Job Opening: Research Specialist @ Access Information

Research Specialist

Open Until Filled: The review of applications to begin immediately. Job Description:

Access/Information, Inc. (A/I) has an immediate opening for a part-time Research Specialist.  The Research

Specialist provides research assistance, ranging from simple reference questions to in-depth legal and business research projects for law firms and other entities. This position is responsible for conducting database research in a wide variety of topics. The ideal candidate will be able to gather and synthesize research results, identify key issues, and communicate the results in a clear and concise written format.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Legal and business research skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Up-to-date computer skills (including Word and Excel)
  • Experience with commercial fee-based databases such as LexisAdvance, Westlaw, and other fee-based databases and advanced Internet research skills
  • Ability & willingness to prioritize deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, detail oriented environment
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with others in a highly collaborative environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are required
  • Car and valid driver’s license

 

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Librarianship and Information Management (MLS) required
  • Two to three years legal research/law library experience required
  • Two to three years business research desired

 

Hours:  1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday – 25-hour work week with the potential for a 40-hour work week)

 

Salary Range: $25.00 to $27.00 per hour depending on experience

 

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical
  • Retirement plan available

 

To apply

Please submit a resume and a business writing sample by emailing  wanda.mcdavid@access-information.com; no phone calls, please.

 

About Access/Information, Inc.

(A/I) is a research and document retrieval company located in Denver, Colorado. For over 33 years, we have provided information research, document delivery services, library management, and records management services to attorneys and business professionals throughout the United States. Access/Information is one of the oldest, continuously-operating information professional companies in the country. Our staff of reputable professional researchers understands the demands of the fast-paced business community and the needs of knowledge workers. We pride ourselves on the personal attention afforded each client and on the quality of the information and products that we provide.

 

Access/Information, Inc.

9145 E. Kenyon Ave. #203

Denver, CO 80237

303-778-7677

www.access-information.com

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Save the Date: Colleague Connection 2017

It’s never too early to get a party on the calendar! Colleague Connection is an annual event to encourage networking and learning among students, librarians, archivists, paraprofessional staff, trustees, and friends of libraries. There will be lots more information to come, but we wanted to get the word out early so you don’t miss out.

Event Details:

Colleague Connection 2017

Date: Thursday – April 27, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 8:30pm

5:00-6:15pm  – Reception
6:15-6:30pm  – Welcome
6:30-7:20pm – Dinner
7:20-8:30pm – Keynote
          8:30pm – Conclusion of Event

Place: Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, 1999 E. Evans Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80208
Thanks,

Holly

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Fall Book Club Update

Matthew Elisha has offered to host next Wednesday’s (update: Wed. November 16) book discussion at Brownstein at noon.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
*Attendees should come to the 22nd floor reception desk to be directed to the right conference room.*

If you will be calling in, the number is 800-508-2831 followed by the code, 2231320.

Please let me know if you will be attending or calling.

Abby

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Fall Book Club

We have set a date for the CoALL Fall Book Club: Wednesday, November 9 at noon (update) Wednesday, November 16 at noon. RSVP to Abby Lindquist (amlindquist@hollandhart.com) and indicate your preference for meeting in Denver or Boulder.

“For our CoALL Book Club Fall Pick, we’ve decided to read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

‘A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?’

It involves lawyers (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, anyone?), intellectual property, and Nikola Tesla gets in on it all too.

Kirkus wasn’t impressed, but Above the Law liked it a lot. Eddie Redmayne has already agreed to star in the movie version. And finally, NPR interviewed the author.”

-Rachel Nelson

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Brown Bag: AALL Annual Meeting Round-Up

Hi everyone!

Our first Brown Bag of the season will be the Meeting Round-Up next Wednesday. Come to discuss a conference you attended this year or just to catch up with colleagues. There’s also this recent article by David Perla causing a lot of buzz, which could make for some interesting discussion: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/08/a-challenge-for-the-gatekeepers/

Wednesday, September 21
Noon to 1 pm
Holland & Hart, 555 17th Street, Floor 32 to check in

There will also be a call-in option, so let me know when you RSVP if you need those details.

RSVP by emailing me at amlindquist@hollandhart.com

Hope you can join us!

Abby

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061
amlindquist@hollandhart.com

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Brown Bag: ICCES Update on July 13th

A message from our sensational Brown Bag Chair, Abby Lindquist:

Happy Friday!

July’s Brown Bag program will feature speakers from the Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System (ICCES) with an update on the database. When you RSVP, please include any questions or comments you’d like addressed.

When: Wednesday, July 13, 12 – 1 pm
Where: Bryan Cave, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100, Denver
RSVPs: amlindquist@hollandhart.com by Tuesday, July 12

If you’d like to teleconference, let me know, and I’ll send you details.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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Spring Book Club: When Books Went to War

For the spring CoALL Book Club, we’ve selected When Books Went to War, a history of the Armed Services Editions, the books printed with funding from the government and shipped to soldiers during World War II. The American Library Association initiated a program earlier in the war to send donated books to the troops, and the War Department and a coalition of publishers continued the effort with ASEs.

When Books Went to War
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
By Molly Guptill Manning

Wednesday, June 1
Noon to 1 pm
Denver: If you would like to host the book club discussion, please let me know. Otherwise, we can have it at H&H.
Boulder: We can set up a conference call, if anyone there would like to coordinate location.

Coverage of When Books Went to War

New York Times Book Review
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/books/review/when-books-went-to-war-by-molly-guptill-manning.html?_r=0

NPR Author Interview
http://www.npr.org/2014/12/10/369616513/wwii-by-the-books-the-pocket-size-editions-that-kept-soldiers-reading

Wall Street Journal
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-paperback-books-helped-the-u-s-win-world-war-ii-1416520226

More on the Armed Services Editions

HistoryNet
http://www.historynet.com/armed-services-editions-a-few-square-inches-of-home.htm

Library of Congress blog
http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2015/09/books-in-action-the-armed-services-editions/?loclr=ealocb

Feel free to RSVP now, but I’ll send out a reminder to do so in a couple weeks. Have a great week!

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061
amlindquist@hollandhart.com

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Brown Bag: Space Planning Roundtable

The next Brown Bag event will be a roundtable discussion on space planning, with a tour of the new Holland & Hart Library. Have you renovated lately? Have questions on how to weed without panicking the attorneys? Come ready to chat about the challenges and benefits of a new space.

Wednesday, April 6
Noon to 1 pm
Holland & Hart, 555 17th St. (check in with Reception on floor 32)
RSVP to amlindquist@hollandhart.com by April 5

If there’s interest in a call-in option, please just let me know, and I’ll set that up.

Hope you can make it!

Abby

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061
amlindquist@hollandhart.com

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Colleague Connection – Event Registration Open

2016 Colleague Connection: Predatory Publishers, Academic Libraries, and the Future of Scholarly Communication

 

Please join CAL, CCML, CoALL, the DU LIS Program, RMSLA, SRMA and our speaker, Jeffrey Beall, for the 2016 Colleague Connection.

 

Speaker:

Jeffrey Beall
Scholarly Communications Librarian & Associate Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver
http://scholarlyoa.com/

 

Program Description:

Think you know open-access? Think again. Most of the information about scholarly open-access publishing comes from open-access advocates who only tell one side of the story. At this talk, you’ll hear the other side of the story, the secrets about open-access the cheerleaders don’t want you to hear.

 
Register here: http://rockymountain.sla.org/registration/?action=evregister&event_id=16

 

Registration Deadline:

April 20, 2016

 

Event Date:

April 28, 2016

Event Time:

5:00pm – 8:30pm
5:00 – 6:15 Reception & Vendor Fair
6:15 – 7:20 Introduction and Dinner
7:20 – 8:30 Speaker and Q&A Session

 

Dinner Menu:
Entrées (choice of one):
Sesame chicken breast (Grilled breast of chicken marinated with sesame, soy, garlic and scallions)
Smoked gouda farfalle (Bow tie pasta baked with smoked gouda cheese and fresh spinach)

All entrées served with fresh baked dinner rolls and butter, a vegetable side, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee.

 

Cost:

Regular Attendee $40
Student Attendee $30 (Student sponsorships are available. Fill out this form to apply: https://rmsla.typeform.com/to/hSitAHThe deadline is April 13, 2016)
Sponsor a Student $30 (Pay for a student to attend the event. The deadline is April 13, 2016)
Vendor Donation made separately (Includes two meal tickets and an exhibition table)
Speaker Complimentary

 

Payment:

Pay using Paypal as a part of the registration process
or send checks made out to RMSLA to
Mary Arnold
13259  W 84th place
Arvada, CO 80005

 

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by April 20, 2016 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to cancellations after April 20, 2016.

 

Location, directions, and parking:

Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, 1999 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210

http://morgridge.du.edu/map-and-directions/

http://www.du.edu/media/documents/maps/map-parking.pdf

 

Thanks to our Event and Student sponsors!

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado State Library
Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association

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