Position: Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP
Originally posted on AALL Career Center
Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.
We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Ability to understand and utilize legal analytics products to provide lawyer with strategic insights on judges, outside counsel, courts and controversies and outcomes in litigation.
Understanding of the legal profession, including a basic knowledge of litigation and transactional practices.
Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.
Position: Library Services Specialist (Streaming Media)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Originally posted on ALA JobList
Nature of Work:
Provides streaming media reserves to UMD users. Processes reserves in Sharestream and Ares, with an emphasis on streaming media reserves. Performs duties including the delivery, access, encoding, transcoding, and captioning of streaming assets. Provides general expertise in digital conversion. Ensures compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff and student assistants performing tasks related to streaming media reserves. Provides assistance to UMD Libraries’ users and communicates with staff at other libraries.
Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances. These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides streaming media course reserves
Searches the library’s catalog and other online databases to verify citations and the availability and location of materials. Checks licenses for library assets to view streaming rights and identifies items for purchase.
Captures, encodes, transcodes and provides captions for media for streaming in Sharestream.
Performs quality assurance for media assets, including closed captions and subtitles.
Works with faculty to create clips of media.
Tracks and returns instructor-owned materials.
Completes special projects to maintain and upgrade digital assets to the most updated encoding standards.
Monitors streaming media reserves workflow and turnaround time, ensuring items are available within 1 week (provided local copy is available).
Monitors for copyright infringement and other laws, policies and practices governing access, use, and sharing of information resources
Understands section 107 and section 108 of U.S. copyright law, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Takes lead in analyzing streaming media reserves requests to determine if use is fair or if copyright permission may be required. Advises instructors on requesting rights and explains copyright restrictions.
Reviews streaming media requests for copyright and captures justifications provided by instructors in accordance with UMD Libraries’ copyright guidelines.
Assists library users and staff at other libraries
Answers email, telephone, chat, and in-person inquiries regarding interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserves policies and specific requests.
Educates and guides face-to-face and remote customers with varying levels of proficiency in using course reserves and interlibrary loan services, including how to access these services via the Libraries’ various discovery tools.
Instructs faculty in adding the Course Reserves Streaming Module to ELMS and submitting reserves requests.
Assists customers with complaint resolution, escalating to Resource Sharing Coordinator, Course Reserves Coordinator, or Head of Resource Sharing & Reserves (as appropriate).
Provides directional, informational and other assistance to users during regularly assigned shift(s) at the McKeldin Library Services Desk.
Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff and supervision of student assistants
Partners with the other RSR Student Leads to communicate with, hire, schedule, evaluate, approve timecards for and terminate student employees.
Trains student employees in tasks related to streaming media reserves.
Assigns tasks to student employees daily.
Reviews student employees’ work and performs quality control.
Reviews requests for media that student assistants cannot locate, updating the requests in ILLiad, Ares, Sharestream and the item records in Aleph.
Answers questions relating to screencapturing, delivery, and digitization of files.
Trains other Libraries staff in streaming media reserves processing.
Provides functional supervision of student assistants during desk shifts.
Provides general digital conversion expertise
Advises and instructs other library staff and patrons in the use of contemporary and legacy audiovisual format conversion software and equipment.
Troubleshoots audiovisual equipment and collaborates with DST for resolution.
Other duties as assigned
Position may be cross-trained in other resource sharing and reserves functions and assigned other duties as needed.
Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff and student assistants performing tasks related to resource sharing and reserves. Provides functional supervision of student assistants working at the Library Services Desk during assigned shifts.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/92004. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted.
Best consideration date is February 9, 2022.
Position: Severn Processing Technician
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Originally posted on MLA Job Line
Responsibilities: The person in this position accesses materials at Severn Library, performs item
maintenance and collection maintenance tasks and assists with collection retrieval, scanning, and
circulation tasks. They also prepare materials for withdrawal and/ or transfer at McKeldin Library during
deselection and transfer projects. This position provides guidance and instruction to hourly student
assistants in Severn and McKeldin Libraries and serves as the courier for items in Special Collections, as
needed. Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity,
equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’
diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Two years of experience directly related to the primary
duties of the position. Excellent attention to detail; Familiarity with guidelines for handling special
collections materials; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Works well independently;
Previous project management experience; Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (e.g., experience
with pivot tables); Previous work experience in special collections or archives. For the full position
description and faculty requirements, please go to Severn Processing Tech.
Salary Range: Minimum- $33,772.00 Benefits- 11 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days
Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, more.
Application Process: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at UMD Application. No
relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the
University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of
a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail
addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies
with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative
action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to
a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on
the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs
and activities, and admissions.
Closing Date: Feb. 22, 2022