Research and Information Services Librarian-- Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia

  • 17 Dec 2021 5:28 PM
    Message # 12199446

    Description

    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, a national law firm, seeks to hire a full-time team oriented Research and Technical Services Librarian in our Philadelphia Office. Working closely with the Research and Information team, which includes another researcher, this position provides firm-wide research and reference support to attorneys and staff in eight locations, and its business development functions.

    What sets Schnader apart from its competitors is its "small-firm" feel and "large firm" legal practice. Schnader’s long-standing tradition and commitment to pro-bono work and public service, paired with its talented attorneys, sophisticated work, and a high level of client service has contributed to its reputation for superior quality legal work within a uniquely positive and friendly working environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a Librarian with solid research and technical services skills who takes pride and ownership in a job done well and is seeking a diversified, fast-paced, and challenging position.

    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We warmly welcome qualified candidates with rich and diverse backgrounds to apply and are military friendly.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide ready reference and in-depth legal and non-legal research and reference support to attorneys and staff
    • Support current awareness and business development functions of the Department
    • Conduct research in primary law resources at all levels of government, secondary sources, public records, property, news, expert witness, and business and company records
    • Conduct reference interviews to clarify research needs and outcomes
    • Document and summarize research results
    • Compile competitive intelligence reports in support of business development and marketing
    • Conduct docket monitoring and create news and litigation alerts
    • Record billable time for reference and research work using 3-E Time Capture according to Firm timelines
    • Route print and electronic serials, migrating print routing to electronic where available and preferred
    • Oversee the check-in and claims process for library materials
    • Oversee and organize incoming and outgoing Philadelphia departmental mail, including library  materials
    • Maintain communication with MCS and external delivery services about newspapers and routing lists
    • Process attorney desk books and maintain databases of attorney desk books
    • Assist with maintenance of the space and collections in the Philadelphia library, including weeding, shifting and shelving
    • Participate in password management and inter-library loans
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in librarianship or information required
    • 2 years of experience conducting in-depth legal and non-legal research in a law library
    • 2 years of experience working in a law library catalogue preferred including serials
    • Law firm experience preferred
    • Understanding of all aspects of legal research
    • Knowledge of non-legal resources, including public records, company and competitive intelligence databases
    • Research proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, CCH, BNA, BLAW, Heinonline and other paper and electronic resources
    • Proficiency with EOS/SIRSI
    • Ability to prioritize work, make decisions and initiate improvements
    • Strong, written and oral communication skills
    • Service orientation with strong organizational and time management skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and collaboratively with others

    Rewards:

    Schnader offers an extensive menu of generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, long term care, life, AD&D/supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, gap hospital, accident and critical illness insurances, flex spending (Medical, Dependent Care & Transportation) and health savings accounts, pet insurance, retirement plan as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time. Most effective on the first of the month following date of hire.

    Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume and detailed cover letter specifying how their background matches that of the above requirements. Applicants applying should include “R&T Librarian” in the e-mail “Subject” line.

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