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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Library Relations Mgr, Practising Law Inst (NY)

Library Relations Manager  

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a library science professional to fill the role of Library Relations Manager. This position requires a bachelor’s degree as well as strong communication and relationship management skills.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 

This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who would enjoy blending their library science expertise with presentation and relationship building skills.


The Library Relations Manager’s primary job responsibility is to maintain PLI’s relationships within the library community and to promote customer retention for PLI Press products, including PLI PLUS, print and ebooks.  This position is customer-facing and requires a candidate who is able to prioritize work and be flexible.

  • Maintain relationships with Law School, Government, Law Firm and Corporate customers.
  • Work to ensure account retention for PLI PLUS.
  • Provide PLI PLUS training, as needed, through web conference sessions and onsite visits.
  • Attend industry events and conferences to promote PLI and bring back knowledge and insight to the department 
  • Support sales and marketing initiatives to promote PLI products.
  • Support the development of PLI PLUS by providing customer feedback and market insights to the department.
  • Create and update documentation to support PLI PLUS customers.
  • Manage Law School and Government accounts, print and individual ebook subscriptions as needed.
  • Travel is required.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, MLS preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure.
  • Effective decision making skills.
  • Experience in government legal departments, law libraries, law schools or the publishing industry preferred.
  • Ability to travel anywhere from 2 to 10 times per year.


For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.


PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website