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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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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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

Essential Functions:

  • Perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Regularly conduct client development research as a part of the Library & Research Services team
  • Explain and assist in use of reference sources; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Administer the library to ensure the resources are easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Receive and route library serials, both in print and online forms
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with research services team as well as participating in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services
  • Provide library orientation and training in print and electronic resources to attorneys and other professional staff
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/BNA, CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah, HeinOnline and others
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • 3-5 years of law library experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Intermediate MS Office, particularly Excel

•             Experience with fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously

Mica Johnson | Holland & Knight
Senior Business Intelligence & Library Manager
Holland & Knight LLP
524 Grand Regency Blvd | Brandon, FL 33510
Phone 813.901.4160 | Fax 813.901.4398
mica.johnson@hklaw.com | www.hklaw.com

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