Reference Librarian, Temporary; Alston & Bird; Los Angeles
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POSITION: Reference Librarian, Temporary
LOCATION: Los Angeles
GENERAL SUMMARY Professional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects. Firm projects include, but are not limited to, marketing research, seminar development, pro-bono work, preparation of published material, and professional development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES Conducts research projects as requested by attorneys and staff.
• Provides research consultation to attorneys and staff. • Assists in location of specific material including but not limited to case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information. • Trains attorneys and staff in use of library materials such a loose-leaf services, digests, etc. • Conducts online research using multiple resources including but not limited to LexisNexis, Westlaw, Westlaw Business, Westlaw Monitor Suite, Westlaw Court Express, Courtlink, Pacer, ProQuest, Thomson Innovation, Bloomberg, Hoovers and Dun & Bradstreet. • Provides current awareness services on specific subjects as requested by attorneys and staff. • Provides direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys. • Facilitates the indoctrination of new attorneys and staff and summer associates into Firm library procedures, services and resources. • Undertakes specific projects as directed by the Director of Library Services. • Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, receiving regular training from vendors. • Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current on the needs and trends of the Firm. The hours for this position are 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCESSFUL • Excellent oral and written communications skills • Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources • Ability to take initiative • Ability to use online services • Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments • Ability to work under pressure
EDUCATION • Master of Library Science required
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
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