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Legal Information Librarian – Boston College

The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the Teaching & Research (T&R) team. T&R plays an essential role in providing research instruction and support to Boston College Law School students, faculty, and staff.  Legal Information Librarians teach popular for-credit legal research courses and offer additional instruction to ensure students have the necessary skills to be successful legal practitioners. The Legal Information Librarian also provides individualized support for faculty scholarship and classroom instruction. T&R operates as a self-managed team that promotes an atmosphere of teamwork, strategic action, respect, integrity, self-directed work, collegiality, and excellence.

Responsibilities

  • Teach legal research to law students through for-credit research courses, guest lectures in other law school courses, and library-sponsored research workshops
  • Provide research and reference support to the Boston College Law School community.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned faculty members providing support for scholarship.
  • Contribute to the development of new library services and programs.
  • Engage in outreach activities to promote engagement within the law school community.
  • Identify and evaluate new resources as well as participate in collection development decisions.
  • Serve on library, law school, and other relevant committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Details:
Department: 056601 – Law Library
Position: 00007479 – Legal Information Librarian
Grade: 3RD

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $76,300 to $95,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience conducting legal research and providing reference support.
  • Experience teaching legal research courses or providing research training.
  • Demonstrated success working as part of a team to solve problems, learn new skills, and support each other’s work.
  • Interest in curriculum development, teaching, and assessment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of customer service.
  • A demonstrated ability to work flexibly with faculty, students, staff, and a diverse community.
  • A commitment to an inclusive learning environment.
  • Coverage of one evening shift may be required during the academic year.

Link to the position 

Posted 1/9/2023

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Library Resources and Training Manager – WilmerHale

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Library Resources and Training Manager oversees researching, analyzing, and evaluating the quality, accuracy, and validity of sources, print and digital.   This position manages, maintains, and administers the integrated library system. Responsible for the management and oversight of the library technologies and digital subscription services.  Monitors trends and developments and adopts and implements new technologies and methods.

Required Skills

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Plans, directs and manages acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, training and processing of library materials (print and digital) to ensure timely flow of all materials.
  • Set and manage the budget on an ongoing basis, which will include developing a centralized approach for the management of the budget.
  • Communicates with practice groups about practice group budget, utilization data and practice group needs.
  • Monitor the development of new technology solutions, such as vendor database widgets, in order to ensure that the provision of resources continues to meet the evolving needs of WilmerHale attorneys and staff.
  • Works with Research Manager on developing training paths for all digital resources for staff and attorneys.
  • Plans training paths for individual practice departments in collaboration with Library liaisons.
  • Builds and maintains Library training page and library practice group pages in collaboration with the Research Manager and Practice Managers/Directors.
  • Assists Director with negotiations of all legal publishing contracts for all Libraries.
  • Advises Director in all aspects of collection development and management.
  • Coordinates with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of digital and print resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Maintain integrity of the integrated library system (ILS), leading database maintenance tasks, including working with Innovative Interfaces to configure, test, and adjust library software to meet policy and procedure requirements of the library, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Maintain integrity of Research Monitor, leading database maintenance tasks, including setting up new resources to be tracked, scheduled monthly reports to be run, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Manages the firm’s digital information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures appropriate authentication is enabled, including IP and password authentication, in compliance with associated licensing agreements, and negotiating effective renewals.
  • Assists the Director in making budget, acquisitions and deacquisitions plans based on use or the availability of digital alternatives.
  • Digital resource development: Monitors developments in digital products which may be appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources.
  • Print resource maintenance: monitors the processes of material cataloging, check-in and processing.
  • Continually assess processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service
  • Assists Director with cost recovery of paid resources.
  • Assists Director with troubleshooting client bills.
  • Oversees all satellite libraries. Coordinates library tasks with office administrator where Librarians do not work.
  • Oversees copyright compliance for attorneys and staff under the guidance of the General Counsel’s office.
  • Manages the Library Resources team and functions by:
    • Developing procedures and policies for the team.
    • Making recommendations and establishes policies which assure the integrity of collection; access tools such as the catalog, periodical holdings list, passwords lists and routed materials lists.
    • Coordinating all scheduling and assignment of duties of staff and conducts the performance evaluations of Library Resources staff.
    • Participating in the selection of new Library Resources team. Trains or oversees the training of all new resource services personnel, including contract employees and co-ops.
    • Assuring the compliance with record keeping requirements and compiles monthly statistical report for the Director.
    • Keeping abreast of professional literature and makes recommendations to improve access to the collection.
    • Participate in the activities of professional associations for personal development and to promote strong interlibrary relations.
    • Liaison with offices outside of the U.S. to offer guidance on their print and digital resources.

Required Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of training on digital resources.
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business research resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as necessary to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade or resolve issues that are highly complex in nature.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Results oriented yet flexible and creative.
  • Ability to focus and refocus, direct and redirect efforts of self and others in a dynamic and fluid environment of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek out and manage outside resources and coordinate with internal resources in a manner that maximizes value and cost effectiveness to the firm and clients.
  • Business writing skills including knowledge on business and legal terminology as is necessary to present information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as necessary to work effectively with people at all levels in the firm.
  • Excellent knowledge of integrated library systems and expert with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.

Education:

  • Masters in Library Science required.

WilmerHale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Posted 12/19/2022

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Legal Research Librarian – Suffolk Univ. Law School

With a great team, superb location, and a supportive and innovative law school dean, we’re excited about our future and looking forward to welcoming a new team member to the Moakley Law Library. 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. The person in this position will have the opportunity to work remotely two days per week.  There may be opportunities to teach legal research classes as an adjunct faculty member.

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

Position Requirements/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.

Additional Information
Please include both a cover letter and a resume.

Benefits
Suffolk University offers a host of benefits, including a tuition remission program, a generous retirement plan and remote work policy, and medical and dental plans.

 

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. Suffolk University is 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.

Link to position

posted 11/29/2022

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Knowledge Management Analyst – Choate Hall & Stewart

The Knowledge Management Analyst will support the Knowledge Services Director in implementing and maintaining knowledge management solutions for the Firm’s Business department. This person will work cross-functionally with attorneys, the Library & Research Services team, and the Information Technology department.

Job Functions:

Consult with practice groups and attorneys to understand the nature of their practice in order to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency.
Serve as the internal expert on M&A deal room functionality and maintenance.
Administer and maintain AI-assisted due diligence review projects.
Develop and maintain client collaboration sites.
Conduct small group trainings and information gathering sessions related to processes and software.
Support the strategic implementation of iManage in the Business Department.
Identify and execute special projects within the Lexis Search Advantage platform.
Participate in onboarding new attorneys and business professionals concerning tools and procedures.
Support internal forms creation and management initiatives.
Identify and develop intranet content for the Business Department and its practice groups.
Essential Competencies:

· Works proactively with others to coordinate activities within a department or function of the Firm.

· Organizes and prioritizes assignments and serves as a department liaison to ensure collaborative efforts result in meeting or exceeding goals and standards.

· Motivates others to attain their highest levels of achievement, productivity, and work satisfaction.

· Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments affecting the area of specialization.

· Encourages innovative thinking and the exercise of sound judgment to achieve results.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of law firm experience; preferably in a corporate paralegal, corporate attorney, business development, or knowledge management role.
Strong preference for a candidate to have experience working with M&A, Fund Formation, or Finance groups and attorneys.
Demonstrated ability to manage own projects while also responding to critical matters or project deadlines.
· Preferred software proficiencies: Microsoft Office, AI-assisted Diligence platforms (Luminance), client collaboration sites (HighQ), document automation products (Contract Express), Lexis Search Advantage, and law firm document management systems (iManage).

 

Physical Requirements:

· Must have minimal physical mobility. Position may occasionally require standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 15 pounds.

· Must have the ability to operate equipment such as a computer and copy machine.

· Must have the ability to communicate clearly and to read and follow detailed instructions.

· Must have the ability to prepare assorted documents and other related materials.

Must have the ability to work in stressful conditions under time deadlines.

Link to postings

posted 11/29/2022

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Manager, Library and Research Services – Providence, RI

Adler Pollock & Sheehan (AP&S) is seeking a Manager, Library and Research Services to join our Firm based in our Providence office. AP&S is a New England law firm representing local, national, and international clients in a wide range of complex legal matters. Since 1960, we have been committed to providing clients with the highest levels of legal services through a wide variety of practice areas in our three office locations: Providence and Newport, RI, and Boston, MA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Library’s administration, budgeting, collection development, vendor content contract negotiation, planning and management of Library space and facilities, and research service provision at Rhode Island’s largest law firm.
  • Prepare, justify, and administer a substantial research resources budget and ensure the value of this investment through continuous assessment of the print and digital collections and evaluating alternatives in the marketplace.
  • Manage the firm’s online resources to ensure cost effective use.
  • Provide on-demand research services for attorneys and other firm personnel.
  • Provide RI legislative monitoring services for firm’s lobbyists and attorneys’ clients’ interests.
  • Meet with firm’s other support staff managers to assist in the creation and implementation of firm policies.
  • Participate in revision of RI chapters in several 50 state survey publications.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Marketing to provide research services to support business and client development initiatives.
  • Regularly access a wide array of online resources to support researchers’ information needs including Westlaw, LEXIS, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Hein Online, PLI Plus, Courthouse News Service, VitalLaw, Checkpoint, FastCase, and others.
  • Advise and instruct researchers in the use of the firm’s online research resources.
  • Create and maintain a wide variety of topical alerts for attorney and others’ current awareness needs.
  • Conduct research as needed at region’s public, governmental, and university libraries.
  • Maintain Library’s OPAC by cataloging using Softlink’s Liberty software.
  • Advise firm personnel on copyright compliance.
  • Bills time for reference/research.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must be highly self-sufficient and capable of handling day to day tasks with minimal supervision, plus possess excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to effectively and professionally communicate and collaborate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business acumen with a proven track record of leading organizational improvements.
  • Ability to set priorities and complete diverse assignments on a timely basis.
  • Competency in the use of the firm’s online research services.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding client and firm information.
  • Prior vendor experience with Westlaw, LEXIS, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Hein Online, PLI Plus, Courthouse News Service, VitalLaw, Checkpoint, FastCase, and others.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in Library Science from an accredited institution preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a law firm or comparable professional services setting.

 Physical Demands and Conditions Requirements

  • General office environment, sitting and viewing computer monitors for extended periods.
  • Position requires standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 20 lbs.

Hours and Locations of Work

  • Providence, RI based position at Citizen’s Plaza
  • Routinely, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm
  • Periodic travel to other AP&S locations as needed, currently Boston, MA and Newport, RI

Apply Here

posted 10/31/2022

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