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Alston & Bird (Atlanta)- Technical Services Librarian

Posted: May 11, 2014


Please direct any inquiries and applications for this position to "Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian

Please do not send any inquiries or applications directly to Alston & Bird’s Human Resources group or Library. Please use the web link provided.

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to work for" for 15 years in a row.

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

GENERAL SUMMARY
Professional position under the direction of the Director of Library Services; provides management and supervision of all serials processing, book processing, quality control and physical maintenance of all libraries in the Atlanta office. Responsible for cataloging services for all offices and for overseeing the firm’s integrated library system, SydneyPlus, for all offices. Responsible for interlibrary loan services for Atlanta. Responsible to all library users, including attorneys, paralegals, staff and library colleagues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Oversees printed material acquisitions functions, including placing orders for new books and creating initial catalog records for titles ordered.
  • Responsible for the centralization in Atlanta of many technical services functions.
  • Receives and processes all new books, coordinates the labeling and shelving of books, handles cancellations and returns of books, and creates appropriate documentation.
  • Responsible for inter-library loan requests in the Atlanta office.
  • Responsible for E-book and electronic resources ordering and account management.
  • Works with other members of the library staff to enhance the development of library resources, services, and procedures to best serve the needs of the Firm.
  • Supervises the Atlanta library filing staff.
  • Supervises the technical services operations, including routing, serials maintenance, shelving, circulation, book processing, filing of update services, and physical maintenance of the main library and all satellite libraries in Atlanta.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the firm-wide SydneyPlus catalog, including adding new resources, both print and electronic, maintaining and weeding the existing catalog and development of new protocols for all SydneyPlus applications.
  • Responsible for updating all personal copies of Georgia Code, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Georgia Court Rules and other miscellaneous titles as requested by the Practice Groups.
  • Provides attorneys with copy requests as needed.
  • Maintains current periodicals and newspapers in the Library reading area.


SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of the Sydney Plus integrated library system.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources.
  • Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Requires a Master of Library Sciences degree from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Experience with an online cataloging system is required.
  • At least one year of experience in a legal library preferred.


The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.

Please direct any inquiries and applications for this position to "Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian

Please do not send any inquiries or applications directly to Alston & Bird’s Human Resources group or Library. Please use the web link provided.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

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Gwinnett County - Law Library Associate

Posted: July 6, 2014

Position Summary:

The Homer M. Stark law Library supports the research needs of the Gwinnett County Judicial Circuit, county employees, Bar Associations of Gwinnett County and litigants. The public may also use the library to conduct research. The library staff provides assistance in finding appropriate materials and suggesting possible resources.  The Law Library Associate will provide assistance and support consistent with  these objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists customers with performing legal research with books, electronic resources and other materials.
  • Assists in maintaining the law library, which includes adding and deleting items from the database and suggesting library materials.
  • Processes new materials, which includes verifying shipments and invoices, cataloging, labeling and shelving materials, and resolving discrepancies.
  • Trains customers on using legal resources, copy machines, microfiche, printers, and other equipment.
  • Maintains a petty cash drawer for faxing, after-hours payments, and other services; collects money from coin operated copiers and printers and prepares deposits.
  • Maintains the supply of paper for copy machines and makes service calls when repair is needed.
  • Works with Library Director on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Library Services or Legal Studies and two years of legal research experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of legal research.
  • Efficiency in using print and electronic legal resources such as Lexis and Westlaw, etc.
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems.  Experience using Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Library of Congress (LC) classification schedules, and Softlink desired.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and receive work direction.
  • Strong customer service skills essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

The applicant selected for the position is subject to a background check.
TO APPLY: go to  www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com.


Cadence Group - Library Paraprofessional

Posted: July 21, 2014

Full-time and Part-time Opportunities

Cadence Group is a small, woman-owned, Information Management company.   We specialize in acquiring, organizing, and disseminating information.  Our areas of expertise are:

    • Records and Information Management
    • Library Management and Research
    • Knowledge Management
    • Web and Content Management
    • Systems Design and Development
    • User Support and Training

Cadence Group continuously recruits for Library Paraprofessionals to support our commercial and federal clients.  These positions range from 4-to-8 week projects to regular 40-hour per week positions with benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Shelve and file materials (including loose-leaf filing)
  • Check in and process incoming serials and books
  • Distribute items to personnel
  • Perform regular shelf reads of materials
  • Compile library statistics and create reports
  • Receiveand fill requests from patrons
  • Operational support of photocopy, microfiche, PC, or other general office/library equipment
  • Routine circulation functions
  • Contact and some interaction with the client
  • Library maintenance and general administrative duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Typing skills, general computer skills, and data entry skills
  • General math skills
  • Ability to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb, reach, and bend as required
  • General office experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • High school diploma, minimum required
  • Library experience preferred

Location:
Greater Atlanta Area

To be considered, please go to this link and submit your resume: 

http://www.cadence-group.com/home/hire-us/submit-resume/


Library Assistant, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP


Posted: Aug 19, 2014


Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is looking for a Library Assistant for our Buckhead office. The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

Qualifications
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent) required
  • 2+ years of library experience in a law firm environment
  • Ability to re-shelve books weighing up to 30 pounds at all levels, including below the knee and above the head
  • Hours of 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. required


Required Skills:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional in all respects (appearance, communication, behavior)
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Update loose-leaf services; shelve books; maintain subscriptions
  • Photocopy and/or digitally scan articles and circulate library materials
  • Handle processing of new inventory including, labeling new receipts to the library collections, ordering and processing invoices
  • Prepare materials for binding or other preservation work
  • Create and/or update online records in the system
  • Provide guidance to library users on library policies and procedures
  • Communicate with outside suppliers (e.g. publishers, vendors, other libraries)
Preferred Skills:
  • Provide research consultation to attorneys and staff
  • Assist in location of specific material including, case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information
  • Cite-check briefs, memoranda, articles, seminar materials, etc. for proper citation form and accuracy of quotations
  • Conduct online research using multiple resources, including, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Westlaw Business, Courtlink, Pacer, etc8947717 v1.


The Firm offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401(k) and PTO. A background check will be completed on all final applicants to whom an offer is made.

Please have qualified candidates apply at the following link with a copy of their resume: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10387911

Marketing Research Analyst Greenberg Traurig, LLP 

Posted: Aug 19, 2014

Job Description:  

Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, has a unique and exciting opportunity available for an experienced Marketing Research Analyst.  Under the supervision of the Research and Intelligence Manager and as a member of the wider Research Department, the incumbent works closely with our Marketing Department and senior management to conduct research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, and competitors and deliver meaningful insights in concise and compelling ways.  The position requires independent thinking, attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and effective management of time in a fast‐paced environment.  The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work well in a virtual collaborative environment and on a flexible work schedule.  The preference is to place the successful candidate in the following locations:  Atlanta, Georgia; Doral, Florida; and Houston, Texas.

All applications should be sent to ResearchHires@gtlaw.com  as specified in the job description.”

Responsibilities include:  

  •  Research, analyze, synthesize, and distill complex facts and data into meaningful and actionable intelligence, and create comprehensive, analytical reports of research findings for various business development and marketing purposes;
  •  Analyze prospective and current clients, and forecast potential legal developments and business opportunities to determine if the firm’s capabilities match well with potential legal needs;
  •  Synthesize research findings to create company profiles, industry overviews and biographical summaries for client meetings, pitches, RFPs, etc.;  
  •  Create alerts and newsletters to monitor business development opportunities;  
  •  Coordinate and collaborate with members of a virtual team on large scale projects;  
  •  Monitor clients, industries, competitor law firms, and global economic, political and regulatory events using subscription databases, newsfeeds, Websites, journals, etc.   
  •  Build trust and respect with Marketing staff, attorneys and other research staff;
  •  Perform other duties as required   
The successful candidate will have:  

  •  MLS or equivalent required; JD preferred    
  •  2‐3 years of law firm or professional services experience;  
  •  Proven analytical abilities to review information and evaluate its reliability, completeness, relevance, and importance to the assignment;  
  •  Proficiency in searching and extracting information from databases such as Monitor Suite,Capital IQ, OneSource (Avention), Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, Lexis.com, Westlaw, etc.;
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat;
  •  Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;  
  •  Strong time management skills and ability to multi‐task;  
  •  Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a virtual team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, complete detailed work accurately and with minimal supervision

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
If you have the qualifications, please submit your resume by email, with salary requirement noted, to ResearchHires@gtlaw.com. No phone calls please.  Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Greenberg Traurig  
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full‐service law firm with approximately 1,750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm is No.2 in domestic presence (29 U.S. locations) among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's NLJ 350, 2013. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with an independent law firm in Milan and Rome. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

All applications should be sent to ResearchHires@gtlaw.com  as specified in the job description.”




For additional placement information, contact:

Miriam Campell
Dekalb County Law Library
macampell@dekalbcountyga.gov

Please send resumes to the addresses provided in the ads.