Thursday, April 3, 2014

Position announcement: Legal Librarian/Online Research Technician

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 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 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. 
  • Promoting library services and resources to other offices 
  • Coordinating technical services and troubleshooting technical issues. 
  • Performing various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources. 
  • Supervising and evaluating the work of file clerks, office services and other staff.
Requirements/Skills: 
  • 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.

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