U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Library Seeks a Beaumont Satellite Librarian

Job Announcement 2017-1 USCA5LIB
Position: Beaumont Satellite Librarian
Position Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Salary Range: Court Personnel System Classification CL27/28
Full annual salary range: $48,170 – $93,831, depending on experience and qualifications.
Closing Date: Applications will be considered as soon as received, and will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
Location: Beaumont, TX

– Uses print and electronic resources, performs legal, non-legal research and reference services for judges and their staff, and other court personnel in the service area.
– Provides education and training to court staff onWestlaw, Lexis, Hein Online, and other research resources.
– Develops training materials, research guides, and library promotional materials.
– Works as a team member in coordinating services with other Fifth Circuit libraries.
– Assists with collection development, acquisitions, and inventory control activities for the Beaumont satellite library and service area.
– Utilizes integrated library system to manage acquisitions, performs serial control and prepares management reports.
– Performs interlibrary loan transactions for court personnel.
– The librarian travels to federal courthouses throughout the Eastern District of Texas to manage local library collections.
– Other duties and projects as assigned.

– M.L.S. degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school.
– Minimum of one year of law library experience.
– Ability to work as a solo librarian. This position will be a mix of reference and technical service duties.
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills.
– Ability to travel as needed.
– Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy physical activity.
– Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work for the federal government.

– Two years of law library experience.
– Demonstrated skills in reference and legal research using print and electronic resources.
– Aptitude for performing functions requiring a high degree of accuracy and careful attention to detail.
– Experience with an Integrated Library System. (SIRSI knowledge a plus)
– Practical experience with technical services, including acquisitions, serial control, and collection development.
– Skill in the development of web-based and other electronic information delivery services.
– Experience working with people at all levels; effective oral and written communication skills.


Please submit cover letter, resume and salary history to:
(email submission is preferred – as a single PDF only)
Email: sue_creech@ca5.uscourts.gov
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Library
Attn: Sue Creech, Circuit Librarian
600 Camp Street, Room 106
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130


• 13 days paid annual leave per year for the first three years of service.
• 20 days paid annual leave per year after three years of service.
• 26 days paid annual leave per year after 15 years of service.
• 13 days paid sick leave accrued per year.
• 10 paid holidays per year.
• Choice of medical, dental, and vision coverage from a wide variety of plans.
• Life, long-term disability, and long-term care insurance options.
• Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
• Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401k, with matching $).
• Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care).
• Transit/Parking subsidy (subject to the availability of funds).


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Baker Botts L.L.P. seeks a Research Librarian for Dallas

Research Librarian 

JOB CODE:    14013


REPORTS TO:           Regional Library Services Manager

The purpose of this position is to provide research and reference services to firm lawyers and staff in support of service to firm clients and the firm’s business development efforts. This position is part of a team that covers requests from multiple locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs specialized and in-depth research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include in-depth patent law research; litigation tracking and judicial research; literature research in legal, business, medical/scientific, and technical resources; business intelligence research; company and industry profiles.
  • Creates and delivers basic and advanced library instruction to new lawyers and staff in person and via WebEx.
  • Supports the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing credentials, coordinating introductory and recurring training, and trouble-shooting technical issues.
  • Assists with collection development by evaluating information needs, research requests, available resources, and usage patterns. Provides input on addition of new resources and removal of resources no longer needed.
  • Assists with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials, shelving materials, and, periodically, filing updates and loose-leaf materials.
  • Maintains relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services. Manages inter-library loans with participating libraries.
  • Assists with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices, and allocating expenses to appropriate accounts.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by direct supervisor and other Library Services Managers.

Core Competencies

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to understand and perform legal research.
  • Strong skills with a variety of legal research platforms.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well with internal and external clients.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or related field and 3 years of experience. Law or professional services firm experience is preferred.
  • Substantial experience using major legal and business databases/research platforms, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Docket Navigator, Questel/Orbit, Capital IQ, CCH Intelliconnect.
  • Strong familiarity with basic legal treatises.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification scheme.
  • Significant experience using automated library systems. InMagic Genie experience preferred.
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite. Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn new applications and research tools quickly.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines, and flexibly to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to self-manage and also work in team environment.


  • Qualified candidates should apply at bakerbotts.com, where there is a career page for staff positions.


Baker Botts L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Munsch Hardt seeks an Assistant Librarian

The Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf and Harr, P.C. is seeking a full-time Assistant Librarian.

Requirements include a MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school, working knowledge of legal reference sources, online cataloging and serial control, ability to understand and perform legal research, knowledge of print and non-print legal resources, as well as experience using a variety of legal and non-legal databases.

Prior experience in a legal library with library automation software is a plus, along with experience with Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, BNA electronic libraries. The ideal candidate must be motivated, detail-oriented, with self-starting qualities, and possess the ability to adapt to an evolving legal information services environment. Must be able to work autonomously, as well as in a team environment.

Further information may be found at: http://www.munsch.com/careers/staff-paralegals

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Jackson Walker seeks a Research Attorney in Dallas

Jackson Walker, LLP is seeking a qualified Research Attorney candidate. This position primarily supports the overall legal research needs of the firm as well as the strategic research and unique information needs of the Litigation Practice Group. In addition to legal research, Research Attorneys work in parallel with other administrative teams, specifically Client Development Managers, to analyze client and industry events and advise the practice groups of those developments. Research Attorneys participate in practice group meetings and promote the overall services provided by the Knowledge Services department.

The candidate must have a JD and be licensed within the United States (Texas preferred.) Candidates with an MLS and/or law firm library experience are also preferred. We are looking to fill the position within our Dallas office, however, Austin, Houston, and Fort Worth may be options for the right candidate. The position reports directly to the Chief Knowledge Services Officer.

The position requires a JD w/state bar license, and an MLS and/or law firm library experience preferred. We have an excellent Research team of Law Librarians and Research Attorneys at Jackson Walker, so if you or someone you know is looking to join our team, apply online at the AALL Job Board (Research Attorney)  or email your resume and cover letter to Delanna Olson (dolson@jw.com).



  • Answer in-depth legal research questions in a wide range of practice areas.
  • Compile and maintain key information on legal research resources specific to practice groups to assist other in locating available research tools.
  • Instruct and coordinate training classes on legal research strategies and resources.
  • Analyze companies’ assets, liabilities, history, and lawsuits and compile due diligence into reports.
  • Perform a variety of background checks on individuals covering assets, bankruptcies, criminal history, lawsuits, etc.
  • Compile legislative history reports on Texas state legislation and regulations, and occasionally Federal legislation and regulations.
  • Analyze jury verdicts involving a variety of topics, both in state and federal courts.
  • Search for newspaper articles on a variety of topics and subjects, both legal and non-legal.
  • Locate scientific articles and papers for the patent attorneys.
  • Pull case law and statutes cited in briefs for attorneys, paralegals, and secretaries.
  • Perform research in support of attorneys’ CLE presentations, speeches, or articles.
  • Verify current contact information on people and companies.
  • Assist with any special client development projects for attorneys and for the marketing department.
  • Locate court documents from all state and federal jurisdictions, using the best sources available to obtain original court documents.
  • Locate information on expert witnesses, including resumes, pertinent trial experience, and any published articles or papers.
  • Work on any special projects assigned the Chief Knowledge Services Officer.

Administrative Duties

  • Analyze Knowledge Services resources by practice group, topic, or by publication title when requested.
  • Coordinate training sessions for the firm’s online research services for any resources relevant to the assigned practice groups.
  • Set up and maintain passwords for all online services.
  • Participate in orientation meetings with new attorneys and paralegals.
  • Attend practice group meetings.
  • Work with practice group leaders to determine how best to provide the best resources both in print and online.
  • Monitor the Knowledge Services collection to align the collection with the practice groups. Recommend when to cancel or remove no longer needed subscriptions or books, and replace with materials that better fit the practice group.


  • Participate in webinars, luncheons, meetings, conferences, and seminars which may be helpful in staying current with new online sources, research and information issues, and changing trends in the legal research profession.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the local law library and legal information community in order to locate materials for attorneys that the firm does not own.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Undergraduate college degree, JD from an ABA accredited law school and at least three years of experience in a law firm, or equivalent environment. A masters in library and information services preferred.
  • Ability to read and write in order to proof and perform editing (e.g., punctuation, grammar, spelling) of routine law office correspondence and legal case matters.
  • Perform non-complex arithmetic calculations when verifying calculations on forms and documents; maintain records and filing systems at a level normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel competently.
  • Library catalog and internet/fee-based research experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to proofread typed material for grammatical, typographical or spelling errors.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys and staff to provide information in a professional manner.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone to provide information in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as determined by the Chief Knowledge Services Officer.

Physical requirements are:

  • Sighted
  • Good hearing and clear speaking voice
  • Dexterity with hands and fingers
  • Reaching to shelves above head
  • Must be able to lift light weights such as files and boxes (10-30 lbs)

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise and temperature.



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Houston Research Librarian at Morgan Lewis!

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has an opening for a research librarian in Houston.  The position may also be staffed in Chicago or Washington DC.  For details, including how to apply, click on the link below.


Candice C. Kennington, MLIS
Research Librarian


600 Travis Street, Suite 4200  |  Houston, Texas 77002

+1.713.220.4083 Phone  |  +1.713.220.4285 Fax
email| andrewskurthkenyon.com | Twitter

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