Job Posting: Research Analyst for Ballard Spahr

Research Analyst – All Offices

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests.

The selected individual will also support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives by working collaboratively with the Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence Team.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, Minneapolis, the District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S. The shift must cover M-F 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices; proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information; strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; proficiency with Lexis, Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, Capital IQ and other legal and corporate research services; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school and two or more years of experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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Job Posting – Research Analyst/Morrison Foerster

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department. The role can be based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, New York or D.C.

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. The Analyst 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. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.

To Apply Online, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Fyu6rO

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Faculty Services Librarian Posting — University of Denver

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) seeks applicants for a Faculty Services Librarian. This position, which occupies a faculty position within the Professorial Series in University Libraries, has the principal responsibility for leading Denver Law’s Faculty Research Service. Denver Law is a pioneer in interdisciplinary legal scholarship – especially at the intersection of law and social science – and the Faculty Research Service supports a highly productive, research-oriented faculty. The Faculty Services Librarian will also have teaching responsibilities, including in the law library’s Certificate in Legal Research program. We are looking for someone with a strong interest in scholarly legal research as well as a commitment to creativity and innovation during these changing times for law libraries. Prior experience is a plus, but we will also consider applicants with the demonstrated potential for rapid growth into such skills.

For more information, please see our job posting through the AALL Career Center or follow this link: https://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/11815627/faculty-services-librarian-westminster-law-library Note that candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered for the position. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, January 21, 2019.

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Branch Librarian, Oklahoma Federal Court Libraries

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Branch Librarian for the Oklahoma Branch Libraries manages and maintains law libraries within the Oklahoma City and Tulsa courthouses. The librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to the federal judges and judiciary staff in the Eastern,Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma in their respective courthouses.The Branch Librarian will work with the Circuit Librarian and other Research and Reference Librarians circuit-wide as necessary to develop and deliver training and educational programs, as well as provide online reference services throughout Oklahoma (including Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, OCLC, SIRSI ILS, and the judiciary intranet). 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. The librarian may perform chambers collection maintenance, as needed. The librarian will work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects with other librarians in the Circuit. This position reports to the Associate Circuit Librarian in Denver and will supervise one full-time Library Technician in Oklahoma City and a Library Technician in Tulsa.

REQUIRED EDUCATION,EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (Bar certification not required); at least three years of professional library experience in a law library or legal research setting.

Expert online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources;highly comfortable with providing digital reference service;  excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions; strong service orientation; ability to work alone and as part of a team; flexibility;initiative. Regular travel to multiple locations is required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please indicate the position/vacancy number you are applying for and submit cover letter and resume (if mailed provide two copies of each document) to:

Human Resources

Byron White U.S. Courthouse

1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257-1823

or as a single PDF attachment email sent to: hr@ca10.uscourts.gov

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

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Register now for the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference

Join us for the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Mini-Conference sponsored by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association. The registration fee includes admission to 5 sessions presented by local information professionals, as well as a lunch buffet. This year, our speakers will discuss the following topics: intrapreneurship, navigating workplace politics, blockchain technologies, grant writing, and best practices for data management.

DATE AND TIME:
Fri, October 19, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM MDT

LOCATION:
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

To see more details and register for the event, please click here

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Susan Nevelow Mart’s program is AALL2GO Pick of the Month

WHAT’S IN THE BLACK BOX?: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE ALGORITHMS FOR WESTLAW, LEXISNEXIS, AND FASTCASE
Have you attempted to run identical searches on various research platforms only to find that you receive significantly different results from each service? This 2018 AALL Annual Meeting program, coordinated and moderated by Susan Nevelow Mart and featuring speakers Ed Walters (Fastcase) and Tito Sierra (LexisNexis Legal & Professional), gave insight into the mystery of the various search engines. This session builds on one of 2016’s most popular sessions and includes an update from Mart and her research on how algorithms work.

 

Find this and many more continuing education programs and webinars on AALLNET.

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10th Circuit Library Tour and Executive Board Meeting

The next CoALL Executive Board meeting will be held Tuesday, October 9th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the U.S. Courts Library, Tenth Circuit, Byron G. Rogers Courthouse, 1929 Stout Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80294.

Following the meeting, Diane Forge Bauersfeld will be hosting a tour of the 10th Circuit Court Library from 5:15pm to 6:15pm. The library is located on the 4th floor of the of the Byron Rogers Courthouse. The tour will gather in the library reading room.

Please note: anyone who attends will need to go through court security and have a government ID. If anyone has mace/firearms, etc. there is a room where all of this can be locked up before entering the courthouse.

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CoALL Board Meeting and Membership Social

Please save the date for our upcoming meeting and social on Thursday, August 16th. 

 

CoALL Board Meeting – 4 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Cresa Denver 1001 17th St Suite 1225, Denver, CO 80202

Meeting room is on the 12th floor.  Go through the glass doors and the board room is just to the right of the reception desk.

I will have a call in option available but won’t have that number until after August 7th

 

CoALL Membership Social – 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Marlowe’s 501 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

http://www.marlowesdenver.com/

Please join us for light refreshments and drinks.

 

Hope to see you there!

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2018 CoALL Grant Recipients

We are happy to announce the recipients of this year’s CoALL grant:

AALL Chapter Registration Award – Andi Molinet, Westminster Law Library – University of Denver Sturm College of Law

CoALL Student/Newer Member Grant – Kerri-Ann Rowe, William A. Wise Law Library – University of Colorado Law School.  Also, student of the Syracuse University iSchool.

Both will be using the funds to attend the AALL Annual Meeting this summer.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients.  See you in Baltimore! 

 

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Position Announcement: DU Law Reference Librarian

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is interested in hiring a talented person to join our Reference team.  We are looking for individuals who possess an enthusiasm for teaching and wishes to pursue innovative approaches geared towards supporting our stakeholder groups and advancing the law library profession.  This position qualifies for faculty status under our institution’s University Libraries series.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, or know someone who is, you can learn more information concerning the job requirements and responsibilities through the enclosed position hiring link.

 

https://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/11083306/reference-librarian-westminster-law-library

 

Sincerely,

Mark Popielarski

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