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Reference & Digital Collections Librarian - Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Purpose of Role: The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the digital collections at the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library. 

The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population.

 Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from a program approved by the American Library Association (ALA).

Experience: Two years of library experience.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

General

  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Digital Collections

  • Knowledge of digital library concepts, including standards and practices for digital images.
  • Knowledge of current standards for preserving print and digital legal collections.
  • Knowledge of cataloging practices and standards including MARC and RDA.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards and common technologies, such as Dublin Core, XML, etc.

Reference

  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four-hour periods of time.

See the full job description with salary and apply at: http://www.mdcourts.gov/careers

Please note you must also send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Reference Services Librarian - Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Purpose of Role: The Reference Services Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population and participates in reference and outreach projects such as creation of library guides, educational material, and displays. In coordination with the Deputy Director, the Librarian organizes and presents programs related to legal research and law librarianship. 

The Reference Services Librarian, in coordination with the Web Content Administrator and the Web Services Librarian, maintains and develops the People’s Law Library (PLL), Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), and CourtNet websites.

 Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited school.

Experience: Two (2) years of library experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

LIBRARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • MS Windows-based operating systems.
  • MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of HTML formatting.
  • Knowledge of document management software and best practices (ShareFile, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Experience with website content management systems preferred.

CLEAR WRITING

  • Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
  • Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
  • Capacity to implement quality control mechanisms for website content and follow style guides.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish priorities.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
  • Ability to use required communication technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

See the full job description with salary and apply at: http://www.mdcourts.gov/careers

 Please note you must also send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Senior Research Analyst - Vinson & Elkins

As part of the Research & Knowledge Services department, the Senior Research Analyst position is responsible for providing high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, training attorneys and staff on electronic resources, evaluating the value and benefit of current and proposed resources, leading departmental initiatives, and creating, adding and organizing content on the firm’s intranet.

Duties and Responsibilities
Primary 

  • Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources. 
  • Lead formal orientations of department services to new hires. 
  • Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products. 
  • Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
  • Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.
  • Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development. 
  • Work with RKS Operations Manager to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
  • Assist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring complaince with license agreements.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.
  • Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained

Secondary

  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned. 

Working Conditions

  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasional overtime is required.

Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications
Education:     Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.  
Experience:     Five years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Special Knowledge:   

  • Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
  • Technical Skills:     Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, VitalLaw, and Deal Point Data.
  • Attributes:    Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Other Qualifications:    Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations.

See the full job description and apply at: https://velaw.taleo.net/careersection/external_first_pass_us_ve/jobdetail.ftl?job=1441&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

 

Senior Research Analyst - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Analyst to provide expert and in-depth, as well as general, research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Research Services, the ideal candidate is technology-savvy and holds advanced knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level and serve as a designated specialist in the regulatory/legislative research space. The Senior Research Analyst also has the exceptional ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple, complex projects concurrently.

This position will reside in our Washington, DC office and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. Regular working hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performs in-depth regulatory and legislative research, and other legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of resources.
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of regulatory, legislative, general legal, and business research.
  • Distills research findings into clear and concise deliverables.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request.
  • Monitors daily news, legislative and regulatory developments as required and conducts training on research resources and research techniques.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information or Library Science (ALA accredited preferred) and a minimum of 5-10 years of professional experience in a research related role.
  • Proficiency in Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline and/or other regulatory and legislative-related resources (e.g., CQ.com, eCFR, FiscalNote, etc.) as well as a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”

More specific link: https://morganlewis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/morganlewis/details/Senior-Research-Analyst_R2360?q=research%20services

 

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 is fully remote, but the employee must live within a commutable distance to the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants 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:

  • Perform 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.
  • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain 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.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.  
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions. 
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.   
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings. 
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive 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 work.
  • 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 Terminal,  CCH Cheetah, 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--while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

See the full job description and apply at: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities/research-services/legislative-research-analyst

 

 
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