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Electronic Services Librarian - Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for the position of Electronic Services Librarian to begin as early as July 29, 2024. As a member of the library’s Innovative Technology Services team, the librarian in this position oversees the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resource collection, including negotiation, license review, purchase decisions, access in the library discovery ecosystem, and analyzing usage statistics and budgetary parameters to evaluate electronic resources.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution, a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and a minimum of three years of post-graduate library degree experience managing electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic or law library.

To apply, please complete an online application, available at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/112096, to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. 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.
 

Librarian (Legal Resources) - Administrative Office of the United States Courts

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts is seeking a Librarian –Legal Resources– to join their staff in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C. This position includes providing national leadership for the administration of the Judiciary’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and responsibilities for installing, testing, customizing, and maintaining the ILS application according to national requirements. The role also manages vendor relationships for over 15 national contracts and subscriptions available to the entire federal judiciary. The position closes on 6/25/24 or when the Courts receive 150 applications.

USAJOBs position announcement https://www.usajobs.gov/job/792771700

 

 

 

Research Analyst - Goodwin, Procter LLP

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

The Research Analyst conducts in-depth legal and business research to support the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments; engages in the firm’s educational initiatives by offering training, on-boarding and consultative services, keeps track of the legal industry, follows the latest developments in legal and business GenAI tools and provides suggestions and solutions to advance the objectives of Research Services and the firm.

What You’ll Do:

• Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
• Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
• Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables .
• Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
• Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
• Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
• Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
• Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
• Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
• Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
• Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
• Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
• Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:  

• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
• 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
• Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
• Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.

See the full job description with salary ranges and locations: https://goodwinprocter.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Careers/details/Research-Analyst_R02794

 

Legislative Research Analyst - Arnold & Porter

The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position may work 100% virtual/remote in a firm approved U.S. state but must be able to work 9am to 6pm ET Monday through Friday.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel in all Arnold & Porter offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities. 

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • 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. 
  • Providing legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Creating and maintaining targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serving as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support, and serving as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries. 
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Helping plan, developing tools and documentation, and participating in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintaining awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.  
  • Promoting the services of the department firmwide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.

 
Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, government or history major preferred; Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
  • Extensive State and Federal legislative and regulatory research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred. 
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory research.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Government, Politico Pro, VitalLaw, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects - often on tight deadlines - maintaining attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

The anticipated base salary for this position is $72,000 to $95,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Candidates can apply to our website at: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities/research-services/legislative-research-analyst

 

Head of Legal Technology Services - Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for the position of Head of Legal Technology Services to begin as early as June 17, 2024. As a member of the library’s Innovative Technology Services team, the librarian in this position leads the development and delivery of department services related to technology and the curriculum, scholarly communications and digital initiatives, and electronic resources. The full position description is posted at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/110308.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution, a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and a minimum of three years of post-graduate library degree experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties.

To apply, please complete an online application, available at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/110308, to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin June 3, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. 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.
 
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