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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

F/T - Corporate Reference Librarian - Law Firm

A premier international law firm headquartered in New York. The law firm has been recognized as a leader in legal innovation, acknowledging the firm's creativity, dedication and passion on behalf of its clients in corporate, finance, litigation and restructuring matters.

Under the general direction of the Corporate Librarian, the Corporate Reference Librarian performs research, reference and related library services to support the transactional practice areas. This is a mid-level career position that requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research, written and communication skills. The qualified individual will also have the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Required Skills

1.  Performs all research required in writing, by telephone or in person to assist lawyers, paralegals, staff, other librarians and clients in obtaining corporate information. This includes extensive research utilizing published sources, telephone contacts, service bureaus, in-house precedents, and legal and non-legal databases.
2.  Assists in the education of lawyers and other firm personnel on the operation and services available in the Corporate Library. Assists lawyers and other firm personnel in the use of print and electronic resources as required.
3.  Handles requests to monitor news and government regulatory filings utilizing electronic resources or outside service bureaus as necessary.
4.  Engages outside research services to retrieve documents from distant locations, contacts or corresponds with agencies or organizations to obtain materials.
5.  Participates in the training of new corporate library staff members.
6.  Assists in the development of pathfinders and other training materials
7.  Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art librarianship and corporate reference materials and practices, including technological developments that affect delivery of library services, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Corporate Librarian regarding current practices and policies that may benefit from change.
8.  Actively pursues continuing education opportunities and reads professional literature to ensure that the corporate library’s reference and related services are the efficient, cost-effective and complete. Participates in professional conferences when scheduling permits.

Required Experience
  • M.L.S. and/or M.B.A. degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years experience in a corporate law library or investment banking firm accounting firm. or
  • Extensive knowledge of on-line databases including Bloomberg, Westlaw Business, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne Banker, Securities Mosaic, Securities Data, Dealogic, Lexis and other computerized research systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of corporate documents including SEC filings.
  • Ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  • Ability to be creative in research techniques and to assist the other corporate librarians in this aspect.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to scheduling changes and shifts in priorities.
  • Willingness to become involved in professional organizations and self-development educational activities.
  • Ability to communicate knowledge for training purposes.
  • Ability to access accurately input and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to audit entered information and proofread for accuracy.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work productively as a team member.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary.
  • Performance of the foregoing responsibilities requires on a regular basis:
    • ability to prepare and review correspondence, memoranda, invoices, financial data, billing material and related written material;
    • ability to communicate effectively
    • ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated job assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
Job Code: WA-O1 (Resume, Cover Letter and  Business Writing Sample  ( Word Preferred)
For further details on this job, to send your package, or to make a referral:
Contact: Sarah Warner   212/869-3348
Sarah L Warner and AssociatesLLC