resources.
  • With the law library director, sets library personnel policies within the context of University, local, and federal regulations.

This includes:

  • Ensuring consistent library-wide application of personnel policies and procedures for librarians, staff, and student employees.
  • Ensuring that personnel practices comply with applicable regulations.
  • Establishing programs and processes to promote effective recruitment, selection, orientation, retention, performance management, professional development and training for library regular and academic staff.
  • Coordinating with Human Resources, Financial Affairs, General Counsel, and Law School Administration, where needed, to implement recommendations related to personnel management
  • Allocating personnel resources effectively, consulting with managers to ensure that positions are described consistently and accurately.
  • Reviewing and updating job descriptions, and providing training where necessary for the job
  • Acts as an advisor to staff or managers on employee relations issues, and serves as the initial library contact for dealing with complex human resources issues (e.g., potential disciplinary matter).
  • Oversees publication and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures, and documents and maintains the administrative wiki on the library’s intranet.
  • Facilities – In consultation with the director, coordinates library space use, planning, renovation, and construction.
  • Serves as a library liaison to facilities manager for regular maintenance and project managers for campus capital and operational projects.
  • Develops and implements policies for library facilities.
  • Professional Activities - Participates as a member of Law School faculty, including service on assigned committees. This librarian also participates in the activities of professional associations (both library and law-related).Required

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree-Library & Information Science
  • Juris Doctor J.D. from accredited law school, or equivalent;
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies; knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services
  • Salary Grade: FA01 - Exempt
  • Physical Demands: General
  • Office Environment

Apply Link: https://apptrkr.com/3147908

Special Instructions to Applicants: Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

 


 

Fordham University Law Library - Collection Management Librarian

Position Summary:

The Collection Management Librarian leads efforts to identify, select, and provide access to electronic information sources as well as managing print serials and continuations and supervising support staff. This position also includes some reference responsibilities including library liaison assignments and reference desk coverage.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates the selection, acquisition, de-selection, and other aspects of collection development for the library, including co-chairing bi-weekly Acquisitions committee meetings.
  • Works with the Deputy Director, faculty, law school centers and institutes, and library staff to develop, expand, and enhance the library’s collection.
  • Leads interdepartmental library efforts to identify, select, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaboration with the University libraries and consortia.
  • Manages library online resources including setting up database trials, negotiating purchasing & licensing agreements, managing license compliance issue, and evaluating usage statistics.
  • Manages all aspects of serials and continuations activities, including the supervision of three full-time support staff.
  • Administers the serials and electronic resources module of the integrated library system.
  • Develops, maintains, and oversees vendor relations
  • Helps to develop and coordinate policies and procedures for the Technical Services department.
  • Provides reference assistance to law students, faculty, and administrators at the reference desk.
  • Serves as a library liaison to a limited number of law school faculty.
  • Teaches introductory legal research in a required first-year research course and may participate in teaching advanced legal research courses.
  • Develops an interest and proficiency in new and emerging law and library technologies.
  • Serves as the federal depository program designated contact.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Ability to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  • Additional Functions

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A, accredited library school.
  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree.
  • 1 year experience in an academic/law library is preferred; will train as necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and organization skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with OCLC and MARC formats and knowledge of legal publishing industry.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. systems and Serials Solutions.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with OCLC and MARC formats and knowledge of legal publishing industry.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. systems and Serials Solutions.

To apply, visit https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3036

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


 


  

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Research & Knowledge Analyst

Employer Statement:  

Skadden is looking for a Research & Knowledge Analyst. This is a full-time position and the hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday - Friday. The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. This position analyzes legal, corporate, and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner; coordinates current awareness alerts; works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites; and assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

Job Description:  

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distils research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change. Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in New York and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • 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:

  • Proficient in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah and more.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.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 use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment.
  • Flexibility to travel.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
  • Minimum of two years' experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center

To Apply: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/new-york/research-knowledge-analyst-05132022

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

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