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Monday, June 13, 2016

Assoc Dir of Lib Svcs, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (NY)

Associate Director of Library Services, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (NY)

The Associate Director of Library Services will provide vision, direction, and leadership necessary to ensure that the Cravath Library supports and aligns with the Firm’s strategic and operational goals efficiently and cost-effectively while continuously seeking innovations and opportunities to improve research and the Firm’s access to information.   

Job Responsibilities include: Working closely with the Director to ensure the effective and balanced delivery of services, knowledge and information resources throughout the Firm; establishing quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring the effectiveness and quality of services and products; preparing and monitoring the Library’s annual operating budget; overseeing systems and procedures for detailed and summary expenditure tracking and analysis; identifying, recommending and implementing billing policies and cost management opportunities; managing the department’s staffing structure, job descriptions, and performance standards; ensuring ongoing training and professional development of staff members; participating in contract negotiations for print and electronic information resources used by the Firm; ensuring the Firm’s compliance with contractual and licensing agreements; overseeing and maintaining the timely, cost effective and efficient delivery of the full range of research services; managing and maintaining the Library OPAC and related technologies; monitoring innovations in Library technology and processes to enhance the Firm’s ability to find, access, and reuse Library systems and resources; participating in or leading special projects as required; and performing other duties as assigned or needed.

Job Requirements include: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school; 10+ years of experience in the library and information management field, including significant experience in large law firms; 5+ years of management experience, including supervision, strategic planning, project development and implementation; knowledge of library operations in a law firm setting, including resource development, research services and products, and information systems, technologies and applications; knowledge of business operations in a law firm setting, including budgeting, fund accounting, cost recovery, contract and licensing negotiation, marketing, and personnel management; ability to develop creative and cost-effective solutions to library and research challenges; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines; ability to lead, work independently, and be a team player when required; and strong commitment to excellence and customer service orientation.
This position is located in our New York office.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), and health club privileges.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Lauren Pokrzywinski, HR Recruiting Manager, at