Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources.
Lead formal orientations of library services to new hires.
Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products.
Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
Assist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring compliance with license agreements.
Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.
Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
Education: Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Experience: Five years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Special Knowledge: Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Technical Skills: Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.
Attributes: Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Other Qualifications: Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations.
Internal Number: 0877
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