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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 Director of Research Services and will 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 one of the following shifts : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST ; 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET ; 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal, corporate, business development, and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to the client in a clear and concise manner
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide timely follow-up on pending requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including database enhancements and updates
  • Keep Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work as a team with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients, including but not limited to complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to the research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as they 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 performed in a multi-practice environment, including but not limited to docket and case law research, secondary sources, and general 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 and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases, including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, and Intelligize
  • Experience with open-source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively and efficiently interact with colleagues and clients alike
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as G-Suite applications (Drive, Sheets, Docs)

 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/38wERVi

 

 

Library Technician – Cadence Group

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

Requirements:

  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services

Cadence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#library-tech-dc

 

Reference and Research Librarian (Federal Library – 6 months, 2 Positions) - Cadence Group

Location: Washington, D.C. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets. Routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources (GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites)
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 4 years of reference and research experience
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science  

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#federal-research-and-reference-librarian-dc

Cadence Group is a certified woman-owned small business with over 25 years of government prime contract experience. Cadence Group provides support to government and commercial sector clients with offices in Atlanta and DC. For more information, please visit www.cadence-group.com.

 

Library Systems Coordinator - Venable LLP

Cultivated over more than 100 years, Venable’s capabilities span virtually every industry and all areas of regulatory and government affairs, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Attracting and retaining the best talent isn’t just essential to the success of our clients and our firm – it’s core to elevating the legal profession through continuous learning, improvement, and innovation. 

More than a law firm, Venable LLP is a network of trusted advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. We know the key to understanding the full spectrum of business and legal options lies in approaching any situation from a diverse set of viewpoints, and we believe that all voices add significant value. 

Venable is seeking a Library Systems Coordinator to be responsible for all systems support and training for library resources. 

Responsibilities for this role include

  • Administration of all electronic library resources firm-wide including remote access support for all library homepage resources.
  • Coordinate training efforts firmwide on library related databases
  • Tracking, developing and maintaining usage metrics and analytics for online products and services
  • Researching, planning, developing and implementing training for attorneys and reference librarians on new and emerging technologies on a regular basis; providing ad hoc training as needed
  • Coordinating, distributing and maintaining firm-wide passwords for systems
  • Working with the Technical Services Librarian to develop and maintain all elements of the library homepage, evaluating current information and recommending changes and updates 

Qualifications for this role include

  • Two years of related experience
  • Technical skills to monitor system integrity of all library-based products and prepare reports on system status. 
  • Thorough knowledge of professional library science  kills and knowledge of library reference procedures preferred
  • Knowledge of research databases including ability to train users on use of research databases or organize vendor training on the same.
  • Master of Library Science degree or equivalent degree preferred 

Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you. 

Apply today! https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0qhgb?source


Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.

 

Part-Time Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian - University of Baltimore Law Library 

University of Baltimore Law Library

Send cover letter and resume to: Charles Pipins ([email protected])

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Public Services, the part-time (evening and weekend, 12-15 hours/week) Reference Librarian provides expert legal reference services and serves as back-up librarian for circulation services during scheduled evening and weekend reference deskwork.  Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to providing reference desk services for faculty, students, and members of the local legal community and the public; creating and updating web-based library research guides; and handling other related duties and projects as assigned by the Associate Director for Public Services. 

Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.  JD from an ABA accredited law school preferred. One year of relevant experience required.

Salary: $25 - $30/hr

 
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