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Monday, July 25, 2016

Global Library & Knowledge Advisor (Pro Libra) (CT & NY)

Global Library& Knowledge Advisor                                                                                                     
Global Law Firm/Permanent Position                                                                                    
Library and Knowledge Services

Location: New Haven, New York and Greenwich (the role may be based in any of the East Coast offices, with a preference for New Haven; the successful candidate must be prepared to work regularly in all locations)

Reporting to:  Head of Library and Knowledge Services


The Library and Knowledge Services team is a global function comprised of eight people, who together

are responsible for ensuring that everyone in the firm has the knowledge, information and resources they need in order to complete their work to the highest possible standards.


The recent growth of our client in the US has created an exciting opportunity for a new role within the team.  The successful candidate will be required to critically evaluate the existing library service and bring it in line with what is being offered in their other locations. They will also be responsible for raising the profile and reputation of the library service in the US and build relationships with senior stakeholders across the firm.


Working with a Library Team in London, and with current and planned resources, the Library &

Knowledge Advisor will have responsibility for the provision of library and knowledge services to all seven US offices. The Advisor will be based in either one of the East Coast offices (with a preference for New Haven) and with the expectation of regular travel between the three offices and occasional travel to the offices in California.


The role will report to the Head of Library and Knowledge Services in London, with a dotted line to the US Executive Director.




Research and Training


  • Handling legal and business research requests from attorneys and marketing staff
  • Guide and train attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
  • Assisting attorneys and marketing staff with the monitoring of legal, business and news sources for current developments in practice areas and with clients



Developing the Service


  • Promote research services by proactively providing information to attorneys and staff
  • Willing and able to present ideas and implement 'best practices"
  • Formulate local policies and procedures for the US offices in line with the firm's global strategy for Library & Knowledge Services
  • Work on special projects as required


Managing Resources


  • Work with the Head of Library and Knowledge Services to manage the library budgets for the US, ensuring that the offices collectively stay on or under budget
  • Responsible for the evaluation and approval of resources, including but not limited to assessing

the business need for new purchases and current subscriptions, maintaining physical and

electronic collections, and managing on-site library and records storage space.


Knowledge Sharing


  • Assist with knowledge management initiatives and the roll-out of new tools and other initiatives, as required


Required Skills and Experience


  • Graduate degree in library and information science or JD is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a law firm library or research center
  • Knowledge of and ability to use online resources including Lexis, Checkpoint, Intelliconnect,

Practical Law, PACER and other types of web-based services

  • Experience in competitive intelligence research such as profiling companies or individuals for

business development work

  • Pro-active, customer-focused attitude to research and knowledge sharing
  • Able to communicate with people at all levels of seniority and understands the needs and

sensitivities required to work within a global team

  • Excellent IT skills, ideally with experience of using SharePoint
  • Experienced at using own initiative to find solutions to questions or problems and committed to

seeing new projects through to completion

  • Able to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and deliver under pressure
  • Able to summarize large pieces or text and other information, accurately and succinctly  
    Please email resumes or contact:
Angela Dzikowski
Pro Libra Associates