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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

Jun 7, 2010

2010 Institute Survey


For anyone who attended Friday’s Institute at Drexel, here is the link for the survey

Please fill it out with your comments and suggestions.  Thank you all for attending on Friday.


Jun 3, 2010

GPLLA Institute-Schedule and Directions

2010 GPLLA Institute Agenda

Date: June 4, 2010

Time: 9:00-3:30 PM

Location:  The EarleMackSchool of Law at DrexelUniversity • 3320 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215.571.4815

Directions at



9:00-10:00         Registration/Breakfast

10:00-10:45       Morning Session with Sabrina Pacifici

10:45-11:15       Break

11:15 -12:00      Conclusion of Morning Session with Sabrina Pacifici

12:00-1:15         Lunch

1:15-1:45           Presentation by , AALL Board Member, Jean Wenger

1:45-2:00            Break

2:00-3:00           GPLLA Annual Board Meeting/2009-2010 Board elections/Honors & Awards


Program Description

Speaking at this year’s Institute will be Sabrina Pacifici on Competitive Intelligence in the context of free and low cost services, applications and sites that facilitate light weight but robust, proactive services on current awareness and archival issues, to customer/clients increasingly used to immediate responses. Time vs. Accuracy, sourcing, reliability and accuracy of data, and the relationship between the researcher and the client.  She is also the founder, editor and publisher of

Also, Jean Wenger, AALL Board Member , will speak at the Institute.  She is the Government Documents/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the Cook County Law Library in Chicago, IL. 

May 17, 2010

GPLLA 2010 Annual Institute–June 4th

The GPLLA Board is pleased to officially invite you all to our 2010 Institute, on Friday, June 4  at  The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University • 3320 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215.571.4815

  Directions are listed at:


The map of the school is at


We will be in Room 340 with registration on the 3rd Floor  and breakfast and lunch served in the 3rd Floor  Gallery.


Speaking at this year’s Institute will be Sabrina Pacifici on Competitive Intelligence  in the context of free and low cost services, applications and sites that facilitate light weight but robust, proactive services on current awareness and archival issues, to customer/clients increasingly used to immediate responses. Time vs. Accuracy, sourcing, reliability and accuracy of data, and the relationship between the researcher and the client.  She is also the founder, editor and publisher of


 Also, Jean Wenger, AALL Board Member , will speak at the Institute. 


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 Tuesday, May  25 . To reserve your place, we’ll need payment in advance. No payments will be collected at the Institute.  The registration form is also attached.


 Hope to see you all there!











Apr 29, 2010

Save the Date-GPLLA Spring Happy Hour-May 13th from 5:30PM-7:30PM

The 2010 Spring Happy Hour will be held on May 13th from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks.   

Also, feel free to join any GPLLA committee or board position while you are there.

I hope to see everyone there!

This year’s reception will be held at


Tavern on Broad

200 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


It is below the Bellevue on Broad Street and is easily accessible by the Broad Street Subway and only a few blocks away the Market Frankford line at City Hall.


If you plan to attend, please email me by Monday, May 10th.  It is free to attend for all GPLLA members


Hope to see you all there!



Angela M. Stetler

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

Direct: 215.963.5184 | Main: 215.963.5000 | Fax: 215.963.5001

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