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You may submit a job posting for this section of the ABLL website to Kim Martin at kimartin@goodwinlaw.com. Submit a brief description of the job with a link to the full job description as text in an email, no Word documents, please. Law library positions in the greater Boston area will be posted. Please notify Kim when the position is filled so that the posting can be removed. Postings will be removed after three months. Job postings will be retained in a members-only section of the ABLL website, all business and personal names and contact information will be removed prior to retention.

 


Legal Technology and Research Librarian – Suffolk University

Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for the Legal Technology and Research Librarian at Law Library. This newly created position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys legal reference and instruction but would also relish an opportunity to develop programs and applications to support Suffolk Law’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology and the law school’s new Legal Innovation and Technology Certificate program – a first-of-its-kind online certificate program. This librarian will be a member of the reference and instruction team, report directly to the Assistant Director for Public Services, work closely with the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, specialize in teaching legal technology, and work alongside nationally renowned leaders in law practice technology.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the library’s liaison to the law school’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology; work on projects that provide educational opportunities for students and create user-friendly technological solutions to legal issues
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
  • Teach legal research to law students through the first-year Legal Practice Skills program, presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation, and stand-alone library workshops
  • Identify legal technologies that are relevant to law students, staff, and faculty; individually and upon request from faculty, develop and implement training programs on legal technologies
  • Additional duties as assigned
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is preferred)
  • Previous experience working in a law library, preferably including legal research instruction
  • Experience and skills in computer programming preferred
  • Experience with process improvement, process management, or data science preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
  • Must be creative and proactive
  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 7:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.

Apply Here

 

Posted 11/1/2017

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Public Services Assistant (Temporary Position)
Location: UMass School of Law- Dartmouth
Start date: 10/30/17
End date: 1/19/18
Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk: Mon & Tues 1-9; W,Th,F 9-5
Pay rate: TBD
CORI requirements: required
Duties:
Attend to the functions of a combined reference/circulation department in an academic law library. Must interact with law faculty, students,                  staff, members of the bar, and the public. Experience with interlibrary loan is desirable. Familiarity with sources of law, legal institutions, legal              publishing and databases is preferred. Service oriented with excellent customer skills. Familiarity with common office software, including the                Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and OCLC. Ability to learn Alma-Primo. Ability to learn Westlaw and Lexis. Familiarity with common office            printers and scanners. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Able to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to shelve items at floor to 6 foot heights. Able            to stand or sit for extended periods.

         Submit resumes to Shelah Coullard at bibliotemps@masslibsystem.org

         For more info about Bibliotemps our website is http://www.bibliotemps.com/

Posted 10/26/2017

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, Mugar Memorial Library

Tracking Code
5169/J2517
Job Description

Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU’s Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Visual Arts, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Gottlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.

The successful candidate will be nationally and/or internationally recognized with demonstrated organizational leadership and substantial professional experience in library management. S/he shares BU’s global perspective and has the capacity to play a prominent role in shaping the landscape of scholarly resources and support at BU, working across the university. The Librarian will have a strong commitment to open access and innovative approaches to the enablement and preservation of scholarly work in the digital age. S/he will show the ability to develop the library into a nimble instrument capable of serving the broad range of research, teaching and learning interests at BU, including reshaping the physical space of the library in support of current and emerging learning and research activities. The Librarian will form partnerships and help to garner resources in support of this vision.

This position reports directly to the Boston University Provost. The full position description is available at the Librarian Search Advisory Committee Website.

Organization

Boston University (BU), a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the globe. Chartered in 1869, the University today enrolls over 33,000 students including over 16,000 undergraduates and employs nearly 10,000 faculty and staff members across 16 schools and colleges.

Boston University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries since 1962, advance the University’s research and teaching agenda with broad digital, online, and physical resources supported by extensive research and scholarly services. Current holdings comprise over 2.4 million physical volumes, 45,000 unique serial titles, 77,000 media titles, and 21,000 items in a fast- growing open access institutional repository. Research and scholarly support includes tutorials, instruction from research basics to graduate-level with a strong commitment to information literacy, reference services in each of the libraries and virtually, specialist consultations, curated guides, and digital scholarship and data management services. Specialized libraries, such as the Music Library and African Studies Library, develop targeted collections for area-specific research. The Libraries budget is approximately $22.8M, and our staff is comprised of 280 FTE.

 

Required Skills

Please do not apply through the HR website

Exceptional candidates are encouraged to submit a confidential letter of interest and CV or resume to:

University Librarian Search Advisory Committee

c/o Tracy Schroeder, Vice President, Information Services & Technology

Office of the University Provost

One Silber Way

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

librariansearch@bu.edu

 

Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. Boston University strongly encourages minority group members, veterans, disabled individuals, and women to apply for positions for which they are qualified and that are of interest to them.

 

Job Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
          Salary
          Competitive
Posted 10/26/2017

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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: https://www.mintz.com/careers/current-openings/detail/jobopening/408

Posted Sept 1, 2017

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