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Apr 1, 2010

Librarian (law) -U.S. Attorneys, Executive Office, & Office of U.S. Attorneys

Full announcement is posted on

Job Title: Librarian (law)  

Department: Department Of Justice

Agency: U.S. Attorneys, Executive Office, & Office of U.S. Attorneys

Job Announcement Number: NJ-329348


77,585.00 – 100,859.00 USD /year


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 to Wednesday, April 07, 2010




Full TimeCareer/Career Conditional




0001 vacancies – Throughout New Jersey, NJ


US Citizens and Status Candidates

Provides a variety of professional librarian and library research services for one or more specialized law libraries for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.  Services are provided for approximately 150 attorneys through one or more libraries containing, in total, reference material relating to several distinct segments of law, e.g., criminal law and civil law, which, in total, contain approximately 10,000 volumes or more. Library holdings include reporters, federal statues and administrative rules, state statutes, reports, briefs, memos, jury instructions and treatises, and services of various kinds covering a wide range of legal subjects.  Available research services include access to comprehensive online legal, medical, and social science electronic databases as well as web-based resources.

Questions about this job:

Edna D. Syjongtian

Phone: (973)645-2811

Fax: (973)645-2975


Job Announcement Number:


Control Number: 1855145

Mar 10, 2010

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn on Law Library Digitization Projects- March 18th at the Third Circuit Library

Please join us on Thursday March 18th at 12:00 pm for a one hour lunch and learn focused on law library digitization projects.

Topics that will be covered include:

Reasons to digitize

Barriers to digitizing

Importance of metadata

Possible pitfalls involved in a digitization project and how to avoid.

Examples of library digital projects in government and academia.

Possible applications in Firm libraries

We will have lunch and then a few short presentations and then open up the floor for discussion. John Joergensen from Rutgers Law School Library and Michelle Ayers from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Library will speak about their experiences implementing digitization projects.

Join us for a casual discussion of the above issues and anything else related to library digitization.

The location will be:

William H. Hastie Library

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

601 Market Street

Suite 1609 (1st floor just off the lobby) Philadelphia, PA

**please be aware that you will need to pass through security and have valid photo identification.

Lunch and beverages to be provided by GPLLA

Please RSVP by March 4th. RSVPs can be sent to

Feb 2, 2010

CANCELLED Legal Research Course – Week 1

This class has been cancelled due to the approaching snowstorm, and it has been rescheduled for Thurs. 3/4/10.

Topic: Introduction to Legal Research, Case Law Research & Reporters


Jan 15, 2010

JCP Abstract Team-Jackson Cross Partners LLC

Jackson Cross Partners LLC is an employee owned, full service commercial real estate service company, specializing in office and industrial properties, with a consultative approach to client relationships. With offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as strategic partnerships throughout the world, JCP can service large and small corporations, real estate investors and developers wherever their needs arise. JCP currently has positions open for the JCP Abstract Team.


JCP has a dedicated Abstract Team comprised of attorneys, paralegals, upper class law students and experienced commercial real estate administrators who are available for client property file review.  The Abstract Team reviews client legal and financial documents to “abstract” pertinent information for input into clients’ databases or other client informational formats.  The position requires familiarity with legal terms, contracts and standard real estate information.  Training on the abstract process is provided by JCP and periodic review sessions are conducted.  It is critical that abstractors are detail oriented; familiarity with databases is a plus.  Hours are flexible.  Team members are independent contractors and are paid on a per file basis.

Applications will be only accepted via e-mail.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Hee Jong Oh, Esq., at 


Jan 15, 2010

Library Assistant-Law Library

Part-time tech services library assistant to work in Center City. This is an ideal weekday morning position for someone skilled in automated systems and interested in Serials, Technical Services and Law Librarianship.  This part-time (3 mornings a week, 4 hours each day) involves checking in & routing law library periodicals using a Library database program. Training will be provided but individual needs to be skilled with computer applications and a self starter.

 Note:  this is a weekday position; there are no weekend or evening hours. 

Qualifications: an ideal candidate is knowledgeable in various database applications, is organized, focused, communicates well, and is comfortable in a business setting including appropriate attire.  In addition to checking in library mail using an automated system, an applicant should be able to lift or move 25 pounds, push a book cart, and use a step stool. 

Regular access to email is required. Additional work at other law firms may be available. Rate: $12/hr. 

Fax or email resume to:JoinLSG1@comcast.netor 484-684-7642 (fax).

Jan 15, 2010

Movie Night with GPLLA and Jenkins

Hello Everyone,

Please join GPLLA at Jenkins for Movie Night on April 22nd from 5pm to 7pm!

Popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be provided. We will be viewing  The Hollywood Librarian:A Look at Librarians through Film.

Here is a small blub about the film and the film’s website:

The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight.

Jenkins Law Library is located on the 12th floor of the 833 Chestnut East building, on the northeast corner of 9th and Chestnut Streets.  You will need your Jenkins Membership card to enter the elevator or be required to show ID and sign in with the guard in the building.

Please send RSVP to by April 16th.

Hope to see you all there!

Jan 13, 2010

Save the Date-Feb 2 – 5PM at Reed Smith LLP- Bridging the Gap Program

The Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association invites you to a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in Reed Smith’s Lounge 23, 2500 One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia.

The discussion topic is Bridging the Gap: How Can Law School Librarians and Law Firm Librarians Coordinate Efforts to Help New Attorneys?

An AALL committee has been studying this issue and recently distributed a draft of Information Literacy Standards for Law Students. This document will be part of our discussion.

Four law school librarians, four law firm librarians, and a Westlaw representative will present their views about issues that confront them in dealing with students and new associates. We all want to help these young attorneys succeed, and new ways of doing so may result from this exchange of ideas.

A buffet dinner will be available at no charge starting at 5:00 PM. Please RSVP to Mary Jane Mallonee at or (302)477-2187 by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, so that sufficient food can be ordered.

For directions to the meeting place, please contact Scott DeMaris at or (215)851-1413.

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

Hope to see you there!

F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian


Reed Smith LLP


2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street  

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Nov 24, 2009

2009 GPLLA Holiday Party

The 2009 GPLLA Holiday Party  will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks as we celebrate this festive time of year. This year’s party will be held at in the Marvin Comisky Conference Center atBlank Rome, which is located at One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998.   If you need directions, please let me know. 

If you plan to attend, please email me at by December 7th. The event is free to all GPLLA members. 

Hope to see you all there! 


Angela M. Stetler

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Aug 13, 2009

GPLLA Opening Reception-September 17, 2009

Hello Everyone,

The 2009 Opening Reception will be held on Sept. 17th, from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks as we celebrate the beginning of another GPLLA season. This year’s reception will be held in the upstairs room at The Fieldhouse which is located inside the PA Convention Center, at 1150 Filbert Street.   




{P} 215.629.1520

The location is easily accessible to the Market-Frankford line as well as Market East Station.  The venue also offers discounted parking for those of you who drive into the city at Expert Parking (11th & Filbert St) – bring in your ticket for validation. 

More info will follow on what fun game we will play this year.

If you plan to attend, please email me by Friday, September 4th.

Hope to see you all there! 

May 11, 2009

Save the Date:June 5th,GPLLA 2009 Annual Institute

The GPLLA Board is pleased to officially invite you all toour 2009 Institute, on Friday, June 5  at  Temple University School of Law, Schusterman Hall.    

                Shusterman Hall 1812 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19121


        It is located north of the main law school building (Klein Hall).  Pass Klein Hall walking north on Broad Street and turn right immediately at Montgomery Avenue.  Turn left on Liacouras Walk and proceed north past the Student Services Building.  It is located on the left, in a historic stone building.  Click here <>  to view a campus map, where it is listed as building 45.  


        The program, which is generously sponsored by West, will feature a morning presentation by  Adam Ayer of  LicenseLogic . See the attachment for a full description of  Adam ’s program. Here’s a snippet:        

        There’s always been a spectrum of different types of uses of copyrighted works. At one extreme  there’s clear infringing activity, and at the other

extreme clear non-infringing activity.  But there’s a wide range of activities in between these extremes that occur on a daily basis that may or

may not implicate one or more of a copyright owners exclusive rights.  Many of these activities may be covered by the fair use defense, but what exactly

is considered a "fair use" is not always clear. …

        Also, a  AALL Board Member(TBA) , will speak at the Institute.


        This year’s afternoon program will be a one-hour interactive program  on "WhatOld is New Again" ,  moderated by Scott DeMaris, GPLLA Vice President  and Nikki Shenk, Manager, Librarian Relations at West and Dan Giancaterino, Internet Librarian at Jenkins Law Library.  All Institute attendees are requested to stay for this program. 

What’s Old is New Again


Nowadays, most of us are feeling pressure to keep library spending at an absolute minimum. As we’re forced to cut back on less used library resources, it’s important to get the maximum benefit from the print and electronic materials that we retain. That means it’s time to get creative! Join Scott DeMaris, GPLLA Incoming President,  Nikki Shenk, Manager, Librarian Relations at West and Dan Giancaterino, Internet Librarian for Jenkins Law Library, as they host a forum discussion about stretching library budgets to the max by instituting new uses for existing library resources. Included topics include hidden secrets in Microsoft Word, free sources on the Web and subscription extras that you didn’t know existed (and weren’t using). We encourage attendees to contribute suggestions to this open and fun discussion about getting the most mileage out of our library dollars.


        Admission for this program is $50 for GPLLA members/$55 for non-members/$20 for student,retired or between jobs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


        If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me by Monday, May  25 . To reserve your place, we’ll need payment in advance. No payments will be collected at the Institute.


        Hope to see you all there!

         F.Scott DeMaris

        GPLLA  Vice  President

F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian



2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-851-8100

Fax:  215-851-1420