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).

 

RESEARCH & REFERENCE — BOTH BILLABLE & NON-BILLABLE

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

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Candice C. Kennington, MLIS
Research Librarian

ANDREWS KURTH KENYON LLP

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

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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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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