Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Job posting: Legal Librarian/Online Research Technician (Buffalo or Rochester)

Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a Legal Librarian/Online Research Technician in its Buffalo or Rochester 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 Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, 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 12 offices
  • Performing various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources
  • 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
  • Positive attitude!!
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 Pudlewski at resumes@goldbergsegalla.com.

We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the highest standards of client service, quality representation, and team-spiritedness — the core tenets of our Best Practices philosophy. Our novel approach to the law firm environment helped earn us top-tier placement in employer surveys numerous times, including 2013 rankings among the 20 Best Companies to Work for in New York State (the only law firm to make the list) and as the Best Place to Work among large employers in Western New York by Business First. Our commitment to diversity within our firm and to promoting it in the greater legal community has been recognized by organizations such as the New York State Bar Association and the national Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Job posting: Reference Librarian (Syracuse)

Reference Librarian

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service, 210 lawyer firm with ten offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, has an immediate opening for a part-time (20 hours per week) Reference Librarian in the Syracuse office.

Candidate will be responsible for providing legal and non-legal reference assistance to attorneys and staff. Duties include providing current awareness services through relevant news dissemination, locating and providing legislative history research, training attorneys and staff on the use of all legal resources and exploring/evaluating new resources for possible acquisition. Outstanding oral and written communication skills a must. Applicants must have the ability to work independently as well as in a team, prioritize assignments and work in a deadline oriented environment. MLS preferred or education trending toward the MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited school is required. Must be proficient in use of online legal and non-legal resources to include Lexis, LA, Checkpoint and government website while maintaining accuracy.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume in confidence to:

Human Resource Coordinator
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: Human Resource Coordinator
Phone: 315.425.2858 Fax: 315.703.7366
Email: hrjobs@hblaw.com

Hiscock & Barclay is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Link to posting: http://www.hblaw.com/current-openings-staff/reference-librarian-syracuse

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit library jobs

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has recently posted two library job announcements:
  • Library Intern (temp position: June-Sept. 5, 2014)
  • Librarian
More information, including links to the job announcement and how to apply, is available at http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/job_postings.html

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Research Guide for UN Criminal Tribunals

I thought this research guide, written by Anthony Bestafka-Cruz and posted on GlobaLex, might be interest, especially in light of the topics presented at our recent spring institute:


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Job Posting at NYS Court of Appeals

The New York State Unified Court System has posted for a Chief Legal Reference Attorney, Court of Appeals, Albany, NY.

The full job description is available at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/3jd/40021.pdf

Please note that applications must be postmarked or received by: May 14, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

From SLAW: One Simple Ingredient for a Happier Workplace

The tips in this column from SLAW, a neat web site ("Slaw is Canadian, co-operative, and about any and all things legal") are applicable to all areas of life.  One of SLAW's contributors is Friend of ALLUNY Connie Crosby.


Monday, April 7, 2014