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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CoALL Grant/Scholarship Opportunities – DUE May 25th by 9 a.m.

CoALL has three scholarships/grants that are available to attend conferences.  We would like to award these scholarships/grants before the early bird registration price for the AALL Conference expires on June 1st

 

If you are interested in applying for one of these awards, please visit the Grants and Scholarship page on the CoALL website: http://www.coallnet.org/member-benefits/grant-and-scholarships/

 

There you can learn about the awards and complete an application. 

 

Applications are due by Friday, May 25th at 9 a.m.

 

You will see that we have missed some of the deadlines listed on that page. Please go ahead and apply for any of the three awards that applies to you.  The board will review applications and will be in touch with the recipients before June 1st

 

If you have any questions, contact Deb Hamilton at dhamilton@ppld.org. 

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Apply for the AALL Annual Meeting Chapter Registration Grant

AALL is offering one free conference registration for their annual meeting to a newer member of our chapter.  The AALL annual meeting this year will be in Baltimore, MD July 14-17.  If you are a newer member to CoALL and are also a member of AALL, we encourage you to apply. 

 

Please submit the following to dhamilton@ppld.org by 8 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 to be considered for the free conference registration. 

 

  1. Name
  2. Number of years you’ve been a member of CoALL
  3. Are you a member of AALL?
  4. Position title
  5. Organization you work for
  6. How will you benefit from your attendance? 

 

The recipient will be asked to write a short report of their conference experience for the CoALL blog. 

 

The early bird registration price is $695 so this is an amazing opportunity! 

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