Library Resource Manager (Hybrid) - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz - New York, NY

  • 5 May 2023 8:20 AM
    Message # 13192199


    Position Overview

    This position is an integral member of the Research & Information Services team and has primary responsibility for managing all technical services functions and staff, including the ILS, content aggregator, and Research Monitor.

    Work Environment

    Research & Information Services at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a very special place, with a team that has been together for many years, consistently challenging work and the resources to handle it, a record of innovation, and the respect of the firm's attorneys.  Wachtell, Lipton, an AmLaw 100 firm with approximately 280 attorneys in a single office, has a commitment to excellence.  The team numbers 14, including 10 researchers.  Staff members work a hybrid schedule, with anywhere between one and three days in the office depending on need and individual job responsibilities.

    Representative Responsibilities

    • Administers the department’s integrated library system (catalog, serials control, acquisitions, routing, etc.)
    • Develops, implements and maintains library technical services procedures and training materials
    • Supervises technical services staff and trains them as needed
    • Performs cataloging of new materials (including electronic resources)
    • Plans for future development of cataloging systems and procedures
    • Manages the processing, routing and curation of electronic resources and news via our ILS and our content aggregator platforms (Convergence, Acquire Media, Meltwater)
    • Administers, updates and troubleshoots Research Monitor
    • Participates in updating the attorney publications database


    Essential Knowledge, skills, and experience

    • MLS from an ALA accredited library school
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a legal library, at least some of which must have been in a supervisory position
    • Experience with standard cataloging and classification systems, including work with authority files
    • Proficiency with administering all aspects of an integrated library system (Horizon or EOS strongly preferred)
    • Knowledge of legal publishing and materials, especially electronic resources
    • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Excel, Outlook, Acrobat, RSS, and other file formats

    Preferred knowledge and experience

    • Experience with content/news aggregators (Convergence preferred, Newsdesk, others)
    • Basic familiarity with legal databases, e.g. Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law
    • Knowledge of Research Monitor or other usage tracking platform

    Other requirements

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly pressured environment
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, supervisory and writing skills
    • Strong analytical and organizational abilities
    • Excellent project management and training skills
    • Demonstrated desire and ability to learn and grow
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