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Librarian - AccessLex Institute

Job Summary: 

The Librarian is a member of the Research Programs department in the Center for Legal Education Excellence and provides analytical support for the Company’s research and data initiatives. The position plays a key role in: a) contributing to the development and output of research and data tools that advance the Company’s strategic goals and mission of increasing access, affordability and the value of legal education, and b) providing research counsel and support to internal colleagues, grantees, and external stakeholders. 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Serve as curator and key point of contact for the AccessLex Resource Collection (ARC) [https://arc.accesslex.org/], an online repository of articles and resources most relevant to the Company’s strategic objectives. These duties include:
    • Identifying and soliciting content for the ARC
    • Evaluating submissions using standard rubric and enlisting review from content experts, as needed
    • Optimize organizational efficiency of ARC records by establishing consistent, standardized use of relevant and intuitive keyword structures
    • Draft and review abstracts for articles and other materials housed in the ARC
    • Regularly review and update ARC records to ensure accuracy of copy, content and record URL links
    • Support grant programs manager with ensuring proper loading of grantee research papers
  • Assist with research for internally produced reports, briefs, white papers, academic articles, including the drafting of literature reviews
  • Edit and provide citation support for internally produced reports, briefs, white papers, and academic articles
  • Assist with placement of academic articles in journals
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) – To succeed in the Librarian position, candidates should possess the following KSAs:
    • REQUIRED
      •   
      • Commitment to the mission of AccessLex
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      • Advanced knowledge of library science, particularly pertaining to electronic        resources
      •   
      • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
      •   
      • High level of intellectual curiosity
      •   
      • Excellent critical thinking skills
      •   
      • Self-starter; takes initiative to adapt and modify tasks to accomplish larger goals
    • PREFERRED
      •   
      • Public speaking and presentation skills
      •   
      • Data visualization and graphic design skills
      •   
      • Knowledge of legal and higher education data sources, data definitions and limitations
      •   
      • Working knowledge of statistical methods and research design
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      • Familiarity with a range of scholarly citation styles, including Bluebook
    • BACKGROUND EXPERIENCES. The  following are required unless otherwise noted:
  • Master of Library Science degree or its equivalent required; law degree preferred (a bachelor’s degree and three years’ of direct work experience can substitute for the master’s degree requirement)
  • Experience curating electronic resources required
  • Experience working in an academic library strongly preferred                               

Organizational Competencies: These competencies need to be demonstrated by everyone in AccessLex Institute. 

  • Quality/Compliance: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring AccessLex policies and requirements
  • Customer focus: Striving for high customer satisfaction, going out of our way to be helpful and pleasant to both internal and external customers
  • Communication: Balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, influencing others, keeping others informed
  • Teamwork focus: Being helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment
  • Initiative: Taking ownership of our work, doing what is needed without being asked, following through
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things
  • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement
  • People management (for those with direct reports): Setting clear expectations, reviewing progress, providing feedback and guidance, holding people accountable
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Having the desire to invest time and energy into learning more about a person, place, thing or concept. Utilizing what is learned to recommend and/or implement process improvements

 Position Type / Expected Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Washington, DC. The incumbent is expected to be present and accessible for at least 40 hours per week, subject to approved leave time, travel and other absences as described in the Employee Handbook or as otherwise agreed by the Company. The Company’s standard hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Working Conditions:  

This position will be located in Washington, DC. The position will perform required duties mainly in an office environment.

Working Condition

Not Required

Required

If yes, what are the requirements?

Lifting

 

X

 Less than 25 lbs

Travel

 

X

 Less than 15%

Chemical / Hazardous

X

 

 

 

 Apply at this link: https://accesslexinstitute-careers.silkroad.com/

 

Job Description Acknowledgement Form 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

AccessLex Institute provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

Other Duties and Changes to the Position

Please note this job description is not designed to offer a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities, as well as job title and reporting relationship(s), may change at any time. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide advance notice to the employee of any changes, but failure to do so does not impact the effectiveness or validity of any change, nor does the failure to provide an updated job description.  

Signatures: 

Employee’s signature below acknowledges that Employee understands the requirements, essential functions and duties of this position as described herein.

                                                                                                                                         

Employee:__________________________________        Date: ____________________________ 

                       

Employee Name: _____________________________      Date: ____________________________

 

Employee Signature: ______________________________________________

 

 

Project Manager (Law Inspection) - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Project Manager (Law Inspection) to lead a team performing quality control review on a variety of law and related legal materials and collections at a major government library in Washington, DC. The PM will be responsible for overseeing the project,  reviewing a variety of materials (pieces for binding, new bound volumes and unbound materials, retro pin & linked materials, Records & Briefs, etc.) to ensure they match bindery and agency’s standards. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position. 
 
Responsibilities:

  • Prepare items as a part of a comprehensive inventory of the collection and to facilitate tracking of items in-use. It can involve both serial and monographic material in all mediums collected. In some cases, volumes may not have titles represented in the ILS
  • Utilize ILS cataloging module for creating/updating holdings records, including summary holdings for serials, as needed.
  • Responsible for item record creation/updating data input, including item type; enumeration field; chronology/year field; caption; free text; copy numbers; pieces; notes; statistical categories and status.
  • Ability to follow detailed workflow guidelines and work with foreign language materials
  • Once items are barcoded and pin & linked, they should be forwarded according to the workflow for the particular type of inventory work prescribed

 
Qualifications:

  • Must have an MLS from an accredited library school
  • 3+ years of experience working in a law library
  • 18 months of experience as a manager
  • Experience reviewing completed work of others for quality control
  • Working knowledge of processing legal materials in various languages; Knowledge of at least one foreign language or experience working with foreign language materials strongly preferred
  • Experience or understanding of cataloging procedures for legal monographs or serials
  • Experience using and inputting data into a library ILS and automated binding management systems; Previous experience using an integrated library system, preferably Voyager 
  • Knowledge and ability to train staff and to handle the assignment and monitoring of work to be inspected
  • Provide training to orient its staff on spreadsheet software and/or to remedy any deficiencies its staff may encounter with regard to setting up or maintaining data on the agency’s spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
  • Able to lift or push 50 lbs. 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2J6sSG0

 

Digital Content Analyst - Eversheds Sutherland

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Content Analyst in the Washington, DC office at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The Digital Content Analyst supports and ensures access to the Firm’s online resources by staff/attorneys. Intranet content, access and design are key responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Develops and maintains intranet pages.
• Develops and maintains Research Services departmental intranet page.
• Arranges access to electronic products/services (initiate subscriptions, distribute licenses, etc.).
• Monitors access to and use of electronic resources to ensure continued relevance to our needs and practices.
• Monitors electronic usage to ensure effective utilization and cost control.
• Works with vendors and Technology Information Services staff to resolve technical issues with library resources and services.
• Reviews new research products and library tools for possible inclusion in collection.
• Assists in implementation of new technology, resources, and software applications.
• Reviews, evaluates, processes all electronic subscription renewals/invoices.
• Trains attorneys on selected electronic resources.
• Educates/informs attorneys/staff about developments in on-line services and databases (platform migrations, redesigns, etc.).
• Catalogues electronic resources.
• Creates and maintains internal library knowledge-sharing documents on electronic resources.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• A Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is preferred or a bachelor’s degree with experience in digital content or intranet design.
• Three to five years of general library-related experience and/or experience in library electronic services.
• Understanding of technology; ability to communicate effectively and facilitate communication between technology staff and others.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required. Detail-oriented and organized; ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads. 
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite with proficiency in Outlook.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Apply at this link: https://us.eversheds-sutherland.com/mobile/Careers/Job-Openings/220439/Digital-Content-Analyst-Washington-DC

 

 

Reference/Foreign & International Librarian - The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library

 

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/foreign & international librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2019 . The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.  Basic qualifications for this position are an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) or completion of degree requirements by time of appointment, and an ABA-accredited JD (or equivalent) or completion of degree requirements by time of appointment.

 

Review of applications will begin June 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66964. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.  

 

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian - Williams & Connolly LLP

 

Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian

 

Williams & Connolly LLP has an immediate opening for an Inter-library Loan/Technical Services Librarian to support the firm’s Library department.  Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • ·         Catalog all new materials, editions, and additions;
  • ·         Maintain current Library catalog;
  • ·         Maintain OCLC holdings and Union list;
  • ·         Process borrowing and lending requests;
  • ·         Process document delivery requests;
  • ·         Purchase new materials as requested by attorneys;
  • ·         Collection maintenance;
  • ·         Purchase and distribute attorney office copies of various items, i.e., Blue Books, Federal Rules;
  • ·         Determine use statistics for various library material.

 

Requirements:

 

Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.  He/she should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.  Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must.  Cataloging experience is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:

 

  • ·         A Bachelor’s Degree;
  • ·         Two plus years of Library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;
  • ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • ·         Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL; 
  • ·         Proficiency with library software;
  • ·         Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.

 

Education:

A Bachelor’s degree is required.  A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science is preferred.

Apply on: www.wc.com/careers

 

 
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