Cornell Law Diversity Fellowship

Cornell Law Library is currently accepting applications for the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. Cornell Law Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. The position is a fully funded, one or two-year appointment for recent graduates with a JD and MLIS.

We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program for each Fellow will be developed to balance individual goals and interests with the Cornell Law Library’s needs for new initiatives. In addition, the Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with conference travel funding, a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, participation on library committees, and possible administrative assignments.

The start date for the position is negotiable based on the successful candidate’s availability, and the starting salary is $60,000.

To apply, please visit this link. Applications will be reviewed as received. If you are interested in seeing the profiles of our previous fellows, please visit this website.

Assistant New Business Intake Manager

Bond Schoeneck & King is accepting applications for an Assistant New Business Intake Manager. This person will be responsible for facilitating timely processing of new client matter requests including managing and mentoring the New Business Intake staff and providing guidance with respect to analyzing and resolving potential conflicts, reporting accurate results and ensuring the processing and compliance of the New Business Intake form and all of its attachments. The Assistant Manager will work on business intake projects as needed, including but not limited to, suggesting ways to improve the matter intake process, reporting conflict results, clearing lateral partner candidates and ensuring that the New Business Intake team provides excellent customer service in accordance with New Business Policies established by Firm leadership.

Candidates must have 5+ years’ experience with a law firm conflicts program, preferably utilizing Aderant, LegalKEP or Intapp; the ability to communicate clearly with attorneys, staff and clients; a strong technical background with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; excellent research and analytical skills; proven ability to manage a team; and ability to work on time sensitive, complex matters, while maintaining accuracy and confidentiality. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Please send cover letter and resume to hrbsk@bsk.com. We are an EEO Employer. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

 

Emerging Resources Librarian Position

 

 

Emerging Resources Librarian 

August 2017

Location:  Rochester, NY                               

 www.harrisbeach.com


Description:   Under the direction of the Director, this position is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and implementing technologies to incorporate into the Library’s research and training activities. The Emerging Resources Librarian will stay current with best practices, standards, and technologies related to providing library services online and will apply this knowledge to existing and new services offered by the Library.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the library’s electronic resources, integrated library system, intranet, and SharePoint site.
  • Assists in the ongoing assessment of existing technologies and identifies and implements new and emerging technologies and upgrades in collaboration with research team and IT department.
  • Works closely with vendors, research team and other departments to implement, modify, and maintain services to meet information needs and in anticipation of changing needs.
  • Collaborates with research team to plan and conduct innovative training for attorneys and staff in all offices.
  • Assists with collection development and evaluation, recommends resources and other alternatives for completing complex research and other information needs
  • Identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices in electronic resources management that have the potential for new and improved library services.
  • Assists Director with usability studies, cost comparisons and evaluates site analytics to determine if web services and applications are meeting the needs of users.
  • Keeps abreast of technological changes in the library profession, utilizes all equipment and resources available to fulfill the Library’s mission.
  • Provides legal, business and other non-legal research and reference work as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or Master of Science in Library or Information Science, from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library instruction and conducting library research; experience in a managerial/supervisory role preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with emerging digital and instructional technologies along with innovative library trends and technologies.
  • Experience with Research Monitor
  • Knowledge of copyright, fair use, and related concepts in an online setting.
  • Proficient with MS Office and Windows based software, including SharePoint and Excel
  • Consistent flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality and objectivity in decision making
  • Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Military experience a plus

 

All interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter

to resumes@harrisbeach.com

 

Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NELLCO Executive Director Search

NELLCO is a vibrant international consortium of law libraries established over thirty years ago. Founded as a regional cooperative network of just 15 New England Law Libraries, NELLCO now has more than 120 member law libraries across the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. A nimble, dynamic, member driven organization, NELLCO has proven its value to members in four vital realms: collaboration, communication, innovation, and education. NELLCO is currently based in Albany, New York’s capital city, known for its quality of life and low cost of living. Albany frequently ranks in the lists of best places to live among all cities in New York and across the United States.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

NELLCO is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, forward-thinking Executive Director to actively work with the Board of Directors and member libraries to successfully advocate for and advance the mission of the organization while maximizing and working within the consortium’s fixed resources; effectively use current technologies; explore and implement innovative and relevant cutting-edge projects and programs; and provide educational opportunities for members by supporting the discovery, implementation, and dissemination of new ideas. The successful candidate for Executive Director is a dynamic, mission-focused, inventive, seasoned, and strategic leader.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Governance and Oversight:

 

Together with the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, implement goals and initiatives to further NELLCO’s mission, core values, and strategic plan. Duties include:

 

  • Researching and providing innovative and forward looking recommendations on issues facing law libraries, consortia, nonprofit organizations and associations;
  • Convening and coordinating Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, using a variety of formats including in person, conference call and virtual meetings;
  • Developing an annual budget; and
  • Maintaining robust and open communication with the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the NELLCO membership and staff.

 

Management and Administration:

 

  • Evaluate, select and implement new technologies to achieve NELLCO’s goals;
  • Identify resources and products for member libraries, negotiate consortium pricing, and negotiate, draft and monitor vendor and consultant contracts;
  • Oversee, manage, and support NELLCO projects such as PalmPrint and ALLStAR Benchmarking;
  • Oversee all consortium office activities including: policy matters, personnel, insurance coverage, financial and legal compliance requirements;
  • Manage annual budget, monitor expenditures, prepare reports and provide budget data as requested by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
  • Identify potential revenue opportunities and develop RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs in support of new initiatives and projects;
  • Research and submit grant proposals, and manage grants;
  • Ensure annual audits, state filings (NY), and federal filings (990, tax return) are prepared in compliance with state and federal requirements; and
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate NELLCO office staff.

 

Outreach and Development:

 

  • Represent NELLCO regionally, nationally and internationally by networking with law libraries, library consortia, vendors, consultants, grant agencies, the media, and other professional organizations related to NELLCO’s mission;
  • Promote and market NELLCO to current members, potential members, and other professional organizations;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with committees, interest groups and other NELLCO entities, and serve as a liaison between NELLCO groups and the Board of Directors;
  • Develop and maintain dynamic methods of communication, both among NELLCO membership and beyond NELLCO, using innovative print, online, and social media tools;
  • Attend professional development meetings, conferences, and visits to member organizations;
  • Learn, present, and promote in furtherance of NELLCO’s mission; and,
  • Provide opportunities for members to gather for professional development opportunities.

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor’s and at least one advanced degree required;

JD, MBA, and/or advanced degree in a library, information, or related field preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

A minimum of five years of increasingly senior level experience in an academic library, consortium, non-profit, or other service organization. Library experience is strongly preferred.

 

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

 

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and anticipate the effects of a shifting landscape in the field of legal information delivery and services;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement an effective communications strategy for the dissemination of information within and outside the organization;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, collaborative, and leadership skills to foster and achieve cooperation and the achievement of common vision and goals; and,
  • Proven track record in problem solving, project and resource management.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

NELLCO offers a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package, similar to the academic institutions it serves, based on background and experience.

 

TO APPLY

 

Send current resume, letter of intent, and contact information for three professional references to EDSearch@nellco.org.  Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through Friday, February 10, 2017.

 

 

NELLCO is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

 

Job Opportunity: Resources & Research Specialist (in Buffalo)

Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to join its team as Resource and Research Specialist in its Buffalo office.

Job Description:

  • Managing the operations of the law library, including monitoring book purchases and allocating, organizing, and disseminating legal resources.
  • Conducting in-depth research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical, and news/media.
  • Training lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and others on the use of Internet-based legal research programs such as Lexis Advance, CourtLink, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah platform and emerging electronic resources such as Google Scholar, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials.
  • Conducting periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies.
  • Coordinating vendor relationships and regular training programs as well as reviewing usage, and evaluating resource needs.
  • Managing firm subscriptions.
  • Promoting library services and resources to all 19 offices.
  • Cataloging library resources and maintaining firm ILS powered by EOS.Web Legal.

Requirements/Skills:
Ideal candidate should be motivated with the goal of becoming a long term asset within the organization.

  • MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic or law library.
  • Extensive experience with various technical services and software platforms is highly preferred.
  • Ability to handle pressure, interruptions, and multiple projects with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to perform legal research, in-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles
  • Exceptional organization, writing, and communication skills.
  • Interact professionally with clients, attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, all other staff, and other representatives outside of the firm.

This position offers a very competitive salary, bonuses, and a full benefits package. Qualified applicants should email their resume with salary history and requirements to Heather Marciano at resumes@goldbergsegalla.com.

Goldberg Segalla is a growing law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices in the United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where we operate as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.