Job Opportunity – Law Library Assistant – Berkshire Law Library

Law Library Assistant, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (Pittsfield)

The Law Library Assistant assists the Head Law Librarian in providing reference service, implementing circulation and interlibrary loan policies, utilizing knowledge of judges, court personnel, and the general public. Performs major duties under the direction of the Head Law Librarian. Law Library Assistants will be required to occasionally travel within a designated county to provide services at another law library as needed. The position title above the entry-level performs more complex and varied work. Employees are hired at the entry-level position title and are eligible for reclassification to the higher level position title within this series consistent with the specifications for the higher-level position title. The position title reverts to the entry-level when there is a vacancy. 

Qualifications

Law Library Assistant I Requirements:

High school diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience in a library or an Associate’s degree or paralegal degree and one (1) year of clerical experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of library procedures, interlibrary cooperation, and the types of resources and services available to librarians and library users.

Demonstrated knowledge of personal computers including MS-DOS and Window environments, and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and CD-ROM use is preferable.

Ability to perform Trial Court fiscal procedures in accordance with MMARS accounting system.

Ability to travel to multiple court locations.

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch, and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Ability to gather, analyze, and report information.

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal effectively with judges, court personnel, and the general public.

Ability to work independently.

Massachusetts residency.

Full/Part-Time

Full Time

Education

NA

Salary

$51,193.42/Yr.

Closing Date

5/22/2020

How to Apply

Please visit https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4944/law-library-assistant—berkshire—00102670/job to apply for this position.

Job Opportunity – Circuit Law Librarian

Circuit Law Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries (Worcester)

Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of the Department of Support Services, the Circuit Law Librarian performs professional library duties over a defined geographic area in the following areas: legal research and reference, cataloging, inter­library loan, bibliographic services, and acquisitions; assists Head Law Librarians in library operation; and may perform specific functions for the Trial Court Law Library system such invoice processing, collection development and maintaining a federal depository collection; performs related work as required.  The Circuit Law Librarian will be based at the Worcester Law Library and will also provide coverage at the Norfolk Law Library, Middlesex Law Library, and Lowell Law Library when necessary.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and 1 full year of full-time experience in a professional capacity in a law library;

Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of library science and law library administration, including current methods and procedures in such areas as collection development, cataloging, and legal research and reference;

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and respectfully with people;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel;

Ability to use computer applications such as MS Office spreadsheets, text editing, and publisher programs;

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;

Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, crouch, lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs;

Ability to travel within the Commonwealth and work at other Trial Court Law Library locations when necessary.

Massachusetts residency is required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$69,160.59/Yr.

Closing Date

5/22/2020

How to Apply

Please visit https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4943/circuit-law-librarian—worcester%2c-middlesex-%26-norfolk/job to apply for this position online.

Position Announcement: Research and Access Services Librarian


The Roger Williams University Law Library seeks candidates for the position of Research and Access Services Librarian.  We will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Consideration of applications will begin on Monday, May 18.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Associate Law Librarian, the Research and Access Services provides reference and research support to law school students, faculty, and staff. The incumbent is responsible for managing circulation, reserves, and other access services, and providing legal research instruction to law library patrons.

To view the full job description, please visit: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=121522

If you have any questions, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Search Committee chair at lharrison-cox@rwu.edu.

Open Position: Head Law Librarian

The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries has an opening for a Head Law Librarian in our Lowell Law Library. More information on this position can be found at https://employees-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4856/head-law-librarian—lowell-law-library/job. The closing date for applications is March 9th.

POSITION SUMMARY

Working within the Trial Court Law Libraries of Department of Support Services, the Head Law Librarian administers all activities of a public law library within the Trial Court; is responsible for the planning and management of a Trial Court library collection; performs professional library duties including acquisition, cataloging, and reference; ensures that the legal information needs of the library users are met, including the judiciary, court staff, members of the bar, self-represented litigants and the public;  supervises Law Librarians and Law Library Assistant(s), participates in system-wide activities such as long-range planning, electronic library services, special projects, and other library and court services related work as required.

Open Position: Experienced Research and Instructional Services Librarian

The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School has an opening for an Experienced Research and Instructional Services Librarian. Details are available at Reference & Instruction Librarian – Yale University – Job Details and below. Please feel free to contact Jordan Jefferson at jordan.a.jefferson@yale.edu with any questions.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services, the Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is responsible for providing significant research, reference, and instructional service in a dynamic and challenging environment. This position provides an unparalleled working experience amongst a diverse community of scholars and access to a world-class collection of print and digital materials. A successful candidate will be creative, thoughtful, agile, culturally competent, and display emotional intelligence.

The librarian in this position will provide superior research and reference services to students, faculty, staff, and the Yale community in a variety of venues. In addition, this position participates in formal instruction in for-credit legal research courses as well as informal instruction in the first year and clinical programs, guest lectures, and other workshops. This position works collaboratively in a team setting with all members of the Law Library.

The librarian in this position may develop print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. This position also participates in developing the Library’s online presence via the web site and other electronic means. There may be opportunities to participate in collection development, engage in scholarship, create exhibits, and develop other law library activities according to abilities, aptitude, and desire. Strong emphasis on teamwork, individual growth, and professional development.

All professional librarians will participate in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library and the University Library. There are also opportunities for professional growth and involvement including engaging in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. A successful candidate will be expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 to 5 based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions .

Essential Duties

  1. Provides research service to students, faculty, clinics, centers, staff, and members of the Yale community through consultations, formal and informal instruction, and in-person and virtual reference services.
  2. Teaches in formalized legal research program as well as in a variety of classroom and electronic settings.
  3. Engages in outreach to support research, instructional offerings, and information resources of the Law Library.
  4. Creates and maintains research support tools and online guides. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists, and other providers of information resources to provide superior research and instructional services.
  5. Works closely with collections, acquisitions, and cataloging librarians, and staff on selecting, acquiring, and receiving resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.) and preparing them for availability to users.
  6. Participates in departmental research support and collections program planning.
  7. Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law and University Libraries. Engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  8. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
  9.  Monitors developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the Law Library’s research and instructional offerings.
  10. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  11. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or foreign equivalent).

Required Skill/Ability 1:

A minimum of 2 years of professional experience. Demonstrated ability providing research and reference support in complex areas of legal research.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability teaching within a formal classroom setting, litigating in court, or presenting in another learning environment. Demonstrated ability with current legal information technologies, publishing formats, databases, and legal research sources and techniques.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary research and instructional services. Strong public services orientation.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Emotionally intelligent with positive attitude. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively across units. Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Ability to coordinate, lead and direct such projects. Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Strong analytical ability, creative, and agile.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  1. At least three years’ experience providing research and instructional services in an academic, public, or private law library.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience researching in a specialized area or topic.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with web development tools, web based tools, or other technologies beyond traditional online research databases.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Note

Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

PT Library Assistant Position Opening with Accufile

PT Library Assistant – Boston, MA

Accufile, Inc., a professional library services firm, is seeking an experienced part-time Library Assistant to join our team! The ideal candidate will have the ability to work 15 hours a week (3 days).  You must have current legal research experience to be considered for this position.

Core responsibilities:

Provide basic reference-level research such as article, docket, serial and case pulls.

Ability to curate news feeds for BNA Convergence newsletters

Familiarity with/ability to learn Softlink catalog platform

Process print materials, including check-in, labeling, barcoding, and routing,

including:

·        Process and check-in electronic resources 

·        Add users and manage user subscriptions

·        Update MARC records with Cassidy Cataloging files as needed

·        Audit catalog as needed

Respond to requests regarding legal department employee passwords and access, including:

·        Issue, maintain and delete passwords for Westlaw, WestLegal Ed, Bloomberg Law, Law360, NILS 

Manage material orders, including:

·        Maintain, order and cancel material orders

Invoicing, including:

·        Open and process all incoming mail

·        Process, track and reconcile invoices

·        Maintain accounting ledgers and handle all special billing situations

·        Communicate with clients concerning billing discrepancies and questions

·        Maintain and audit ledgers as required

As Needed:

·        Supervise high interns with loose-leaf filing, or perform the filing themselves 

·        Data entry for CI surveys

·        Maintain Library Website Statistics spreadsheet

Requirements:

·        Undergraduate/Associate’s level degree/coursework highly desirable, library coursework or progression towards library degree preferred

·        Strong proficiency in all MS office products

·        Current legal research experience a must!!

·        Self-starter, ability to work and move work forward under minimum/remote supervision 

·        Experience with customer service and client communication 

 To be considered for this position please forward cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com.

Opening at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New Haven, Connecticut

The U.S. Courts Library for the Second Circuit has an opening for a branch librarian in New Haven, Connecticut. This is an exciting position with the opportunity to work closely with our federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy judges, law clerks, and court staff. 

The New Haven Library is located on the Green in the historic Richard C. Lee U. S. Courthouse. Between our Manhattan headquarters library and six branch libraries, we currently have a staff of twenty-four.

For more information, please see the announcement at http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/docs/Jobs/FY19-31_BranchLibrarian.pdf.

Position Open at RWU

The RWU Law Library seeks a librarian to join the library’s dynamic research and access services team. 

For position details and to apply, please visit:https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=111765

Raquel

Ms. Raquel M. Ortiz

Assistant Dean for Library and Information Services &

Associate Professor of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law

Ten Metacom Avenue

Bristol, RI 02809

401-254-4530 l FAX: 401-254-4543

Job Posting – Head Law Librarian

The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries has just posted an opening in the Worcester Law Library for a Head Law Librarian. To view the posting and apply go to https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/4365/head-law-librarian—worcester-law-library/job. Please note that the posting is open until 5/14/19. This is a great opportunity to work for anyone interested in providing a valuable service to the public, bar and courts.