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East Asian Law Librarian

Columbia University in the City of New York: University Libraries

05/06/2024
Senior Research Analyst

Vinson & Elkins

04/30/2024
Senior Resource Administrative Analyst

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

04/15/2024
Law Library Manager

United States Court of International Trade

04/12/2024

 

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East Asian Law Librarian - Columbia University in the City of New York: University Libraries

Salary Range or Pay Grade
$78,450- $88,420/yr

Description:

The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has an opening for a Librarian for East Asian Law, who will support research and teaching of the faculty and students of Columbia Law School by developing the Law Library’s Japanese, Chinese, and Korean law collections, and providing reference services to students, faculty, visitors, fee-based service members, and the local, national, and international legal community.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the successful candidate will develop Columbia’s Japanese, Chinese and Korean law collections by selecting new materials for purchase and selecting new additions from gift materials. The position will also serve as the initial contact for gifts of monographs, serials, and E-resources; and will identify which books to weed or transfer to offsite storage. Responsibilities also include training law students and others through classroom teaching, workshops, and one-on-one instruction; providing in-depth research assistance for faculty members; creating and maintaining LibGuides; and other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD or equivalent and/or MLS or equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated linguistic proficiency in verbal and written communication in English and Japanese; competence in an additional East Asian language is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current relevant library and/or scholarly communications trends and issues as they pertain to Japanese/East Asian law;
  • Advanced knowledge of collection development principles and practices
  • Extensive experience with the use of legal and non-legal research tools;
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong service and teamwork orientation; and
  • Technological competency and a willingness to learn new technology as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with using Japanese or other book vendor acquisition platforms for selection purposes.

Apply online:  https://apply.interfolio.com/144977

 


 

Senior Research Analyst - Vinson & Elkins

Location:

• Position will be open in all V&E offices.
• Job is performed remotely and occasionally within a typical office environment.

Position Overview:

As part of the Research & Knowledge Services department, the Senior Research Analyst position is responsible for providing high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, training attorneys and staff on electronic resources, evaluating the value and benefit of current and proposed resources, leading departmental initiatives, and creating, adding and organizing content on the firm’s intranet.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources.
  • Lead formal orientations of department services to new hires.
  • Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products.
  • Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
  • Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.
  • Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
  • Work with RKS Operations Manager to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
  • Assist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring compliance with license agreements.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.
  • Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Working Conditions
  • Position will be open in all V&E offices.
  • Job is performed remotely and occasionally within a typical office environment.
  • The job is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasional overtime is required.

Education:

  • Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
  • Experience
  • Seven years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
  • Special Knowledge
  • Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, VitalLaw, and Deal Point Data.
  • Attributes
  • Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Other Qualifications
  • Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and skills required of personnel so classified. The firm reserves the right to revise or modify this job description at any time

Job Reference Code (if applicable):  1629

Apply online at:  https://velaw.taleo.net/careersection/external_first_pass_us_ve/jobdetail.ftl?job=1629&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

 


 

O'Melveny & Myers LLP - Senior Resource Administrative Analyst 

Employer Statement:  

It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. That’s why O’Melveny is counsel of choice to an ever-expanding list of market leaders. Opportunity at O’Melveny means working alongside dynamic and team-oriented colleagues on evolving legal and business issues and opportunities for prominent clients around the world. It’s a place to build a rewarding career by tackling new challenges; being appreciated, included, and supported; and creating lasting connections. With approximately 800 lawyers on three continents, more than 80 practice and industry service areas, and strong cultural ties to all of our 18 locations, O’Melveny is a global law firm with a local feel. At our core, you’ll find a dedication to excellence, a drive to lead and innovate, and a deep sense of civic responsibility.At O'Melveny, we know our commitment to DE&I can be a true differentiator and a key component of our success. Creating a truly inclusive environment while providing advancement and leadership opportunities for our lawyers and business professionals is a strategic priority. It’s who we are. The diverse perspectives and experiences that our people bring to their work drive innovation and excellence. We are proud of our achievements, but DE&I is a work in progress. It always will be because our profession, our colleagues, our clients, our communities, and their issues keep changing. So must we.The firm’s DE&I strategy is RISE (Representation | Inclusion | Social Justice | Equity) and we expect every member of our firm to RISE to the challenge of making the promise of DE&I real in every aspect of our firm, including in their interactions with others and through the execution of their role.So, tell us. What do you want to achieve?

Visit us at www.omm.com/our-firm/our-dna; read our Insights 2024 report; explore our firm at-a-glance; and find us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.O’Melveny is currently seeking for a Senior Resource Administrative Analyst.

  • This position is responsible for overall administration and integration of Knowledge and Research resources in support of firm-wide attorneys, research analysts and business professionals.
  • This includes execution and maintenance of policies and procedures for collection management and oversight of the procurement, processing and maintenance of research tools and materials, along with workflow management for the Knowledge Services team.
  • The salary range in NYC for this role is $85,000 - $105,000 and represents the firm’s good faith minimum and maximum range for this role at the time of posting.
Job Description: 
  • Works with the Sr Knowledge Services Manager to develop consistent, firm-wide policies and procedures for resource management.Manages and oversees the lifecycle of resources, including the tracking of renewals and contracts, while ensuring the integrity and quality of data across all tracking systems.
  • Curates and manages a comprehensive repository of up-to-date information resources and enhances searchability to ensure quick and efficient access.
  • Assists with identifying and implementing relevant technology, including discoverability, data delivery/integration and workflow solutions.
  • Oversees consistent onboarding and credential management practices and procedures.
  • Provides administration and support for KRS systems, including the integrated library system (Sydney) and request management system (Quest).
  • Coordinates integration of internal and external data and resources into KRS systems, using APIs or other methods.
  • Provides user support and troubleshooting for resources.Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is preferred.
  • Four years of progressive law library experience is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of database and systems management principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of accounting functions.
  • Proficiency with Excel spreadsheets.
  • Superior organizational skills, including the ability to maintain detailed records and in-depth reports.
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated and able to make independent judgment calls.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with all levels of attorneys and business professionals.
  • Strong customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints, manage multiple projects and re-prioritize work as needed, without supervision.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions.Ability to work additional hours, if needed.

For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please

 


 

United States Court of International Trade - Law Library Manager

One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0001
www.cit.uscourts.gov
Job Announcement: 24-04
Opening Date: April 4, 2024

JOB TITLE: Law Library Manager

SALARY RANGE: $135,067 - $191,000 (CL 31)
Starting salary commensurate with qualifications, salary, and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
First consideration given to applications received by April 25, 2024.

POSITION OVERVIEW

 The Law Library Manager performs professional and managerial work related to administration, operational management, and a full range of research services, within the library. The incumbent provides managerial services for the purpose of ensuring comprehensive access to legal research and resources for judges, judicial staff, and to the Clerk’s Office. The Law Library Manager provides confidential services, which may contribute to the formulation of court opinions and decisions. The incumbent ensures compliance with internal controls, government requirements, regulations, and policies within the library system. The incumbent also provides substantive legal research, analysis, advice, assistance and recommendations on court-related legal issues and legislative initiatives. The Law Library Manager will develop, coordinate, and provide administrative, technical, and professional work-based training programs and activities related to the learning and strengthening of all Court-based activities. The position is in the library, and the incumbent has management responsibilities over the library staff

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Support the administration of the Court’s library in managing and delivering legal research and analysis onprojects assigned by the Court, committees of the Court, and by the Chief Judge. Implement library programpriorities within the Court and provide recommendations for the initiation of new services. Provide clear andthorough research, and reference and consultation services to judges and court staff. Respond to customercomplaints and concerns, taking appropriate action as necessary.
  • Lead the planning of the library’s budget, providing input to the overall budget process, and evaluating the budgetfor effectiveness. Develop spending plans for use of resources. Prepare and submit reports, accounting for fundsobligated and expended.
  • Develop library collections: evaluate, select, omit, and acquire library materials, including print and electronicinformation resources which meet the needs of the judiciary. Implement internal operating policies andprocedures which meet the goals of the library.
  • Participate as a representative on the Court’s committees for the purpose and process of long-range planning andin the formulation, implementation, or modification and amendments to the USCIT Court Rules, policies, andtrainings.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in all areas of information resources related to the court and assess theeffects of such developments.
  •  Serve as a representative of the Court in various liaison functions with nationwide library networks and otherfederal courts, federal agencies, the USCIT Bar, the public, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts,and Federal Judicial Center. Attend professional meetings, workshops, the Court's Judicial Conference, andseminars.
  •  Ensure the preparation of library publications, including newsletters and library instructional guides. Develop userfriendly information access aids such as indexes and annotated bibliographies, web pages, electronic pathfinders,and on-line tutorials. Manage both print and computer-based research resources and methods for staff whocompile legislative histories and bibliographies.
  •  Pursue a program of continuing legal education by reading slip opinions and professional journals. Administertechnical services including acquisitions, computer-assisted cataloging, classification, materials processing,serials, and binding of books. Oversee the automated indexing of the Court's opinions and"reporting/publication operations". Prepare reference manuals on jurisdiction and substantive law for distributionand use by the Judges, Clerk of the Court, and other Court personnel.
  •  Assist with recruitment, interviews, and selection of personnel.
  •  Comply with the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and Court confidentiality requirements. Demonstratesound ethics and good judgment at all times.
  •  Develop and manage the Court’s training program. Ensure training programs are well researched and thoroughlyprepared. Ensure programs provided by outside vendors are thoroughly evaluated. Coordinate and deliverprograms in a well-organized manner.
  •  Design, develop, and conduct library user training and orientation programs and draft applicable training manuals,handbooks, job aids, website content, and other materials.
  •  Schedule related trainer, facility, and funding resources for training programs and/or projects. Provide classroomtraining, one-on-one training, and presentations to Court staff, management, judges and their staff, and attorneyson Library and research topics.
  •  Maintain a training record system and assess needs for both internal and external customers by conductingsurveys, interviewing customers, and analyzing and prioritizing operational needs and skill gaps in conjunctionwith managers.
  •  Manage and coordinate upcoming Court events with various agencies and outside groups, including wellnessprograms and partners with other sections for space availability, set-up needs, building system utilization,technology requirements, and security parameters.
  •  Assist in organizing and coordinating attorney continuing legal education conferences and seminars byresearching, identifying, contacting, and communicating with possible speakers and presenters for CLE events aswell as assessing travel arrangements, venue logistics, advertising, registration, vendors, volunteers, and otheraspects of the events. Coordinate with the New York Mandatory Continuing Legal Education office to receiveaccreditation for Court programming and report attendees’ participation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution, or a Juris Doctor (JD) from a law school accredited by the ABA is required. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the concepts, principles, policies, and theories of managing a law library. Demonstrated skill in developing the interpersonal work relationships needed to lead a team of employees and the ability to exercise mature judgment. Applicants must possess strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills along with superior research and analytical skills. Must be proficient in legal research using print and digital resources. Possess solid internet and computer skills, including Word and other Office 365 programs.

BENEFITS

The Judiciary offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life
insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees’ Retirement System. For more information about the
major benefits offered to most federal employees, click here or go to: https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

OTHER INFORMATION

  •  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship.
  •  Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense.
  •  The selectee is subject to a background check and/or investigation. The selectee to a high-sensitive position issubject to an updated background investigation every five years. Employment will be considered provisionalpending successful completion of a background check and/or investigation and favorable employment suitabilitydetermination.
  •  Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll direct deposit.
  •  Federal court employees are appointed under the excepted service.
  •  Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees which is available for applicantsto review on the US Courts website.
  •  The federal courts are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Consideration will only be given to those that apply through the Court’s online application system by clicking hereor at: https://ww2.cit.uscourts.gov:8443/recruitment/
  •  Upload a cover letter detailing relevant experience and how you satisfy the qualifications for the position, resume,two references, and writing sample. Attachments must be in PDF format (unless otherwise specified) and not bepassword protected. Files are limited to a size of 5 MB.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. All application information is subject to verification. The Court reserves the right to modify, withdraw, or fill the vacancy announcement at any time, any of which actions may occur without prior written or other notice

UNITED STATES COURT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER