The Manager of Technical Services has primary responsibility for the coordination of department acquisitions, collection development, cataloging and maintaining on-line research services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Hires, directs, manages, and evaluates Technical Services team, including a collection development analyst, systems and technical services analyst and assistants.
Work with the Research Services Leadership Team to develop a long range strategic plan for the Dechert Research Services Department.
Develop and manage a streamlined and centralized technical services process.
Manage the collection in EOS or similar software; and develop a standardized firm wide approach to managing all publications.
Works with the Director of Research and Services and the Financial Coordinator to set and manage the budget on an ongoing basis.
Works with the Financial Coordinator to develop monthly variance reports and quarterly re-forecasts.
Responsible for overseeing electronic subscriptions: trials, authentications, passwords and licenses.
Assist the Manager of Training and Outreach Services in implementing and providing instruction in the use of new technologies for the Research Service team.
In consultation with the Director of Research Services and the Manager of Training and Outreach Services, participate in development of electronic resources and new technologies, including portal resources for practice groups, access to electronic publications, and knowledge management initiatives, such as West KM.
Participates in the activities of professional associations for personal development.
Manage the Research Services content on the Firm’s intranet.
Partner with Practice Group Directors to assist in practice group intranet pages.
Strives to fulfill Department mission and to adhere to Department and Firm rules at all times.
Practices and fosters a culture of teamwork and cooperation.
Performs any and all other duties as are necessary for the efficient functioning of the team.
Occasional travel to other Firm offices.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / KSAs:
Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree required
A minimum five years’ law library experience
A minimum of three years’ law library management experience
Knowledge of Law Library Management
Knowledge of Law Library systems
Knowledge of Law firm budgeting
Knowledge of the Firm’s Policies and Procedures
Knowledge of legal, business and medical print and electronic information sources and research methods
Electronic research proficiency and analytical ability
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Knowledge of acquisition processes and procedures
Aptitude for detail and accuracy
Ability to manage a team of professionals
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
Proficiency with Excel
Vision: ability to see well enough to read materials and computer screen 90% of the time
Hearing: ability to hear well enough to talk on the phone about 50% of the time
Lift: ability to lift 40 pounds about 1% of the time
Posture: ability to sit for about 70% and bend at least 30% of the time
Internal Number: R-1573
About Dechert LLP
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