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01/30/2017 Emerging Technologies Research Librarian, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA

The Emerging Technologies Research Librarian     https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5341

Heafey Law Library at Santa Clara University School of Law is looking to fill a vacant research librarian position. The Emerging Technologies Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to law school faculty, students, staff, and library card holders. This position places particular emphasis on technology based-services for both research and law office use, and maintains web-based content for the library while spearheading digital initiatives and services.  You can apply for the position using the link above.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Prano Amjadi (pamjadi@scu.edu)

Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Reference Support (40%)
1. Provides reference services to law school faculty, students and staff as well as attorney patrons; involves working weekend, holiday, and evening hours.
2. Assists in the creation of subject-specific research guides, pathfinders, and library user guides.
3. Serves as a Library Liaison for assigned faculty members; assisting faculty with online/electronic research, inter-library loans and other research as needed, maintains bibliographies of faculty materials.
4. Assists in the online promotion of faculty scholarship, student symposia, and student journals.
5. Conducts library tours as requested.
6. Provides individual bibliographic instruction as required.

Teaching and Instruction (20%)
1. Develop and teach a law technology course.  If interested also teach advanced legal research courses in rotation with the other research librarians.
2. Create assignments and course development.
3. Evaluate student performance and class effectiveness.
4. Market classes to law students.

Technology Based Projects (20%)
1. Develops and maintains the content, styling, and electronic services provided by the law library’s website.
2. Develops computer-based tutorials, screen casts, and presentations for classroom, and online, usage.
3. Maintains the law school’s institutional repository; including collecting archival materials, uploading student journals, faculty scholarship, events/symposia, historical materials, and other collections.
4. Develops digital initiatives and Library 2.0 projects.
5. Works extensively with student journal editors; assists in the promotion of online journals, works to increase citation rate and overall journal rankings.
6. Maintains the library’s chat and instant-messaging reference services.

Collection Management and Assessment (15%)
1. Identifies new titles for acquisition, based on assigned subject areas.
2. Collects, records, and makes data-driven decisions related to holdings and use of collections within given subject areas.
3. Collaborates with other law librarians to assess usefulness and quality of library collections.
4. Consults with staff in technical services and information services regarding collection problems.

Service and Scholarship (5%)
1. Serves on and/or chairs law school, university, and joint library committees, working groups, and task forces.
2. Participation in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
3. Works with local and national service organizations.
4. Conducts research, and produces scholarship, related to legal research; presents at conferences; publishes research and other scholarly materials.

Knowledge
1. Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in legal research.
2. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues.
3. Knowledge of information technology tools, including those used in library initiatives and law office technologies.
4. Experience providing in-person and virtual reference services.
5. Knowledge of law school curriculum and resources
6. Knowledge of core legal collections, legal databases, and legal publishers.
7. Knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet and email systems.

Skills
1. Demonstrated competency in both in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic law library.
2. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, as a team member and independently.
3. Excellent organization and time management skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills for communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies.

Abilities
1. Ability to speak in front of groups of people.
2. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Education
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school.

Years of Experience
Two years in an academic law library required. Some law firm experience preferred.


01/26/2017 Research Analyst, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, NY

# of Openings Remaining: 2
Recruiting Location
US-NY-New York
US-DC-Washington
US-IL-Chicago
US-CA-Los AngelesDepartment
Library and Research Services

Office
New York

More information about this job:

Summary:
The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

This role may be based in our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. office. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualifications:

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Apply Here: https://careers-sidley.icims.com/jobs/3706/research-analyst/job


01/25/2017 Director of Research and Library Services, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco or Los AngelesMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, is seeking a Director of Research Library Services to plan, direct and manage all aspects of library operations for the firm’s California offices. This position can be located in either Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and directs information resources such as research services, cataloging, collections, acquisitions and circulation in 5 local California offices and the Chicago office to support the Practice Groups, attorneys, administrative staff and clients.
  • Prioritize workflow of all requests and manage the entire research team (total staff of 10).
  • Coordinate reference and research using knowledge of print and online sources for all offices.
  • Establishes and adheres to department budget; seeks opportunities to improve department efficiency and reduce expenses by streamlining operations. Manages day to day administration of library resources, staff and space within budget(s).
  • Ensures implementation of firm-wide library policies.
  • Manages the monitoring and dissemination of current information pertinent to Practice areas.
  • Tracks industry developments and evaluates new services, recommending enhancements to existing services. Identifies priority needs.
  • Negotiates with vendors to guarantee best, most cost-effective library services.
  • Coordinates outsourcing.
  • Conducts user training and presents new services.
  • Proofs client charge-backs and approves incoming invoices.
  • Manages local office projects in coordination with local office management and IT.
  • Manages Firm and Practice Group projects in consultation with other Directors and Managers of Library Services and Firm Departments.
  • Markets library services.

Staff Management

  • Hires, trains and supervises professional and support library staff.
  • Establishes clear expectations; sets direction and priorities; ensures that work levels are balanced among all staff; resolves internal staff issues in a timely manner; keeps staff informed of all appropriate information; builds effective team; delegates at appropriate level.
  • Facilitates the development of staff by providing opportunities and support; provides timely feedback on work product; regularly coaches and evaluates; manages performance, and recognizes staff performance and accomplishments.
  • Coordinates continuing education for library staff

Research Duties                                                                                

  • Performs high-level research in print and electronic media and undertakes on-going professional development.

Other Duties                                                                                                 

  • May supervise other related functions within the local office, such as Central Records or Court Messengers and perform other related duties as assigned.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 This position requires:

  • a Master’s degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred),
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Travel to any of the California offices once a month as well as quarterly travel to the Chicago or Philadelphia office.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following knowledge skills and abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet, Outlook, Microsoft Word and   Knowledge of Powerpoint and Access would be a plus as would knowledge of other commercial databases such as:  D&B, CCH and OCLC.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations, write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, effectively present information, and respond to inquiries from clients and managers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Budgeting Experience
  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands

This position can be located in either Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


01/18/2017 Law Library Administrator, El Dorado County Law Library, Placerville, CA
Position: Law Library Administrator
Salary: $18.00 per hour
Benefits: Sick leave per Board policy. No other benefitsFiling Deadline: 01/27/2017DEFINITION:
This is an administrative position managing the operations of the El Dorado County Law Library as directed by the Law Library Board of Trustees (“BOT”). The Law Library is located on Main Street in Placerville, California. The Law Library also has a self-help computer terminal located at the County Library South Lake Tahoe branch.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Regular and timely attendance is an essential function to this position. Qualified applicants are persons capable of working productively and independently and who possess good interpersonal skills for effective and professional interaction with the general public, public agencies, and professional organizations. Qualified applicants are persons who can successfully perform under stressful conditions. This position requires strong analytical skills and the ability to review, interpret, develop and apply internal and statutory policies and procedures. This position requires prolonged sitting and standing, as well as walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, stooping, lifting and climbing stairs.EMPLOYMENT AT-WILL:
This is an “at-will” position. The incumbent serves at the discretion of the Law Library and employment may be terminated at any time without advance notice or cause.DUTIES:
Manage the operations of the Library as directed by the (Cal. Bus. Prof. Code § 6345), including not limited to:

  • Organizing and monitoring the use of all library resources and maintaining of the library’s contents during business hours;
  • Providing reference services to patrons, assisting patrons with use of the library’s resources (print and electronic materials) and providing information about other resources in the community;
  • Preparing all reports required by State law or at the direction of the BOT and maintaining appropriate records, including but not limited to:
    • Monthly reports to the BOT (including budget and other financial statements);
    • Annual Report to the County Board of Supervisors per Cal. Bus. & Code §6349;
    • Annual Inventory Report to the County Auditor;
    • Any annual audit reports required for insurance renewals; and
    • Any other reports necessary for the operation of the library or otherwise requested by the BOT
  • Serving as the Secretary to the BOT, including scheduling and noticing the meeting, preparing and distributing the Agenda packet pursuant to the requirements of California open meeting law, and taking and preparing the minutes. The meetings are usually held once per month after hours.
  • Maintaining the Law Library print collection as directed by the BOT and making recommendations for modifying, improving and expanding services and library materials
  • Managing and negotiating contracts for print and electronic materials, technology purchases, equipment purchases, equipment and building maintenance, and janitorial services.
  • Serving as the Filing Officer for the BOT Code of Ethics pursuant to the requirements of Cal. Gov. Code§§ 81000-91014 as interpreted by the California Fair Political Practices Commission. The administrator is also required to file an annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Supervising extra help staff and volunteers, including training, scheduling and coordination of their duties.
  • Maintaining all appropriate records, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, petty cash, pers01mel, payroll, tax reports, and fund reconciliation.
  • Monitoring monthly filing fee revenue deposit reports provided by the County Auditor, financial reporting for outside bank accounts, and processing miscellaneous revenue for deposit with the County Treasurer.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with coworkers, Trustees, patrons, professional organizations and other community partners. This includes some collaboration with local legal aid and self-help services and local bar association.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience working in a professional setting and demonstrated knowledge or capacity to knowledge of advanced legal research techniques and methodologies in both print and on-line resources. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons hired after November 6, 1968, are required to present to the BOT, at the time of appointment, original documents which show satisfactory proof of (1) identity and (2) U.S. Citizenship or a legal authorization to work in the United States. Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and proof of required levels of automobile insurance. Felony and misdemeanor convictions MAY BE disqualifying for employment in this position.

HOURS:
40 hours per week (M-F 8 to Noon, 1 to 5pm). No weekend work. Must also attend a monthly after hours Board meeting and any other meetings as directed by the Board. Periodic travel to the branch in South Lake Tahoe.

COMPENSATION:
$18.00 per hour. Sick leave accrual pursuant to CA law and the Board’s written policy. No benefits.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to the El Dorado County Law Library Board of Trustees. Email, hand deliver, or mail must be received or postmarked no than 1/27/17 at the following addresses:

Emailedlawlibrary@gmail.com

Hand delivery or Mail –
El Dorado County Law Library
550 Main Street, Suite A
Placerville, CA 95667

Please do not direct any phone calls to the Law Library regarding your application. Questions may be submitted via email at the address above but a response cannot be guaranteed.

Applicants with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodations will be made for applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law.

The El Dorado County Law Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Law Library is a Drug Free Workplace.


01/17/2017 Research Manager, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles
# of Openings Remaining :  1
Recruiting Location:  US-CA-Los Angeles
Department: Library and Research Services
Office: Los AngelesMore information about this job:Summary:
The Research Manager mentors Research Team members, by assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics, and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects.Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day to day management of local Research Team; assigning of requests; consulting on more complex requests; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Ensure standards and best practices are understood and implemented by Research Team to provide consistent, high-level research results and analysis to the firm’s attorneys, staff and clients.
  • Provide extensive legal, business, other specialized and general research and analysis assistance to patrons when needed.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports.
  • Serve as practice, subject and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support a Practice Area Team (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; conduct library orientations for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions for attorneys, firm staff and internal department staff
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Prepare and coordinate creation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects and any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university.
  • Minimum 5 year experience in a law library, concentrating on research and reference services or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience as a practicing attorney.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Apply Here: link


01/06/2017 Supervising Librarian I, California Department of Justice, San Francisco, CA

**NOTE**
You do not need to be on the State Librarian Exam list to apply for this position, all qualified librarians are encouraged to  apply.Click here for a link to the official job announcement.Department of Justice
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING
JC-47823 – SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN I
Final Filing Date: 1/31/2017Equal Opportunity EmployerThe State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.Position Details
Job Control #:    JC-47823
Position #(s):     420-043-2944-006
Classification:   SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN I
$4,295.00 – $6,454.00
# of Positions:   1
Work Location: San Francisco County
Job Type:             12 Month Limited Term – Full Time
Work Shift:         8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Work Week:      Monday – Friday
Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Administrative Support, Legal Support Operations- Law Library, San Francisco.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Principal Librarian, the Supervising Librarian I may perform the following duties; provide reference and research assistance to legal staff statewide using both traditional book research and computer assisted legal research; assist with the compilation of legislative histories; assist with collection development and responsible for stack maintenance including weeding of obsolete materials; process Interlibrary loan requests; assist with library orientation for new legal staff and coordinate and/or provide Lexis and Westlaw training; utilizing InMagic databases/TextWorks for research and locating materials; supervise a librarian and a technical library assistant; assist Principal Librarian with special projects.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-47823) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Application. LEAP eligibility should not be disclosed.

Application Instructions

Final Filing Date: 1/31/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Lety Perez
Division of Administrative Support
1300 I Street, Suite 820
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications – The Statement is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify you for the position.  The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more then two pages in length.
  • Resume is required and must be included.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Minimum educational requirements are graduation from a college or university and completion of a graduate degree from an accredited library school; good computer skills and knowledge of library and non-library computer programs, including word processing, data base management, online bibliographic systems and online legal research (Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint and the Internet); experience in a law library, special library or familiarity with legal materials; ability to work cooperatively and tactfully with staff; demonstrated initiative and willingness to assume increased responsibility; ability to write and communicate effectively; use of tact and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues; ability to handle a variety of projects simultaneously; ability to prioritize work; excellent organizational skills; demonstrate good attendance and punctuality.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Lety Perez
    (916) 322-9242
    lety.perez@doj.ca.gov
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 324-5482
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov

  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

ADDITIONAL JOB RELATED INFORMATION

  • This is a 12-month limited term position, but it may be extended to a maximum of 24 months and/or become a permanent position based upon operational needs.

12/29/2016 Part-Time Saturday Reference Assistant, SF Law Library, San Francisco, CA

Job Announcement – Open January 1, 2017 until Filled
Part Time Saturday Reference AssistantLaw Librarians wanted to work Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm in a public law library www.sflawlibrary.org.  Strong commitment to public service, ability to work with a diverse patron population, and extensive knowledge of California and federal law and resources in all formats, Westlaw, Lexis and other legal databases necessary.Duties – Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  1. Provide information and circulation assistance to patrons; interpret and explain library policies and procedures.
  1. Provide reference assistance to patrons in the library, over the phone, or by e-mail; refer patrons to reference resources appropriate for their needs; provide information about alternate resources and instruction in their use.
  1. Provide assistance and instruct patrons on the use of the catalog and online resources, including online databases, the internet, and the library web page.
  1. Help create and develop library tools and resources as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate, a Masters Degree in Library Science, or a meaningful combination of legal/law library experience and education to meet the level of competency, skills and knowledge required by the library
  • Extensive knowledge of California and Federal legal materials in all formats
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse community of users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make productive use of work time
  • Availability to work Saturdays, 10:00AM-4:00PM

Compensation – Hourly pay; sick leave benefits pursuant to the SF Sick Leave Ordinance.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter with specific experience/qualifications, schedule availability, and resume to sflawlibrary@sfgov.org

  • No phone calls, please.

12/19/2016 Cataloging Librarian, LA Law Library, Los Angeles CA

TITLE: Cataloging Librarian
COMPANY: LA Law Library
FULL/PART TIME: Full Time
SCHEDULE: 8AM – 4:45PM, Monday-Friday
SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY
LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information.   In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves a gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation.
Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

POSITION INFORMATION
The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials across the library. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining a current catalog of the Library’s world class collection in order to describe the Library’s holdings and provide accurate access for users. Working collaboratively, this full time librarian position will perform original and copy cataloging, oversee maintenance of records for electronic/print materials, and ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains current and accurate catalog of the Library’s collection

  • Catalogs library materials, original and copy, including description, classification, subject analysis and authority work demonstrating thorough understanding of Cataloging policies and procedures in order to exercise independent judgments in decisions.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources – ensuring compliance with national and local standards, such as, MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, OCLC, and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Coordinates cataloging processes, procedures and statistics, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and quality assurance workflows for all collections.
  • Searches bibliographic databases and utilizes the record creation and maintenance features.
  • Creates and modifies local holdings and item records interpreting various national and local policies and procedures.
  • Performs continuous review of the catalog and its authority databases to implement changes and maintenance of data.
  • Performs retrospective conversion of designated materials.
  • Prepares related statistics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Assists the Director of Collection Management Services in coordinating work activities of other Cataloging staff

  • Proof reads work performed by Cataloging Department staff.
  • Initiates and coordinates maintenance of cataloging data.
  • Revises the work of other Cataloging Staff.
  • Assists with preparation, review and revision of departmental procedures and forms.
  • Assists with training of new hires, library externs and other volunteers

Participates in professional activities (approx. 5% of time)

  • Continues professional reading and writing activities in the law library or cataloging arena.
  • Stays up to date on library trends, national standards and Voyager enhancements.
  • Represents the Library at various meetings and conferences.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, and LC classification.
  • Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit, Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical, detailed work.
  • Significant experience working with bibliographic data bases, utilizing the record creation and maintenance features.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics.
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system such as Ex Libris Voyager.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with diverse staff to achieve the Department’s goals.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures related to cataloging.
  • Working knowledge in one or more foreign languages.

BENEFITS
LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer.  It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants  based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

APPLY
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CAREERS to view the complete job description and directions on how to apply.


12/19/2016 – Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions, LA Law Library, Los Angeles CA

TITLE: Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions
COMPANY: LA Law Library
FULL/PART TIME: Full Time
SCHEDULE: 8AM – 4:45PM, Monday-Friday
SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY
LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information.   In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves a gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation.
Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

POSITION INFORMATION
The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to manage all resource acquisitions operations for the Library’s world class collection. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Managing Librarian, Serials & Acquisitions is responsible for overseeing the acquisitions, receipt, invoicing, and claiming of materials across the library, and maintains responsibility for fiscal integrity of acquisition and payment processes. This position has overall responsibility for the oversight and disbursement of the Library’s $2.5 million acquisitions budget, working closely with the Senior Librarian of Collection & Branches on budget forecasting, administration and analysis, and assists with collection development decisions. The Managing Librarian will oversee a work unit of 3 staff.  The Managing Librarian initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents and content providers, and evaluates their performance. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises Acquisitions and Serials staff who order and record materials that are received on the basis of firm orders, subscriptions, standing orders, and depository programs in all formats, including electronic resources and global materials in numerous languages.

  • Oversees workflow in the Acquisitions and Serials group  and makes appropriate task assignments with regard to acquiring and receiving in the local Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Monitors quality of activities and provides training as needed and determines appropriate corrective measures
  • Analyzes and evaluates workload to ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Develops written instructions and keeps them current
  • Initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents, and content providers, and evaluates their performance.  Monitors vendor statements and resolves complex vendor problems
  • Participates in hiring, evaluation, counseling, and disciplining of direct reports

Maintains integrity of financial tracking, decision-making and approval regarding acquisitions of library materials

  • Proposes, supports, and monitors the budget for library materials
  • Oversees approval of payment process pursuant to policy and budget
  • Provides budget analysis & reports, and ensures budget projections are achieved

Manages Claim procedures

  • Coordinates and distributes claim notices produced by the local ILS
  • Handles complex claims
  • Monitors staff to ensure claiming process is completed and material is received in a timely manner.

Coordinates major cancellation projects

  • Identifies required steps for each project; plans, organizes and executes process and assigns tasks
  • Trains staff on how to create and/or update the local ILS records when appropriate
  • Assures that all purchase order and check-in component information is updated when changes occur
  • Assures that correct MARC holding records are updated with bound volume information, new components, or other related information

Coordinates the Federal Depository program

  • Oversees receipt, claiming and weeding of government documents
  • Completes survey forms, updates depository selections in coordination with Director, Collection Management Services and Reference staff

Participates in achieving divisional and departmental goals

  • Collects and maintains statistics for library collection.
  • Coordinates activities with other Collection Management Supervisors
  • Assists in problem solving by analyzing and evaluating information found in library catalogs, web sites and other tools
  • Provides input for departmental and divisional policies and procedures
  • Provides reports, statistics and data analysis with recommendations as required
  • Participates in contract negotiations as one of the members of the team
  • Provides collection development recommendations
  • Coordinates used book sales and their pricing
  • Participates in library’s materials preservation policies and procedures
  • Participates in staff meetings, group activities or committee assignments
  • Reports and acts on violations of the Law Library’s policies including its non-harassment policies
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree in librarianship from a school or accredited institution by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • 4+ years experience as a professional Law Librarian, demonstrated supervisory experience, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of acquisitions and serials processes and procedures in all formats, including electronic resources.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and manage complex spreadsheets as they relate to the position.
  • Specific knowledge of an integrated library system and experience with managing G/L , budget, and forecasting.
  • Previous supervisory or lead experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of professional library work.
  • Knowledge of legal materials, publishers, and vendors and overall operation of the Library.
  • Participation in library related local and national professional organizations.

BENEFITS
LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
LA Law Library is an equal opportunity employer.  It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants  based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment.

APPLY
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.lalawlibrary.org/CAREERS to view the complete job description and directions on how to apply.


 12/12/2016- Law Library Director, Placer County Law Library

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: 02/15/17

DEFINITION
Perform a variety of administrative and professional leadership in directing the operation of the Placer County Law Library; and to do all related work as directed by the Board of Law Library Trustees.

DUTIES
May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans and directs the operation of the County Law Library in accordance with policies and procedures authorized by the Board of Law Library Trustees and the Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 5.
  • Prepares annual report as required in Business and Professions Code Section 6349 and any other report of interest to and necessary for the operation of the library.
  • Serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and all standing and/or special committees of the Board.
  • Recommends to the Board of Trustees proposals for modifying, improving and expanding services and library materials.
  • Maintains facility and equipment including the attendance of condominium association meetings, provides minutes and condominium association budget and information to Trustees; manages library equipment repair and replacement and maintains inventory records including furniture and equipment.
  • Exercises direct supervision over less experienced professional, technical/clerical personnel.
  • Manages personnel selection, training, work assignments, performance evaluation, discipline and promotion of the law library staff.
  • Prepares budget and financial statements including inventory records.
  • Contract management to include library materials vendors, technology purchases and maintenance and building maintenance.
  • Supervises and maintains accounting processes and recordkeeping to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, personnel, payroll, tax reports, fund reconciliation and ledgers.
  • Maintain library collection by seeing those books and other legal materials are current, properly classified, and necessary binding and repair work are completed.
  • Organize and monitor use of all library resources and maintain security of the same.
  • Participates in the activities of professional library organizations including attendance at meetings, conferences and seminars held in the furtherance of professional development and law library interests.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, Board of Law Library Trustees, law library patrons, professional organizations and other community partners.
  • Provides reference services to law library patrons including selection of books and explanation of text access and updating. Reference assistance includes the use of electronic formats.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Sufficient to demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills specified and acceptable to the Board of Law Library Trustees; Four (4) years of increasingly responsible administrative level duties and at least two (2) years in a lead position or supervisory capacity performing complex administrative work in a legal office. Up to two (2) years of college or business school training, with relevant coursework, may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

OR

Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working in a law library and demonstrated knowledge of legal research techniques and methodologies and one (1) year journey level administrative experience in a library setting.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions and prepare reports.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards.
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping.
  • Frequently carry, lift, push, pull and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Various legal resource materials and documents; basic legal terminology, general practices, procedures and jurisdictions of State and Federal courts.
  • Theory and practice of library services in both reader and technical service fields; library purposes, organization and administration.
  • Ability to anticipate and recommend needed changes.
  • Apply basic public relations principles and practices; principles and techniques of administrative and personnel management; principles of payroll, budgeting and financial management.
  • A variety of computer devices and applications including their operations and applicable software, as well as legal research applications.

 Ability to:

  • Negotiate with vendors and providers for the Law Library services and resources.
  • Participate in Law Library professional associations and continuing education.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and on the telephone.
  • Speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action.
  • Analyze detailed data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under potentially stressful conditions and respond appropriately.
  • Assist the judiciary, attorneys and the general public in locating and obtaining legal research material in print or electronic format.
  • Use independent judgment to define the line between legal advice and legal information.
  • Promote the mission of the County Law Library and show the ability to effectively network with others as well as advocate for its needs.

Willingness To: Work weekends and evenings; travel; maintain a clean, neat appearance; attend meetings and training sessions.  Work approximately (30) thirty to (40) forty hours a week.

Compensation: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour depending on experience.

Apply:
SPARKS LAW LIBRARY OF PLACER COUNTY
1523 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-2573
placerlawlibrary@gmail.com


12/01/2016 Part-Time Library Assistant I, San Mateo County Law Library, Redwood City

The San Mateo County Law Library is currently recruiting for a part-time Library Assistant I to assist the Law Library with the duties set forth below.  This is a 3.5 hours per day (17.5 hours per week) non-benefited position available immediately.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The major duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • File loose-leaf pages, advance sheets, periodicals, and supplements in appropriate legal treatises, etc.
  • Shelve library materials.
  • Assist library staff with basic maintenance of the library collection.
  • Collect and process incoming mail and library materials.
  • Shelf-read collection.
  • Provide basic circulation assistance to patrons, including checking in and out materials, reserving the conference room, performing cash transactions, answering the phone, assisting patrons with their photocopy needs, etc.
  • Assisting patrons with basic legal and directional assistance.
  • Reconciling the library’s cash register, replenishing the photocopier coin dispenser, and assisting the Director in making monthly income deposits.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Reference Librarian and Director.
  • Work with the Library’s e-catalog to enter and update catalog records.

Qualifications:
The skill and/or ability to:

  • Understand alphabetical and library numbering/call letter system.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with public both in person and on the telephone.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Familiarity with basic aspects of the United States and California legal system.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel,  and Outlook as well as basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail with basic arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
  • Perform repetitious tasks, which require meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strength to push a cart of books.
  • Must be able to shelve on high and low shelves.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Strength to lift boxes up to twenty pounds.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Interested applicants should send their resume and a short cover letter expressing their interest to Andrew Gurthet, Law Library Director, at agurthet@smclawlibrary.org.  The closing date to apply for this position is December 15, 2016.  Please apply on or before that date to be considered for this position.


10/25/2016 Judicial Center Librarian, California Judicial Center Library, San Francisco

CALIFORNIA JUDICIAL CENTER LIBRARY
C/O Judicial Council of California 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 865-4370 Website: www.courts.ca.gov/careers

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

JOB TITLE: JUDICIAL CENTER LAW LIBRARIAN
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
JOB OPENING: 4332
The California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) is accepting applications for the position of Judicial Center Law Librarian. The CJCL is the consolidated library for the Supreme Court of California and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. Its mission is to anticipate and respond effectively to the legal information needs of the justices and staff of both courts, as well as the staff of the Judicial Council of California. The CJCL’s collection of more than 300,000 volumes and archival materials is housed in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, and the library also provides access to a wide range of online research and reference services and materials.Under the direct supervision of the Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California and the Clerk/Administrator of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and policy direction from the CJCL Governing Committee, the Judicial Center Law Librarian directs library programs and staff, ensures the accomplishment of the library’s goals and objectives, and functions with full supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability. The Judicial Center Law Librarian is assigned to the CJCL’s headquarters in San Francisco, a 35,000 square foot facility located in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recommends, develops, and implements CJCL policies and procedures; manages technology and procurement of services and equipment; develops library performance standards; collects and analyzes statistical information; develops and maintains effective working relationships with court leadership.
  • Evaluates the existing collection, assesses information needs, and develops an appropriate collection policy; selects print materials or electronic services for purchase; directs cataloging and processing of CJCL materials in accordance with national standards; supervises cataloging policies and procedures; coordinates software and hardware upgrades; oversees an accurate and efficient circulation system; supervises maintenance of circulation records and statistics; develops, maintains, and enhances the CJCL’s online presence; evaluates the need for new and emerging technologies and implements required changes.
  • Establishes and implements reference service policies; oversees legal research skills training for justices and court staff; directs provision of reference and legal research using information resources in a variety of formats; oversees training on commercial research databases, coordinating with vendors when appropriate; monitors staffing, work flow, and processes to ensure uninterrupted research and reference services.
  • Manages Special Collections and Archives to support the study of California court and legal history; oversees the appraisal, accessioning, description, and arrangement of collections; coordinates outreach activities; provides donor acknowledgements and oversees the solicitation of gifts.
  • Oversees and monitors annual CJCL budget, including staffing, operations, and purchases; reviews and approves for payment all items charged to the library budget; negotiates contracts with publishers and vendors in compliance with governing judicial branch procurement standards.
  • Develops CJCL web page content and presentation; promotes CJCL materials and services to justices and staff; assists users in the preparation of legal articles and other publications; explains policies and procedures to users.
  • Supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of all CJCL staff members; assures staff is available to instruct, train, and assist justices and staff in both manual and computerized legal research.
  • Responds to library correspondence.
  • Represents CJCL and the courts it serves in professional committees and organizations.
  • Oversees the layout of CJCL space; authorizes the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies, as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Equivalent to possession of a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution, and three years of professional library experience in a law library.

Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.
Or
Equivalent to possession of a law degree and three years of law library experience.
Or
One year as a Law Librarian or two years as an Assistant Law Librarian II with the Judicial Branch.

The successful candidate must have a very strong service orientation and

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Operation and management of a major law library.
  • Principles, practices, procedures and trends of professional law library work.
  • Legal research tools, including Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, and other emerging electronic resources, as well as online court dockets.
  • Legal terminology, abbreviations, and proper citation format.
  • Familiarity with major California legal information resources, e.g., California Official Reports, California codes and statutes, and California legal treatises.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and direct the work involved in operating and maintaining a law library.
  • Instruct, train, and assist justices and staff in effective use of the library.
  • Develop and administer a library budget.
  • Perform difficult legal reference and research.
  • Develop new user orientations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Significant previous supervisory experience.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicatecourteously and concisely, with both professional and nonprofessional staff, orally and in writing.
  • Law degree from ABA-accredited law school.
  • Familiarity with accepted standards for access to and preservation and conservation of archival andmanuscript collections.
  • Experience with (or comfortable learning about) latest technology trends is a plus.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, you will be required to provide verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by November 18, 2016 however this position will remain open until filled. To complete an online application, please visit our website at www.courts.ca.gov/careers and search for Job ID #4332. This position requires the submission of our official application, a cover letter, and a resume.
Or
To obtain a printed employment application, please download a copy from the Careers page on our website in the Special Access section OR visit:

Judicial Council of California – Human Resources
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3660
415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

PAY AND BENEFITS:
Monthly Salary Range: $8,381 – $10,184 per month
Some highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • Pre-Tax Parking Savings Program
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401 (k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Care Disability (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

The California Judicial Center Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


10/25/2016 Research Analyst, Goodwin, San Francisco or Silicon Valley

Title: Research Analyst
Location: San Francisco or Silicon Valley

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Research Analyst provides expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; participates  in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services and proactively monitors the legal industry and contributes ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Research Services Manager to deliver proactive and value-added research function to the firm.
  • Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging firm resources appropriately.
  • Provides analysis and synthesis of results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
  • Consults with attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
  • Develops, prepares and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
  • Conducts new hire orientation for administrative and legal staff.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
  • Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
  • Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Thomson Innovation, and Saegis.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and WebEx.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
  • 5+ years’ experience providing research and reference in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel

Link to apply through our website:
http://www.goodwinlaw.com/job-opportunities/sv-staff-research-analyst (SV)
http://www.goodwinlaw.com/job-opportunities/sf-staff-research-analyst (SF)


10/07/2016 Temporary Librarian, Los Angeles, (Agency Listing)

LibSource, a LAC Group company, is seeking a Temporary Librarian for the Los Angeles office of an international law firm with a diverse practice.  The firm is looking for a candidate with a service minded mentality that wants to develop his/her research skills and library knowledge in a collaborative environment. Previous experience in legal/professional environment is not required, the position is more about individual/cultural fit and a desire to grow professionally. This role is 40 hours per week contract role (there is no firm end date).The Librarian will be actively involved with a dynamic centralized research team responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a consistently high level of reference, including competitive intelligence projects. This position also includes tasks and responsibilities related to some areas of technical services support, including receiving, processing and ordering materials, as well as pushing out emails and assisting attorneys in using online resources.QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited library school and experience using online databases as well as print resources.
  • 2+ years of library or related experience. Experience in a law environment is a plus (but not required).
  • Knowledge of and experience with online databases such as LEXIS, Westlaw and other resources.

Please apply on our website at: https://goo.gl/5xHsYp

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.


09/28/2016 Research Librarian – Washington, DC, Los Angeles or San Francisco Office (Agency Listing)

Research Librarian – Washington, DC, Los Angeles or San Francisco office
Library Department, Reports To:  Assistant Librarian, Research
DC Hours: 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm
CA Hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
ExemptDUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•       Executes often complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources.
•       Assists attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and staff in all offices with research queries, current awareness monitoring, and research strategy.
•       Executes automated tracking of case dockets using a variety of resources (e.g., Westlaw, CourtLink, etc.) and coordinates document retrieval as necessary.
•       Participates in regular monitoring of targeted news and legislative and regulatory developments.
•       Handles interlibrary loan and document delivery requests as necessary.
•       Supports and develops the library’s Intranet resources for all firm offices  including development of guides to the library’s collection and subject bibliographies (print and electronic) on topics of current interest.
•       Provides training assistance in using electronic resources to lawyers, law clerks, and paralegals, and staff.
•       Assists with projects to increase the accessibility, utilization, and discovery of research resources.
•       Stays current on technological developments relating to online research and applications and best practices relevant to providing highly responsive research services.
•       Performs other special projects or duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS
•        Demonstrated proficiency in legal and non-legal online resources including but not limited to: Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, PACER, and other general and topical sources particularly for securities, corporate, intellectual property, legislative, and public records information.
•        Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others.
•        Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources, and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems.
•        Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform tasks or multiple activities simultaneously.
•        Must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently.
•        Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well under pressure.
•        Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other modern law firm productivity software tools.
•        MLS from an accredited graduate program and/or JD from an accredited law school strongly preferred.  Minimum 3 years work experience as research librarian in an AMLAW 100 or 200 law firm.Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere.Please email your resume along with salary expectations to:
Phillip Prodehl
pprodehl@alchemy-legal.comAlchemy Legal http://www.alchemylegal.com/ Nationwide Legal Recruitment and Placement
pvp(at)alchemylegal(dot)comTo view all of our open positions: http://alchemylegal.com/career.htm

09/26/2016 Digital Initiatives Librarian, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco

Classification: Level AL1 / Class Code 9100 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited / Represented
Step Salary Range: $55,435 – $77,221 (commensurate with qualifications)
Posting Date: September 9, 2016

THE ROLE
Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Library and Technology, the Digital Initiatives Librarian coordinates with the Law School’s web developer, Law Library staff and the Communications Department of the Law School to design, develop and implement technologically innovative services and applications and web-based access to information resources. Digital projects may include, but are not limited to library website design, building interactive experiences through websites and mobile apps, enhancing the Law School’s robust Scholarship Repository, creating additional digital repositories and virtual tours.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
•Oversees and produces library web content, including the exams database, the ballot measures database, and related law library initiatives; develops related best practices and procedures;
•In coordination with the Faculty Services Librarian, continues to develop and maintain the law school Scholarship Repository (a Digital Commons-based platform);
•Monitors and investigates emerging technologies related to the delivery of library services and digital collections, and assists in the development and deployment of these new technologies;
•Assists in the creation of research guides and instructional materials, and participates in workshops and trainings for students, faculty and library staff in the use of library electronic resources and tools;
•Monitors and reports on current developments affecting scholarly publishing, particularly open access and institutional repositories. Provides outreach and education on scholarly communications issues to the Law School community;
•Engages with faculty and students to secure content and create new partnerships;
•Provides Reference Desk support as needed;
•Participates in student trainings and orientations as needed;
•Handles administrative projects and other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of the Library and Information Technology and Deputy Director of the Law Library;
•Prepares and presents relevant departmental reports to the Associate Dean and Deputy Director and/or to other entities as requested or required.

REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate level coursework toward such a degree;
•Bachelor’s degree with a focus in either writing, technical communication, computer science, communications, marketing or a related field strongly desired;
•Experience working with web design, knowledge of contemporary web standards and experience with content management systems and scripting languages;
•Demonstrated relevant experience with metadata work on digital projects and experience with Berkeley Electronic Press Digital Commons software is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
•Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing, new models for scholarly communication, and the associated technical, legal and information policy issues;
•Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography as well as a mastery of legal research sources in both print and electronic formats;
•Familiarity with bibliographic markup standards and knowledge of integrated library systems;
•Knowledge or experience with archival systems and current trends in information preservation and curation;
•Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
•Strong customer services skills;
•Ability to work collegially with the entire library staff;
•Demonstrated departmental management and staff supervisory skills;
•Ability to quickly learn and apply new technical skills;
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS
•Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
•Life Insurance
•University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
•Disability Insurance
•Legal Insurance
•Generous vacation and sick leave
•Thirteen paid holidays per year
•Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
•Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses

THE HIRING PROCESS
To apply, go to:
http://hrnetlogin.net/uchastings/app/app.cgi?positionsdesiredtext=Digital%20Initiatives%20Librarian%20-%20Library%20Sep2016
Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.

UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer


9/14/2016 Associate Librarian – Robbins Collection – School of Law

Overview:
The Robbins Collection at the University of California School of Law (Berkeley Law) is seeking a manuscript cataloger whose primary responsibility will be to prepare item-level catalog records of medieval and early modern (i.e., pre-1800) manuscript codices, documents, and fragments. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of medieval and early modern manuscript books and documents, experience with cataloging single-item manuscripts, advanced knowledge of Latin, knowledge of other European languages, familiarity with descriptive standards such as AACR2 and/or RDA, DACS, AMREMM and the DCRM suite, and strong communication skills.The Environment:
Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. Berkeley Law confers degrees in two instructional programs for more than 900 graduate students. The school has 53 FTE ladder-rank faculty, over 100 other academic staff (lecturers, emeriti, and visitors), a law library, a rare books and special collections library, two organized research units, a clinical program, and specialized academic centers.The Robbins Collection ranks among the very best research libraries in the world in the fields of religious and civil law and attracts students and leading scholars from universities and research institutions around the world. Although independently funded, the Robbins Collection’s location at Berkeley Law greatly enhances the educational aspect of its mission, providing unique educational opportunities for students interested in comparative and historical approaches to law. The Collection houses more than 340,000 titles on such topics as civil law, comparative law, jurisprudence, legal history, and religious law encompassing the canon law of the Roman and Greek churches, Jewish law and Islamic law. The Collection’s holdings include more than 300 manuscript books, more than 300 incunables, more than 150 manuscript documents and fragments, electronic resources for historical legal research, and microfilms of the Canon and Roman law manuscripts in the Vatican Library. For more information on Robbins Collection, see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/robbins/  .Primary Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Reference Librarian of the Robbins Collection, and in consultation with a team of UC Berkeley cataloging professionals, the manuscript cataloger has responsibility for original, item-level cataloging of manuscript codices, documents and fragments in Latin and various modern European languages. Prepares full descriptive MARC 21 catalog records and updates existing records, using AMREMM and DCRM. Assigns subject headings and form/genre terms to new and existing manuscript records according to national standards and local practice. Performs authority control and may work with a team of UC Berkeley catalogers to establish and revise name headings in the LC/NACO Authority File according to NACO policies. Works with Robbins staff to update online resource for manuscript research, which is currently in development.Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree with a specialization in archival studies.Additional Qualifications (by start date):
• 2-4 years of experience working as a manuscript librarian or archivist, with emphasis on cataloging.
• Demonstrated experience in MARC 21 cataloging, including experience with AACR2 and/or RDA, DACS, AMREMM, or the DCRM suite.
• Reading knowledge of Latin and at least one European language other than English.Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.
• Demonstrated experience working with online cataloging systems, especially OCLC Connexion.
• Demonstrated experience with applying Library of Congress Subject Headings.
• Knowledge of paleography.
• Experience working in an Integrated Library System environment, especially Innovative Interfaces Inc. Sierra.
• Advanced degree in law or the humanities (preferably in Medieval or Early Modern Studies).
• Experience in the creation of name authority records, preferably for contribution to the Library of Congress as part of the NACO program.
• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
• Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and flexibility.UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UCAFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.Compensation & Benefits:
Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.$53,116 – $59,089 a year – Full-time, Temporary, Contract
Description Position: Manuscript Cataloger
Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $53,116 – $59,089 per annum, based upon qualifications
Start Date: Anticipated January 15, 2017
This is a 100% time, two-year (24-month) term contract position.Location: Berkeley, CAApplication Procedure:
Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01151  . Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, and a curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.This position is open until filled.   If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu .The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu .Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html ) prior to submitting their letters.Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity, and qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.Required Documents:
Cover Letter – Detailing a statement of qualifications
Curriculum Vitae – Noting degrees and relevant work experience
References 3 references required (contact information only)Learn More More information about this recruitment: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/robbins/The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .


9/12/2016  Prospect Researcher, The Public Interest Network, Los Angeles

Overview:

The Public Interest Network is a family of more than a dozen organizations that employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for social change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation, and socially responsible investing.  Together, we stand up to powerful special interests and work on a wide array of issues, from air and water pollution to money in politics to the safety of our food systems to global warming.

For more than 40 years, the members of the network have shared a firm commitment to a model for success—one that embraces tough-minded culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies, and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.  Over the years, our network has also recruited and trained thousands of people, many of whom have moved up to become leaders of our own network or elsewhere in the social change community.

Our member organizations include: Environment America, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Environmental Action, Toxics Action Center, Green Century Capital Management, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, Snowriders International, Accelerate Change, Voices for Progress, and Impact.

Job Description

The Prospect Researcher will identify and research prospective donors for a wide array of public interest campaigns and programs, supporting the fundraising work of the network’s advocates, organizers, executive directors, and development staff.

Specific areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

– Identifying potential individual and foundation donors and matching them to current campaigns and projects.

– Researching and preparing profiles on the individual and foundation prospects.

– Assisting in developing new ways to analyze membership data to uncover prospects.

– Working with Public Interest Network fundraisers around the country to determine and implement strategies for cultivation and solicitation.

– Maintaining and enhancing a prospective donor tracking database.

Job Qualifications

We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of political organizing. We’re also looking for candidates who are more motivated by the success of the movement than by individual achievement.

Additionally, top candidates will:

– Have a bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience, although strong entry level candidates will be considered. Experience in fundraising with a public interest advocacy organization or on political campaigns also is preferred, but not required. Research and /or data analysis experience is a plus.  Advanced degrees may count toward a candidate’s professional experience.

– Be flexible, embrace new challenges, and have a strong work ethic.

–  Be a curious, creative, and tenacious researcher.  Also must have outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail, as well as be highly organized and deadline driven.

– Have strong computer skills and be able to learn quickly.

– Have excellent writing and presentation skills.

–  Have demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion with sensitive information and in solving problems;

– Be able to work independently, as well as take direction and work as part of a team.

The Prospect Researcher position requires a two-year commitment. 

Compensation & Benefits

Annual compensation for most candidates starts at $28,000 to $30,000 in the first year and $32,000 to $34,000 in the second year, but could be higher commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. The Public Interest Network also offers a competitive benefits package.

Location

Los Angeles, California

To Apply
Visit  www.publicinterestnetwork.org/page/pin/apply and fill out the online form. If we are interested in interviewing you for the position, we will get back to you within a week.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

www.publicinterestnetwork.org


9/9/2016   Assistant Law Librarian I/II, California Judicial Center, San Francisco

JOB OPENING: 4298

The California Judicial Center Library in San Francisco has openings for Assistant Law Librarian I/II to deliver service in the Research & Reference Services unit of the library. The position offers all major benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, retirement and transit subsidies. The position may be filled as full-time (40 hours/week) or as part-time (30-32 hours/week).

The California Judicial Center Library

The mission of the California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) is to anticipate and respond effectively to the legal information requirements of Justices and staff of the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and of the staff of the Judicial Council of California. The library’s primary collection, 300,000 volumes, is located in the Hiram Johnson Building, San Francisco.

Research & Reference Services:

Under supervision of the Judicial Center Law Librarian, librarians assigned to the Research & Reference Services unit perform the full range of duties associated with the delivery of research and reference services, including but not limited to: responding to reference inquiries and conducting legal research using print and digital resources; providing individual instruction in the use of digital and print resources directly or by engaging vendors and others to provide individual or court-wide training sessions; managing logins and passwords to enable court users’ access to online resources; conducting library tours and orientations; developing bibliographies, research guides and databases; and designing/updating Web-based information resources for the library’s website.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Using print and online resources to conduct legal research in all areas of interest to appellate courts.
  • Preparing legislative histories.
  • Responding to reference inquiries.
  • Processing and fulfilling interlibrary loan requests.
  • Preparing multi-jurisdictional surveys.
  • Assisting judicial officers, attorneys, externs and other staff with their use of information resources.
  • Developing bibliographies and research guides and designing/updating information provided on the library’s website.
  • Conducting library tours and orientations and developing research training programs.
  • Transporting books and boxes of books weighing up to approximately 40 pounds; and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Law Librarian I:

Equivalent to possession of a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution, and two years of professional library experience.

Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, or the equivalent to possession of a law degree and one year of professional library experience.

Assistant Law Librarian II:

Equivalent to possession of a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, and two years of professional law library experience.

Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, or the equivalent to possession of a law degree and two years of professional law library experience.

Or, two years as Assistant Law Librarian I with the Judicial Branch.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Very strong service orientation.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills, including planning and execution of responses to complex research inquiries.
  • Proven ability to take and follow work direction, to understand workflow requirements, and to work successfully as a team member.
  • Experienced in the use of LexisNexis, Westlaw and other Web-based digital information resources.
  • Experienced in the use of MS Word, Access, Excel or similar programs.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, you will be required to provide verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

HOW TO APPLY

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by Monday, September 19, 2016, however this position will remain open until filled. To complete an online application, please visit our website at www.courts.ca.gov/careers and search for Job ID #4298. This position requires the submission of our official application, and a resume. Or,

To obtain a printed employment application, please download a copy from the Careers page on our website in the Special Access section OR visit:

Judicial Council of California – Human Resources

455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor

San Francisco, California 94102-3660

415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

PAY AND BENEFITS:

Monthly Salary Ranges (fulltime):

Assistant Law Librarian I: $5,545 – $6,743 per month

Assistant Law Librarian II: $6,103 – $7,417 per month

Some highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • Pre-Tax Parking Savings Program
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Care Disability (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

The California Judicial Center Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION

for

Assistant Law Librarian

  1. Are you interested in a part-time position, full-time position or either? If part-time, please also state desired hours per week.

7/18/2016   Research Analyst, Dechert LLP, San Francisco

JOB TITLE:  Research Analyst

STATUS:  Exempt              DEPARTMENT: Research Services

LOCATION: San Francisco

REPORTS TO:

Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Research Analyst is responsible providing research services to the entire Firm.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:

The Research Analyst will work closely with the Director of Library and Research Services, Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence, Manager of Training and Outreach Services, Manager of Technical Services, and the entire Research Services Staff.  In addition, the Research Analyst will interact with other Dechert administrative staff members and outside vendors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Research and References:

  • Conduct efficient and cost effective research and reference support to attorneys and legal assistants using the most appropriate online and print sources.
  • Instruct patrons in use of materials in the Research Services collection, including online databases.
  • Develop liaison relationship with Practice Groups by attending PG meetings
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach services organize online database training for attorneys and paralegals.
  • In conjunction with the Manager or Research and Competitive Intelligence and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services develop research guides and pathfinders to collection.
  • Meet with attorneys regarding anticipated research needs and products.
  • Produce current awareness newsletters and alerts and monitor legislative issues for attorneys.
  • Research topics for attorneys writing articles and presenting speeches.
  • Obtain documents and books from outside sources via telephone calls, orders, documents from agencies, courts, document retrieval services and other libraries.

Administrative:

  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients on a daily basis and promptly process HEAT requests.
  • Supervise the operation of part time filers.
  • Implement Research Services policies that are created by the Research Services Leadership Team.
  • Conduct local orientation with new attorneys in conjunction with the Manager of Training and Outreach Services.
  • Promote Research Services to legal and administrative staff in assigned offices.
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to ensure that our research services are efficient, cost-effective and complete.
  • Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.
  • Occasional travel to other Firm offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Collection Development:Work with the Director of Library and Research Services, the Manager of Technical Services and the Collection Development Analyst to review the collection for acquisition/deselecting/weeding of materials and plan for space issues and oversees shifting of collection.

Acquisition and Budgeting:

  • Assist in the annual budgeting process as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required
  • Two to five years of legal reference and research experience with deep and broad 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.
  • Extensive legal and business research experience using both online and print resources.
  • Well developed professional interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Outstanding problem solving ability with outstanding organizational, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands, provide high levels of customer service and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please apply on our company website at the following link: https://dechert.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/DechertCareers/job/San-Francisco/Research-Analyst_R-0014-1

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


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