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Friday, March 5, 2010

F/T - Reference Librarian - Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

•Provide library orientations & electronic services training for Legal staff when necessary.
•Assist Head Librarian with collection development and retention policies.
•Provide reports as requested.
•Acquire materials via ILL. and works closely with firm wide Library team and local Reference Assistant.
•Assist with other library duties as required.
•Provide general & in-depth reference services to Legal staff utilizing manual and computerized literature using the Firm’s resources and outside sources in a timely fashion.
•Conduct online research using printed materials, WESTLAW, LEXIS, LivEdgar, ChoicePoint, Accurint, Dun & Bradstreet, Dow Jones, Bloomberg and the Internet, CD-ROMs, and other information resources.
•Locate materials in outside collections for Inter Library Loans (ILL’s) when necessary.
•Orient new lawyers of Library services.
•Work closely with Head Librarian and Practice Groups for selection and collection development processes, ie; budgets.
•Keep Head Librarian informed of activities via weekly written reports and billable time entries via Elite.
•Consult with Head Librarian concerning all library issues.
•Work on special projects as assigned by Head Librarian.
•Route telephone calls to the appropriate person.
•Attend job related workshops and training sessions on site and out.
•Participate in professional organization
•Provide and receives cross training in other library functions and provides backup support as needed.
•Act as Library Liaison to assigned Practice Groups firm-wide, managing the group’s budget and advising the Practice Group Head regarding new and existing expenditures ie budgets.
Experience and Qualifications
•MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
•Knowledge of legal online services, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), internet searching, and experience with an automated cataloguing program are desirable.
•Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information.
•Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to actively contribute to project teams as well as work alone.
•Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well.
•Cheerful, friendly, and out-going demeanor; should be both creative and pragmatic; must display good judgment in decision-making and project management. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with people within the organization and out.
•Commitment to providing high-quality library service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
•Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
•Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
•Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
•Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.

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