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  • 14 Jan 2015 8:24 AM | Anonymous

    Research/Technical Services Librarian – Full Time

    Maslon LLP

    Job Description

    ·         Coordinates Technical Services Operations: purchasing, tracking costs, and processing materials

    ·         Maintains print materials: coordinates loose-leaf filing, maintains print collection, route and file periodicals

    ·         Maintains and enhances library content on the intranet

    ·         Support of the firm’s password management system

    ·         Assist with the evaluation, testing and implementation of new resources

    ·         Provide research and reference support to attorneys, legal assistants and other staff

     

    The position requires someone able to work independently as well as part of a team.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or academic law library, a MLIS a plus but not required.

    Technical Skills

    ·         Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    ·         Understanding of current cataloging standards (MARC, RDA)

    ·         Demonstrated knowledge of electronic information resources, experience with current technologies and software used to support online research

    ·         Must be detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with lawyers and staff at all levels

    ·         Ability to set priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines

    Maslon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes with cover letter and salary requirements should be directed to Sandy Callen, Director of Human Resources via mail, e-mail (sandy.callen@maslon.com) or fax 612-642-8353.

    Starts: immediate opening

    Apply by: Feb 1, 2015

  • 28 Jul 2014 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    POSITION TITLE: Director of Library and Information Services

    DEPARTMENT: Library Services

    STATUS: Exempt

    REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief Operating Officer

    DATE: July 2014   

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Director of Library and Information Services has Firm-wide responsibility for the coordination of library and information services. The incumbent will research, evaluate, and implement new technologies to enhance and extend library services in innovative, user-centered, client-centered, and cost-effective ways and will provide leadership and management for technical services and systems operations. Responsibilities include acquisition management and collection development, budget development and invoicing, integrated library system operations, copyright and license compliance, and research services management.

    The Director of Library and Information Services reports to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer. This position will lead a diverse team of professionals across multiple offices, providing vision, guidance and coaching for direct reports. This position will be located in any of the Firm's nationwide offices.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    Management - 60%

    •Manages the operations and activities of library and knowledge support services and personnel Firm-wide.

    •Manages the Firm-wide delivery of research services for billable and non-billable research.

    •Assures adequate print and digital resources for specific subject areas key to the Firm's practice divisions, as well as business and industry resources.

    •Sets strategic direction for the units and plan, organize, manage and evaluate workflows, services and problem solving methods.

    •Manages personnel processes for the area, including evaluation of training needs and provision of appropriate training programs.

    •Manages acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary loans, electronic resources, and application administration and development.

    Instructional Services - 10%

    •Serves as an Instructional Services librarian, participating in liaison and outreach, instruction,     reference, and collection development.

    •Schedule and conduct training on research methodology for attorneys, paralegals, and summer associates.

    Development - 20%

    •Develop and implement a knowledge support services program.

    •Develop and implement a taxonomy system to aid information search and retrieval Firm-wide.

    •Integrate the taxonomy system into the Firm's various document management systems and search utilities.

    •Develop and implement a strategic cost recovery and digital resource management system.

    Budget Management - 10%

    •Prepare and implement an annual budget for all Firm libraries.

    •Review and revise vendor contracts, as needed.

    •Manage and approve invoices for all Firm library purchases.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    •Masters of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university required; J.D. preferred.

    •3 years of experience in an academic or research library with one year of supervisory experience.

    •Five years of law library management experience.

    •Experience in at least one area of technical services: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, interlibrary loan or electronic resources management.

    •Experience with an integrated library system or a discovery system.

    •Experience with social networking technologies.

    •Experience with an electronic resource management system such as 360 Resource Manager.

    •Experience with a discovery system, such as WorldCat Local.

    •Experience with a variety of scripting and programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, XHTML, and CSS.

    •Experience with reporting software such as SQL.

    •Experience with Blackboard or other learning management system.

    •Knowledge of SCT Banner or other collegiate administrative software.

    •Knowledge of hardware and software security issues; relational database theory, standards, and software; metadata standards; and best practices in digital library projects.   

    POSITION COMPETENCIES

    •Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

    •Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and law practice.

    •Experience in managing large projects with complex variables and budgets.

    •Ability to work independently and to achieve outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to learn and apply new technologies quickly.

    •Excellent communication (including excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills) and interpersonal skills.

    •Excellent time management and organizational skills.

    •Expertise in searching online databases, including WestLaw, Lexis, Dialog and other online systems used in law firms.

    •Experience in the evaluation and negotiation of global contracts.

    •Experience with centralizing and streamlining processes, i.e., efficiency and continuous process improvement.   

    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment. For more information about Stinson Leonard Street, visit us at www.stinsonleonard.com.

  • 21 Jul 2014 1:42 PM | Anonymous

    Position Announcement: Digital Technology Specialist, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library (Req. # 192280)

    The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Digital Technology Specialist.  This is a full-time position, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The complete job posting and application information are available at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121732

  • 07 Jul 2014 8:11 AM | Anonymous

    MERCHANT & GOULD

    Position:          Research Services Librarian

    Office:            M

    inneapolis

    Reports to:    Library Manager  

    Summary of position: 

    Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, responsible for providing complex Intellectual Property and other legal research for attorneys and clients using online and print resources, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information.  The librarian will also support the Marketing Department by performing marketing research services.  Observes confidentiality of client and firm matters.

    Responsibilities:

    1.         Provide customized research services in the area of Intellectual Property law practice.

    2.         Provide business and industry background research for attorneys, clients and the firm.

    a.  patent and trademark portfolios

    b.  personnel intel

    c.  IP Monitor Reports

    d.  competitor intelligence

    3.         Handle investigative research to locate witnesses and expert witnesses and perform skip-tracing searches.

    4.         Assist attorneys and paralegals with legal research using print, online and subscription products.

    5.         Perform cataloging, shared document delivery and filing tasks as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

              B.A. degree in Informational Management or advanced degree in Library Science desired.

                  Five years of research experience and law firm experience strongly preferred.

               Knowledge of research tools such as Lexis, Lexis Advance, Hoovers, ProQuest, PACER, Accurint, Courtlink, CCH Intelliconnect, Thomson Innovation, Orbit, TotalPatent, Saegis, WestMonitor.

               Understanding of library policies and procedures in order to maintain on-site operations as well as utilize the resources of local libraries.

               Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.

               Work occasionally requires a high level of mental effort and strain when     answering a high volume of requests for information and performing other essential duties.

               Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull carts of books or      packages weighing up to 20 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high.

               Work may occasionally require more than 37.5  hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

                  Regular attendance at work.

    Working Conditions:

    1.     Normal office/library environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.

    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

    Apply at www.merchantgould.com > Careers

  • 06 Jun 2014 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    The University of St. Thomas Law Library in Minneapolis, MN invites applications for a Research Librarian.

    The research librarian supports the mission of the School of Law by providing strong research support for faculty scholarship and teaching; providing reference services to law school students, faculty, and staff and members of the university and legal communities; teaching legal research; and assisting with a variety of other job-related projects as requested. Examples include: preparing guides to information resources and library services; assisting with collection development; working on special projects, such as helping to make faculty scholarship available on Digital Commons; preparing departmental reports and recommendations; and serving on library, law school, or university committees.

    Master's degree in Library Science (MLS or accredited equivalent) required; J.D. and law library experience preferred.

     

    For more information and to apply for this job please go to: https://jobs.stthomas.edu/postings/15983

  • 27 May 2014 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    LIBRARY/INFO RES SVCS SPEC

    $ 19.01-$ 27.73 hourly, $ 39,693-$ 57,900 annually

     

    Date Posted: 05/27/2014
    Closing Date: 06/10/2014
    Working Title: Librarian
    Hiring Agency: Corrections Dept
    Division/Bureau: Education
    Location: Stillwater
    Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
    Posting Number: 14CORR000303
    Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
    Work Shift: Day Shift
    Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 12:15 AM-08:45 PM
    Travel Required: no
    Job Grouping: Education and Libraries
    Classified Status: Classified
    Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Corrections is currently seeking a Library & Information Resource Services Specialist for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater. This position supports facility goals through the development and implementation of library programs and services in coordination with education, treatment, and correctional programming to promote the personal and cultural development of offenders.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 12:15 PM - 8:45 PM and Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    - Coordinate and administer the activities of the library so that immediate and long-term needs are met, services are provided in an atmosphere conducive to library use, and reference services are provided to staff and offenders to support department and facility goals.

    - Develop and maintain the library?s collection, and provide logical organization of the materials so that offenders and staff have effective access.

    - Ensure that offenders have adequate access to courts in accordance with U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    - Maintain professional competence so that library services continue to meet the needs of staff and offenders.

    - Supervise daily activities of Transitions Center.
    Minimum Qualifications: The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
    1. Master's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field; OR

    2. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field AND a minimum of 6 months professional-level experience as a librarian with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) perform, plan and/or administer library/information services; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) direct or provide reference services; 4) develop library policy; 5) library acquisitions and collection development; 6) circulation; and 7) budgeting; OR

    3. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media or Information Media or a *related field AND a minimum of 2 years para-professional or technical library experience with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) maintain library records and resources; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) assist library users with research and library procedures; 4) recommend, research and record library acquisitions; 5) process inter-library loan requests; and 6) complete documents, forms, and reports to assist Librarians. (Note: General clerical work in a library, such as typing or filing, does not qualify as para-professional or technical library work.)

    *Please include information in your resume or the Job Specific Questions area of the Resume Builder program explaining how your degree field is related.

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
    - Knowledge of the principles and practices of library/information sciences and library operations sufficient to develop and administer a system of diverse/specialized technical library information services.

    - Human relations and interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective library services to a diverse offender population.

    A pre-placement physical examination is required for this position. For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis, please contact Yer Vang at yer.vang@state.mn.us.
    Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:

    - Experience working in a law library.
    - Experience working in a correctional facility.

    Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

    If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

    The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections? policy.

    Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s). This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

    New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.
    How to Apply: Once you create and submit your resume through the online Resume Builder program (http://www.careers.state.mn.us/), you must apply to LIBRARY/INFO RES SVCS SPEC / POSTING #14CORR000303 to ensure consideration. To apply, check the "Apply for this job" box and click on the "Apply to Selected Jobs" button on the bottom of the announcement.

    If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your typed resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. The paper application is available on the State Careers and MMB websites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637. Please list LIBRARY/INFO RES SVCS SPEC / POSTING #14CORR000303 in the Specific Opening area of the application form to ensure that you are referred to the appropriate vacancy.

    Please ensure that your contact information (i.e. e-mail address, mailing address, and home/work phone numbers) is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you regarding the status of your application.

    Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.
    Contact for More Information: Yer Vang, 651-361-7317 / yer.vang@state.mn.us.
  • 29 Apr 2014 4:05 PM | Anonymous

    Temporary Library Technician – Part-Time, 24 hours per week

    Library: Minneapolis and St. Paul Branch Library locations, U.S. Courts.

    Position requires working in both the downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis locations.

    Description: The U. S. Courts Library serves all federal judges in Minnesota. The Library Technician will assist in maintaining the currency and organization of the collection by receiving and processing library materials. This includes checking in books and serials and processing them for shelving.  Other duties include filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts.  Library Technician will also provide basic reference services to library patrons using print and electronic resources, promote library to local users and assist librarian with other projects as needed.  The Technician will often be the only staff member on duty in one of the locations.

    Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma, two years general clerical experience or a college degree, and one year of library or comparable experience.  Other necessary qualifications include good computer skills; word processing software, spreadsheets, internet searching. Ability to prioritize and work independently. Attention to detail, strong problem solving and organization skills.  Ability to manage some physical labor; lifting boxes of books and shelving books.  Preferred:  3 years of library experience, law library experience especially preferred.  Library software knowledge, especially Sirsi.  Customer service experience. Background check required for successful applicant.

    Contact: For consideration, submit cover letter and resume to Andrea Wambach, U. S. Courts Branch Librarian, 1102 U.S. Courthouse, 300 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415, by e-mail to andrea_wambach@ca8.uscourts.gov or by fax to 612 664-5835.

    Availability:  Position is available immediately and will extend for up to 1 year subject to funding.

    Job Pays: Approximately $17.68 per hour & up depending on qualifications.

    Apply By:  May 16, 2014

    For more information on federal court employment see: http://www.uscourts.gov/Careers.aspx

  • 07 Apr 2014 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    The University of St. Thomas’ Schoenecker Law Library seeks a temporary reference librarian to work from the end of April through mid-July. M.L.S. required; J.D. preferred. Strong interest in or experience with securities law research a plus. Full-time availability preferred; part-time a possibility. For further information, contact Ann Bateson at 651 962-4899 or at ann.bateson@stthomas.edu.

  • 05 Apr 2014 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    Manager of Research Services

    Department/Practice Group: Information Resources

    Location: Minneapolis

    Company Description

    Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP is dedicated to serving the legal needs of local, national, and international businesses. From offices in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, our staff of more than 1600 lawyers, consultants, paraprofessionals, administrative and operations professionals provide the expertise necessary to solve complex business challenges and work together to provide an exceptional experience for our clients.

    Guiding Principles

    One firm globally, committed to clients first, through high performance.

    Job Description

    Faegre Baker Daniels has an exciting opportunity for a Research Services Manager to work in our Information Resources group. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the research and reference functions within Information Resources, including planning, managing and overseeing the research teams in all US offices. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    ·     Manage the research staff by hiring, training and evaluating team members

    ·     Prioritize the work for members of the Research Services team and offer research coverage during all business hours

    ·     Ensure quality in responses to queries handled by Information Resources

    ·     Lead development of research and reference services and product offerings

    ·     Manage development and training sessions for Research Librarians

    ·     Partner with the Director of Information Resources in the development of strategic plans and yearly objectives and goals

    Job Requirements

    ·     Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences; J.D. desired

    ·     Minimum of six years of professional experience in a law library; large law firm experience is desired

    ·     Four years of supervisory experience, or applicable work experience

    ·     Knowledgeable about a wide variety of information sources both legal and non-legal and the ability to evaluate appropriateness or usefulness for the firm

    ·     Experienced in the use of electronic databases and in providing training on these systems for end users

    E-Verify

    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP participates in the federal government's E-Verify program. With all new hires, we provide the Social Security Administration and, when applicable, the US Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization

    EEO Policy

    Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance or any status protected by applicable law.

    Link to posting:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25727&siteid=5377&AReq=60BR

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