The Research Librarian shall provide research/ reference services and training in use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Bills research time and costs to client files as appropriate.
Performs manual and online substantive and complex research; determines research strategy, best resources to provide accurate, cost effective, and timely research meeting information needs; analyzes results to determine additional research requirements.
Determines appropriate sources and makes arrangements for timely and cost effective retrieval/borrowing.
Performs electronic current awareness monitoring analyzing the results and providing appropriate information to attorneys.
Reviews and evaluates practice specific web sites. Evaluates and updates practice pages and internal library sites.
Trains lawyers, paralegals, and staff in the use of information resources; develops, prepares and conducts presentations/orientations giving information and training on relevant resources; assists in preparing and updating guides, newsletters, intranet pages, etc. which assist in the use of library services and information resources.
Assists with implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids; participates in the testing of new software, resources, etc.
Participates in HELP DESK resolution of problems pertinent to the Library and library resources.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Extensive knowledge of library research tools using diverse and changing applications.
Ability to instruct in the use of a variety of print and electronic research resources and provide presentations related to information resources.
Must possess analytical skills for analyzing content and exercising judgment regarding information sources and validity of information; ability to provide basic synthesis and packaging of research results.
Strong verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within the organization.
Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize work and complete assignments accurately, either independently or as part of a team, under pressure of competing deadlines and with frequent interruptions, working from one’s own initiative and/or following direction, policies, or procedures.
Thorough conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of library science.
BA or BS from an accredited college or university.
Completion of a Master of Library Science program at an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
D. or a second Master’s degree in a subject useful to the business is desirable.
One year of research experience in assigned or related field preferred.