Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New job postings (Syracuse, Buffalo)

Here are some new law library job opportunities in Syracuse and Buffalo:

Monday, November 7, 2016

What to Do About Millennials? RIPS Law Librarian Blog post by Maggie Ambrose

Elaine Knecht mentioned this article by ALLUNY board member and newsletter editor Maggie Ambrose at the recent ALLUNY annual meeting.

https://ripslawlibrarian.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/what-to-do-about-millennials/

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Job opportunity: Resource and Research Specialist (Goldberg Segalla, Buffalo)

Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a highly motivated and organized individual to join its team as Resource and Research Specialist 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 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 Lexis Advance, CourtLink, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah platform 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 19 offices. 
  • Cataloging library resources and maintaining firm ILS powered by EOS.Web Legal.
Requirements/Skills:
Ideal candidate should be motivated with the goal of becoming a long term asset within the organization.
  • 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. 
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 Marciano at resumes@goldbergsegalla.com.

Goldberg Segalla is a growing law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices in the United States (spanning New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where we operate as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). We look to hire only those people who are excellent at what they do and are dedicated to the pursuit of client service and quality representation within a Best Practices framework. We value team spiritedness, collegiality, and interpersonal harmony within our working community. We are a firm that believes in diversity in the workplace and we offer a professional and positive work environment to each and every member of our team.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Registration Now Open - ALLUNY Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2016 ALLUNY Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place November 4-6, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn, New York.

All of the information you need is available through our new website, currently in the process of being redesigned by ALLUNY member Margaret Ambrose. You will have the option to register and pay electronically, or download a pdf and pay by check.

http://www.alluny.org/?page_id=138

Please note the following important deadlines:
  • Deadline to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate of $119/night: Wednesday, October 12
  • Deadline to register for the meeting: Friday, October 28 
Please also note that one tour has a first-come, first-serve cap on the number of people who may attend (but there is another, equally fun, concurrent tour!)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Research and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time) - Cornell Law Library

Cornell Law Library invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time). Under the supervision of the Head of Research and Instruction, the Research and Instruction Librarian will teach legal research in the first-year Lawyering course and provide other research, reference, and instruction services.

A full description with application instructions is available at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Research-and-Instruction-Librarian--Law-Library_WDR-00008848. Applications will be reviewed as received. The position will become available on January 1, 2017.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Access Services Librarian - Revised Posting & Search Extended

Albany Law School seeks applicants for the position of Access Services Librarian in its Schaffer Law Library.

The Access Services Librarian supervises the library's circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, legal supplementation, and collection maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library personnel and work-study students in these areas. Supervises the implementation and enforcement of library access and use policies and procedures. Participates on the reference librarian team, schedules reference desk coverage, and coordinates faculty research requests. Manages access to the library's electronic resources and troubleshoots technical issues. Provides library instruction and participates in the law library management. The Access Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Library.

Qualifications include: Accredited MLS degree or equivalent and accredited Juris Doctor degree with at least 1-2 years of supervisory experience and at least 1-2 years of legal reference experience. Teaching experience preferred. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an academic library setting. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment using excellent communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated flexibility to embrace and adapt to change.

Albany Law School offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Albany Law School
Director of Human Resources
80 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208-3494
Fax: (518) 445-3262
E-mail: hr@albanylaw.edu 

Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. 

http://www.albanylaw.edu/about/employment/staff/Pages/Access-Services-Librarian.aspx

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Registration Now Open - 2016 ALLUNY Spring Institute



I’m happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 ALLUNY Spring Institute, to be held Friday, April 29, at the Syracuse University College of Law.  The agenda and registration information is available at: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/si2016/ 

You may register and pay online, or print the form and mail it to me with your payment.  A continental breakfast and full lunch is included with your registration.  The deadline to register is April 22. 

I look forward to seeing you in Syracuse!

Best Regards,
Amy Emerson
ALLUNY Vice President and Education Chair

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Congress.gov Spring Cleaning: Expanded Quick Search

It really works!


Over the last several months, we have added a variety of enhancements to Congress.gov.  It began with the Communications in October, the Congressional Record Index in December, and the XML Bulk Data via GPO in February.  Today’s update focuses on expanding Quick Search on Congress.gov.
When the Quick Search on Congress.gov first launched in December 2015, the initial focus was on legislation.  With this release, there is now a Quick Search for:

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2016/04/congress-gov-spring-cleaning-expanded-quick-search/

Friday, February 26, 2016

New issue of ALLUNY Newsletter now available

Image of newsletter cover
Just in time for your weekend reading pleasure -- the latest issue of ALLUNY Newsletter is now available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/2015-03winter.pdf.

Past issues and more info are also linked at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/newslett.asp

Enjoy, enjoy, and let's hear it for editor Barbara Briggs and all the contributors. Thanks, everyone!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SCOTUS Visualization Project Shows Lines of Cases -- Literally

SCOTUS Visualization Project Shows Lines of Cases -- Literally

Positions available in New York City

Lewis Search Group is currently recruiting for 2 positions in New York City:

Reference Librarian
Minimum of 2+ years in a law library setting. Strong time mgmt, organization, prioritization, excellent academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills. Must work well under pressure. Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm, academic, or corporate experience.

Information Specialist
Minimum of 2+ years in a law library setting. Strong time mgmt, organization, prioritization, excellent academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills. Must work well under pressure. Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm, academic, or corporate experience.

For more information, and to apply for these positions, please contact:

Clinton Lewis | President
Lewis Search Group
Direct:(646) 535-4730 | Cell:(646) 823-5944
Email: clinton@lewissearchgroup.com
Website: www.lewissearchgroup.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Position opening: Access Services Librarian, Albany Law School

Albany Law School seeks applicants for the position of Access Services Librarian in its Schaffer Law Library.

The Access Services Librarian supervises the library’s circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, legal supplementation, and collection maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library personnel and work-study students in these areas. Supervises the implementation and enforcement of library access and use policies and procedures. Participates on the reference librarian team, schedules reference desk coverage, and coordinates faculty research requests. Manages access to the library’s electronic resources and troubleshoots technical issues. Provides library instruction and participates in the law library management. The Access Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Library.

Qualifications include: Accredited MLS degree or equivalent and accredited Juris Doctor degree. At least two years of professional experience supervising staff and students in access services functions and at least two years of professional legal reference experience. Teaching experience preferred. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an academic library setting. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment using excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills. Demonstrated flexibility to embrace and adapt to change.

Albany Law School offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Albany Law School
Attn: Director of Human Resources
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3494
Fax: (518) 445-3262
E-mail: humanresources@albanylaw.edu
Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Position announcement: Research Librarian (Pittsford, NY)

Harris Beach PLLC has is seeking a Research Librarian, location: Pittsford, NY.

Description: 
Reporting to the Director of Libraries and Research Services, the Research Analyst will conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients. This position will also support the development and maintenance of the Library’s technology applications.

Responsibilities: 
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff 
  • Independently analyzes and synthesizes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively 
  • Conducts on-site research at various area libraries as necessary 
  • Provides educational instruction and support in legal research and information literacy 
  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools 
Qualifications: 
  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required 
  • Significant legal research experience required 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis 
  • Well developed research skills 
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications 
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications 
  • Military experience a plus 
Please submit cover letter and resume to resumes@harrisbeach.com

Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Position announcement: Reference Librarian (Syracuse)

Barclay Damon, LLP, a full service, 275 lawyer firm with eleven offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, has an immediate opening for a full-time 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 or 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: 315.425.2846
Email: hrjobs@hblaw.com

Location(s): Syracuse

Barclay Damon, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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