Eight Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Research and Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

Wilson Sonsini, the leading law firm for innovative companies, is developing a Competitive Intelligence (CI) team to support the firm’s 800+ lawyers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The Competitive Intelligence Research & Reference Specialist will work as a member of the firmwide Research & Information Services team and conduct legal research and in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools.  Will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities.  This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and is preferably based in the firm’s Palo Alto office, although, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors.  In this role, the Specialist will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. Will compile and distill information into presentations and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. Will also work collaboratively with the Business Development and Research & Information Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.  The CI team will develop into a critical resource for the firm, and the Specialist must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverable reports
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns
  • Perform legal research on a regular basis as part of the firmwide Research & Information Services team

Required Experience

  • Two years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence, litigation-related research and/or legal research
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability to convey research in written form with attention to detail
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed
  • Initiative and eagerness to learn
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, CB Insights, and other third-party resources and systems
  • Experience performing basic patent research

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher; MLS/MLIS, JD or MBA is preferred but not essential with the right experience

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.  The firm has approximately 900 attorneys in 16 offices:  11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe.  Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis. Ability to work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests and collaborate with colleagues on research projects. . Coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

Must be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys’ interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource(s) or service(s) of interest. Expected to conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

Maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position reports to the Research & Information Manager, and, depending on the level of experience of the candidate, could be based in our Palo Alto, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle or Los Angeles office locations.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • ​Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Cheetah , Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Docket Navigator
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education/Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS or JD preferred; equivalent experience considered
  • At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization Technician)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program.
This position is Indefinite, NTE 2 years.
The position description number for this position is 375719.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Performs arrangement and descriptive (i.e., metadata) work in a major body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or adds to or edits existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff frequently prior to correcting or significantly altering questionable database entries.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a wide variety of non-standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital camera according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata, processes and places them in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production.

Position: Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 392943.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff, and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems, and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple complex projects involving the lifecycle management of digital content. Leads working groups, task forces, committees or ad hoc groups, which have been assigned responsibility for specific digital lifecycle management projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects, defining tasks/assignments. Identifies, develops, and implements options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning the management of digital collection activities. Works with staff to develop solutions for transfer, processing, and managing a wide variety of digital content from varied acquisitions sources. Serves as product owner and/or subject matter expert for development projects to support the lifecycle management of digital content.

Directs day-to-day operations of digital content management programs to ensure ongoing, efficient, and trustworthy ingest and processing of digital collection content. Manages ongoing operations and continuous improvement of practices to ensure enduring access to digital collections content. Manages reporting on the status of growth of processed and unprocessed digital collections. Advises top management on major issues related to the acquisition and lifecycle management of digital content.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management. Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Executive Office of the President (EOP), Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services (LRS) Division. The incumbent will serve as the Technical Services Branch Chief and LRS Systems Librarian, providing library and information services to officials and staff of the EOP and supporting policy making at the highest levels of the Executive Branch of the federal government.

Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Librarian (Technical Services), GS-1410-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Manages library resources to include staff and budgetary expenditures for print and electronic resources such as monographs, serials, legal materials, research databases, e-books, and e-journals.
  • Oversees management of and access to general and law library collections in subject areas related to the Presidency, economics, political science, U.S. government, public administration, international relations, trade, and national security.
  • Supervises a staff of professional librarians and library technicians.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns, distributes, and evaluates work performed by librarians and library technicians.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and counsels library employees regarding work and administrative matters, including addressing work performance and conduct issues with staff.
  • Establishes and updates policies, procedures, and desk guides for library technical services operations and resource management.
  • Evaluates, plans, oversees, and coordinates an acquisition program for library information resources, including contracts and purchase cards.
  • Oversees and manages the library management system, discovery interface, and related systems, serving as a primary point of contact for library technology issues.
  • Trains and guides staff in use of technical services modules of library management system.
  • Plans and implements technological improvements and migrations for library systems, applications, and technical infrastructure.
  • Oversees library cataloging and metadata processes to ensure effective customer access to print and electronic materials.
  • Oversees management of electronic resources including license negotiation, implementation, authentication, and ongoing access.
  • Plans and provides access to vendor training for librarians and library technicians.

Position: Web Applications Specialist
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Come work for Georgetown Law!  As part of Georgetown University we offer a comprehensive benefits package that currently offers 16 paid holidays including a break between Christmas and New Years and full-time staff accrues 16 days of paid leave in the first year. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are subsidized. Plus, after serving for one year, staff receive tuition assistance if they pursue a degree while they work for the university. Further information is available the Georgetown benefits site.

Job Summary:

This position develops and maintains the Law Library’s various websites running on Drupal, WordPress, and other electronic services to provide instructional and educational tools.

 Under direct supervision, assists in research and fact-finding to develop or modify information systems. Assists in preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Develop and maintain independent Drupal websites, for instance our Controlled Digital Lending site.

  • Create and extend custom Drupal modules and theme templates.

  • Maintains and develops web applications and resources for the Law Library’s website using WordPress, Microsoft Access, SQL, JSON and other technologies as needed.

  • Produces detailed documentation of developed applications.

  • Writes product and user documentation.

  • Trains Law Library staff in the use of web authoring software such as a Content Management Systems (CMS), and in other technologies and software as needed.

  • Maintains and improves own web programming skills and knowledge of educational technology.

What We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education.

  • Technology capabilities required for this position include deep experience with Drupal and competency with WordPress, and PHP or Python programming.

  • Ability to work well in teams and with end-users.

  • Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have:

  • Drupal 7.x and Drupal 8.x custom module development.

  • Experience with managing and developing Drupal websites, especially migrating sites from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

  • Web Development

  • Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java, Ruby,

  • Experience with CSS.

  • Experience in developing code that meets current security standards.

  • Experience in implementing software to accommodate business needs.

  • Experience in PHP or like development environment.

  • Experience with Git version control.

Position: Reference Attorney or Law Librarian Position
Location: Fastcase, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that puts a comprehensive national law library and powerful searching, sorting, and data visualization tools at attorneys’ fingertips.  A D.C. based information technology company founded in 1999, Fastcase is one of the fastest-growing legal research information solutions services in the United States servicing American law firms, in-house counsel, law schools, and government sectors.

Do you enjoy legal research? Do you enjoy teaching people tools that you’re passionate about? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Sales & Outreach team.  We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness and ability to travel is a must.
  • Partner with Sales and Alliance teams to engage partners and their end-users with personalized engagement plans.
  • Collaborate with our product team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years of experience with presentation and communication
  • 1-2 years of business development experience is a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organizational, analytical, and time-management skills
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Technical competence
  • Be located in Pacific time zone state, such as Oregon, California, Washington State, Nevada. This is a remote office position
  • Occasional travel is required to attend market conferences, representing Fastcase; willingness to travel by all methods and must have a valid driver’s license

Fastcase offers a casual, collaborative work environment, comprehensive benefits (including: Premium Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life & Accidental Death and Disability insurance, Paid time off, 401(K) and competitive salary).

Please send your resume to resumes@fastcase.com.

Position: Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of educators and service providers supporting George Mason faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, and other scholarly communication matters.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, the Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead will collaborate with colleagues in Mason Publishing, within the Libraries more broadly, and across the university to support the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content. The incumbent also provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues related to OER, as well as copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. In the Scholarly Communications role, the incumbent leads the Libraries’ educational program and outreach activities to promote open access scholarly dissemination, provides expert guidance to faculty and students wishing to pursue open access venues for their research and publication projects, and consults and advises on intellectual property issues and copyright generally in the publishing process.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.