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Research and Knowledge Management Analyst

Summary

Hinckley Allen is seeking a Research and Knowledge Services Analyst. The Research and Knowledge Services Analyst is responsible for providing on-demand legal and business research and reference support to attorneys and staff, including legislative histories, brief checks, archival research, and complex research requests. The Research and Knowledge Services Analyst is also responsible for maintaining working knowledge of the Research Services’ electronic collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate. Additionally, this role regularly contributes to business development research initiatives and firm intranet content and data management.

A Masters of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an accredited institution is required; a Juris Doctor (J.D.) is acceptable in place of M.L.I.S. Approximately three to four years of work experience in a law firm library setting is preferred. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively and clearly, as well as to read and write at a collegiate level.  Candidates must also possess the ability to research and find resources quickly and effectively, with little to no supervision, have strong technology skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sharepoint content management.

This is a hybrid position that can be located in Albany, Boston, Hartford, or Providence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

“Essential duties and responsibilities” are primarily job duties that the employee must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer.

  • Conducts in-depth legal and business research for a wide range of practice areas including corporate, litigation, real estate, and construction ; analyzes and synthesizes research ; provides written summary of research findings
  • Maintains working knowledge of the Research Services’ electronic collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate.
  • Contributes to business development research initiatives.
  • Contributes to firm intranet content and data management, and related projects.
  • Enforces policies and procedures to achieve research services administration goals.
  • Markets research services and collections to staff members.
  • Assists Director with projects as assigned by the Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Masters of Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from an accredited institution is required. ; Juris Doctor (J.D.) is acceptable in place of M.L.I.S.
  • Ability to read and write at a collegiate level.
  • Approximately three to four years of work experience in a law library setting; Law firm experience is preferred.
  • Ability to understand and apply department policies and procedures effectively.
  • Ability to research and find resources to provide client specific intelligence effectively and with little to no supervision.
  • Ability to obtain library resources and information from other libraries and outside sources without supervision.
  • Ability to convert routine forms, reports, correspondence and the like from rough draft to a final draft free of errors.
  • Ability to learn and use new library systems and resources after attending a training session.
  • Ability to follow instructions given by attorneys and staff in order to assist them with their library related needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with courtesy and in a professional manner while conducting library business and providing assistance to library users.
  • Ability to work in an environment which occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain due to a high volume of requests for information which have to be filled while performing other essential duties.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including but not limited to, a personal computer, photocopier, typewriter, telephone, and calculator.
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion in order to perform the essential duties of the position.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Long-term disability benefit
  • Life insurance
  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Supplemental life and disability insurance plans
  • 401 (k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Medical, family and parental leaves of absence
  • 3 weeks of vacation per year to start
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Wellness Programing
  • Discount programs
  • On-site gym in most locations

Salary Range: $75,000-105,000

ONLINE APPLICATION: Research and Knowledge Services Analyst

Hinckley Allen is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

 

Posted 5/22

 

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Research Analyst – Goodwin

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

The Research Analyst conducts in-depth legal and business research to support the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; engages in the firm’s educational initiatives by offering training, on-boarding and consultative services, keeps track of the legal industry, follows the latest developments in legal and business GenAI tools and provides suggestions and solutions to advance the objectives of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do:

• Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
• Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
• Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
• Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
• Advises 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.
• Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
• Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
• Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
• Conducts new hire on-boarding 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.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:  

• 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 in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
• Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
• Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
• 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 Zoom.

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Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: No

 

Target Salary Range: Boston $85,100 – $127,600 | Los Angeles $85,100 – $127,600 | New York $90,100 – $135,100 | Philadelphia $80,000 – $120,000 | San Francisco $95,300 – $142,900 | Santa Monica $85,100 – $127,600 | Silicon Valley $95,300 – $142,900 | Washington DC $85,100 – $127,600

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Law Library Assistant – Fall River and Middlesex (Woburn) Law Libraries

Pay Grade: Grade 13

Starting Pay: $56,776.90

Departmental Mission Statement: 

The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT LAW LIBRARIES:

The Trial Court Law Library System provides timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

Position Summary: Major duties are performed under the direction of the Head Law Librarian and include processing incoming library materials, preparing fiscal documents, providing general and legal information, and implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies.  The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, electronic library services, and special projects and may be assigned by the Law Library Department to perform Law Library Assistant duties in other libraries as needed.  In the absence of the Head Law Librarian and other law library staff, maintains the day-to- day operation of the law library.

Supervision Received: Reports to and receives work assignments and supervision from the Head Law Librarian.  In the absence of a Head Law Librarian, the Law Library Assistant may receive direction from another Head Law Librarian, Circuit Law Librarian, or Manager of Law Libraries in keeping with the library’s local policies and procedures.

Duties: Law Library Assistant I Duties:
• Processes incoming library materials for supplementation, maintains circulation records, including the database of borrowers, and processes overdue notices using an integrated library system;
• Files loose-leaf services, advance sheets, periodicals, and supplements;
• Removes appropriate material and arranges disposition according to library policy; shelves materials;
• Processes invoices, communicates with vendors about account problems, and maintains accounting records, including budgetary spreadsheet;
• Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone, or through e-reference; locating and retrieving materials; performing simple bibliographic searches; and filling interlibrary loan requests;
• Participates in basic e-reference services;
• Maintains and operates library equipment, including computer networks, microform machines, copiers, scanners and fax machines;
• Prepares current and historical material for binding;
• In the absence of the Head Law Librarian or a Law Librarian, maintains the day-to-day operation of the law library;
• Performs related duties as required.

Law Library Assistant II Duties:
• Performs advanced legal reference duties, including participating in document delivery and filling common e-reference requests;
• Trains staff in aspects of library operations;
• Performs routine cataloging functions;
• Makes recommendations to the Head Law Librarian on the development of the library, collection and operational procedures;
• Develops and maintains databases and troubleshoots the computer network and Internet access; updates and installs new software on computers;
• Works with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects and committees;
• Maintains the ability to perform Law Library Assistant I duties in at least one other Trial Court Law Library;
• Performs related duties as required.

Job Competencies: All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

Ethics and Values: Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries Ethical Principals. (http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Leadership-Governance/policies/PublicPolicies/policy-ethics.html)

Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court, Court Service Centers, and Law Libraries Department.

Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates core competencies in reference and client services, information technology, cataloging, and fiscal.

Problem Solving: Accurately assesses workplace problems in the Trial Court, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and a specific law library and recommends and facilitates appropriate solutions.

Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Court employees and the public, whether in person, on the telephone, or in an electronic environment.

Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals, and maintaining effective working relationships.

Commitment to Diversity: Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Continuous Learning Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving themselves through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.

Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Law Library Assistant: Law Library Assistant I Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree AND one (1) year of full-time experience as a paid paralegal OR one (1) year of full-time paid clerical experience in a law library OR an equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
• Knowledge of procedures, interlibrary cooperation, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;
• Ability to use computer applications, such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;
• Ability to perform Trial Court fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS Accounting System;
• Ability to understand and implement all policies and procedures of the Trial Court Law Libraries;
• Ability to gather, analyze, and report information;
• Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form;
• Ability to travel to multiple library locations.
Law Library Assistant II Requirements:
• A minimum of three years of experience as a Law Library Assistant I;
• Demonstrated ability to perform advanced legal reference;
• Comprehensive knowledge of library policies and procedures;
• Comprehensive knowledge of the Trial Court, including its organizational structure and administrative policies;
• Comprehensive knowledge of software applications and reference techniques, including e-reference;
• Demonstrated ability to work on system-wide projects;
• Demonstrated ability to work in more than one Trial Court Law Library.

To apply:

Fall River – https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/law-library-assistant-fall-river-fall-river-massachusetts-united-states

Middlesex (Woburn) – https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/law-library-assistant-middlesex-law-library-woburn-woburn-massachusetts-united-states

Closes Saturday, May 25th at 11:55 p.m.

 

Posted 5/13

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Resource Specialist – Mintz – Boston, MA 

Under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Systems, the Resource Specialist works as part of the team to make sure that our collection of materials is comprehensive, accurate and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide.  The Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely creation and updating of acquisitions, catalog and vendor records.

Responsibilities:

Collection Management

  • Manages acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for print collection in Boston and Toronto. Ensures accuracy of all systems and data.
  • Catalogs all new editions and new acquisitions for Boston and Toronto within 72 hours of receipt.  Oversees that continuations, supplements, replacements are being cataloged accurately.
  • Participates in budget recommendations and monitors expenditures and budget in Boston and Toronto collections.
  • Processes all new items with card, pocket and spine label and shelves on appropriate floor.
  • Maintains department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contacts in Outlook and Vendor Correspondence public folders in Desksite.
  • Handles incoming mail and serials control, sorting and distributing the mail, creating records and entering data in library ILS, returning items, and running prediction reports and claiming items as needed.
  • Ensures Routed Materials lists are accurate and current.
  • Reviews, reconciles and prepares for approval and payment invoices for designated offices.  Evaluates and suggests cost saving options.
  • Maintains routing lists and prepares current awareness materials for distribution.
  • Assists with the general maintenance of the collection as needed by reshelving, and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.
  • Assists with the defining, documenting and maintaining department procedures related to the ILS.
  • Understands the report capability of the ILS and creates reports to improve department accuracy and productivity.
  • Assists with onboarding and offboarding by obtaining or reassigning necessary office copies.  Assists with other onboarding/offboarding issues as needed.
  • Oversees and assists the outsourced filing company, distributing the filing and providing the classification number and other identifying information.
  • Quarterly, checks that office copy looseleaf services are accurately maintained and labeled appropriately with attorney name.
  • Assists with the review, evaluation and recommendation of new and existing resources.  Recommends format for access and makes suggestions for the best way to make resources available.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Firm e-resources, particularly electronic offerings of titles in the print collection.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc) and is department resource for training and reporting issues.
  • Performs general maintenance of the collection by reshelving, visiting satellite offices weekly and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.
  • Responsible for reviewing data in all Research Services systems, across all formats (print/electronic) and all offices, to ensure data is current, accurate, and consistent with formatting rules.

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in Research Services ILS modules used on a regular basis.  Participates on ILS listserves and stays current with improvements and changes to software.
  • Actively participates in department meetings.
  • Communicates clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

Other Duties

  • Participates in, or leads, special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree recommended.
  • 3+ year experience in a law firm or corporate library is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of technical services functions, collection management and library technologies in a business setting including integrated library systems and other software used to manage library or acquisitions information preferred.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability, and logical thought process.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, and meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

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Posted 5/1

 

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Head Law Librarian – Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries – Barnstable Law Library

Working in the Trial Court Law Libraries, part of the Court Services and Law Libraries Department, the Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the fiscal planning and management of a library budget; performs professional library duties such as acquisition, cataloging and reference; performs the duties of a division manager (managerial duties) with emphasis on financial management and personnel supervision; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public;  supervises supervises Circuit Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long range planning, group purchasing and vendor negotiation, electronic library services, and special projects; acts as the Court Consolidated Law Book Program’s liaison to assigned courts; and performs related work as required.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and a minimum of three years of full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;

or Juris Doctor degree and four years in a Trial Court Law Library position;

or an equivalent combination of completed graduate-level education and professional experience;

  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as acquisition, cataloging, and reference;
    • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
    • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system;
    • Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;
    • Knowledge of space planning, including the physical layout of and the technical and operational requirements for equipment and furniture used in libraries;
    • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library practices and procedures;
    • Ability to gather, analyze, and report information;
    • Ability to use an integrated library system and other online systems and the ability to learn and implement new technologies as they emerge;
    • Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing and publisher programs;
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;
    • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel;
    • Ability to train library staff on the integrated library systems and fiscal procedures in accordance with the MMARS accounting system and to train library and court staff in the use of electronic databases;
    • Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;
    • Ability to work well independently and with groups;
    • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
    • Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and to work at other Trial Court Law Libraries when necessary.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

$94,222.68  /  year

Closing Date

May 12, 2024 at 23:55 EDT

How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit the following link to apply: https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/head-law-librarian-barnstable-barnstable-massachusetts-united-states.  Employment with the Trial Court is contingent upon passing a criminal record check.  This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

 

Posted 6/16

 

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Legal Research Librarian – Suffolk University Law School 

Description

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 curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the research desk.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources
  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website, LibGuides and student writing portal; submitting articles to SSRN on behalf of faculty, providing Scholastica support, assisting with the institutional repository; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements
  • Assist with collection development
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science completed or in the process of being completed. JD degree is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • 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
  • 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 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events. Typically, the person in this hybrid position will have the opportunity to work remotely two days per week.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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Posted 4/10

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Senior Research Analyst – Mintz – Boston, MA 

Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Location: Boston

Under the direction of the Manager, Research Services, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators, and others firm-wide.  Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders.

An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level.  Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas. In this role as Senior, takes and active part in developing more junior research staff.

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services

  • Conducts high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources, as well as other libraries and industry colleagues.
  • Responds to research queries accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Monitors research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the department.
  • Leads or coordinates large or group projects, as required.
  • Presents results using department branding and templates whenever possible.
  • Advises, mentors, and oversees skill development of more junior research staff. Oversees work product.
  • Serves as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Manager.

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

  • Assists with the development of orientation, training, research guides, Spotlights, and other reference materials.
  • Participates in formal orientation and training sessions.
  • Conducts on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.
  • Identifies attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.
  • Assists in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and shares knowledge with the team and attorney groups.
  • Actively participates in department, practice, and other internal firm meetings.

Other Duties

  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends new resources.
  • Participates in collection development, collection maintenance, budget management, supervision of filing services, shelf reading and other activities to make sure that we maintain a useful collection in each office.
  • Participates in, or leads, special projects as assigned.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.
  • 5+ years progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice areas.
  • Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.
  • Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research, and knowledge sharing.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including business writing skills.
  • Works effectively under pressure and can manage multiple priorities under deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele, strong customer service orientation.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team. Provides back up support wherever needed in the department.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative.
  • Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.
  • 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.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

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Posted 4/1

 

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Associate Circuit Librarian – United States Courts for the First Circuit – Boston, MA

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent.

Location: John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Boston, MA

Salary: CL 28 to CL 29 ($78,571 – $151,882) per annum
*Starting salary is anticipated to be in the low to middle portion of the range listed above, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Closing Date: March 20, 2024

Organization:

The libraries of the United States Courts for the First Circuit seek applications for the position of Associate Circuit Librarian. The First Circuit Libraries provide services to the judges and staff of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico. In addition,  the libraries provide programming support to the Stephen G. Breyer Community Learning Center on Courts and the Constitution, located in the Headquarters Library in Boston, Massachusetts. The Associate Circuit Librarian will be stationed in the Headquarters Library in Boston. Satellite libraries are located in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Puerto Rico.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Circuit Librarian reports directly to the Circuit Librarian and is a member of the Circuit Library’s team serving all judges and judiciary staff in the First Circuit. The Associate Circuit Librarian provides specialized knowledge in the areas of library supervision, administration, systems, acquisitions, planning and budget, and research and reference. Representative duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Circuit Librarian in the formulation, assessment, and implementation of office policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Supervising, training, and developing library staff in the Boston Headquarters Library.
  • Managing acquisitions of print and electronic research resources for the library, judges’ chambers, and court units. Reviewing and assessing library collections circuit-wide and making recommendations for efficiencies.
  • Participating in the development of spending plans and budgets for print and electronic research resources, in consultation with the Circuit Librarian.
  • Facilitating and participating in the development of the newly created First Circuit Breyer Learning Center. Ensuring the development and execution of civic education programs and content, to increase the understanding of the principles and history of the Federal Judiciary and the First Circuit among local teachers, students, and members of the public.
  • Performing legal and non-legal research and reference services, using print and electronic sources, for judges, chambers staff, members of the Bar, and the public.
  • Overseeing library staff who perform contracting duties, procure legal resources, and manage, track, and maintain subscriptions.
  • Investigating and enacting best practices for library procurement, ensuring appropriate rules and guidance are followed.

Special Notice: The First Circuit Library is a hybrid work environment. The selected candidate will be required to report to the office several days per week, depending upon office needs.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of three years of specialized library experience in total, preferably in a law library setting. Two of the three years of experience should include library technical services responsibilities.
  • A Master of Library or Information Science degree is required. A Juris Doctor (JD) degree may be substituted for the required Master’s degree.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the ability to use tact and sound judgment to deal effectively with judges, court unit executives, and other senior managers.
  • Applicants must demonstrate well-developed organizational and time-management skills, along with a proven ability to prioritize multiple demands and meet established deadlines and commitments. Applicants must also demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to unanticipated office needs.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, such as SirsiDynix ILS or a similar system, is preferred.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work both independently, with limited supervision, as well as in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of legal resources and a high proficiency in legal terminology and research using print and digital resources, including Westlaw and Lexis, is preferred.

Benefits:

Federal benefits for this position include paid vacation and sick leave, health benefits, life insurance, and flexible benefits programs. Federal Judiciary employees are eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Further details regarding benefits can be found here: https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits

Background Check:

The successful candidate is subject to a background check or investigation, which includes an FBI fingerprint check, as a condition of employment. Employee retention depends upon a favorable suitability determination.

How to Apply:

Submit the following documents: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) a  signed and completed AO-78, Application for Federal Judicial Branch Employment (version dated 12/21) to:

George Taoultsides
Circuit Librarian
First Circuit Library
John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9400
Boston, MA 02210

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred. Email complete application materials, in pdf format only, to: ca01_ljobs@ca1.uscourts.gov

The application form (AO-78) is available at: http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/sites/ca1/files/AO078.pdf

The AO78 must be signed and filled out completely. Attaching a resume in lieu of the AO-78 or answering the questions on the AO-78 by simply referencing an attached resume is not sufficient. If the AO-78 is filled out electronically and submitted by email, the fillable form must be resaved and submitted as a non-fillable pdf before submission; otherwise the form will appear blank.

Note: Applications that do not include all requested information will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

Additional Conditions of Employment:
An applicant must be a United States citizen or permanently eligible to work in the United States. The Federal Financial Management Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages. All court employees are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct. Successful completion of a six-month probationary period is required. All Court of Appeals employees are “at will” employees and serve at the pleasure of the Court. The Court will only communicate with those qualified individuals who will be invited for an interview. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, either of which may occur without prior written or other notice. If a subsequent vacancy of the same or similar characteristics to this position becomes available within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Court may elect to select a candidate from the original qualified applicant pool.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

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Posted 2/21

 

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Temporary Senior Library and Knowledge Services Assistant – The Brattle Group – Boston, MA 

The Brattle Group, a privately held, global economics consulting firm, is looking for a Temporary Senior Library and Knowledge Services Assistant to join our Boston, MA office part time. The Senior Library & Knowledge Services Assistant collaborates with the team to support the tactical objectives for library offerings.  Library objectives include processing incoming library materials, processing invoices, working with library vendors, and providing document delivery and ready references services to employees.

Part-time in Boston, 20-30 hours per week about 1-2 days in person.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities of this role include:

  • Review and process Library invoices, providing documentation to the Billing Department and updating the Library’s invoice tracking system
  • Reconcile purchase card statements, providing documentation to the Billing Department and updating the Library’s invoice tracking system
  • Reallocate billable usage for fee-based database
  • Communicate with existing Library vendors to order, renew, or cancel print and online materials; consolidate all vendor communications in the appropriate place
  • Manage research databases usernames and passwords
  • Perform basic cataloging using the Library’s integrated library system (Soutron) for newly acquired content
  • Purchase books and materials as needed for consulting projects and collection development
  • Execute and manage document delivery requests for articles, textbooks and chapters by working with third party document delivery vendors to price, then license content and ensure copyright compliance
  • Assist employees with ready reference questions by retrieving and distributing materials and making photocopies

THE CANDIDATE

  • Bachelor’s Degree desired
  • 2 years of professional experience ideally in a library environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, especially SharePoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment by prioritizing multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise appropriate level of judgment
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service
  • Takes pride in working within a high quality, high-integrity organization
  • Eagerness to quickly learn new workflows processes, software, and systems
  • Requires physical activity including some bending and lifting up to twenty (20) pounds

THE EMPLOYER

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, finance, and regulatory questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We are distinguished by the clarity of our insights and the credibility of our experts, which include leading international academics and industry specialists. Brattle has over 450 talented professionals across four continents. For more information, please visit our website.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, domestic partner status, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or HIV status (AIDS/HIV status), genetic information, sexual orientation, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, drug or alcohol abuse or alcoholism, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

We encourage all applicants to click here to review our full Equal Employer Opportunity Statement and here for more information on our commitment to promoting equity and inclusion across all identities and experiences.

 

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Posted 2/21

 

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Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist – Cooley

Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist

Cooley is seeking a Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist to join the Legal Intelligence team.

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 Legal Client Intelligence Specialist 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.

Under the direction of the Legal Intelligence Manager, the Legal & Client Intelligence Specialist will work as a team member in our Legal Intelligence department to help provide cost effective, accurate and timely research to support attorneys working on client matters. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Position responsibilities:

Legal Intelligence:

  • Assist in the provision of current awareness services, including curated bulletins and alerts, aggregated news services and litigation and legislative tracking services to support attorney client matters and other legal intelligence requirements
  • Independently determine appropriate outside sources and arrange for timely and cost-effective retrieval/borrowing
  • Proactively and independently responsible for balancing workload by monitoring incoming requests, assessing time constraints, and estimating research time needed
  • Work collaboratively with peers, as needed in responding to research requests
  • Responsible for ensuring any research requests are accurately entered and managed in the firm’s research management platform – Quest
  • Ensure accurate and timely entry of billable time via IntApp entries prior to month-end closing

CRM Data:

  • Apply firm taxonomy to data within CRM system
  • Use third party software and databases, and internal research team data to enrich and classify CRM data to enhance reportability by different criteria
  • Implement, validate and update connections between CRM system and other internal and external databases, such as PitchBook and Capital IQ
  • Document business processes for adding metadata – appropriate keywords, categories, and other identifying tags to the Firm’s client account and market data
  • Apply Parent/Child hierarchy structure to relevant account records
  • Maintain tagging accuracy and comprehensiveness
  • Ensure Competitive Intelligence work products are accurately appended to relevant account records
  • Analyze processes and workflows regularly to find opportunities for improvement
  • All other duties as assigned or required

Skills & experience:

  • 3+ years knowledge and experience conducting research using external research tools (e.g., Westlaw, Lexis, PitchBook, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data and mining internal data in CRMs, business intelligence and financial systems)
  • Legal, business and industry research skills
  • Basic knowledge of CRM reporting (preferably Salesforce)
  • Intermediate/advanced excel skills
  • An understanding of the legal professional ethics and copyright environment that surrounds intelligence-gathering activities

Competencies:

  • Excellent research, analytical, written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Intellectual curiosity – the ability to identify patterns, discrepancies, and issues, and the ability to devise plans to resolve issues
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player with the ability to foster a culture of teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability 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 at all times
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate with staff at all levels
  • The ability to work well and thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to keep current with new developments, master new technologies, and adapt to change
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and support a customer service philosophy

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package and is committed to fair and equitable employment practices. EOE.

The expected hourly pay range for this position is $43.00 – $53.00. Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience and skillset of the candidate.

We offer a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, long-term care coverage, backup care for children and/or adults and other parental support benefits. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive firm-paid life insurance, AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as 20 days of Paid Time Off (“PTO”) and 10 paid holidays each year. We provide generous parental leave and fertility benefits. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources.

 

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Posted 2/21

 

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Research Analyst – Goodwin

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

As the Research Analyst, you will provide expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitor the legal industry and contribute ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do:

• Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
• Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
• Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
• Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
• Advises 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.
• Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
• Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
• Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
• Conducts new hire on-boarding 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.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:  

• 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 in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
• Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
• Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
• 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 Zoom.

Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: No

 

Target Salary Range: Boston $85,100 – $127,600 | Los Angeles $85,100 – $127,600 | New York $90,100 – $135,100 | Philadelphia $80,000 – $120,000 | San Francisco $95,300 – $142,900 | Santa Monica $85,100 – $127,600 | Silicon Valley $95,300 – $142,900 | Washington DC $85,100 – $127,600

 

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Posted 2/21

 

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Research & Digital Information Analyst – Locke Lord – Dallas, Texas

General Statement of Duties:

The Research & Digital Information Analyst will be responsible for providing reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, and team members in all Locke Lord LLP offices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates, and team members in all offices
  • Bills time for research and other work associated with active client matters
  • Performs in-depth legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by using the appropriate mix of the Firm’s wide range of information resources
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the Firm’s various information resources, and selects the most relevant tool(s) for any given request
  • Provides summary reports of research when appropriate, either via traditional narrative explanation, through visualizations of data/information, or a combination of both
  • Works with Locke Lord LLP’s Information Services Team to ensure all reference requests are filled in an accurate and timely manner
  • Participates in the planning, development, and standardization of programs for continuing education for attorneys and professional team members
  • Trains and orients newly hired attorneys and other professional team members in assigned offices to the services and resources offered by the Information Services Department
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of legal and business research
  • Creates print and digital asynchronous training materials for use by attorneys and professional team members
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of litigation alerts for attorneys
  • Act as research liaison to assigned practice group and teams, including attending meetings and reporting back on information and training needs
  • Assists in the design and maintenance of the Department’s intranet page, including updating practice group and jurisdictional content pages
  • Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the Department’s services and resources
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies as they affect legal and business research
  • Manages physical library collection for Dallas and other assigned offices, including organizing and maintaining the collection, making decisions to renew or cancel resources, purchasing new publications, processing invoices, and assisting with budgeting
  • Assists with renewals and management of electronic resources used in assigned offices
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program, preferably with coursework in law librarianship and/or legal research
  • JD from an American Bar Association accredited program is preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years of experience in a law library, preferably a law firm library, but candidates with other law library experience will be considered
  • Excellent customer services skills and ability to excel under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, and SharePoint
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Extensive experience in the efficient use of legal and business information resources such as Westlaw Edge or Precision, Lexis Advance or Lexis+, Bloomberg Law,VitalLaw, Bloomberg Law, and S&P CapitalIQ, among others
  • Knowledge of Texas legal research and resources is strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver effective training to attorneys and team members
  • Ability to support attorneys and team members in multiple locations, across multiple time zones, using various communication strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as with teams, peers, and clients, and to contribute to efforts to further management’s goals
  • Strong and proven public speaking skills to give presentations to large and small groups
  • Experience with the EOS integrated library system is a plus
  • Experience with Camtasia for production of asynchronous training is a plus
  • Knowledge of copyright as it applies to libraries is a plus
  • Experience with data gathering, organization, and analysis, and visual presentation of information (e.g., infographics, tables, charts, dashboards) is a plus

Additional Information:

Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time exempt position with an opportunity for a flexible schedule as firm needs permit. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, with additional hours as required. Participation in a rotational weekend reference monitoring service is required.
Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.
Please Note – No third-party agency resumes will be accepted.

 

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Posted 2/14

 

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Head Law Librarian – Plymouth Law Library

Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Full-time
Closing on March 8, 2024, at 23:55 EST

Title: Head Law Librarian – Plymouth
Pay Grade: Grade 19
Starting Pay: $94,222.68

Departmental Mission Statement:

The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT LAW LIBRARIES:

The Trial Court Law Libraries provides timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

Position Summary:

The Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the fiscal planning and management of a library budget; performs professional library duties such as acquisition, cataloging and reference; performs the duties of a division manager (managerial duties) with emphasis on financial management and personnel supervision; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public; supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, group purchasing and vendor negotiation, electronic library services, and special projects; acts as the Court Consolidated Law Book program’s liaison to assigned courts; and performs related work as required.

Supervision Received:

Work is performed under the direction of the Senior Manager of Law Libraries and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy.

Duties:

  • Responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the library;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures necessary to operate the library;
  • Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone or through e-reference; locating and retrieving materials; legal research; uses comprehensive knowledge of legal bibliography and general and legal reference sources;
  • Participates in the selection, design, and delivery of electronic reference services;
  • Utilizes full knowledge of electronic databases and interlibrary sources, both legal and non-legal, to assist library users in retrieving needed information;
  • Selects and de-selects library collection materials in all available formats through monitoring library user research needs and maintaining current awareness of resources available from legal publishers and others that meet those research needs;
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of content on the Trial Court Law Libraries= website;
  • Adapts professional principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing to the various components of the library’s collection utilizing a national database;
  • Manages and oversees local cataloging, classification, and maintenance of the integrated library system;
  • Prepares annual budget requests for the library and has fiscal responsibility for library expenditures, including signature approval of fiscal documents and oversight of budgetary spreadsheet;
  • Plans and makes accommodations for budget fluctuations;
  • Negotiates with vendors to secure discounts and ensure the efficient use of funds;
  • Interviews, selects, and recommends personnel for staff positions;
  • Trains and supervises staff in all aspects of library operation;
  • Arranges the physical library, paying attention to ADA guidelines, so that library users can access materials quickly and safely and receive prompt personal assistance from staff
  • Provides for the security, protection, and preservation of information resources in both paper and electronic formats;
  • Makes annual visits to assigned courts to respond to questions and information requests as the Court Consolidation Law Book program’s liaison;
  • Responsible for the library’s computer network(s);
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and legal research and practice by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions in professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Participates with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects, such as grants, collection development, and program planning;
  • Provides workshops and seminars to promote the use and maintenance of library materials, services, and databases;
  • Develops and implements promotional ideas to bring library resources and services to the attention of current and potential library users;
  • Keeps the Senior Manager of Law Libraries informed about recommendations on the renovation of a current library or the
    construction of a new library;
  • Implements directives of the Office of Court Management and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Head Law Librarian:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and a minimum of three years full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;
or Juris Doctor degree and four years in a Trial Court Law Library position;
or an equivalent combination of completed graduate-level education and professional experience;

  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as acquisition, cataloging, and reference;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system;
  • Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;
  • Knowledge of space planning, including the physical layout of and the technical and operational requirements for equipment and furniture used in libraries;
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library practices and procedures;
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report information;
  • Ability to use an integrated library system and other online systems and the ability to learn and implement new technologies as they emerge;
  • Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to train library staff on the integrated library systems and fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system and to train library and court staff in the use of electronic databases;
  • Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;
  • Ability to work well independently and with groups;
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
  • Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and to work at other Trial Court Law Libraries when necessary.

Interested applicants should apply by visiting:

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posted 2/12/2024

 

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Head Law Librarian – Brockton Law Library

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Full-time
Closing on: February 26, 2024, at 23:55 EST

Title: Head Law Librarian – Brockton
Pay Grade: Grade 19
Starting Pay: $94,222.68

Departmental Mission Statement:

The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT LAW LIBRARIES:

The Trial Court Law Libraries provides timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

Position Summary:

The Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the fiscal planning and management of a library budget; performs professional library duties such as acquisition, cataloging and reference; performs the duties of a division manager (managerial duties) with emphasis on financial management and personnel supervision; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public; supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, group purchasing and vendor negotiation, electronic library services, and special projects; acts as the Court Consolidated Law Book program’s liaison to assigned courts; and performs related work as required.
Supervision Received:
Work is performed under the direction of the Senior Manager of Law Libraries and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy.

Duties:

  •  Responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the library;
  •  Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures necessary to operate the library;
  •  Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone or through e-reference; locating and retrieving materials; legal research; uses comprehensive knowledge of legal bibliography and general and legal reference sources;
  •  Participates in the selection, design, and delivery of electronic reference services;
  •  Utilizes full knowledge of electronic databases and interlibrary sources, both legal and non-legal, to assist library users in retrieving needed information;
  •  Selects and de-selects library collection materials in all available formats through monitoring library user research needs and maintaining current awareness of resources available from legal publishers and others that meet those research needs;
  •  Contributes to the development and maintenance of content on the Trial Court Law Libraries= website;
  •  Adapts professional principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing to the various components of the library’s collection utilizing a national database;
  •  Manages and oversees local cataloging, classification, and maintenance of the integrated library system;
  •  Prepares annual budget requests for the library and has fiscal responsibility for library expenditures, including signature approval of fiscal documents and oversight of budgetary spreadsheet;
  •  Plans and makes accommodations for budget fluctuations;
  •  Negotiates with vendors to secure discounts and ensure the efficient use of funds;
  •  Interviews, selects, and recommends personnel for staff positions;
  •  Trains and supervises staff in all aspects of library operation;
  •  Arranges the physical library, paying attention to ADA guidelines, so that library users can access materials quickly and safely and receive prompt personal assistance from staff
  •  Provides for the security, protection, and preservation of information resources in both paper and electronic formats;
  •  Makes annual visits to assigned courts to respond to questions and information requests as the Court Consolidation Law Book program’s liaison;
  •  Responsible for the library’s computer network(s);
  •  Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and legal research and practice by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions in professional library management and legal reference skills;
  •  Participates with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects, such as grants, collection development, and program planning;
  •  Provides workshops and seminars to promote the use and maintenance of library materials, services, and databases;
  •  Develops and implements promotional ideas to bring library resources and services to the attention of current and potential library users;
  •  Keeps the Senior Manager of Law Libraries informed about recommendations on the renovation of a current library or the
    construction of a new library;
  •  Implements directives of the Office of Court Management and
  •  Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Head Law Librarian:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and a minimum of three years full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library; or Juris Doctor degree and four years in a Trial Court Law Library position; or an equivalent combination of completed graduate-level education and professional experience;
  •  Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as acquisition, cataloging, and reference;
  •  Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
  •  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
  •  Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system;
  •  Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;
  •  Knowledge of space planning, including the physical layout of and the technical and operational requirements for equipment and furniture used in libraries;
  •  Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library practices and procedures;
  •  Ability to gather, analyze, and report information;
  •  Ability to use an integrated library system and other online systems and the ability to learn and implement new technologies as they emerge;
  •  Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;
  •  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;
  •  Ability to supervise subordinate personnel;
  •  Ability to train library staff on the integrated library systems and fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system and to train library and court staff in the use of electronic databases;
  •  Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;
  •  Ability to work well independently and with groups;
  •  Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
  •  Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and to work at other Trial Court Law Libraries when necessary.

Interested applicants should apply by visiting

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posted 1/29/2024

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Business Development Research Specialist – Analysis Group

Overview

Make an impact at Analysis Group (AG), where we provide our clients with thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to their most challenging business and litigation problems. AG is one of the largest private economics consulting firms, with more than 1,200 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

The Business Development Research (BDR) Specialist works closely the Marketing & Business Development’s team of research professionals to provide a high level of support for the firm’s legal and business research function. This role uses a variety of internal and external databases to research expert witnesses for their reports, testimony, and related filings, identify potential experts for the firm’s engagements, retrieve court filings and articles, and search and prepare summaries of news on legal issues. This position requires intellectual curiosity; creativity; the tenacity to track down needed information; the capacity to filter large amounts of data; and the ability to problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy. The Research Specialist should be equally effective collaborating with colleagues and working on self-directed projects.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides high quality, thoughtful marketing and business development-related research using internal and external research tools including CourtLink, Law360, Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, and Factiva.
  • Researches and summarizes information on experts and legal matters.
  • Utilizes internal resources to retrieve and capture information on experts.
  • Using our online databases and news sources, produces company/individual dossiers, industry/practice-specific profiles, legal trends summaries, and competitor insights in support of business development initiatives.
  • Collaborates on various marketing-related efforts, including providing research support for events and speaking engagements and coordinating with colleagues across the team and throughout the firm.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three to five years of professional experience. Prior business or legal research experience is preferred.
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the legal or professional services industry.
  • Must have an interest in legal issues and in the current litigation environment.
  • Proficient in searching online research databases; prior experience with LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or other online legal databases preferred.
  • Must have solid analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in responding to shifting demands.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability are critical.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership of workload.
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, eligible candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship or restriction, now and in the future.

Analysis Group embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a deep and meaningful way. We are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We provide equal access and opportunities regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical ability or disability, medical condition, genetic information, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, veteran and military status, or membership in any other class protected under applicable law. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

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Posted 1/24

 

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Business Development Research Coordinator – Analysis Group

Overview

Make an impact at Analysis Group (AG), where we provide our clients with thoughtful, pragmatic solutions to their most challenging business and litigation problems. AG is one of the largest private economics consulting firms, with more than 1,200 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

The Business Development Research (BDR) Coordinator works closely with the Marketing & Business Development’s team of research professionals to provide a high level of support for firm’s legal and business research function. This role utilizes internal and external information sources to track new opportunities, organize and maintain data in team databases, and collaborate with team members to provide research support for individual consultants, practice groups, and the firm. The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, shows thoughtfulness and creativity in finding and synthesizing information, and is effective at both self-directed work and collaborative efforts.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Supports business generation tracking, including updating court dockets, identifying case details, and maintaining records in our Client Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Assists with our client litigation alert process, including reviewing court dockets, formatting contact lists, and identifying lists for auditing.
  • Assists with data population and maintenance of team databases, including the SharePoint site.
  • Under the guidance of research colleagues, provides marketing-related expert, case, and competitor research using internal and external tools and resources.
  • Collaborates on various marketing-related efforts, including providing research support for events and speaking engagements and coordinating with colleagues across the team and throughout the firm.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience. Prior business or legal research experience is a plus.
  • Interest in legal issues and in the current litigation environment is preferred.
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in response to shifting demands.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and problem-solving ability are critical.
  • Must have solid analytical and critical reasoning skills.
  • Research experience is a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint) is required.
  • Familiarity with additional tools such as project management/tracking software, CRM systems, and other databases is a plus.
  • To the extent permitted by applicable law, eligible candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship or restriction, now and in the future.

Application: Please note, all applications require both a resume and cover letter in order to be considered complete.

Analysis Group embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a deep and meaningful way. We are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We provide equal access and opportunities regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical ability or disability, medical condition, genetic information, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, veteran and military status, or membership in any other class protected under applicable law. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Analysis Group embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a deep and meaningful way. We are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Resource Specialist (Electronic) – Mintz –

Boston

Under the direction of the Director of Research Services, the Resource Specialist works as part of the team to make sure that our collection of materials is comprehensive, accurate and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide. Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely creation and updating of acquisitions, catalog and vendor records. The Specialist also works closely with the Senior Resource & Systems Specialist to maintain electronic resource management databases and systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Collection Management and Technology Systems
  • Manages acquisitions and cataloging and other collection maintenance and resource maintenance tasks for Electronic Resources.
  • Manages Contract documents in Desksite ensuring that we have access to archived and current agreements and terms and conditions. Maintains spreadsheet associated with this task and alerts Director to contracts coming up for renewal well in advance of the renewal date.
  • Maintains accurate records of vendor communications in shared locations.
  • Resolve electronic serials delivery failures, renewals and notices, and other issues while monitoring RS Alerts mailbox.
  • Maintains department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contact in Outlook and Vendor Correspondence public folders in Desksite.
  • Monitors vendor contract renewals, vendor usage reports and maintains the contract renewals spreadsheet.
  • Reviews, reconciles and prepares for approval and payment invoices for designated products. Evaluates and suggests cost saving options.
  • Assists with onboarding new users including adding records to Library ILS, Ozmosys, and Law360.
  • Assists with off-boarding by deleting users from routing lists and ILS records.
  • Maintains data in password, membership and license documents, following procedures set by the Senior Resource & Systems Specialist.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc) and is department resource for training and reporting issues.
  • Maintains current knowledge of print collection, particularly electronic offerings of titles in the print collection.
  • Serves as back up for Senior Resources and Systems Specialist.
  • Develops and maintains Research Services content on Mintzport, including working with Research Analyst content managers, department staff, practice groups, and others to ensure content is current, accurate and useful. Works with IT to insure optimal functionality.
  • Responsible for reviewing data in all Research Services systems, across all formats (print/electronic) and all offices, to ensure data is current, accurate, and consistent with formatting rules.
  • Responsible for editing and training others in editing the Research Services SharePoint site.
  • Ensures accuracy of all systems and data.
  • Continuing Education and Communication
  • Actively participates by sharing knowledge in team and department meetings and by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems.
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in Research Services ILS modules used on a regular basis.
  • Actively participates in department meetings.
  • Communicates clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.
  • Other Duties
  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.
  • Assists with the general maintenance of the collection as needed by reshelving, and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.
  • This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree recommended.
  • 3+ year experience in a law firm or corporate library is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of technical services functions, collection management and library technologies in a business setting including integrated library systems and other software used to manage library or acquisitions information preferred.
  • Familiarity with library software and applications.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability, and logical thought process.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, and meet various deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
  • High level of integrity and honesty.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

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Posted 1/24

 

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Head Law Librarian – Lowell Law Library

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Full-time
Closing on: Feb 5, 2024, at 23:55 EST

Title: Head Law Librarian – Lowell
Pay Grade: Grade 19
Starting Pay: $94,222.68

Departmental Mission Statement:

The Court Services and Law Libraries Department is responsible for providing key court services to support the administration of justice and advance access to justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Court Service Centers, the Trial Court Law Libraries, and the Judicial Response System.

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT LAW LIBRARIES:

The Trial Court Law Libraries provides timely, efficient access to current and historical law-related information in an impartial and respectful manner to anyone in need of legal information.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:
Notes: This position is designated as a union position and is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with O.P.E.I.U., Local 6.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply within the first 14 days.

Position Summary:

The Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the fiscal planning and management of a library budget; performs professional library duties such as acquisition, cataloging and reference; performs the duties of a division manager (managerial duties) with emphasis on financial management and personnel supervision; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public; supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, group purchasing and vendor negotiation, electronic library services, and special projects; acts as the Court Consolidated Law Book program’s liaison to assigned courts; and performs related work as required.

Supervision Received:

Work is performed under the direction of the Senior Manager of Law Libraries and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy.

Duties:

  • Responsible for administering the day-to-day operations of the library;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures necessary to operate the library;
  • Provides reference and information services to those seeking legal information by responding to questions in person, by telephone or through e-reference; locating and retrieving materials; legal research; uses comprehensive knowledge of legal bibliography and general and legal reference sources;
  • Participates in the selection, design, and delivery of electronic reference services;
  • Utilizes full knowledge of electronic databases and interlibrary sources, both legal and non-legal, to assist library users in retrieving needed information;
  • Selects and de-selects library collection materials in all available formats through monitoring library user research needs and maintaining current awareness of resources available from legal publishers and others that meet those research needs;
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of content on the Trial Court Law Libraries= website;
  • Adapts professional principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing to the various components of the library’s collection utilizing a national database;
  • Manages and oversees local cataloging, classification, and maintenance of the integrated library system;
  • Prepares annual budget requests for the library and has fiscal responsibility for library expenditures, including signature approval of fiscal documents and oversight of budgetary spreadsheet;
  • Plans and makes accommodations for budget fluctuations;
  • Negotiates with vendors to secure discounts and ensure the efficient use of funds;
  • Interviews, selects, and recommends personnel for staff positions;
  • Trains and supervises staff in all aspects of library operation;
  • Arranges the physical library, paying attention to ADA guidelines, so that library users can access materials quickly and safely and receive prompt personal assistance from staff
  • Provides for the security, protection, and preservation of information resources in both paper and electronic formats;
  • Makes annual visits to assigned courts to respond to questions and information requests as the Court Consolidation Law Book program’s liaison;
  • Responsible for the library’s computer network(s);
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and legal research and practice by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars, and training sessions in professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Participates with other librarians and staff on system-wide projects, such as grants, collection development, and program planning;
  • Provides workshops and seminars to promote the use and maintenance of library materials, services, and databases;
  • Develops and implements promotional ideas to bring library resources and services to the attention of current and potential library users;
  • Keeps the Senior Manager of Law Libraries informed about recommendations on the renovation of a current library or the
    construction of a new library;
  • Implements directives of the Office of Court Management and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for the position of Head Law Librarian:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and a minimum of three years full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;
or Juris Doctor degree and four years in a Trial Court Law Library position;
or an equivalent combination of completed graduate-level education and professional experience;

  • Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as acquisition, cataloging, and reference;
  • Knowledge of legal bibliography and terminology and the use of complex legal resources and indexes;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts court system;
  • Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users;
  • Knowledge of space planning, including the physical layout of and the technical and operational requirements for equipment and furniture used in libraries;
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library practices and procedures;
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report information;
  • Ability to use an integrated library system and other online systems and the ability to learn and implement new technologies as they emerge;
  • Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;
  • Ability to supervise subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to train library staff on the integrated library systems and fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system and to train library and court staff in the use of electronic databases;
  • Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;
  • Ability to work well independently and with groups;
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
  • Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and to work at other Trial Court Law Libraries when necessary.

Interested applicants should apply by visiting

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Posted 1/10/2024

 

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Research and Document Delivery Librarian – The Lillian Goldman Law Library Yale Law School

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is hiring a Research and Document Delivery Librarian. The librarian in this position provides complex and sophisticated research support to students, faculty, and members of the Yale community; coordinates research requests for archival and special collections material; works closely with the access services department; and participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces. The librarian in this position also participates in the Law Library’s faculty liaison program, assists with the Law Library’s RA program, and contributes to legal research instruction. We welcome and encourage applications from graduating library/law school students as well as current librarians.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is a vital contributor to Yale Law School’s mission. We embrace a culture of service, innovation, and collaboration, and we foster a supportive, collegial, and intellectually-enriching environment to promote the growth and advancement of staff. Yale University provides access to world-class cultural resources that include the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and an internationally renowned repertory theater. New Haven, ranked as one of the 52 places to go in 2023 by the New York Times, is a small city with a thriving arts and food scene that is conveniently located between Boston and New York.
Applications will be reviewed as received, with a priority deadline of December 1. The position is available immediately and the start date is negotiable. Please contact rachel.gordon@yale.edu with any questions.

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Posted 11/10

 

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Associate Librarian – UMASS Dartmouth Law School

The Assistant/Associate Librarian provides general and in-depth legal reference and instruction service, while working as a member of the law library team. Delivers active and responsive service to law faculty, law students, the university community, members of the local bar, and
the public at large. Assistance to law faculty will include liaison services, interlibrary loan, in depth research, citation checking, and in-class instruction, when needed. Shares responsibility for provision of circulation services, including supervision and training of student staff. Interacts and cooperates in administrative functions supportive of law school activities, including the law review, career services, admissions, and the LEC. The Assistant/Associate Librarian will have primary responsibility for administrative supervision of one of the major legal research databases, (Lexis, or Westlaw). Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

For more information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers. All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least three professional
references.

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:
• 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability
• State Pension Retirement Plan
• Optional Retirement Savings Plans
• Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
• Twelve (12) paid holidays
• Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
• And More!

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, a half-hour east of Providence, and a half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year in nearly 60 undergraduate and 50 graduate (MS & PhD) programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology. UMassD has transformed the lives of more than 50,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. UMassD is the only Massachusetts national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast of Massachusetts.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

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posted 11/7/2023

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Business & Legal Research Analyst – DLA Piper

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys, and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

This position can be fully remote. Candidates must live within commuting distance of an office and may be required on occasion to visit the local office.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience conducting research in a business, corporate or legal setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field
  • Knowledge of legal, business, scientific, and general research resources and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and VitalLaw product suites
  • Knowledge or ability to learn multiple research platforms including, but not limited to, Capital IQ, FactSet, Pitchbook, Docket Navigator, PatBase, and many others
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for setting up current awareness and litigation alerts.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong research skills including an ability to think critically about research tools, conduct cost-effective and efficient research, compile research results, summarize data, and communicate methodology and results clearly.
  • Ability to coordinate, organize and track vendor training and communication.
  • Experience with reviewing and evaluating new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuing education through conference and webinar attendance and participation in local and national associations
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours and on weekends as needed. We have a rotating weekend on-call schedule (approximately once a quarter).

Preferred Requirements:

MLIS or JD
Law firm experience
Experience with Quest request management system
Experience with Vable

What will your day look like?
You will manage your own workflow by claiming and completing research requests in Quest in a timely and efficient manner. As a research generalist, you will handle requests along a wide spectrum of topics, including but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, IP, public records, legislative history. You will be the point person for coordinating vendor and internal training.

You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will participate in continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will work with other researchers who are aligned with specific practice groups to support their resource needs.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

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posted 10/11/2023

 

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Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian – Nixon Peabody

Job Description:

The Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian is responsible for conducting targeted research and analysis on companies, industries, practice areas, geographic markets, and competitors, using a variety of online research tools to identify emerging issues and trends and prepare insightful and highly actionable intelligence.  A hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location:

Albany, NY; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Manchester, NH; Melville, NY; New York City, NY; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC

  • Develop and conduct company, industry, and other research to support firm wide strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other team members with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
  • Gather, synthesize, and summarize relevant, insightful, well-targeted research about prospects, clients, and industries to attorneys, firm leaders, and marketing staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • Monitor industry trends and client news and disseminate alerts and curated newsletters to appropriate groups and individuals.
  • Research marketplace trends, competitor activities, and hot topics for business development assessments and marketing events.
  • Provide in-depth client research to advance cross-selling and client feedback programs, working closely with marketing staff.
  • Conduct highly confidential research for firm leaders to support lateral hiring, firm growth opportunities, and other initiatives.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with practice groups and industry teams to develop subject knowledge and form collaborative relationships.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other locations to provide seamless research service for attorneys across the firm, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
  • Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and relevant technology.
  • May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, and web-enabled training.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures, and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential job responsibility listed above, satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation. Nixon Peabody retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and abilities required.

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in a corporate, financial, consulting, or legal setting conducting complex research.
  • Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide superior client service.
  • Dynamic self-starter with a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Successful candidate will bring energy, creativity, and initiative.

In accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, the anticipated annual salary range for this position, depending on location, is as follows:

  • Albany, NY: $74,732 to $108,394
  • Boston, MA: $85,408 to $123,879
  • Buffalo, NY: $71,173 to $103,232
  • Chicago, IL: $81,849 to $118,717
  • Long Island, NY: $88,967 to $129,040
  • Los Angeles, CA: $85,408 to $123,879
  • Manchester, NH: $71,173 to $103,232
  • New York, NY: $88,967 to $129,040 
  • Providence, RI: $78,291 to $113,556
  • Rochester, NY: $71,173 to $103,232
  • San Francisco, CA: $88,967 to $129,040
  • Washington, DC: $85,408 to $123,879

In addition to a standard benefits package, this role may be eligible for additional contingent compensation based on an array of factors, including but not limited to: work performance, geographic location, work experience, education, and qualifications.   Because such contingent compensation is not yet calculable or may be zero ($0) in some circumstances, the above-listed salary range(s) are Nixon Peabody’s good faith estimate of the annual salary(ies) it reasonably expects to pay for the position at the time of this posting.  

Nixon Peabody LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer: Disability / Female / Gender Identity / Minority / Sexual Orientation / Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

To comply with Federal law, Nixon Peabody participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are verified through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to confirm their identity and employment eligibility. Please refer to the Notice of E-Verify Participation  and the Right to Work posters on the Nixon Peabody Careers page for more information.

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posted 10/4

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Legal Research Librarian – Suffolk University

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 curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources
  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website, LibGuides  and student writing portal; submitting articles to SSRN on behalf of faculty, providing Scholastica support, assisting with the institutional repository; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements
  • Assist with collection development
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science completed or in the process of being completed.  JD degree is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • 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
  • 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 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.

 

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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posted 9/13

 

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