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

Requirements:

  • 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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Knowledge Services Analyst – Vinson & Elkins

The Knowledge Services Analyst works as part of the Research & Knowledge Services team to perform statistical and qualitative analysis of the Firm’s electronic resources in order to help the firm better understand usage patterns and the details of each resource. In addition, the Analyst will help to assess the knowledge management needs of the attorneys and practice groups and then directly assist in the development and implementation of services and technologies that increase firm efficiency.

Responsibilities

  • Perform content analysis of electronic resources by identifying the types of information contained in each product. Interview attorneys, librarians and other researchers to better understand user preferences.
  • Create quantitative user profiles of attorneys and other researchers using electronic resource statistics gathered from Research Monitor and vendors.
  • Review statistics and create usage reports for Practice Group Leaders and Firm Administrators using visualization tools to keep them informed of patterns and trends.
  • Work with the Director of Research & Knowledge Services, the Director of Enterprise Content Management, firm management, Practice Group Directors and attorneys to elicit, design, develop and implement Knowledge Management solutions.
  • Work with Knowledge Services and legal staff to administer and maintain knowledge management processes, tools and technology.
  • Stay up to date with new and existing resources by working with vendors and attending conference and seminars.
  • Manage and/or participate in other projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school, J.D. preferred.
  • 3+ years of research and analysis experience in a law firm or academic law library.
  • Expertise in a wide variety of information resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Capital IQ.
  • Familiarity with electronic contracts and license agreements. Working knowledge of SharePoint.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis; proficiency with Excel’s advanced features. Experience with querying and retrieving information from databases.
  • Ability to process large amounts of information quickly.
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position Number 529 in Knowledge Services.Position to be located in either Houston or Dallas.

We do not accept resumes for positions not currently listed.  If you are qualified for one of our listed positions, please email, fax or mail your resume and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department.  Our Dallas email address is dallasjobs@velaw.com, our fax number is 214.999.7702 and our mailing address is Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., ATTN:  Human Resources, Trammell Crow Center, 2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, Texas 75201-2975.  EOE.

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Manager of Library Services

Manager of Library Services                                                                                                                    Texas – Dallas

                                                                                                                                                Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

 

Job Description

Gardere is seeking a Manager of Library Services.  The position will be responsible for managing Library Services for four office locations. Candidate must have a progressive approach to Library Science, demonstrate initiative, and work well independently. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of library services, including research, business and reference services, training and instruction of efficient research techniques, compiling and tracking legislative developments, managing technical services, budget management, and fostering and maintaining vendor relationships.

 

Duties/Essential Functions:  

  • Perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff.
  • 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 (manual and computer).
  • Library planning, acquisitions, annual reporting, budget preparation and library account/invoice reconciliation and processing.
  • Participate in enhancing library/Firm technologies and identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys.
  • Responsible for all research/reference operations.
  • Supervise personnel in all locations.
  • Negotiate contracts and license agreements with service providers.
  • Establish annual objectives and priorities and communicate same to staff.
  • Develop and revise library policies.
  • Organize, outline and conduct training as needed.
  • Manage a significant budget.
  • Maintain library’s intranet content.
  • Maintain and revise firm’s disaster recovery plan for library and research operations as needed and engage in discussions.
  • Proficiency in use of EOS library management tool.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

 

Experience/Qualifications

  • Strong research and database skills, including proficiency in utilizing Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/BNA, CCH IntelliConnect to name a few.
  • Library cataloging skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of library concepts.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Law firm experience required minimum 5 years.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Gardere is an equal opportunity employer, valuing diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to gHR@gardere.com.
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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
tools
• 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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