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Senior Resource and Systems Specialist, Research Services, Boston, MA


  • Maintain use statistics for licensed electronic resources.
  • Understand content strengths and weaknesses along with statistics in order to make recommendations for additions and eliminations with the ability to set forth plans for implementation.
  • Work with other research services staff, IT and legal practice groups to ensure that relevant content is available, easy to access and use on the Firms intranet using SharePoint.
  • Understand electronic cataloging systems and work closely with the Resource & Systems team.
  • Recommend and implement changes with technology to improve the department’s efficiencies and workflow.
  • Work with multiple vendors to ensure we are receiving all technical benefits available and that we are aware of and implementing new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Work regularly with other research services staff in a highly collaborative and supportive environment and clearly explain and document for reference purposes, procedures needed to take advantage of electronic resources in the best way; this includes password generation, cost recovery reporting, document delivery and folder access, permissions and organization within Desksite.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MLS or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a law firm environment required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
Please Apply on our Career Site:

Posted Sept 1, 2017


Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Nutter) has an opening for a Serials & Metadata Specialist for the Library Services Department. In this role, you will report to the Director of Library Services.  You will be responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. You will implement and monitor all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles.

It is listed on our website and on LinkedIn.  The links to each are here:

Under Open Positions



Posted 8/25/2017



Principal Intelligence Analyst, Sanofi Genzyme, Framingham, MA

Interested candidates can read the full description and apply for the position at:

The position of Principal Intelligence Analyst in the Sanofi Genzyme Research Library (SGRL) will be responsible for providing information research expertise on competitors, drugs in development, news, industry trends, sales forecasts and disease assessments in support of Sanofi Genzyme businesses. They will complete moderately complex information projects, using specialized secondary research sources. They will develop and apply subject matter expertise in relevant therapeutic areas.


  • Research critical business questions using a broad range of specialized databases and digital  resources
  • Collaborate with commercial team members to identify research needs and provide relevant intelligence
  • Respond to ad hoc literature and competitive information requests across all therapeutic areas in collaboration with other Intelligence Analysts.
  • Deliver and present accurate high-quality research results, including competitor and market overviews, drug pipeline landscapes and diseases assessments
  • Monitor industry news and developments important to Sanofi Genzyme and produce  internal newsletters
  • Maintain key relationships with leadership and client groups and identify opportunities for building relationships in commercial groups
  • Support resource acquisition decisions through subject matter expertise and evaluation of existing and new resources.
  • Serve as the key contact for specified business units for information research
  • Participate with Research Library team members in implementing  and promoting  tools and services
  • #LI-GZ #GD-SG


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Minimum of 5 years in an information research position
  • Demonstrated ability to work with many cross-functional partners
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Perform work that requires decision making and the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels in the organization


  • Master Degree in Library  & Information Science or Life Sciences
  • 5-10 years in a pharmaceutical or life sciences corporate environment
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic areas of Immunology and Oncology

Posted 8/25/2017


FLSA Status:      Exempt                               Reports to:   Senior Research Services Manager

Department:        IS – Research Services       Schedule:       Full-time, Monday-Friday

Location:             Boston



Position Summary:

Cooley Information Services (IS) embraces a culture of customer service excellence and all members of the department are expected to move this agenda forward. To that end, the Senior Research Service Librarian is expected to recognize that the Cooley IS department is a service organization first and foremost and will be evaluated on this requirement equal in importance to the technical or operational responsibilities outlined later in this document.

Works independently as a member of a firmwide research team that responds to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and Firm administration.  Senior Research Services Librarians are responsible for all aspects of analyzing the research request, identifying the best sources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of research projects.  Senior Research Services Librarians provide reference services and training in the use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responding to requests firmwide as a member of the Research Services team, provide research expertise and service at all levels of inquiry complexity.
  • Use independent judgment to identify issue, analyze research strategy and determine best information sources to provide accurate, valid, cost effective and timely research.
  • Analyze and synthesize results for presentation to the requesting user, ensuring that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Proactively and independently responsible for balancing workload by monitoring incoming requests, assessing time constraints, estimating research time needed.
  • Work collaboratively with peers as needed in responding to research requests.
  • Conduct current awareness monitoring for longitudinal requests from attorneys and staff, using judgment to establish queries and sources, analyzing the results to determine and provide information of value to attorneys and administrative staff.
  • Independently determine appropriate outside sources and make arrangements for timely and cost effective retrieval/borrowing.
  • In conjunction with Resource Management & Access team, participate in the identification, development, evaluation, and implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids; Test new software, resources, etc. evaluating value to the Firm.
  • Contribute ideas/suggestions for information/knowledge development and improvement and promote resource/knowledge sharing within the Firm.
  • Develop training programs on research sources and legal research techniques and strategies for partners and staff individually or in groups.
  • Market research services and current awareness tools through orientations and promotional efforts in cooperation with members of the Research Services team.
  • Continue to develop skills, knowledge and ability to improve processes and procedures and to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry.
  • Timely and accurate entry of time.
  • All other duties as assigned or required.


Skills & Experience:



  • Masters of Library Science or J.D.
  • At least 5 years of research experience in assigned or related field.
  • Ability to create research strategies including innovative strategies.
  • Extensive knowledge of library research tools using diverse and changing applications.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information into practical intelligence.
  • Ability to independently assess client needs and to develop responsive solutions.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of legal and non-legal databases.
  • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, DTE, Adobe Acrobat, FileSurf and other Firm applications.
  • Ability to work extended and/or weekend hours, as required.


  • Master’s degree in a subject useful to the business is desirable.

Success Factors:

  • 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.
  • Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from one’s own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.
  • Ability to identify customer needs.
  • Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player with the ability to work in a culture of team work and cooperation.
  • Ability to keep current with new developments, master new technologies, and adapt to change.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

Reporting to this position:

  • No direct reports



Physical Demands & Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands:

  • Access, input & retrieve information from a computer to produce typed copy, free of errors, without the assistance of another person.
  • Willingness and capacity to come and go from the workstation, repeatedly throughout the day as is necessary, to perform various responsibilities.
  • Capacity to communicate and enunciate adequately, in person or via telephone, in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the employee is speaking.
  • Capability of dialing or otherwise using a telephone to place calls.
  • Frequent keyboard duties.
  • Capacity to pick up, leaf through and read books, files and other materials.
  • Ability to read without the assistance of a screen reading/speech synthesizer/Braille printer or alternative device due to extreme variations in the forms of reading materials received and used by the Firm.
  • Willingness and capacity to sit/stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time to prepare work.
  • Capacity to reach forward to a high of 48 inches, to a low of 15 inches, to the side 54 inches and to the low side 9 inches above the floor.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to load discs and to change settings, devices, fixtures, etc., on various equipment used in and around a law firm.
  • Ability to make/retrieve copies from various copy and fax machines.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to various components of an office environment such as florescent lighting, pollen, dust, recycled air, VDTs, semi-enclosed areas, central heating and air conditioning and office noise.

John Butsch
Senior Research Services Manager
Cooley LLP
Washington DC
(202) 728-7133

Posted 7/18/17

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