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Reference Librarian -  Georgetown University Law Library 

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends. 

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of

Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to: 

Reference Service 

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies. 

Instruction & Communication 

     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.

     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.

     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area. 

Faculty Services

     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.

     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.

     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services

Department’s students and staff.

     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services. 

Selection

     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.

     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.

     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings. 

Other Presentations and Tours

             Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized        groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities

             Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of         professional

             associations (both library- and law-related). 

Institutional Advancement

             Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

 

Requirements

     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.

     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.

     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.

     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.

     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.

     Excellent communications skills.

     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

 

Preferred Qualifications

     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.

     Experience with teaching legal research.

 

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life. 

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay. 

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal

(https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

 

Research Content Librarian - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm's broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm's news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

Apply at this link: https://careers-clearygottlieb.icims.com/jobs/1254/research-%26-content-librarian/job?mobile=false&width=1248&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

 

 

Research Analyst - Arnold & Porter (Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC) 

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. - 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.  

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 
• Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
• Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
• Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
• Contributing to the development of content for the intranet. 

Qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
• Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster. 

Arnold & Porter is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. 

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

 

Specialist, Library Research – Jones Day (DC office)

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director, Library Research Services, and following prescribed departmental, Office and Firm procedures, the Specialist, Library Research is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the library, including but not limited to data and document retrieval requests from attorneys and staff members.  This will include retrieving case files, newly filed complaints, docket sheets, court documents, U.S. patents, SEC EDGAR filings, company profiles, judicial profiles and assorted cited references.  The Specialist, Library Research is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.  Above all, the Specialist, Library Research must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm's visions and values.

Required Qualifications

¨                Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of library experience at an AmLaw 100 firm or Fortune 500 Company preferred.

¨                Experience with reference tracking software, integrated library systems and online research tools (e.g. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, Quest).

Applicants should apply on Jones Day career site at: https://staffapply.jonesday.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=463

 

Intellectual Property Researcher - LAC Group

(USA, multiple locations)

LAC Group seeks an experienced Intellectual Property Researcher for a temporary position at a prestigious national law firm. The Researcher will be primarily responsible for providing in-depth IP research as needed to support the lawyers, paralegals and other staff. This role is a full-time position that should last about 3 months. Position can be located at any of the firm’s offices in numerous cities in US, including their office in Washington DC

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide comprehensive research and reference services, with emphasis on patent research
  • Provide training and support of research, particularly in the use of IP research tools
  • Assist users in the selection and use of online research tools
  • Complete legislative histories and biographies
  • Participate in developing and collecting intranet resources
  • Work with various practice groups and the marketing department on competitive intelligence resources
  • Monitor online databases for practice-specific information
  • Process interlibrary loans and other administrative responsibilities as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLIS or equivalent advanced degree required;  Experience can be substituted for advanced degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a law firm or corporate setting performing primarily patent research
  • Experience with a variety of online research tools, including CapitalIQ, Dun and Bradstreet, WestLaw Edge, Lexis, etc.

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

 

 
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