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Job Title Library Date Posted
Reference Librarian Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 08/07/2019
Knowledge and Digital Services Librarian Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 07/24/2019
Research Manager Holland & Knight - New York or Philadelphia 07/23/2019
Research, Instruction, and Acquisitions Librarian Albany Law School - Albany, New York 07/11/2019

 


 

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - Reference Librarian

Employer Statement:  

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a global law firm with seven offices has an opening for a Reference Librarian in its New York office. The Reference Librarian will provide expert level support to attorneys and firm staff to satisfy legal, business, and general information needs. The Reference Librarian must be adept at analyzing and synthesizing information, conducting current awareness projects, marketing research services, and implementing and promoting innovation. This position requires excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation communication skills, in addition to strong organizational skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced and a customer-focused environment.

Job Description:  

The Hughes Hubbard Reference Librarian will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Legal and business reference using print and electronic sources. Ability to compile legislative histories, subject bibliographies, and resource guides.
  • Extensive corporate research including ordering SEC documents, exhibits, and locating precedents.
  • Extensive research in a variety of databases including but not limited to: Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Westlaw Edge, Docket Navigator, BloombergLaw, Fastcase, WK Cheetah, Courtlink, PACER, PacerPro, Dialog, D&B Hoovers, Factset, Mergent Conflict, Accurint, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, OCLC Worldcat, and the Internet.
  • Familiarity with case and docket analytics tools.
  • Trademark and patent research using various intellectual property databases.
  • Extensive company research as requested Conflicts Department and Marketing department for new business intake and client development.
  • Performs interlibrary loans as needed; utilizes various document delivery services to obtain publications, articles, reports, etc. Participates in llagny listserv for interlibrary loan.
  • Identifies new electronic services, websites, and books that support the Firm’s practices. Shares new resources with Library department via various methods including intranet postings; and makes recommendations to Director.
  • Follows up on Library alert services, ongoing monitoring of cases, companies, events, or topics; and reports back to attorneys on a timely basis.
  • Informs other Reference Librarians of noteworthy library projects as they relate to the firm’s clients.
  • Conducts library tours for new attorneys and summer associates as needed.
  • Provides training and instruction on legal and information resources as needed.
  • Prepares handouts and conducts CLE programs on research topics as requested.
  • Analyzes and critiques new research products, and summarizes in a written format for library staff and attorneys as needed.
  • Identifies and selects content appropriate for the Firm’s portal.
  • Assists in communicating library news as necessary in both oral and written formats, for example, memos, notices in the Firm’s newsletter, and items posted to firm portal.
  • Assists in preparation of library publications and communications.
  • Supervises and instructs other library staff as needed for reference projects.
  • Maintains Library alert services, monitors ongoing cases, companies, events, or topics; and reports back to attorneys on a timely basis.
  • Record Keeping: Helps to support all library record keeping including but not limited to: library statistics, password lists, watch lists, routing lists, and department billing records. Able to complete firm’s daily billable time entry requirements. Helps to monitor, collect, and index materials in special collections.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.

Job & Educational Requirements:  

  • MLS or JD, Minimum five years of experience with three in a law firm setting.
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business resources in print and online.
  • Knowledgeable of Internet resources for legal and non-legal information.
  • Good interpersonal and written skills.
  • Ability to prepare memos and reports on research projects and library topics.
  • Strong computer and technology skills for using various applications such as word processing; spreadsheets; email; Internet searching; and other electronic software in order to operate in an increasingly advancing desktop and mobile environment.
  • Familiarity with creating, utilizing, and searching web based social networking resources.
  • Ability and desire to absorb new technologies and create new advanced reference services. •Strong service orientation and ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work on short and long term projects independently.
  • Flexibility to work extended hours as required.

Job Reference Code:  HHRNYOLIB20190807

Please send cover letter, resume, and references by email to:

Patricia Barbone
Director of Library Services Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza New York, NY 10004 
[email protected]

No phone calls please. We regret we will only be able to respond to those candidates that meet our criteria. Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected status. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans.

 


  

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Knowledge and Digital Services Librarian

Employer Statement:  

Kramer Levin is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris, France. The Firm has close to 325 lawyers. The Library and Knowledge Services team is small, but busy. We are seeking an experienced Knowledge and Digital Services librarian to work for us full-time in our New York City office. The Knowledge and Digital Services Librarian handles a variety of tasks concerning maintaining and improving library collection, both print and electronic, for all offices. This position also provides training in conducting legal and business reference and research. Systems handled by this position include the Information Services intranet site and the OPAC (EOS) and our content aggregators Ozmosys and Newsdesk. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as main contact for the union catalog, currently the OPAC (EOS), working with the vendor on updates, issues and troubleshooting.
  • Serve as main contact with the content aggregators, Ozmosys and Newsdesk, working with both Ozmosys and Lexis on updates, issues and troubleshooting
  • Copy catalog and original cataloguing of all Firm offices’ library materials.
  • Perform catalog data entry and generate reports.
  • Maintain serials records within the catalog for print and electronic resources.
  • Process orders for new materials.
  • Order supplies for Library department when needed.
  • Serve as technical contact for library systems with vendors and internal help desk operations.
  • Maintain deskbook distribution records and distribute both print and electronic books.
  • Mail sorting, journal check-in and routing.
  • Process invoices, coding and tracking them through the budgetary process
  • Manage the part-time filer.•Assist with reference and research.
  • Perform related tasks and participate in special projects as determined by management.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is strongly preferred, although consideration will be given to current library school matriculation.
  • Some experience in a library (preferably legal).
  • Experience using an integrated library system such as Sydney or EOS.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – intermediate/advanced level Excel.

Contact information & Application Instructions: Daniel Pelletier - Director of Knowledge and Research Services -  (212) 715-9320  [email protected]

 


  

Holland & Knight - Research Manager - New York or Philadelphia

We are a Firm where people truly believe in what they do and strive to achieve the highest standards of performance and success.

Description:

The Research Manager will join our national team. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work as part of a team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials
  • Provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Administer the firm's resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm's industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts, as well as of the legal industry and current trends
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Bloomberg, Lexis Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, S&P Capital IQ, HeinOnline, and others
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to innovation, creative thinking, and professional growth

Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school

Apply here: https://hklaw.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Holland_Knight/job/Philadelphia/Research-Manager_R2102

Holland & Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

  


  

Albany Law School - Research, Instruction, and Acquisitions Librarian 

Location: Albany, New York

Job ID: 153

The primary role of the Research, Instruction, and Acquisitions Librarian is to manage the library’s selection, acquisition, renewal, and retention of resources, and providing reference services and bibliographic instruction to the law school community.

Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluates and assesses existing collection’s ability to support curriculum and research needs.
  • Oversees acquisition of new material in support of the law school’s curriculum and research needs
  • Coordinates trials of potential resources, gathers feedback, and communicates with vendors regarding purchasing decisions.
  • Monitors and helps coordinate the library’s collections budget.
  • Maintains subject specific LibGuides (research guides) on library’s portal.  Manages and ensures access to the library’s electronic resources and troubleshoots technical problems.
  • Collaborates with Technical Services staff on orders, claims, cancellations, and matters related to circulation and stack maintenance.
  • Provides reference and research services.
  • Participates in the library’s faculty liaison program.
  • Provides bibliographic instruction to groups and classes.
  • Participates in law library management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of library management systems, electronic resource licensing and budgeting.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with others in a team environment. 
  • Strong service ethic and excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to successfully interact with constituencies within the law school at various levels of authority and responsibility, as well as members of the public.
  • Flexibility to embrace and adapt to change.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with legal materials.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with various online databases including library related systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Qualification Standards

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree required.
  • ABA accredited JD degree required.
  • Experience managing law library collections strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing legal reference services preferred.
  • Willingness to work at least two evenings each week.

For more information, please visit: http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/employment