O'Melveny has an immediate need for a Senior Research Librarian in our Washington DC office. The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions. This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff. Under the direction of the Library Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the DC office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices. The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research. In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Library Manager, the following functions will be performed:
Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments and activities.
Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
Assist Electronic Services staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
Work with Library team to develop and implement innovative services
Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the use of electronic resources
Work with the Electronic Services staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
Handle local technical services functions, including receiving new items, processing invoices and maintaining the Library.
Provide interlibrary loan support for the office
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred
Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services
Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
Keen interest in technology and innovation.
Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.
For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please.
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