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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.

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Part Time Reference Law Librarian

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking a forward thinking, flexible and experienced, part-time Law Librarian. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking ongoing library work on a part-time basis!!!

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both onsite in the Andover area, as well as provide on-call librarian coverage within the Greater Boston Area when needed.  Additional hours working virtual reference one morning/week is also available for the right candidate!

Responsibilities include:  all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance.

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work.
  • Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic
  • Library operational functions to include reconciling and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firm’s ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
  • MLS required.
  • Law library experience preferred.

Salary:  TBD – based upon education and related experience.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume

to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

Posted 5/31/2017

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Legal Research Librarian – Suffolk Law School

The Moakley Law Library invites applications from qualified individuals to consider for the Legal Research Librarian position.  The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school’s legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law school’s faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L (First Year) curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

25% Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation
25% Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
20% Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as research liaison to assigned faculty members
10% Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources
10% Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website and student writing portal; managing the law school’s subscriptions to SSRN, ExpressO, and Scholastica; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to collect and archive author publication agreements
5% Assist with collection development
5% Develop and implement new library services and programs as well as other duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • 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

This position will work during a full-time, University standard schedule Monday through Friday and the work schedule will include at least one evening per week until 7:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events as needed.

Apply on the website: Job Posting

Posted 5/26/2017

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Part Time Law Librarian AccuFile, Inc. Worcester, MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking part-time, Law Librarian in the Worcester area. The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm’s attorney’s and on-site library.
Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance. The ideal candidate must be a hands on and highly organized individual.

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work
  • Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources
  • Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively
  • MLS required
  • Law firm or law library experience preferred

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com.

Posting Information

Job Location: Worcester, MA

Job Category: Part-Time

Job Function: Law – Library

Degrees: Masters in Library and Information Science

Expiration Date: 6/30/2017

Contact Information

First Name: Karen

Last Name: Gatteny

Address Line 1: 75 Central Street

Address Line 2:

City: Boston

State: MA

Zip: 02190

Phone: 617-728-3500

Email: jobs@accufile.com

Website: www.accufile.com

posted May 23, 2017 2:20 PM

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Research Internship, Analysis Group, Inc.

Headline:                            Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title:                              Research Intern

Department:                      Marketing

Office location:                 Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment:         15-30 hours/week (3 month commitment, available beginning 6/1/17)

Hourly rate:                        $20.00/hour

 

Summary:

This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department’s research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and received a 2015 Employees’ Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com’s national Best Places to Work listing.

The team’s researchers are librarians embedded within the firm’s Marketing Department, where they provide legal, marketing, and business research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching legal and business sources.  Primarily searching online databases such as LexisNexis, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position offers the opportunity to assist with ongoing and new marketing projects, including our Attorney Alerts Program and other initiatives to identify business opportunities. The Research Intern will also support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group’s affiliated experts, competitors and potential experts; prepare dossiers on potential clients and connections; and assist with lead generation efforts. Typical assignments will include: researching court cases, searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters; retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, and organizing and storing the results; assisting the research team in identifying news or research resources and summarizing findings; and preparing background on potential expert witnesses as well as clients in support of various marketing projects.

The Research Intern would have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings as well as select Marketing Department team meetings.  The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research.  This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Relationships

  • Report to the Research Manager
  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal and/or business research

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@analysisgroup.com

Posted 5/18/17

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Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law,  Boston College Law Library

Job Description:

The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the professional Education & Reference (“E&R”) team to provide research and technology instruction and reference service to Boston College Law School students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university and general community.  The E&R team supports the educational and scholarly mission of the law school through a proactive program designed to enhance support for faculty research and to integrate legal research instruction throughout the curriculum.  Team members accomplish this mission by building liaison relationships with faculty members and student groups, teaching introductory and advanced legal research courses, by taking a leading role in introducing new technologies into the classroom, and by participating in professional activities at a regional and national level.

Job Requirements:

Demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.  Candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies and electronic communication, including Microsoft Office, electronic mail, BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance, Westlaw, web-based research, course management systems, and integrated library systems.  Must possess the ability to master new technologies quickly with little or no instruction, develop appropriate documentation and training aids, and teach the technologies to others.  Ability and willingness to lead the law school community into adopting new educational technologies; instruct faculty members in the use of these technologies, including presentation tools and web course management software.  Demonstrated experience in legal research instruction, including curriculum development, teaching in both large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies.  Applicants must possess the ability to address the research needs of law school faculty in a proactive manner.  Strong writing, speaking, personal organization and interpersonal skills are required.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and enthusiastic about embracing the challenges of an evolving profession in a time of major technological change.

Rotation through evenings is required during the academic year and some weekend rotations may be required.

Required Qualifications:

Earned J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from accredited institutions.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Boston College also offers a generous benefits package — please visit the Boston College Benefits Office website: www.bc.edu/offices/hr/employees/all-benefits.html

How to Apply: 

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website: www.bc.edu/offices/hr/jobopps.html

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically as a PDF or MS Word document attachment. Please be sure to submit your cover letter and resume as one document.  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at:

Boston College
Department of Human Resources
129 Lake Street, Room 110
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467

 

About Boston College:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity: http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity

 

To learn more about the Boston College Law Library, please visit our website at: www.bc.edu/lawlibrary

Posted 5/12/17

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Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin

Location: Boston

GENERAL SUMMARY: Assists with the management of electronic research services, activation of new users’ subscriptions, ordering and processing of print materials for the Research Center and troubleshooting of reported access issues. Also prepares Research Services orientation materials for new and lateral hires, orders attorney desk books and maintains corresponding system records for print and electronic resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates day-to-day access to electronic research services including assistance with authentication, username and password management and technical support. Maintains accurate and current record of electronic subscriptions status, licensing information and invoice payments.
  • Prepares orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, court procedures, marketing and other administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires’ start dates.
  • Orders, processes and distributes office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle. Maintains subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system.

 

  • Researches and resolves vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions. Claims missing and delayed shipments when needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to effectively manage work to high quality standards, with a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Accountable, assumes responsibility for quality and timeliness of his/her work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute tasks, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Within scope of position, works independently using sound judgment.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the firm in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Research Services department, administrative staff and attorneys at the firm.
  • Technical aptitude with ability to quickly learn new systems and applications.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Bachelor’s degree can be substituted for relevant experience in a special or academic library.

 

  • 1-3 years of electronic resource management and operations experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications.

Please apply online:

http://www.goodwinlaw.com/job-opportunities/bos-staff-research-operations-coordinator

Posted 4/28/17

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Research Specialist- Wolf Greenfield, Boston

It is your chance to join one of the leading firms in intellectual property law for close to 90 years. Wolf Greenfield has assisted leading companies, innovative startups, major research universities and Nobel Prize winners protect their intellectual property rights. Wolf Greenfield currently has an opening for a Research Specialist.

The Research Specialist will perform research and conduct patent, company information, literature, and trademark searches, assist with technical and reference services (i.e. patent ordering, document ordering, etc.), and provide information to attorneys and clients as well as assist with a variety of administrative tasks associated with the Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize and conduct U.S. and foreign patent, literature, and/or trademark searches,  presenting information to attorneys using standardized report formats and templates using online research tools.
  • Conduct research using a variety of online resources and database systems (e.g. Corsearch, PatBase, Westlaw, etc.), the Internet, or in house legal libraries.
  • Coach attorneys with regard to search processes and approaches in order to focus the scope of a search.
  • Assist with a variety of administrative tasks associated with the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required
  • A minimum of 2 years directly related service in either a search capacity or other function where the knowledge of patent and trademark processes is developed.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in fast passed team environment
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and strong database knowledge is highly preferred

http://www.wolfgreenfield.com/careers/business-professionals/current-openings/research-specialist

Posted 3/9/2017


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