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Research Analyst - LibSource

 

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time virtual position. Successful candidates must be able to cover the hours of 11:00AM –8:00 PM PST/2:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)

· Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely

· Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests

· Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases

· Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research

· Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects

· Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects

· On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients

· Manage database access and other resources used for research

· Other duties as the arise according to client requests


QUALIFICATIONS

· 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience

· MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD

· Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance

· Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)

· Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.

· Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.

· Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication

· Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/bT7Ude

 

 

Research Librarian - Crowell & Moring

 

Join a dynamic team of researchers who handle challenging and interesting research projects across our firm!

This position is being posted in our LA, NY and DC offices. To apply, please see:
https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CrowellMoring/professional-staff

and make sure and go to the job posting under the location of your interest. Thank you!

  • ·        Full-time

Company Description

Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by 53 lawyers who left a large national firm to begin a different kind of law firm. Since then, we've grown to more than 500 lawyers in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, London, and Brussels. And we've created some impressive milestones along the way.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian provides research support and outreach for all offices and works as a member of the firmwide research team. The position also participates in training, collection development, and special projects that enhance the services offered by the department.

Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter along with the resume.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Conducts business, legal, legislative, regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff and paralegals, providing the initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings. 
•    Provides background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets in support of business and client development efforts.  
•    Guides attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
•    Provides current awareness and alerting services for attorneys and staff.
•    Assists in resolving access and technical issues with online resources.
•    Remains current on technological applications and best practices relevant to providing high-quality research services.
•    Recommends additions of print and electronic sources to the Research Services collection, maintaining a focus on trends in client requests and interests.
•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed. 
•    Requires occasional overtime and travel.

Qualifications

Requirements:

Education
The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.  

Experience 
The position requires a minimum of two (2) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•    Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of major legal and non-legal databases, including but not limited to Westlaw & Lexis platforms, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah/IntelliConnect, Lex Machina, Pacer, etc.
•    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.
•    Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses of research results and communicate scope and meaning of results found or not found to patrons.
•    Ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner to accomplish department functions and participate in firm wide team efforts.
•    Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

Additional Information

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

 

 

Virtual Legislation Researcher/Translator,  Swedish to English - LAC Group UK

 

LAC Group UK is seeking a Virtual Legislation Researcher/Translator - Swedish to English for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. Assignments vary in length but, if the first is successful, it will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Swedish as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are currently limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.​

 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/66AR4h

 

Library Technician, Asian Collections - CGI

 

Position Description 
Build your career with CGI by joining a dynamic team of library professionals at the Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people. 

The Library Technician 1 (LT1) will perform a variety of technical tasks in collections management in support of the Asian Division. The Asian Division of the Library of Congress has the world's largest Asian language collections outside of Asian with more than 3.2 million items. The LT1 will be expected to meet and exceed client expectations for quantity and quality of the work product, and must be able to work well with others and independently to prioritize and complete various daily and ongoing tasks. 


Your future duties and responsibilities 
Daily activities may include: 

• Perform routine collection management tasks including retrieving, sorting, processing, shelving, and shelf reading collection material 
• Support tracking, inventory control, and overall security of the Library's collections by pin & linking monographs and serials and creating item and summary holdings records in the Library's integrated library system (ILS) 
• Prepare Asian language serial issues for binding 


Required qualifications to be successful in this role 
• Experience working with Asian language materials including serials in a library setting 
• Knowledge and understanding of the Library of Congress classification schedule 
• Ability to communicate in English (written and oral) 
• Ability to perform work with attention to detail 
• Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history 
• Experience identifying, creating and updating records in the Voyager ILS Catalog module 

• Work schedule of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday, plus evenings and weekends as needed 
• The work requires significant physical acumen to shelve, shift, lift, and carry large amounts of materials. The employee must be consistently able to stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach, stoop and push/pull heavy carts in order to process, manage, and maintain a very large and complex collection. 
• Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time 

Desired: 
• Language expertise in Japanese or Korean 
• Experience with serial binding preparation and knowledge of ABLE software

 

   To apply to the position please  see the address below.   Please email [email protected] with any questions.

https://cgi.njoyn.com/cgi/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=21001&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0618-0497&BRID=EX619893&SBDID=1&LANG=1

 

Collection Management Assistant - Arnold & Porter

 

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Collection Management Assistant in the Washington, DC office. The Department is seeking a detail-oriented individual to help support the departmental accounting and budgeting activities.  The incumbent will work individually and as part of a team with staff members located throughout the firm. Please submit a cover letter as well as your resume.  

 Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Process invoices for payment and allocate client charges using the firm’s expense management software;
· Work with vendors to rectify billing issues;
· Provide support for budgeting and expenditure tracking activities, including data entry and report generation;
· Manage memberships and expense related to professional association activities; and
· Provide general assistance to the department, including record maintenance and other administrative support.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred;
  • Minimum of two years of experience providing library collection management or technical services support, with a strong preference for law library.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and able to use expense and financial management software with Chrome River, IB Intellistat and Aderant a plus;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal literature, including print and electronic resources;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers;
  • Good written and oral communication skills; and  
  • Strong customer service orientation.

 

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 equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. 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 EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

 

To apply click here: https://selfapply.aporter.com/videsktop/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=38e68fd1-9f29-472e-9454-84c7f2232dc1

 

 
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