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Research & Reference Specialist: Wilson Sonini Goodrish & Rosati 

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.  This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues.  This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources.  Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education:

M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered.  At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY HERE: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSGR/job/New-York/Research—Reference-Specialist_R41

Posted 7/6/2018

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WilmerHale – Digital Solutions Coordinator

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JOB SUMMARY: Digital Solutions Coordinator supports the Lead Digital Solutions Librarian in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion and communication of digital library and electronic services, collections and content. This position assists with the management, maintenance and administration of the Integrated Library System, Innovative Sierra. Responsible for cataloging of all materials. Assists with the management and oversight of the library technologies and digital subscription services.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists supervisor with the coordination with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Maintain integrity of ILS performing database maintenance tasks. Includes but is not limited to generating systems reports from the ILS to assist in catalog maintenance and budgeting
  • Assists with managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures appropriate authentication is enabled, including IP and password authentication, in compliance with associated licensing agreements. Assist with the implementation and launch of new digital resources, as well as upgrades to current resources
  • Electronic resource development: Assists supervisor with monitoring developments in electronic products, which may be appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Research area of the firm’s intranet. Maintains associated links collections, web parts and widgets, and RSS feeds. Works with Research staff to determine appropriate content to meet the needs of our legal practices and administrative departments.
  • Maintain the day-to-day technical services tasks in the Boston office.
  • Oversee loose-leaf filing.
  • Assist with orientation for new staff members.
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources preferred.
    • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries preferred.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as necessary to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade or resolve issues that are highly complex in nature required.
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills required.
    • Experience working with an Integrated Library Systems required.
    • Knowledge of Innovative Sierra preferred.
    • Superior level of accuracy, attention to detail, efficiency, and consistent follow-up on all assignments required.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and a deadline driven environment.
    • Knowledge of meta data, controlled vocabulary, AACR2 and MARC.
    • Thorough knowledge of contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practice, including the Anglo-American cataloging rules, Library of Congress subject headings, OCLC/MARC records, and library automation.
  • Education:
    • BA/BS-accredited required.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a technical services or digital services department of a Library required, law firm library preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Posted 6/13/2018


Analysis Group, Inc. – Research Internship Description

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 (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5: 30 pm

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.

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 Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position offers the opportunity to assist with ongoing and new marketing projects and 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. 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 Marketing and Business Development 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 5/29/2018

 


 

Library and Research Services Manager – Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

The Library and Research Services Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day research and knowledge management functions across the Firm. Additional responsibilities include the management of traditional library materials, attorney research training, and practice group outreach. We envision the Research Services department as a resource for forward thinking information solutions designed to serve the needs of the Firm and its clients.

Job Functions:

  • Establish and direct the strategic goals of the Research Services department.
  • Create strong relationships with attorneys and department leaders to understand how Research Services can align itself with the priorities of the practice groups.
  • Set and meet exemplary service standards.
  • Serve as a resource for special projects directed by the practice groups.
  • Consult with Practice Group Leaders to strategize and implement internal process improvements to advance the collection and dissemination of knowledge and research across the firm.
  • Participate in Firm efforts to synchronize work product and support best practices in the management of Firm data.
  • Develop and implement training programs that reinforce most successful research strategies.
  • Manage the technical services and research functions of the department.
  • Identify and investigate industry trends proactively to help the Firm identify knowledge gaps for development.
  • Ensure the value of the Firm’s investment in research tools through continuous monitoring and development of the print and digital collection as well as alternatives in the marketplace.
  • Oversee service providers to ensure standards of excellence are consistently met.
  • Participate in cross departmental improvement efforts with peers in the administrative areas of the Firm.
  • Aggressively manage costs; prepare and manage the annual Research Services budget.

Essential Management Competencies:

  • Use leadership skills to establish effective working relationships throughout the Firm, encourage teamwork, and build consensus in order to meet or exceed departmental standards and Firm objectives.
  • Collaborate with other members of management to ensure departmental and organizational change is effective, efficient, and aligned with the Firm’s strategic goals.
  • Delegate, coach, encourage, and motivate staff to attain their highest levels of achievement, productivity, and work satisfaction. Identify and support all training and development.
  • Maintain active lines of communication within and between departments to share knowledge and support collaborative efforts, organizational change, and goal achievement. Develop a committed, competent, and professional staff that works in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
  • Maintain sophisticated level of research skills through continuous training and current awareness of new developments, trends and resources.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a law firm or professional services setting.
  • MS in Library Science, MS in Information Science, or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years of management experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in modern legal research technologies and Knowledge Management strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and complete diverse assignments on a timely basis.
  • Strong business acumen with a proven track record of leading organizational improvements.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy machine.
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed instructions.
  • Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related materials.
  • Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines.

Kaela Petralia, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Generalist at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Greater Boston Area

Posted 5/25/2018


Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin Procter LLP

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.
  • Performs daily serials functions; including check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic submission issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
  • 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.

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.

To apply, visit Goodwin’s career site.

Posted 5/21/2018


On-Call / Substitute Law Librarians

AccuFile, Inc., a professional library services firm is seeking several flexible, experienced law librarians to work as on-call or substitute librarians in the Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire areas.

Work assignments are part-time and may include summer vacation coverage assignments to include two or more firms in a week.

**GREAT opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income***

Qualifications:

  • Law library or legal research experience is required
  • MLIS or working towards an MLIS degree
  • Must be able to provide own transportation

Salary: $30-35 hr. Dependent upon education and related experience.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email your resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

Posted 5/18/2018


Part-Time Law Librarian, Andover MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional library services firm, is seeking an experienced part-time, Law Librarian to work in Andover MA.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work every other week for 3-5 hours.

Additional hours may also be available for summer vacation or on-call coverages within the Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire areas.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Receive and log new materials, both in print and electronic resources
  • Process, track and reconcile invoices as needed
  • Conduct check-in and process materials for routing; run routing report
  • Discharge and reshelve returned books and periodicals.
  • Facilitate and monitor interlibrary book loans
  • Process materials identified for discard
  • Identify potential acquisitions and ordering requested materials
  • File loose leaf updates and pocket parts
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MLIS preferred, but will consider MLIS student with experience.

Salary: Dependent upon education and related experience.

To be considered for this position please forward cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com.

Posted 5/18/2018


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