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Research Analyst - LibSource

 

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking an experienced Research Analyst to work virtually providing weekend coverage to our clients.  All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.
 
This is a part-time virtual position that will cover approximately 6 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • ·         Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • ·         Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • ·         Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • ·         Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • ·         Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • ·         Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • ·         Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • ·         On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • ·         Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • ·         Other duties as the arise according to client requests 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • ·         3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • ·         MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD 
  • ·         Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • ·         Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • ·         Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • ·         Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • ·         Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • ·         Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

 

 To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pY88rf

 

 

Reference and Instructional Services Librarian - George Mason University Law Library

 

The George Mason University Law Library invites applicants only for the position of Reference and Instructional Services Librarian located on the Arlington campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni including general staffing of the reference desk and supervision of part-time reference librarians;
  • Plan, organize, and provide legal research instruction to law students; and
  • Serve as a library liaison to law faculty, participate in collection development, and perform other duties as assigned.

Duties:

  • Plan, manage, and provide legal research instruction to law students:
    • Plan, organize, and provide legal research lectures and hands-on instruction in the first-year Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) program in coordination with the other librarians and the LRWA faculty; prepare teaching materials, tutorials, and student exercises; and attend LRWA and Writing Fellow classes;
    • Assist with First-Year Orientation, including preparation of materials for the orientation packet and legal research instruction during Orientation;
    • Coordinate with the Reference and Outreach Services Librarian to ensure satisfactory planning and provision of instruction in the second-year LRWA program;
    • In coordination with the other law librarians and the Scholarly Writing faculty, ensure satisfactory planning and provision of legal research instruction and assistance to students enrolled in Scholarly Writing;
    • Plan, provide, and promote other research classes for law students.
  • Provide legal research services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
    • Coordinate reference office coverage with other librarians to ensure that assistance is available during posted hours;
    • Provide reference services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni by telephone, e-mail, and in person;
    • Develop and maintain both print and web-based guides to legal research;
    • Provide tours to faculty, staff, students, and visitors;
    • Make sure that reference statistics are collected and posted on the library’s intranet; and
    • Supervise, and evaluate part-time reference librarians.
  • Provide liaison support to law school faculty, including training in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery.
  • Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.
  • Other professional activities:
    • Attend professional meetings and conferences; and
    • Participate in Mason committee meetings and work with Mason libraries and librarians, as applicable.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school, and Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
  • Reference experience as well as teaching experience in a law library (academic, government, private);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with law faculty, students, alumni, and colleagues.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA723z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42876; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Equity Statement: 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

Law Librarian - Firm Advice

 

Firm Advice is conducting a search for a Law Librarian on behalf of a fantastic non-profit that has been a long-term client of Firm Advice. This organization offers intellectually stimulating work and wonderful colleagues as well as work-life balance and excellent benefits. The librarian will execute all aspects of the law library’s functions, including maintaining, ordering, and circulating the library’s print and electronic resources, and will conduct and assist attorneys and other staff members in legal and factual research. The librarian will also have corporate duties, including publishing and distributing brochures, reviewing and arranging for the publishing of content on websites, maintaining historical corporate data and work product, and responding to public inquiries. The librarian will report to the General Counsel.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters in Librarianship or Information Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution;
  • 2 plus years of relevant experience in a law library, preferably at a law firm or corporate legal department;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • 2 plus years’ experience with the practical application of creating, accessing, and managing information including databases, integrated library systems, client-server applications, software, and electronic information resources;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal research databases and web-based subscription services.

 

To apply, contact Mary B. Winter, President and General Counsel, Firm Advice at  MWinter@firmadvice.com .

 

Law Librarian - LAC Federal (Part-Time)

 

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Law Librarian for a part time role with a federal agency in Alexandria, VA. The Librarian will manage and track legal document workflows, and create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 6 month part time position (15-20 hours a week). 
 
Responsibilities

  • ·         Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff
  • ·         Create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics
  • ·         Train staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products
  • ·         Provide research assistance. 

 
Qualifications

  • ·         Education Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

OR

  • ·         Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

  • ·         Two years in a professional law library
    • ·         Minimum of 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
    • ·         Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
    • ·         Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
    • ·         A solid understanding of legal documentation
    • ·         Candidate may substitute 3 years of work of experience managing a knowledge management system for the above Education Qualifications provided they also have:
    • Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian;

OR

  • ·         A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

OR

  • ·         Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.

 

  • ·         Available to start ASAP

 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/1ZTndS

 

 

Reference and Faculty Services Librarian - George Mason University Law Library (Arlington, VA)

 

The George Mason University Law Library, located on the Arlington, Va., campus, invites applicants for the position of Reference and Faculty Services Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty; as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and public patrons. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned. Additional duties include:

  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, attorneys, and other public patrons; and prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time faculty and law reviews, and serve as liaison for adjunct faculty members and provide support for them on the Westlaw TWEN course management system;
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
    • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website;
    • Draft and post on the law school website news stories about law school faculty, as needed;
    • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) program under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Serve as law school representative to the Virginia Law Libraries Digital Collections Consortium for the digitization of Supreme Court of Virginia records and briefs, and oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting up accounts and using databases; and oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with local paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, and an M.L.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography both in print and electronic formats;
  • Academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience;
  • Strong service orientation and organizational abilities;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (e.g., MODX , WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA814z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/42820; complete and submit the online faculty application; and upload a cover letter addressed to Search Committee, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Equity Statement: 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 
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