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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Information Svcs Librarian (AccuFile) (NY)

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks an Information Services Librarian on behalf of our clients, leading global law firm in New York, NY. The Information Services Librarian will provide customized reference services on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates and all other stakeholders assigned to client offices and lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the changing legal market and new client demand, strategic problem solving ability,a positive, client-focused service orientation and the proven ability to effectively and efficiently assist in portal development, create, access and manage knowledge networks and information including databases, integrated library systems, web and mobile applications.

● Provide accurate, timely and cost effective reference and research services to client stakeholders in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
● Design and maintains the Information Services portal pages
● Lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs
● Provide needs-based and planned training to attorneys and staff and arranges vendor training as appropriate
● Perform library research services including current awareness in legal, business, and other disciplines utilizing print and electronic resources for firm and client matters in assigned offices. Provide summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate
● Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department’s services and resources
● Keep abreast of new features and technologies as these changes affect legal research resources  and in consultation with the Information Services Manager determine technology training needs of users through observation, discussion and needs assessment tools; provide training modules to meet those needs
● Plan and participates in staff development sessions related to reference sources and developments in information technology\
● Maintain a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information\
● Utilize professional training and knowledge to assist the Information Services Manager with collection development recommendations
● Bill time for research and other work associated with active client matters 

● Hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
● Three to five years of relevant work experience in a law or business library with depth of knowledge using standard print and electronic legal research resources and online databases, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
● Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems; experience with SirsiDynix and/or EOS a plus
● Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and SharePoint a must
● Proven ability to develop and deliver training modules to attorneys and staff
● Exceptional client service orientation with flexibility to support attorneys and staff in multiple locations using various communication strategies
● Demonstrated ability to work well with peers, thrive under pressure and act in alignment with managerial goals and objectives
● Excellent written and oral communication skills

To apply: Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, jobs (at) accufile (dot)com.

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To learn more about AccuFile’s integrated research and knowledgesolution, please visit