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 online.
The deadline for applications to receive first consideration is Friday, August 15th.
Cozen O’Connor has an opportunity for an experienced Research Analyst to join our Library & Research Team in Philadelphia, Denver, or any of our California offices (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or Santa Monica). Hours are 11:00-5:00 PT/2:00-8:00 ET. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits. Under the guidance of the Director of Research & Business Intelligence, the successful candidate will:
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Perform high quality legal and business research assistance for attorneys and staff
Develop and maintain knowledge of the firm’s available online and print research resources
Monitor and provide alerts on clients, industries, and legal topics
Work with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices
Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources
Lead orientations of library services to new hires
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources
Identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the maintenance of print collections
Qualifications and Requirements
JD and/or MLS
2+ years of law firm library experience
Proficiency in Westlaw/PLC, Lexis, Bloomberg/BNA, CCH, D&B/Hoover’s, Monitor Suite, PACER, TLO, and other library research resources
Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail
Strong organizational skills
Service-oriented team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities
William A. Wise Law Library is seeking to fill the position of Associate
Director and Head of Technical Services. We are looking for someone with a
blend of emotional intelligence and technical expertise. Please let anyone who
might be interested know of this opportunity to move to a dynamic and
innovative library in a breathtakingly beautiful location. The full job
Associate Director and Head of Technical Services
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
Associate Director and Head of Technical Services, to help us in shaping
services and collections for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars.
The Wise Law Library is a state-of-the-art facility that houses the largest
collection of legal materials in Colorado. The Law Library supports the vision
of the law school: A supportive and diverse community of scholars and
students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis,
and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open,
The Associate Director and Head of Technical Services reports to the Director
of the Law Library. The position is a faculty position within the law school,
at the instructor or senior instructor level. The successful candidate will
provide administrative assistance to the Director and administer the Technical
Job Duties Include:
Maintaining systematic and
effective communication with all Law Library Departments;
Along with other Department
Heads, assisting the Director in management decisions, including
developing and implementing goals, policies, and budgets;
Collecting data and preparing
requested yearly reports for the Law Library and the Law School;
Advising the Director on
physical plant needs and planning;
Coordinating procedures and
paperwork for all personnel actions;
coordinating, overseeing, and participating in the technical services
functions of the law library, including acquisitions, cataloging and
metadata services, and serials and e-resource management. This includes
setting new policies, procedures, and workflows, as well as regular
evaluation of the effectiveness of such services.
Supervising the law library
staff dedicated to technical services. This currently includes direct
supervision of a Metadata Services Librarian, an Acquisitions and Research
Librarian, and a Serials and Acquisitions Technician, and indirect
supervision of those reporting to those positions;
Overseeing the current
Integrated Library System (Millennium), including recommending and
implementing changes, ensuring accurate bibliographic control;
Leading the law library’s
transition to a next-generation library management system, as either an
University-wide or a CU system-wide implementation;
Serving on relevant University-
and unit-level committees;
Serving on local and national
committees relevant to job performance; and
Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills;
High emotional intelligence;
Strong service commitment;
Ability to work within a team environment;
Knowledge of original and copy cataloging and bibliographic maintenance;
Knowledge of recent developments and emerging trends in library technical service;
Strong analytical/problem solving skills pertaining to the organization and accessibility of legal information;
Attention to detail, timeliness, and dependability; and
Highly proficient knowledge of American legal research tools.
Required Education and/or Experience:
Master of Library Science
degree from ALA-accredited school
Five years of law library
Juris Doctor degree from an
More than five years of law
Familiarity with relevant
computer applications (esp. Millennium, LibGuides, Microsoft Office)
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit a cover
letter, resume and a list of three references to Susan Nevelow Mart at email@example.com. Applications
should be submitted prior to June 15, 2019; the application period will remain
open until the position is filled.
*****UPDATE: This position has been filled as of 4/24/2019*****
Research Analyst – All
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests
from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments
in the Firm.
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.
Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for
ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and
present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or
Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the
Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business
Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of
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.
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:
Byron White U.S. Courthouse
1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO
or as a single PDF attachment email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. Appointment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
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
Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall
Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
To see more details and register for the event, please click here
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.
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.