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Saturday, June 23, 2012

F/T - Sr Associate Librariann - Morrison and Foerster (NY)

Senior Associate Librarian
Morrison & Foerster
Job ID:  22588 
Location:  New York 
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time 
Regular/Temporary:  Regular 
Department  Library (Research & Intelligence) 

Reporting Relationship Information Resources Manager (NY) 

Guided by department objectives and priorities, works as part of a firmwide team to provide substantive, senior research expertise for client work and business development efforts. Demonstrates strong skills and background in corporate, securities, and business intelligence research. Ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position. 

Essential Functions 
Departmental Client Service and Leadership
1. Ensure exemplary client service to all internal and external clients; consistently promote and model the Firm’s Client Services Principles in leadership, work product, and personal interaction. 
2. Promote client service throughout department; work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure client service is accomplished individually and through teamwork.

Professional Expertise
1. As part of a firmwide research team, provide senior level research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas. Demonstrate strong skills in corporate and securities research, especially for the financial markets, private equity, and related practice areas.
2. Provide advanced market and business intelligence research, synthesis, and analysis to support the business development efforts of the firm.
3. Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
4. Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
5. Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
6. Assess information needs of practice groups and proactively recommend resources and solutions to practice group needs.
7. Educate and advise attorneys and paralegals on sources and strategies for research.
8. Provide guidance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
9. Demonstrate project management skills as a part of a larger team. Participate in projects that increase the value of library services to clients, timekeepers, and the Firm.
10. Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm’s library billing policy.

Professional Development
1. Remain current in industry trends in library services, practice group resources, and the legal profession.
2. Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Ensure compliance with the Firm's Confidentiality Policy, including safeguarding confidential and personal information, and reporting any suspected breach appropriately and immediately.

Safety Practices
Adhere to the Firm’s General Safety Practices and any unique safety practices for department and building. 
Other Duties 
Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

1. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree strongly preferred plus a minimum of 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
2. In-depth knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Teamwork and Applied Skills
1. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships.
2. Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information into practical intelligence.
3. Ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and convey information clearly and concisely.
4. Ability to effectively apply independent judgment.
5. Strong motivation to apply skills and knowledge proactively.
6. Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
7. Advanced analytical and information-gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive, detailed data.
8. Ability to independently assess client needs and to develop responsive solutions.  
9. Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment.
10. Excellent planning and organizational skills. 
11. Strong reference and research skills.
12. Extensive database/computer/web knowledge and skills. 
13. Demonstrated leadership ability.
14. Proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and PowerPoint. 

Available Immediately.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

How to Apply 
Only Online Applications will be considered. You will receive a confirmation of your application via email. No phone calls please.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Morrison & Foerster is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Morrison & Foerster hires the candidate. 
Recruiting Contact 
Staff Recruiting
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94105 
EEO Statement 
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.