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Saturday, October 23, 2010

F/T - Library Manager - NYC Law Firm

Library Manager, Information Center
Our client, a premier NYC top law firm has a great opportunity and is looking to hire a Manager for their Information Center (Library)

• MLS degree required
• 5 plus years of management experience from a large law firm Library or Information center
• Expert experience with Knowledge Management (KM)
• Manage the library staff and oversee the use, and delivery of information and knowledge globally for competitive advantage and strategizing on cost effectiveness
• Train, supervise and lead the staff in a professional, proficient and profitable manner
• Manage, guide and lead the use of print, electronic/web research tools and staff to enhance the firms productivity within the Information Services arena
• Integrate and transform internal/external information into knowledge that is maximally accessible and useful to the Practice Groups, Administrative departments, and offices worldwide
• Must have solid managerial experience including budget preparation and experience with monthly, quarterly and annual reports
• High-energy, customer service focused, ability to juggle many tasks in a professional, pleasant and ethical matter
• Must have expert knowledge with research informational databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, D&B, Debtwire, Factiva, Hoovers, Mergermarket, Mergermetrics, OneSource, Sharkrepellant, S&P, Thomson OneBanker, Westlaw Business, etc.
• Expertise with print, online, web-based tools and 'expert systems' [artificial intelligence] by Practice Area Specialty, Region and Country
• Establish, implement and manage all aspects of Firm-wide information purchases, including usage and cost recovery. Establish policies for the legal and administrative staff use of such research tools. Budget, reporting and expense review/control. Recovery of database/online costs in excess of $ 5+ million annually.
• Act as the Firm Historian – track significant historical events, client relationships and individuals; maintaining original documentation, photographs and other forms of electronic media
• Provide guidance and advice to other management staff that may have responsibilities over other areas such as document retention, knowledge management, disaster recovery, and competitive intelligence. Exchange information as needed to maximize effectiveness under firm guidelines, policies and procedures
• Represent the firm in a professional matter which includes building reputation, trust and credibility within and outside the firm
• Respond in a timely matter to the constant changes within the legal, business and information industries and capitalize to benefit the firms information center
• Align group to capitalize on business development and client relationship building opportunities
• Identify synergies between diverse, multi-disciplinary groups across Departments, Practice Groups and Offices and work with those groups to drive the firm business, practices, revenue and growth
• Establishing Firm-wide policies and practices that result in favorable rankings by Associates/Partners in annual American Lawyer Surveys and other surveys
• Possess excellent leadership skills and exhibit those qualities for the continuous development of the firm and legal community on local, national and global levels
• Maintain and increase revenue generation activities for the firm
• Choosing the right mix of research content and delivery mechanisms for the Firm's Intranet
• Develop practices and policies to offer a competitive advantage for the firm and possess strategic plans and vision for the future in the Information arena. Stay ahead of the trends and offer insights and directions for those trends in the industry as needed
• Identifying potential strategic partners, determine value, and negotiate favorable pricing for the continuous success of the firm and their Information Center
• Establishing policies, procedures and practices for use/recovery of information services and databases
• Provide leadership, mentor staff, and provide career growth for the Library group
• Possess a positive, nurturing and strategic mentality to drive the firms mission, growth and reputation

Please send resume and salary requirements to Mark Kamien at Kelly Services –