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Sunday, August 23, 2009

F/T - Assistant Lib/Ref Assistant - Seyfarth Shaw

Company Name Seyfarth Shaw
Job Category Clerical/Administrative; Legal
Location New York, NY
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Experience 2-5 Years Experience
Date Posted August 20, 2009

Assistant Librarian/Reference Assistant

Seyfarth Shaw LLP, is a leading national full-service law firm.
Our practice offerings, capabilities and geographic locations (New York , Boston , Chicago , Washington DC , Atlanta , Houston , Los Angeles , San Francisco and Sacramento as well as Brussels , Belgium) allow us to respond quickly and effectively to the critical legal and business issues our clients face each day.

Formed in 1945 in Chicago, Seyfarth has evolved into a full-service law firm with over 700 lawyers practicing in ten offices. The firm is committed to simple core values: teamwork, client service, innovation, excellence, and commitment. Our New York office has grown to over 100 lawyers. Continued growth is expected.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and resourceful individual to assist with Library operations in our New York office.


Technical services including mail check-in and circulation, materials ordering and processing, copy cataloging and filing service supervision. General Library maintenance including the filing, organizing and re-shelving of materials. Responsible for interlibrary loans. Coordinate subscription renewals, process invoices and handle billing issues. Conduct client awareness alerts and perform basic legal, business, and client-development reference and research. Collaborate on library initiatives and services with firm-wide library staff. Promote information resources and services. Additional tasks as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be service and detail oriented, have a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, and work independently. This fast-paced environment requires initiative, critical thinking and the desire to expand task list and job description. This position requires an individual who can work well with attorneys and staff at all levels.

Qualifications and Requirements:

· M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA -accredited school preferred. Qualified MLS candidates currently enrolled in a program will be considered. Minimum of 2-3 years professional experience in a corporate or law library preferred.

· Proficiency searching Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, BNA, CCH and other similar electronic resources commonly used in law and business libraries.

· Knowledge of legal materials, library routines and procedures, cataloging and automated library systems highly desired.

· Expertise with Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

· Excellent oral and written communication and reporting skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

· Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate collaboration and teamwork.

· Strong customer service orientation, professional demeanor, and the ability to prioritize requests.

· Ability to lift and move heavy volumes and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves up to 8 feet high.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary history with application.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; transportation fringe benefit program; and long-term and short-term disability policies. Seyfarth is committed to offering employees an opportunity for professional development. EOE

To Apply:
Amy Nill
Human Resources Coordinator
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Ph: 212-218-3370


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