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.

Aug 13, 2010
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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   

215-963-4692   

krook@morganlewis.com

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

http://philadelphia.bestparking.com/index.php

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
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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.

Contact:

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:   tvondulm@law.upenn.edu                                 Email:   egreenle@law.upenn.edu

Aug 2, 2010
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Community Legal Services – Law Librarian Position

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Law Librarian/Knowledge Manager

EMPLOYER

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.

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:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience

Excellent written and communication skills

Application deadline: August 6, 2010

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

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
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2010 Institute Survey

Hello,

For anyone who attended Friday’s Institute at Drexel, here is the link for the survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSW7GBJ

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

Angela

Jun 3, 2010
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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 http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/directions.asp

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Schedule

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 LLRX.com.  http://www.llrx.com/about.htm

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
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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: http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/directions.asp

 

The map of the school is at http://www.earlemacklaw.drexel.edu/PDFs/map.pdf

 

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 LLRX.com.  http://www.llrx.com/about.htm

 

 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
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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

http://www.tavernonbroad.com/

 

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

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

www.morganlewis.com

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