Position: Research Analyst (Evenings)
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.
Skadden is seeking Research & Knowledge Analysts to assist with global information services. There are multiple shifts available:
Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.
Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, 12-8 CT, or 10-6 PT, based out of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto or Wilmington. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model, depending on location.
Sunday-Thursday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.
This position will be responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
- Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
- Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
- Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
- Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
- Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
- Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
- Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
- Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
- Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
- Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
- Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
- Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
- Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
- Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
- Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
- Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
- Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
- Manages Firm resources responsibly.
- Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
- Assists other department staff members when needed.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Proficient in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah and more
- Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
- Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrates close attention to detail
- Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
- Proven ability in using web page editors
- Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
- Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
- Ability to organize and prioritize work
- Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
- Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
- Flexibility to travel
- Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
Minimum of two years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center
To apply visit: https://www.skadden.com/Careers/Staff/Opportunities/New-York/Research-Knowledge-Analyst-9202021
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.
Position: Special Assistant to the Director of General and International Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services (RCS), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 413022.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
The General and International Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for supporting many of the institution’s priorities. We set strategies to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the onsite and online user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. We look to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collections strategies, while simultaneously adopting a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand reach, and enhance service. In supporting the Library’s position as a leader in the library and cultural-heritage communities, we support the professional development of our staff, ensuring that we have the skills to accommodate changes in the information professions, and the needs and expectations of our users. The experience of the Special Assistant as a skilled guide, facilitator, administrator, and liaison is an important ingredient in our success.
Plans and organizes reports, inquires, and analysis by coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the project. Interprets service unit and agency regulations, directives and procedures, and the initial application of new methods. Provides administrative and operational support in the day-to-day and the long-term management of the Directorate to meet the mission and program goals. Evaluates program effectiveness and the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of major programs.
Provides program support to the Director who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and regularly interacts with other Library Service Units and with national and international organizations, high-level officials from other government agencies, professional organizations, scholarly, and cultural communities.
Serves as the primary liaison between the Director, their management team and staff throughout the directorate and across other units in Library Collections and Services (LCSG). Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with all staff, in LCSG and throughout the Library, to share resources and information and effectively serve Library Services’ best interests. Serves as a central point of contact for the Director with representatives from other libraries, cultural institutions, national and international organizations, if necessary.
Serves as a point of contact for administrative professionals and directorate staff throughout the directorate on personnel and operational initiatives, goals and processes. Consults with Employee Resources Management and Planning (ERMP) and/or FMD on high-level operational, budgetary and personnel directorate objectives. Ensures information shared by the Financial Management Directorate (FMD), the Organizational Management Directorate (OMD) and/or the ERMP Division is administered timely to administrative staff and/or directorate staff.
Coordinates requirements and serves as an expert on special projects, advising senior management on significant office issues. Leads, conducts and/or participates in management studies and Reviews, particularly those with wide or significant effect on the Directorate and Service Unit operations, and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad with far-reaching or long-term implications. Organizes assigned projects; plans, organizes and directs team projects and collaborations. Identifies and gathers necessary data including program data and interacts with senior managers, program officials, employees and supervisors; assembles and evaluates information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in writing and/or orally, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed. Undertakes environmental scanning, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, and best practice analysis.
Advises on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration in order to reduce or eliminate functional overlap among the agency’s substantive programs.