Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP seeks a Dallas research librarian

Research Librarian Job at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Dallas, Texas

Job description

We are seeking a Research Librarian/Analyst to join our team. In this role, the Research Librarian/ Analyst will conduct on-demand research in support of attorneys, staff, and referred clients; conceive and execute research strategies that balance conflicting needs for speed, accuracy and cost-control; coordinate the production of competitive intelligence related to key clients, strategic targets, practice groups, industry groups and subject specific initiatives, as well as key markets and competitors; analyze, synthesize and distill facts and data into user-friendly reports and provide objective and actionable insights; communicate and teach research strategies; and serve as an information clearinghouse to facilitate knowledge sharing throughout the firm.  The hours of this role will be 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. or 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.


In accordance with the Firm’s Client Service Initiatives, a Research Librarian/Analyst must display good judgment and effective interpersonal communications. Confidentiality and discretion are required consistently.


  • Independently and accurately conduct efficient, cost-effective legal and non-legal research using print, fee-based online and free electronic sources.
  • Synthesize divergent, and sometimes contradictory, research into cohesive written and oral communications.
  • Add value to information retrieval projects by providing analysis, emphasizing key data, culling extraneous information and being alert to late breaking developments.
  • Manage and coordinate the production of competitive intelligence related to key clients, strategic targets, practice groups, industry groups and subject specific initiatives, as well as key markets and competitors.
  • Provide market research to the Marketing Department, and to strategic committees of the firm, in the form of alerts, information on new business contacts, identify markets and industries, as well as provide competitive analyses.
  • Manage the collection, analysis and interpretation of relevant market and competitor data, both quantitative and qualitative from internal and external sources.
  • Analyze, synthesize and distill facts and data into user-friendly reports and provide objective and actionable insights.
  • Work closely with the library team to integrate and promote electronic and print research tools.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice and/or industry groups.
  • Teach attorneys effective research techniques using print and electronic resources; assist attorneys in framing and solving their information needs.
  • Develop, achieve and evaluate departmental goals.
  • Identify, anticipate and prepare for future library needs.



  • Leverage knowledge of firm-wide research and business development related projects to help identify potential cross-selling opportunities.
  • Provide information clearinghouse functions by letting attorneys know when other attorneys are researching the same material or pitching to the same prospect.
  • Create and teach courses on research topics to support firm goals.
  • Remain current in information profession and new products by attending professional association meetings or conferences.
  • Promote and maintain effective intra- and interdepartmental working relationships.
  • Identify and locate relevant books and articles from internal and external sources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The statements contained in this job description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.



  • Knowledge of legal and business information, research creation and distribution processes.
  • Familiarity with competitive intelligence and business analysis concepts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; specifically teaching, public speaking, interviewing and writing skills to effectively support attorneys by identifying their information needs, explaining options and producing clearly written research products.
  • Experience researching across a broad range of industries, business entities, geographies and markets.
  • Proficiency in using legal and non-legal research services such as Westlaw and Lexis; ability to learn numerous secondary online services such as Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah and RIA/Checkpoint, as well as various litigation and business development tools.
  • Knowledge of government, legal, and business sources of information and terminology.
  • Ability to work under only general supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to support multiple offices of the firm.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks under pressure.
  • Significant amount of typing; significant time spent in front of a computer monitor.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt quickly to changing situations.
  • Ability to work with detailed information accurately and efficiently.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Is responsive and sensitive to internal and external deadlines.
  • Extremely consistent in producing quality work.
  • Client service-driven towards internal and external clients.
  • Unbiased judgment, sound discretion, and openness to the views of others.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Willing to accept ownership of projects and be successful in driving those projects, as well as daily tasks, to a successful conclusion.
  • Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Must quickly grasp the goals, service, culture and strategy of both the office and the firm overall.
  • Must conduct him/herself professionally in appearance and actions; must set a positive example for all personnel and support a collegial and collaborative work environment.
  • Adhere to and serve as a role model for the firm’s Client Service Standards.
  • Flexible and dependable with the ability to work overtime as needed.


  • Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Minimum of three years professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
  • Competitive/Business Intelligence experience preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Employer and we offer an excellent total compensation package, which includesmedical/dental coverage (PPO/HD), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k) with employer match, paid vacation/holiday/sick days, wellness programs and more.


TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send their cover letter, including salary requirements, and their resume to human.resources@dbr.com referencing Research Librarian in the subject line.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Dallas Veterans Affairs is Hiring a Medical Librarian

Librarian (Biological and Medical Sciences)


Agency Contact Information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Dallas, TX
Work Schedule is Full-Time – Permanent

Opened Tuesday 6/6/2017(1 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 6/12/2017(5 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $58,399.00 to $75,923.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade


  • Supervisory Status


  • Who May Apply

    US Citizens

  • Control Number


  • Job Announcement Number



Job Overview


About the Agency

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country’s service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”). America’s Veterans need you!


Employee will serve as a Librarian (Biological & Medical Sciences) assigned to Library Service located at the North Texas Veterans Health Care System in Dallas, TX. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Administration: plans, operates and administers the library program utilizing knowledge of medical librarianship. Develops and maintains library collection, resolving complex serials (journal) problems, and ensures computerized databases are up-to-date with current materials. Performs descriptive, cataloging and classification of materials. Ensures compliance with Joint Commission directives/standards as they apply to medical library program. Promotes the library through briefings, newsletters, effective contacts and serves liaison for sharing resources. Monitors fund control activity for the budget; determines equipment, materials, and library items needs.
  • Reference/Research: Conducts comprehensive and complex searches of medical literature utilizing knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM), Online Computer Library of Congress (LC) terminology and indexing schemes, printing indices, and computerized optical disk databases, and use of a variety of medical subject heading structures, medical terminology, logic of search formulation, and coverage in terms of years, languages, information, formats, and subject specialties. Reformulates search strategies, provides answers to requests for biomedical information (e.g., factual data, statistics, biographical/bibliographic information), often necessitating contacts with Center for Disease Control or various agencies of the National Institute of Health. Provides readers advisory services and advice on selection of books and periodicals within their fields. Maintains an extensive reference collection of indexes, abstracts, directories, almanacs, dictionaries, handbooks, drug formularies covering clinical and military medicine and health care services. Maintains and oversees an extensive automated interlibrary Loan Program conducted throughout various healthcare systems, other regions, external library programs and locations. Trains hospital staff on the based use of automated indices and computerized texts, journals and programs.
  • Technical: Oversees the selection, acquisition, and cataloging of books and serials.
  • Audio/Visuals: Develops and maintains extensive audio and visual collections to support the training and continuing medical education needs of hospital staff. Collection is based on professional expertise and input from managers and consists of video tapes slides, other media, audiovisual materials deemed suitable to support a wide spectrum of medical specialties and professions. Develops a policy for acquisition of audiovisual material for reference and circulation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below:

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study (or higher) in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree related to the position. (Bachelor-level transcript must confer degree awarded related to the position and Graduate-level transcript must show 1 full year (18 semester hours) in library science).
Since many libraries are highly specialized, some librarian positions require a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor. Also, since materials in libraries are often in foreign languages, some librarians must have a proficient knowledge of one or more foreign languages. For such positions, applicants must meet requirements that are directly related to the subject matter or language of the specialization. These requirements are in addition to the basic professional library science requirements that apply to all positions. However, these requirements may be included in or supplemental to those specified for all positions. The following specializations are authorized: biological, medical, social or physical sciences, education, fine arts, business and industry, humanities, law, music, engineering, and the Germanic, Slavic, Oriental, Semitic, or Romance languages.
– OR –
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience in the amounts required for this Librarian (Biological & Medical Sciences) GS-10 grade level as specified below:

A. Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. For positions where foreign language proficiency is needed, applicants must be able to read and/or translate material in the appropriate specialized subject-matter field.
Specialized experience includes working experience as a librarian in a healthcare environment performing duties that include serving as a resource for biological and medical healthcare related information; developing and maintaining a monographic and audiovisual collection; maintaining a library collection based on the professional needs of a hospital staff; and conducting comprehensive and complex searches of medical literature. (Experience details must be clearly supported by your resume. We will not make assumptions regarding experience)
– OR –
B. Successfully completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
– OR –
C. Equivalent combinations of specialized experience and graduate education as described in A and B above. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Technical Competence

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application for verification of the Basic Requirement and if you are basing all or part of your additional qualifications on education.

NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: The work is sedentary and includes no special physical demands. The position may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying items.

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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

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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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Library Manager – Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

Holland & Knight is seeking a Library Manager for the West Coast region to be based in our Dallas, Texas or Los Angeles, California office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of library services for the region, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The librarian is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online databases and Internet resources and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects. EOE, AA, M/F/D/V

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Senior Research Analyst

Senior Research Analyst

Job Description:

This position reports directly to the Director of Knowledge Resources and is primarily responsible for conducting research and training for the practice groups, attorneys, paralegals and staff at Bracewell.

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New York, DC or Seattle offices.
This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and market research through the
utilization of print and online resources
• Compiles and maintain practice specific Pathfinders to assist others in locating available research
• Coordinates training sessions, develop training materials, and provide instruction on various
research-related topics and strategies
• Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
• Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
• Develops content on the firm’s intranet
• Monitors for new research and competitive intelligence resources
• Performs data entry for client billing
• Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

Undergraduate college degree and JD from an ABA accredited law school or Masters in
Library/Information Sciences
• At least five (5) years of law firm legal research experience
• Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to WestlawNext,

Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pacer, HeinOnline, BloombergLaw, CCH
Intelliconnect, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
• Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
• Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
• Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• Strong technology and database administration skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
• Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
• SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates, please send responses to Natalie Lira – Natalie.Lira@bracewelllaw.com.

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Research Analyst

Research Analyst:
Job Description:
This position reports directly to the Director of Knowledge Resources and is primarily responsible for conducting research and training for the practice groups, attorneys, paralegals and staff at Bracewell.

This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provides legal and non-legal reference and research services
• Maintains and contributes to the content on the firm intranet
• Maintains the library’s databases and ILS
• Distributes current awareness information, client litigation alerts, and news alerts
• Evaluates and test new products
• Participates in collection development and review
• Maintains records and reports as requested by the Knowledge Resources Director

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:
• Masters in Library/Information Sciences preferred
• A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a law firm setting
• Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation
• Strong technology and database administration skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
• SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates, please send responses to Natalie Lira – Natalie.Lira@bracewelllaw.com.

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Basic Function
The primary role of this non-exempt position is the efficient mining, development, reporting and use of competitive intelligence (CI) data to help drive the firm’s marketing and business development efforts.
Essential Duties
• Support business, client, competitive, and market intelligence with complex, on-demand primary and secondary research.
• Conduct analysis and document findings. Develop intelligence reports and briefing documents including data visualization tools and charts as appropriate.
• Support market intelligence and environmental monitoring. Train and assist users in creating and reviewing alerts.
• Support to CRM team with research and record management. Serve as back-up to CRM team on data maintenance tasks.
• Support to experience and knowledge management with research and record management.
• Compile and track CI requests. Work with CI Manager and BD team to demonstrate ROI on CI.

Other Duties
• Monitor for new CI sources. Identify and evaluate potential resource acquisitions. Continued development of CI techniques and best practices.
• Provide training and develop reference materials for BD team on CI resources and techniques.
• Perform other related tasks and projects as assigned or needed.

Reporting Relationship:
The Competitive Intelligence Specialist reports directly to the Competitive Intelligence Manager.
Subordinate staff: N/A



One to three years’ experience working as a librarian, researcher and/or analyst strongly preferred. Experience with Lexis, Westlaw, KnowledgeMosaic, atVantage, PACER or similar
preferred. Proficiency with free government and open source resources, business and corporate directories, finance and securities data, and litigation searches required. Experience working with law firm software is preferred (including LexisNexis InterAction, Hubbard Experience Manager, DeskSite, intranet/portal technologies, and knowledge management tools (CMS, DMS).) Experience in the administration of database technologies a plus. Data visualization skills and experience with Adobe InDesign or similar desktop publishing software a plus.


Superior MS Office skills (especially with MS Excel) are required. Individual must be organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, professional environment. Additionally, superior research and analytical skills are required. Strong data manipulation, computer and information management skills, including knowledge of databases and database administration. This self-motivated individual must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and must be able to effectively prioritize work and meet hard deadlines. The ability to work both independently with limited supervision, as well as a part of a team is a must. The ability to work with many different types of personalities at all levels of organization is a must.


A four-year degree, from an accredited university, with a course of study in library or information sciences (MLS or MLIS) strongly preferred. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to move around the office up to 15% of the time to make copies, fax, file, etc; Remains stationary at least 85% of the time. This position operates computers and other office productivity machines (e.g., fax machine, copier, printer, etc) on a regular basis.); Use of software requires accurate identification of colors frequently. Occasionally required to move documents or files weighing up to 15 lbs; This position requires constant communication and exchange of information with the Firm attorneys, clients and staff; This position must be able to inspect and observe information on a computer screen at least 80% of the time.

Working Conditions
Office Environment; Occasional overtime may be required.

Send your resume to:

Amera Birdow
Human Resources Generalist

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Librarian Position at Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright | United States | Leading international legal practice 




The Research Librarian supervises day-to-day operations of office library location and performs legal research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include retrieving court documents; locating contact information for individuals; obtaining legal, business and medical/scientific literature; authenticating cited sources; finding biographical details on judges and counsel; and tracking litigation.

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas.

Apply here. http://joinus.nortonrosefulbright.com/index.cfm?fa=c.jobDetail&site_id=356&id=116324

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in a wide range of areas of law: business intelligence, public records, legislative history and news media
  • Perform research on and prepares company and industry profiles
  • Deliver library instruction to new lawyers and staff; provides library orientation to summer associates
  • Support the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing passwords, coordinating introductory and recurring training and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Maintain relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services
  • Assist 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
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials and shelving materials
  • Assist with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices and allocating expenses to the appropriate accounts
  • High level of contact with lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other firm Librarians; moderate level of contact with members of the firm’s Marketing department, vendors, lending libraries; and occasional level of contact with firm clients
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
  • 3-5 years of law or special library experience
  • Experience using major legal and business databases/research platforms, including Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, Courtlink, PACER, Heinonline, CCH Intelliconnect, Monitorsuite
  • Experience using automated library systems; InMagic Genie experience preferred
  • Ability to learn new applications and research tools quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Light to moderate physical effort, including climbing step stools, pushing loaded book carts, lifting books (weighing up to 30 pounds) and carrying various other materials (weighing up to 15 pounds)

This position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, or San Antonio office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas.

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