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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.

 

Research Services Librarian - The George Mason University Law Library

 

Research Services Librarian

The George Mason University Law Library invites well-qualified applicants for the position of Research Services Librarian located on the Arlington campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Research Services Librarian is responsible for providing library services to students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, outreach to law students and other patrons, serving as a library liaison to law faculty, collection development, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal reference and research services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
  • Plan and provide legal research instruction to law students in the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) program in coordination with the other librarians and the LRWA faculty; assist in the preparation of teaching materials, tutorials, and student exercises.
  • Plan, organize, and provide other research classes for law students, such as Prepare-to-Practice, Writing for Seminar Papers, etc.
  • Provide liaison support to law school faculty, including training in the use of print and electronic resources, TWEN support, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery.
  • Assist with First-Year Orientation, including preparation of materials for the orientation packet before orientation and legal research instruction during orientation.
  • Coordinate with the Reference and Outreach Services Librarian to assist with and participate in the provision of instruction in the second-year LRWA program.
  • In coordination with the other law librarians and the Scholarly Writing faculty, ensure effective planning and provision of legal research instruction and assistance to students enrolled in Scholarly Writing.
  • Coordinate reference office coverage with other librarians to ensure that assistance is available during posted hours.
  • Provide back-up support for other reference staff duties as needed.
  • Develop and maintain both print and web-based guides to legal research.
  • Provide library tours to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Make sure that reference statistics are collected and posted on the library’s intranet.
  • Assist with scheduling and training part-time reference librarians.
  • Serve on the Collection Development Committee and participate in collection development with other librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Other professional activities:
    • Attend professional meetings and conferences.
    • Participate in Mason committee meetings and work with Mason libraries and librarians, as applicable;
    • Serve on Search Committees as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school and/or a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Extensive relevant legal reference and research experience;
  • Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
  • Reference experience as well as teaching experience in a law library (academic, government, or private);
  • Ability to quickly learn new technological skills;
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn web content management systems;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills, with a service orientation and ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and groups within an academic community.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Review of applications will begin immediately.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA723z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Equity Statement: 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

Director of the Law Library and Clinical Professor of Legal Research - William & Mary Law School

 WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL, in Williamsburg, Virginia, has a Director of the Law Library and Clinical Professor of Legal Research full-time continuing non-tenure eligible (NTE) faculty position that reports to the Dean of the Law School available beginning January 10, 2019. This position will hold a presumption of continuation and security of position in accordance with the spirit and intent of the relevant ABA standards.

Duties include managing all aspects of the library to preserve and enhance its central role in the life of the W&M Law School. This includes setting the strategic directions of the law library, personnel and budget management, collection development, and research/reference support to library patrons – especially the Law School community. The Director also is responsible for establishing and implementing both technological and traditional methods of delivery of information to support the research needs of faculty and students, for overseeing the development and management of the library’s webpage and the W&M Law School Scholarship Repository, for ensuring compliance with ABA and other standards, and for managing the physical space of the library. The Director actively participates in the governance of the Law School and the College.


The successful candidate will have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school; graduate degree in library science, or its equivalent; demonstrated success as an innovative administrator with a record of accomplishment in a law library who can bring vision and coherent planning to the institution, as well as the ability to attract and develop a superb staff; demonstrated ability to support the research and scholarly needs of faculty, students, and staff; demonstrated understanding of the scope, process, and demands of a law school library and the need to align services to changes taking place in legal education, the legal profession, and legal publishing; demonstrated ability to build relationships and partnerships at the university and the law school, and in the larger academic and librarian communities; excellent communication, presentation, and teaching skills; and strong organizational and interpersonal skills indicating an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Preferred candidates will have a progressive vision of the role of law libraries in legal education in providing leadership to enhance library services. W&M law librarians teach the research component of the Law School’s Legal Practice Program, and the director should be forward thinking about enhancing instruction to students.


The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment. For more information about the Law School, visit: http://law.wm.edu.


Apply online at  https://jobs.wm.edu

 

 

Assistant Law Librarian - Federal Reserve

 

 

Assistant Law Librarian

 

The Assistant Law Librarian performs administrative functions for the Law Library and Legal Records office at the direction of the Law Librarian, in addition to performing all of the duties and responsibilities of either a Legislative Librarian or a Reference/Cataloging Librarian, as set forth in those respective job descriptions.  The Assistant Law Librarian assumes responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Law Librarian.

 

  • Successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of librarianship or information management typically acquired through the completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science and through 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, legislative documentation, and printed and automated legislative and regulatory research tools.
  • Experience compiling legislative histories, monitoring Congress, and providing legislative reference service.
  • Successful candidate must demonstrate strong organization and planning skills, good management and outstanding information technology skills, as well as the ability to work independently and handle a diverse workload.
  • Requires excellent communication and customer service skills including the ability to work effectively with others.

 

The Assistant Law Librarian performs many varied duties in assisting the Law Librarian with the day-to-day operations of the Law Library such as planning and implementing new legal research tools; keeps current on new policies and procedures for management of Board and Legal Division information, as well as on technological developments in the program area; and keeps current on trends in legislative and administrative objectives and understands how they may result in future banking law modifications.

 

 

 

Please apply online at https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers.htm   

 

All inquiries, please contact Jessica Nevins at [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Research Analyst - LAC Group

LAC Group 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. 

 
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/rzecsR