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Technical Services/ Research Law Librarian - CIA

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas.  You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To apply:  https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/technical-services-research-law-librarian.html#job-details-tab3

 

 

Research Analyst - Sidley Austin LLP

 

This position can be located in our Chicago, DC, NY, or LA office.

Overview

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm's practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email [email protected] (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/6jbq5snbr9pj56kf

 

Competitive Intelligence Analyst - LAC Group

LAC Group's virtual research team supporting top AmLaw 100 & 200 law firms and corporate clients is seeking a full-time Competitive Intelligence Analyst to support a busy business development division for a law firm with a diverse practice. This position reports directly to the Director of Information Services, but will work collaboratively with the Director of Business Development. This role requires someone who has demonstrably strong analytical and communication skills, and who is able to convey complex information simply and concisely. Attention to detail is imperative. Knowledge and experience with financial services, corporate transactions, litigation and IP is highly desirable. This position can be located anywhere in the USA or Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize various sources/databases to compile a variety of intelligence briefings, dossiers, profiles, white papers and other actionable intelligence;
  • Lead high-level research and targeting projects firm-wide;
  • Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive business development initiatives;
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and bench-marking research within an industry or among peer firms.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and more than five years’ experience in the workforce is required.
  • Experience in either a law firm, finance or investment banking environment is preferred.
  • Excellent client service orientation and listening skills, with comfort interacting with key business development and senior firm personnel.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of projects, prioritizing multiple tasks with competing deadlines (at times in high-pressure situations).
  • Meticulous methods of information acquisition, compilation, and communication (including the use of online information databases, tools and resources); attention to detail is imperative.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate meaningful team and stakeholder relationships. Diplomacy, intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude/sense of humor is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Sharepoint. Experience using Google Suite is also desired. Must have a working knowledge of other resources and tools including Manzama, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2IN9JHa 

 

Technical Services Assistant - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking a dedicated Technical Services Assistant to work on an ongoing basis for our client, a prestigious law firm. As a member of the Research Services team, the Technical Services Assistant works to provide smooth and continuous lawyer access to print legal and business research resources. This position is slated to start in November, working 30 hours a week onsite in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Process and maintain physical library collections, including, book processing and cataloguing of print materials for distribution across offices;
  • Accept daily postal deliveries and process as required;
  • Ensure accurate record keeping on the Library Management System;
  • Handle ad-hoc loose-leaf updating requests as needed;
  • Participate in projects relating to print collection reorganizations or relocations;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience in a resources or technical services capacity, ideally in a legal or law firm environment;
  • Knowledge and experience of Library Management Systems.
    • Preference for Sydney Enterprise
  • Proficient with MS Office systems to include Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.


Competencies:

  • Able to work independently following appropriate instruction and to take responsibility for the work product delivered;
  • Excellent team player – collaborative and accountable;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle and priorities multiple competing demands;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • Resilient, adaptable, resourceful and flexible;
  • Professional, positive, self-motivated, disciplined and pro-active;
  • Confident to interact professionally with a broad range of people, including attorneys and members of Business Services of varying levels;
  • Confident about building relationships and functioning within a dispersed and truly global team. 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2npymCh

 

Director of the Law Library - Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at [email protected] by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Georgetown University is an  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

 
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