Feb 7, 2011
Kristen Rook

Legal Research Course 2011 – Week 4

Topic: Electronic Research: Westlaw
Instructor: Renee Cullmann

The forth class in a seven-week program to be held at Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

For more information about the GPLLA Legal Research Course, click here.
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Feb 7, 2011
Kristen Rook

Legal Research Course 2011 – Week 3

Topic: Administrative/Regulatory Research
Instructor: John Cannan

The third class in a seven-week program to be held at Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

For more information about the GPLLA Legal Research Course, click here.
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Feb 7, 2011
Kristen Rook

Legal Research Course 2011 – Week 2

Topic: Statutory Research
Instructor: Robery Ey

The second class in a seven-week program to be held at Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

For more information about the GPLLA Legal Research Course, click here.
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Feb 7, 2011
Kristen Rook

Legal Research Course 2011 – Week 1

Topic: Introduction to Legal Research, Case Law Research and Reporters
Instructor: Edwin Greenlee

The first class in a seven-week program to be held at Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

For more information about the GPLLA Legal Research Course, click here.
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Feb 7, 2011
Kristen Rook

Legal Research Course 2011

Each year GPLLA offers an introductory legal research course to Philadelphia-area professionals interested in learning more about researching and understanding Pennsylvania and federal laws. This highly recommended, highly successful course has proven especially helpful for paralegals and legal secretaries, in addition to librarians.

The 2011 course will be held at Jenkins Law Library. It begins on Thursday, March 3.

When: Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 1220, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Cost: $225 per person; enrollment fee includes legal research textbook.

Schedule [Course Syllabus & Instructor Bios]:

A special THANK YOU to Westlaw and Lexis for their continued sponsorships of their respective classes.

To register, please send a check for $225.00, made payable to “GPLLA”, to Kristen Rook at the address below.

Questions: Please contact:

Kristen Rook
Research Librarian
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-963-4692
krook@morganlewis.com

Dec 1, 2010
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GPLLA Holiday Party 12/16/10

Please join your colleagues for food, drinks and holiday cheer, as we celebrate the holiday season! The GPLLA holiday party will be held in the Library at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to Kristen Rook (krook@morganlewis.com) no later than Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
Corner of 18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please check in at the Security Desk and then make your way to the 22nd floor.

Parking rates comparison for those who are driving can be calculated at: http://philadelphia.bestparking.com/index.php

Hope to see everyone there!

Oct 4, 2010
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Lexis and Westlaw: Can we live with just one?

Please join your colleagues on Wednesday, October 20th for a panel discussion about the issues and benefits surrounding single source providers. The panel members are local law library directors and librarians who have implemented single or preferred providers, offer access to more than one major provider or are considering switching to a single or preferred provider. The impact of other legal research providers, such as Bloomberg Law and FastCase, will also be discussed. The event will take place in the Reed Smith café from 5-7 PM, with the actual program beginning at 5:30 and running approximately 1 1/2 hours. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jill Poretta and light refreshments will be available.

R.S.V.P. to Kristen Rook (krook@morganlewis.com) by Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

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

Reed Smith LLP

2400 One Liberty Place, 23rd floor

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please bring photo I.D.

Parking rates comparison for those who are driving can be calculated at: http://philadelphia.bestparking.com/index.php

 

Kristen N. Rook

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street | Philadelphia PA 19103-2921

Direct: 215.963.4692 | Main: 215.963.5000 | Fax: 215.963.5001

krook@morganlewis.com | www.morganlewis.com

 

Sep 28, 2010
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Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager – Community Legal Services

Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager

Community Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm chartered in 1966 with locations in CenterCity 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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages and links print and electronic resources of the two locations

Provides ongoing instruction and support to staff to facilitate effective use of resources

Participates in collection development

Provides reference service to both locations

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

Generates reports as required

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Excellent written and communication skills

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience

To Apply

Send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to: jobs@clsphila.org

Subject Line: Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager Search

Sep 2, 2010
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Library Assistant at Montgomery, McCracken, walker & Rhoads, LLP

Library Assistant (Serials and Acquisitions) 

        As part of the library team, the Library Assistant is responsible for all serials and acquisitionsrelated technical processing including intermediate level database maintenance functions using the library automated system, EOS.  This position works closely with everyone who performs EOS related duties. The Assistant is also responsible for administrative assistance to all Librarians including but not limited to acquisitions, filing, circulation, interlibrary loan, print and online ready reference.  The position reports to the Director of Library Services.

The Library Assistant: 

Sets up and maintains serial records, patron records and routing information. Uses a variety of sources, other OPAC’s, and publisher websites to set-up and troubleshoot EOS serial records.

Checks in all serial subscription publications using library automated system and handles distribution of routed material

Processes all new publications using MMWR procedures

Claims new orders and subscription materials that have not been received

Handles routing processes including scanning and distribution of table of contents

Maintains statistics and monthly reporting 

Performs data entry and other clerical tasks as needed.

Locates and delivers requested  documents  as needed.

Consults with a Librarian if uncertain how to handle a situation

Responsible for shelving and maintenance of Philadelphia print collection.

Assists with loose-leaf and pocket part filing and book shifting as needed

Responsible for ILL record maintenance

Assists with ready reference requests

The job requires the following experience/credentials: 

At least one year of library technical services experience working with a library automated system.

Basic understanding of bibliographic cataloging records and the interrelationship with serials and acquisitions modules

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Intermediate knowledge of computer programs including Word, Outlook and Excel.  Good keyboarding skills. 

Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks.

Ability to operate independently. 

Ability to follow directions and report on potential problems

Attention to detail with good organizational skills

Shows initiative and good judgment concerning technical processes

Ability to question inconsistencies and recommend solutions

Knowledge of and ability to perform basic legal research and pull documents from online subscriptions.

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to lift and/or move 25 lbs, climb ladders, push book carts, unpack boxes and move books

 

        The job requires a High School Degree or equivalent, with a Bachelors degree preferred.

        Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, is a regional law firm, with over 300 employees.   We’re headquartered in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. 

        Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP offers an outstanding benefits package, including three weeks vacation per year  to start, profit sharing, 401(k) with match, and BC/BS health insurance for as little as $25 per month. 

        To apply, please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, at staffing@mmwr.com    

Please, no third parties or phone calls.  EOE. 

Aug 23, 2010
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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 www.morganlewis.com under the Careers Section of the website.