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Senior Law Librarian for Scholarship & Publishing – Northeastern

The Law Library is a collaborative space for research, study and community. It provides virtual and on site resources and training to faculty, staff and students. The three Senior Law Librarians are critical to the strategic planning, development and implementation of the Law School’s educational mission. Each Senior Law Librarian’s major areas of responsibility are 1) faculty research support; 2) project management; 3) teaching and legal research instruction; 4) team management; and 5) management and operations. Each Senior Law Librarian shares the first four duties and spends thirty percent of their time on the fifth area: management and operations of a specialty. The three specialties are Collection Development, Scholarship & Publishing Services, and Law Practice. This opening is for the Scholarship & Publishing specialty.

 

Under the faculty research support responsibility, these librarians work with faculty and administrators to support and promote faculty teaching, scholarship, and publication, including providing research assistance and training RAs and TAs. Under the teaching and legal research instruction responsibility, each librarian teaches upper level research courses; provides coaching and training at the InfoDesk for drop in and email research assistance Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.; and provides custom research support to students in the first year Legal Skills in Social Context program that serves clients in an innovative law office structure. The team also works closely with faculty, law school departments, clinics, institutes and centers to support community members in research, digital, and information literacy. The librarians work with the Assistant Dean for the Center for Co-op and Career Development, the Director of the Academic Success Program, the Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in planning and supporting student research, digital, and information literacy and to produce graduates who are reflective and well-prepared to embark upon a career of life-long learning. The Law Library provides a wide range of professional development services to assist students and recent graduates in their efforts to master experiential research skills including staffing the Library’s for-credit course offerings and other teaching and instruction; presenting informational programs and workshops; developing and offering research information online; fielding research questions and training during co-op placements; prepare for co-op appointments; and providing research assistance, coaching, and tutoring to students.

 

Each Senior Law Librarian manages several department-head level functions in their specialty. The Law Library has a team management structure, where the dedicated team of attorney librarians and professional staff is charged with sharing strategic legal research, digital, and information literacy skills with faculty, staff, administrators and students. In the area of management and operations for Scholarship and Publishing Services, this Senior Law Librarian will manage NUSL accounts with publication submission platforms, assist authors in completing submissions to journals; advise authors on journal reputation and placements; disseminate faculty scholarship through managing SSRN eJournal by soliciting articles, liaise with SSRN staff, and produce draft versions for editor review; preserve faculty scholarship through maintaining a database of NUSL scholarship; and place scholarship in appropriate repositories (e.g. SSRN, DRS); and, finally, keep up to date on copyright issues and publishing contracts and advise faculty on best practices.

 

Responsibilities:
1) Project Management

  • Plan and complete projects that are delegated from your manager, assigned by the team management structure, or self-generated, using project management skills: define the scope, determine available resources, check the timeline, assemble your project team, list the big steps, list the smaller steps, develop a preliminary plan, create your baseline plan, request project adjustments, work your plan, monitor your team’s progress, document everything, and keep everyone informed

 

2) Faculty Research Support

  • Serve as a faculty research liaison; research complex faculty projects; design and conduct research and webcourse training sessions for faculty and their research assistants; page requested materials
  • Develop several subject specializations and keep up to date in these areas
  • Update faculty support manuals, publications binders and webpages
  • Attend faculty research colloquia, lectures and presentations

 

3) Teaching and Legal Research Instruction

  • Provide reference and research assistance to all library users one-on-one or in small groups through walk-in mentoring and appointments
  • Keep up to date on the latest legal information trends, websites, electronic and other resources through research and attending trainings and conferences
  • Design and conduct bespoke legal research instruction sessions for first year students, upper-level students and law review members
  • Support research instruction in the first year legal research and writing program and social justice research projects
  • Teach three credits a year, including one two credit upper level research class and a one credit Legal Research Workshop, including syllabus development; creating research exercises; developing and delivering lectures, demonstrations and presentations on legal research and strategy; creating and/or commenting on student exercises; and mentoring students on legal research exercises and pathfinder
  • Create and update bibliographies, hand-outs, and exercises

 

4) Management & Operations: Scholarship & Publishing Services

  • Leadership: develop and demonstrate leadership: developing people (self & others), managing resources effectively, leading innovation & change, university-wide perspective
  • Publish faculty scholarship through managing NUSL accounts with publication submission platforms (Scholastica); assist authors in completing submissions to journals; advise authors on journal reputation and placements; and support finding funding for research opportunities
  • Disseminate faculty scholarship through managing SSRN eJournal by soliciting articles, liaise with SSRN staff, and producing draft versions for editor review; work with faculty and Communications Department to promote faculty work through social media; coordinate a series of author talks to highlight NUSL scholarship in the Northeastern community
  • Preserve faculty scholarship through maintaining a database of NUSL scholarship and placing  scholarship in appropriate repositories (e.g. SSRN, DRS)
  • Promote and create scholarship opportunities
  • Keep up to date on copyright issues and publishing contracts and advise faculty on best practices

 

5) Team Management and Collaboration

  • Develop and demonstrate team management skills including knowledge of the discipline of team management; mutual trust; sense of relationship; open and direct conflict; information-sharing; high level question-asking and listening, toleration of errors; flexibility and responsiveness; periodic attention to group maintenance; recognition and mitigation of outside forces
  • Participate in cross-training and mentoring within and across functions; share ideas, feedback and suggestions for improving existing systems and creating opportunities for staff development; identify ways to improve work processes and procedures; make suggestions and, where appropriate, take action to make the changes happen

 

Supervision: This position will mentor and supervise 1-2 law library interns on various projects

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have completed either a Master’s of Library or Information Science or a J.D. degree from accredited law schools.
  • The candidate must enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff and possess excellent public services skills.
  • The desire to teach.
  • Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills
  • Word-processing, e-mail, basic web publishing, and basic Excel skills
  • We need a responsible, motivated, creative team player who is also able to work independently. You must enjoy completing a variety of tasks. We need a creator, not just a maintainer.
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

The following qualifications are preferred, but we will train the right candidate:

  • Having completed both the Master of Library or Information Science degree and a J.D.
  • Three to five years of professional law library experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Scholarship and publishing experience

 

For more information, and too apply, follow the link below.

 

https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Senior-Law-Librarian_R104485

posted 8/25/2022

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PT Legal Research Librarian – Temporary – On-Site – Accufile

 

Accufile, the market leader in on-site and virtual information and research management solutions is seeking a part-time, Legal Research Librarian for our client a large law school in the Boston area.  This position would be 25-35 hours for the 2022-2023 academic year, starting at the end of August 2022 through mid-May.  This is an on-site position, and the candidate would be required to work on-campus.

 

Position Description:

  • 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
  • Assist with collection development
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs
  • Additional duties may include  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

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be creative and proactive

 

To apply:  https://accufilecareers.recruitee.com/

posted 8/16/2022

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 Resource Specialist – Mintz Levin

Apply URL: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=1560

 

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, both hard copy and electronic is accurate, comprehensive and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide.

This position will have a 10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm EST, or 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST business schedule.

This position can be located in Boston, San Diego, or San Francisco.

 

Vaccination against COVID-19:

Providing proof that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment, unless you have a medical or religious basis precluding vaccination for which you are legally entitled to an exemption and that the exemption can be accommodated by the firm. Consistent with this requirement, prior to your start date, you will be required to provide proof that you have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Generally, we consider an employee eligible for the booster if they completed the primary series of the vaccine at least six months ago and have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 90 days. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

 

Responsibilities:

 
Collection Management:

Manage acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for California, New York, and DC. Ensure accuracy of all systems and data.

Process labels for new items for local filing service.

Lead outsourced service employees in California, New York and DC.

Participate in budget recommendations and monitor expenditures and budget California, New York, DC.

Provide back-up resource management for Boston and London.

Maintain department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contacts in Outlook and Vendor Correspondence public folders in desksite.

Review, evaluate and recommend new resources.  Recommend format for access and make suggestions for the best way to make resources available.

Maintain current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc.) and is the department resource for training and reporting issues.

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:

Actively participate by sharing knowledge in team and department meetings and by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems.

Maintain current knowledge of developments in information and research services.

Maintain current knowledge of resources relevant to the firm’s key practice areas and assigned geographic locations.

Communicate clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

Other Duties:

Participate in special projects as assigned.

Conduct business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.

Assist with the general maintenance of the collection as needed by reshelving, and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.

Occasional travel to offices may be required.

Assist with password creation and/or password troubleshooting as needed.

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 and Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.

3+ years’ experience providing technical services and basic reference in a law firm or corporate environment.

Solid familiarity with legal collections is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of research resources as well as print and electronic resources in the fields of study relevant to the firm’s practice areas.

Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.

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, good with figures 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 and resourceful to produce quality work.

High level of integrity and honesty.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

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.

posted 8/5/2022

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Circuit Law Librarian – Southeast

    • 494700
    • Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
    • Law Libraries
    • Administrative
    • Full-time
    • Closing at: Aug 1 2022 at 23:45 EDT

Title: Circuit Law Librarian – Southeast

Pay Grade: Grade 17

Starting Pay: $73,753.54

 

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: 

Please note that the Circuit Law Librarian – Southeast will be based out of the Plymouth Law Library and will cover and support the law library services in Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties, and will require travel.

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

 

Position Summary: Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of the Department of Court Services, the Circuit Law Librarian Performs professional library duties over a defined geographic area in the following areas:

    • legal research and reference, cataloging, inter­library loan, bibliographic services and acquisitions;
    • assists Head Law Librarians in library operation; and may perform specific functions for the Trial Court Law Library system such invoice processing, collection development and maintaining a federal depository collection; performs related work as required.
    • Employees are appointed at the entry level and are eligible for reclassification to the higher grade within this series consistent with the requirements in the job description.
    • The position title reverts to the entry level of this series when there is a vacancy.Supervision Received: 
      Work is performed primarily under the direction of the Director of Support Services and Manager of Law Libraries, or their designee, and is evaluated for professional soundness and conformity to policy.

Duties: Circuit Law Librarian

    • Provides reference and information services to the clientele by responding to questions either in person or by telephone, locating and retrieving materials and assisting in legal research, by developing a comprehensive knowledge of legal bibliography and general reference sources.
    • Utilizes full knowledge of electronic databases and interlibrary sources, both legal and non-legal, to assist clientele in retrieving information needed.
    • Instructs library users in the use of library materials and equipment.
    • Adapts professional principles of cataloging, classification and indexing to the various components of the library’s collection.
    • Manages and maintains automated cataloging and classification through a national database.
    • Works with other librarians on system-wide projects.
    • Performs necessary tasks for assuring security, proper protection, care and presentation of library materials.
    • In the absence of the Head Law Librarian, maintains the day-to-day library operations; and
    • 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.
Mission: Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge: Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.
Customer Service: Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.
Collaboration: Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, 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 himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.

Minimum Requirements: These are the minimum requirements necessary to apply for a position of Circuit Law Librarian:

    • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and 1 full year of full time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;
    • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as collection development, cataloging and legal research and reference;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;
    • Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel;
    • 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 reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;
    • Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and work at other Trial Court Law Library locations when necessary.Preferred Qualifications: MLS, MLIS, or JD and some library and legal research experience

Apply at https://trialcourtjobs.mass.gov/jobs/circuit-law-librarian-southeast-plymouth-massachusetts-united-states-dedham.

posted 7/20/2022

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Manager, Resources & Systems – Mintz Levin

Application link: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=1536

Description:

The Manager, Resources and Systems, works as part of the management team to contribute to and implement the vision for the department.  The Manager is primarily responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the technology infrastructure that supports all department activities and the systems, processes and procedures involved in managing centralized collection management services. The Manager works closely with the Manager, Research Services to support research and related services.  This position reports to the Director of Research Services.

 

Vaccination against COVID-19:

Proof that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination unless you have a medical or religious basis precluding vaccination for which you are legally entitled to an exemption and that can be accommodated by the firm. Consistent with this requirement, prior to your start date you will be required to provide proof that you have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Generally, we consider an employee eligible for the booster if they completed the primary series of the vaccine at least six months ago and have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 90 days. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.

 

Responsibilities:

Department Administration

Assist the Director with the creation and implementation of long and short range goals and objectives that align with the firm’s strategic plan and policies and procedures to ensure the effective and balanced delivery of services and resources firm-wide.

Develop goals for the staff that align with department goals and the firm’s strategic plan.

Recommend personnel changes and actions and assist with hiring.

Directly supervise, counsel and evaluate the performance of Resource and Systems staff.

Work with staff to prepare goals for each person and work with staff to implement the plans.

Oversee copyright compliance throughout the firm, monitor copyright compliance activities and maintain permissions.

Participate in budget recommendations, manage documentation of expenses and charge backs, monitors expenditures and identifies areas of concern.

Collect, analyze and report data and uses that data to recommend improvements.

Orientation and Training Services

Working as part of the management team, develop documentation and implement training and orientation services within the department.

Assist and participate in orientation and training sessions firm-wide.

Establish relationships with outside vendors or independent trainers as needed and oversee their training sessions.

Library Systems

Work with the Director and others to develop and implement systems to support and improve library services, including resources, technical services, research services and administration.

Manage the department’s integrated library system, intranet pages with department information, resource management software and other products and systems used to deliver information and services.

Review, evaluate and recommend technology to support department products and services.

Troubleshoot technical and application difficulties.

Manage all migrations and platform changes.

Work closely with IT.

 

Collection Management 

Develop and implement firm-wide technical services.

Oversee all collection management functions, including cataloging, acquisitions and fund accounting, serials control and circulation control.

Document and implement policies and procedures related to collection management.

Collect, analyze and report data related to collection management.

Other Duties

Promote the services of the team and the department firm-wide.

Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

Maintain current knowledge of developments in technical services, collection management and library technology and systems.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to technical services and knowledge management.

Maintain current knowledge of resources relevant to the firm’s key practice areas and assigned subjects or industries.

Work with the Director to prepare an annual plan for professional development.

Share knowledge gained by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings and other group events, teaching and other means.

 

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.

7+ year’s progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center.

Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

5+ years of management experience, including supervision of personnel and project planning and implementation.

Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop teams.

Proven leadership and management abilities.

Demonstrated experience in employee relations, performance improvement and separations.

Thorough knowledge of technical services functions, collection management and library technologies in a business setting, including software and products used for communication, research, and knowledge sharing and collection management.

Knowledge of major legal and business databases and resources.

Familiarity with electronic contracts and licensing agreements.

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.

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.

Outstanding sense of customer service, with demonstrated ability to instill this in others.

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.

Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics.

Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

posted 5/31/2022

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