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Aug 23, 2010

Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian – Morgan Lewis

        Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is currently looking for a Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian in its Philadelphia Office.  The department is expanding and this is a newly added position.  This position reports to the Manager of Competitive Intelligence and interacts with a local and virtual team of colleagues who uses an extensive collection of internal and external resources to gather, filter, synthesize, organize, package and deliver business and competitive intelligence information necessary to support firm-wide business and client development. This position will be responsible for general research under the guidance of the Manager of Competitive Intelligence and also for using appropriate tools and technology to gather and disseminate CI deliverables through email, print reports, personal delivery and presentation.


The successful candidate will have the following: 


            Master’s degree in Library Science (ALA accredited preferred), and 3-5 years of legal and business research experience in a law firm or other professional services environment;

              Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint;

               Advanced research skills with online searching in corporate databases such as: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Monitor, Courtlink, Mergermarket, Pacer, D&B, Hoovers , Westlaw for Business;

               Web page development experience, Sharepoint preferred;

               Demonstrated project management skills, customer service skills, and planning/organizational skills;

               Excellent oral and written communication;

               Be a self-starter;

               Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands;

               Ability to interact with all levels of management and departments.

Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer.  M/F/D/V.  Please submit resumes to under the Careers Section of the website.

Aug 13, 2010

GPLLA 40th Anniversary Reception 9/30/10

It’s the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association’s 40th Anniversary!!


Please join your colleagues for food and drinks as we celebrate GPLLA turning 40 and the beginning of another GPLLA season! This year’s opening reception will be held under the stars at The Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


As a special bonus, attendees can purchase discounted tickets to view the Cleopatra exhibit. The cost of the tickets is $17.50 per person. The exhibit will be open to attendees between 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.


Current GPLLA members are welcome to bring one guest to the anniversary party. The cost to attend is:


Member or Guest of Current Member $30  

Former Member or Retired or In Transition $25  

Student $20   

Non-Member  $35

Cleopatra Ticket $17.50


Please extend this invitation to any former or retired member with whom you are still in contact. Or if you would prefer, send the contact information to Kristen Rook who will reach out to them.

To R.S.V.P. send a check, made payable to "GPLLA", to Kristen Rook at the address below by Tues., 9/21.

See R.S.V.P. attachment. Questions, please contact:


Kristen Rook   

Research Librarian  

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP   

1701 Market Street   

Philadelphia, PA 19103   


Parking rates comparison for those who are driving can be calculated at:

GPLLA Charity Donation and Raffle 

Guests are invited to make a monetary donation to the Friends of the Free Library for the South Philadelphia Branch. Those who wish to participate in the raffle may purchase tickets at $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. All raffle proceeds will be given to Friends of the Free Library for the South Philadelphia Branch and participants can enter to win one of several goody baskets! As a teaser, the Friends of the Free Library have already donated an autographed Phillies hat, signed by Raul Ibanez!  

Checks can be made out to "South Philadelphia Friends of the Free Library".

A message from the Friends of the Free Library for the South Philadelphia Branch: The Friends of the Free Library for the South Philadelphia Branch are GPLLA members Jennifer Brank, Katie McDonald and Susan Posternock. The group formed late last year and has been working to raise funds to help bolster the library’s collection, and to also offset costs for programming within the branch. As library funding dwindles, the Friends’ role becomes more and more important. Especially when FFL branches are each given an $100 annual programming budget. In the coming weeks, we plan to order an assortment of early literacy materials for the library’s youngest patrons. We are also looking into hosting programs that cater to the various cultures within the neighborhood and contributions for these initiatives are greatly appreciated. Thank you.  

Aug 6, 2010

Evening Part-time Reference Librarian – Biddle Law Library

Evening Part-time Reference Librarian

Biddle Law Library

University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Biddle Law Library of the University of Pennsylvania Law School is looking for an evening part-time reference librarian.  The ideal candidate is someone with a background or interest in law who enjoys working with sophisticated patrons and challenging research questions.   

Responsibilities:  provide reference assistance to library users under the mentorship of the Head of Reference Services; prepare bibliographies; verify legal citations; assist librarians in faculty research; and participate in other activities related to the law library.

Requirements:  good interpersonal skills; willingness to learn; sense of responsibility; commitment to one or two (highly preferable) semesters during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Salary:  $12.00/hour.

Duration:  Monday-Thursday, 5:00-8:30pm, Aug. 30, 2010 to May 6, 2011.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a disabled Vietnam era veteran.


Please send a resume and coverletter (electronically) to both:

Timothy C. Von Dulm                                       Ed Greenlee

Head of Reference Services                                          Assoc. Dir. Public Services      

Biddle Law Library                                                       Biddle Law Library

University of Pennsylvania Law School              Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School

3460 Chestnut Street                                                    3460 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104                                                Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tel:       215-898-0844                                                 Tel:       215-898-4169

Email:                                 Email:

Aug 2, 2010

Community Legal Services – Law Librarian Position


Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager


Community Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm chartered in 1966 with locations in Center City and North Philadelphia. Its mission is to help low-income Philadelphia residents obtain equal justice by providing them with advice and representation in civil legal matters; advocating for their legal rights; and conducting community education about the legal issues that affect them.

We are creating a new full-time one year position – Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager. This position is best suited for an individual that is a self starter and is able to work in a fast paced and sophisticated law firm.


Collaborative librarian versed in electronic databases, legal bibliography, research skills, will manage print and online products in support of nine legal practice groups.


Provides leadership in developing new resources and more efficient and effective use of information technologies


Generates reports as required

Master’s degree in library or information science from accredited A.L.A. library school with extensive professional experience

Commitment to the public interest mission of CLS

Experience in database development

Proficient in Westlaw

Knowledge of current information trends and changes in information technology

Experience in overseeing all aspects of library services including reference, interlibrary loan, serials management, developing resource guides and technical services

Ability and experience in working with committees and collaborating on projects

Ability to work with a diverse workforce in a friendly but often deadline driven legal environment

Ability to see organizational needs and start and follow through on projects that improve the organization


Commensurate with experience

Excellent written and communication skills

Application deadline: August 6, 2010

Send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to:

Subject Line: Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager Search

Provides reference service to both locationsParticipates in collection developmentProvides ongoing instruction and support to staff to facilitate effective use of resourcesManages and links print and electronic resources of the two locations