Job: Metadata Services Librarian at Wise Law Library

The University of Colorado Law School’s William A. Wise Law Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven individual to serve as the Metadata Librarian to oversee metadata creation and provide access to the library’s diverse collection of materials. The Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing catalog metadata, including production and quality assurance; analyzing and executing bibliographic record loads into the catalog; overseeing authority control processing; monitoring and managing outsourced contract cataloging; and supervising the Metadata Services Assistant. The Metadata Librarian also collaborates on digital projects by creating, implementing, and maintaining digital metadata policies and procedures.
If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, please check out the job posting (and apply) here.

Job Posting: Research Librarian @ Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, an AmLaw 200 Law Firm with 12 offices and 250+ attorneys, seeks a Reference Librarian/Research Analyst to join our Library research team, ideally to be based out of our Las Vegas Office. We would also consider a strong candidate who is based out of our Denver office or another Brownstein office location, with a possible option for a fully remote or hybrid work model. This position works with other members of the Library Services Department to meet the information needs of attorneys and staff in all office locations, and reports to the Library Director.

For more information, click here.

Job Posting: Instructional Services Librarian @ Colorado Law

The University of Colorado law library is seeking a librarian with a strong interest in teaching to fill the role of Instructional Services and Research Librarian.  In this position, the librarian is required to provide formal classroom instruction, teach legal research to first year law students, participate in applying instructional design to the law library’s course offerings, and offer instruction in other settings such as clinical programs and in doctrinal classes.  For more information, the complete position description and application instructions are available here

Job Posting: National Indian Law Library

The National Indian Law Library at the Native American Rights Fund is hiring a Law Librarian. See our website for the vacancy announcement and job description: https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/.

Location: Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO

Closing Date: open until filled, with preference given to those applications received before October 8, 2021


The Native American Rights Fund is a non-profit national Indian legal services organization representing Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals in Indian law matters of major significance. NARF’s main office is in Boulder, Colorado, with additional offices in Washington, D.C., and Anchorage, Alaska.

NARF is looking for a full time experienced Law Librarian responsible for providing general library services that support the mission of the National Indian Law Library (NILL), which includes supporting the legal work of NARF and the Indian law information needs of the general public. This position may be temporarily remote until
conditions are safe to return to work at the Boulder, Colorado office. NARF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required Qualifications: MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) and at least five years of experience in a law library or a JD. Knowledge of Indian law and Indian law resources and knowledge of digital publishing, digitization, and website content editing are preferred. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians are encouraged to apply. For full position description and qualifications, see our website: https://www.narf.org/contact-us/join-team/.


The salary range is $75,508.00 to $97,846.00 depending on experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package includes: health, dental, and vision insurance, 15 days of paid annual leave, 8 hours of paid sick leave per month, 6 weeks of paid parental leave and medical/disability leave within a rolling twelve-month period, 3% employer contribution to employee 401k plan after one year of service, group life insurance, accident insurance, and short-term and long term disability insurance.

Application Procedure: Submit by email: a cover letter and resume to: Anne Lucke, Library Director, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, nill@narf.org.

AALL Leader Profile: Susan Nevelow Mart

CoALL member Susan Nevelow Mart was recently profiled in the AALL Education Update [See January 2021 Update].

Susan Nevelow Mart
Professor and Director of the Law Library
University of Colorado Law School
William A. Wise Law Library


What does leadership mean to you?
It means a having a vision for the law library. There is internal and external leadership. The external vision for me is being part of the scholarly discussion about issues important to our profession. Internally, it means enabling others to succeed in their areas of expertise. I think everyone who is a professional librarian has things that they are passionate about. We’re not a profession without scholarship, but not everyone wants or needs to contribute as a scholar. But everyone can contribute in some way by being on committees, by being on taskforces, by getting involved in AALL, and by presenting on topics. All of these things are elements of outreach for our profession that are important.

As example of leadership, I started the “Boulder Conference on Legal information: Scholarship and Teaching,” because there was no place for librarians to meet with people who had the scholarly background to help them. Librarians are generally very curious and broadly-educated people. Encouraging that curiosity is really a wonderful thing.

How do you help others develop their leadership skills?
I try to be a mentor in my own library. That can be hard to implement in the flat hierarchal structure that exists in so many libraries. So to me, being involved in professional development opportunities is really important to develop leadership–that means working on committees. There are law school committees and university-level committees. There is AALL. If you are curious and involved, you will become a chair of a committee, and you will get training in leadership skills. I have also mentored through AALL, offering encouragement in the same way.

What is one thing you’ve read about leadership that stuck with you? Why? Is there a particular AALL product/program/article that was especially helpful for you as you developed as a leader?
There was not one thing. What I did when I became a librarian was to delve into library literature. I started reading about teaching and about working in libraries. I read everything that I could get my hands on. For me, reading the existing literature was about getting up to speed on where my profession was when I entered it. Also critical for me was attending AALL and going to lots of programs about how libraries work. It was about learning about management and leadership, including the political aspects of being the librarian. It’s kind of like being a lawyer–you enter the profession at a certain point in history, and you need to figure out what that history is so you can figure out how to shape it and move forward.

What is the best advice regarding leadership or being successful in your work that you’ve ever received?
Be kind! I don’t think I started by being very kind. I had been a trial lawyer. There was a transition for me, which many people helped me with–from being adversarial to being thoughtful in my scholarship and kinder in my interactions with people.

Job Posting: Law Librarian/Research Analyst – Robert Reich, Denver, CO

Job posting details:

URL: https://apply.workable.com/r2d2/j/FC4E187F20/


Description:We are an early-stage software company with a focus on Governance, Risk, and Compliance and we are looking for a freelance tech-savvy law professional to help with a research project.

Requirements:

  • Thorough understanding of legislative documents: Bills, Statutes, Codes, and Registers
  • Thorough understanding of Bluebook citations for the US and other international standards
  • 3 + years of Law Liberian experience
  • 2+ years of legal research
  • Knowledge of the legal XSD Akoma Ntoso is a big plus (http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/ns/akn/3.0)
  • Passion for reading and finding patterns in Bills, Statutes, Codes, and Registers
  • Provide in-depth as well as a quick reference to our engineering teams about legislative documents
  • Participate in stand-ups and vendor calls
  • Software development exposure of any kind is a plus

Job Posting: University of Colorado Law Library Technology & Web Services Librarian

The University of Colorado Law Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven individual to fill the position of Technology and Web Services Librarian to help us in shaping services and collections for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars. The Technology and Web Services Librarian will assist in the development and maintenance of tools, systems, and applications that enhance researchers’ ability to pursue new and innovative avenues for learning and study, using the Library’s resources and expertise. More information, the complete position description and application instructions are available on the CU Job site. Preference will be given to those that apply by May 29.

Job Posting: Research Librarian

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview
We are looking for a Research Librarian based in Washington, DC, New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City or Denver, who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on the use of research resources, including new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Some travel to support other offices may be required.

Responsibilities
• Provide in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients locally and globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
• Monitor and respond to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinate this effort with other global research team members.
• Participate in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources as needed.
• Participate in Firmwide teleconferences and project with global library and research services team as scheduled.
• Participate as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
• Participate in pilots of prospective research resources and provide meaningful feedback.
• May require travel to unstaffed offices in NY and DC to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in that office.
• Stay current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature.
• Utilize interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
• Take responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse clientele.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
• Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources.
• Proven proficiency in research databases, including but not limited to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah and a variety of specialty research resources.
• Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services.
• Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with team members in other offices.
• Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s).
• Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
• Requires the ability to work hours that support the Eastern Time Zone.

Education/Experience/Certifications
• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
• Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
• Will consider recent MLIS graduates, with relevant skill sets.
If interested, please click HERE to apply.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Posting: Research Analyst at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 17 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department in our New York or Denver office.

The Opportunity 

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

  1. As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  2. Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
  3. Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
  4. Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  5. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate       

  1. Strong background in research focusing on a variety of corporate practices and transactions preferred. 
  2. Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
  3. Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
  4. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect — for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do.

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!  Here’s a link to the position announcement, and instructions on applying.