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Firmwide Research Librarian - Nixon Peabody

 

Job ID: 2478 Position: Librarian
Location: Multiple Offices Practice Area:  
Open Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Job Type: Staff
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Job Description:

 

We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Office:         San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rochester, New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs. 
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training. 
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

 

Job Requirements:

 

  • Masters of Library Science required. 
  • 3-5 years professional library related experience in a legal setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions. 
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.
Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Disability/Female/Gender Identity/Minority/Sexual Orientation/Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

 

Collection Services Librarian - The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

 

Position Summary: The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Collection Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.


The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.


Essential Responsibilities Include:
• Manage all aspects of the library’s catalog and integrated library system (currently Sierra/Innovated Interfaces), including, but not limited to, updates, data indexing and monitoring system performance.
• Provide administration of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management systems.
• Manage ordering, receipt and processing of all library materials. Performing complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manage batch loading of catalog records. Establish guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.  
• Act as the liaison to vendors that provide resources to the library, and participate in license management and review.
• Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
• Assist with budget management including the preparation of the annual budget; monitoring budget; and preparing budget projections.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates the Cataloging/Acquisitions Assistant.

How to Apply: Applicants should access the job description and directions at the following link: https://staff-cua.icims.com/jobs/4934/collection-services-librarian/job  All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position open until filled.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school. Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years’ experience in an academic law library.

 

 

Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence (All Offices) - Ballard Spahr

 

The Research and Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Manager to lead in the development, implementation and delivery of research and business & competitive intelligence services to attorneys and others firm wide. The Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Services will work collaboratively with RIC staff, attorneys, paralegals and department administrators to promote, assess and continuously improve these services.

Under the direction of the Director, the Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Manager will work as part of the management team, which includes the Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services, the Manager, Information Access Services and the Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services.

The selected individual will develop research as well as business & competitive intelligence service goals and objectives that align with the firm’s strategic plan; meet with department and practice group leaders to foster communication and continuously align with their strategic initiatives; supervise the Lead Research Analyst and Lead Business & Competitive Intelligence Analyst; prepare budget recommendations for research and business & competitive intelligence services; review, evaluate and recommend research and business & competitive intelligence resources and promote the use of research and business & competitive intelligence services firm wide.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S.

Knowledge of library technologies for communication, research intake, knowledge sharing and resource management; advanced knowledge of Quest for research intake is a plus; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of firm personnel and diverse groups of people and demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is required and five or more years of experience as a leader in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Experience must include managing research and business & competitive intelligence services, including, but not limited to, supervising staff, assessing and improving workflows and collaborating with other department leaders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the RIC department. A thorough knowledge of research methodologies as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice, and proficiency with major legal and business databases and a proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information or practical intelligence.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

 

Research Analyst - Morrison & Foerster LLP

 

ID: 6957
Job Posting Title: Research Analyst
Location: Office Location Flexible



Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. The role can be based in any of our U.S. offices. (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York, D.C., Northern Virginia)

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. S/he monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.


Ideal Candidate

  1. Bachelor's degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  2. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  3. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  4. Strong Corporate practice research experience preeferred.
  5. Palo Alto office strongly preferred.


Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/d4n6x7nknj72rhsy

 

Research & Knowledge Analyst - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with alternating work hours. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating  new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.

 EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

To apply: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

 
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