Position: Library and Information Services Project Manager
Location: LAC Group, Virtual
Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.
LAC Group seeks candidates for a Library and Information Services Project Manager position within our organization. The main focus of the position will be to oversee and assist with the coordination of law firm library accounts, and to help assigned firms move forward with innovative and effective best practices in research workflow support, eResource management, database training, and general library administrative functions. The manager of library and information services will be directly client facing, and will work across departments internally. We are seeking a well rounded, customer service oriented, information professional with direct law firm library and information services experience. This position can be worked from any location in the US or Canada.
- Contribute to the success and management of client relationships, and serve as the point of contact for new and existing Firm initiatives and projects;
- Collaborate with other Firm managers and administrators on special projects;
- Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff;
- Participate and build upon best practices for a streamlined research workflow;
- Ensure client metrics are being captured, reported, and delivered according to specifications;
- Offer ideas and insight into best practices in collection management, invoice processing, and training support;
- Work with Firm stakeholders to maximize cost recovery efforts;
- Assist with management of contracts and relationships with online research vendors, print content, print management, and library administration;
- Develop standards for collection development and cost recoveries, with a focus on print to digital transformation;
- Serve as LAC ambassador for distributed colleagues at assigned Firms and across service lines;
- Oversee enhancement of the Firm’s use technologies to promote and disseminate information for legal, business research, and marketing purposes;
- Work with, promote, and progress Library Services function within organization, collaborating with fellow legal information professionals serving in various capacities;
- Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MLIS).
- At least 5 years of experience with law library administration, vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library and preferably at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
- Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research, legal databases and collaboration platforms (Microsoft SharePoint preferred).
- Expert knowledge of law library administration and information management with demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice.
Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC
Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.
LAC Group is seeking a Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part-time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions.
- Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases, such as Westlaw.
- Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site, in coordination with FMSHRC SharePoint Administrator.
- Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
- Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
- Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
- Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets.
- Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
- Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
- Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
- Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
- Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
- Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
- Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
- Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
- Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
- Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
- Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.
- Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship OR Three years as a professional law librarian
- Demonstrated knowledge of mining and administrative law
- Solid understanding of legal documentation
- Expert SharePoint skills
- Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
- At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
- Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
- Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
- Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree