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Monday, October 24, 2011

F/T - Library Relations Coordinator - Practising Law Institute

Job Title: Library Relations Coordinator

Practising Law Institute, Midtown, NY

Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge. Since its founding PLI has witnessed more than 3 million registrations and publication purchases by lawyers and allied professionals. PLI's Institutes and Programs provide lawyers with up-to-date information each year.
We are looking for an outgoing, detail oriented person to interface with our library customers and be able to coordinate with various internal departments. Core department responsibilities include driving librarian usage and preference for PLI online and print publications in large law firm accounts through creative marketing initiatives, in-firm consultations, training, and customer service activities. A knowledge of publishing and legal librarianship is preferred.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Respond to telephone and written inquiries from internal and external customers
  • Coordinate with all departments as needed within PLI
  • Support the sales and maintenance of PLI's publications for both contract and transactional users.
  • Supervise and contribute as co-writer for the Library Relations blog and listserv
  • Conduct industry/company research when required.
  • Support on-line and print book sales, act as technical laison between library relations, sales team, publishing  and the on-line department.
  • Intermediary between Publishing and Clients.
  • Usability testing and database development
  • Attend trade shows as necessary.
  • Attend onsite client meetings and give presentations.
  • Self directed and capable of driving multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Instructional experience and presentation skills.
  • Broad based knowledge and experience with legal information resources and legal technology applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong customer service attitude.
  • Displayed project management skills.
  • An understanding of online research, especially of how to search online resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc
  • High energy and an ability to interact positively and effectively with librarians.
Preferred Qualifications
  • MLS (or demonstrated progress towards) or comparable library experience.
  • Research experience, including working with legal databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc. Knowledge of online research
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal and publishing industry
Send resumes/coverletter to; Practising Law Institute, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; or fax (212) 824-5830