Job Details

Research Librarian Analyst

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland, OR

Job - Law

Close Date: 03/30/2018

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based on a ‎deep industry focus. Schwabe attorneys are more than a collection of lawyers; they are partners in ‎our clients’ businesses. Our understanding of key industry sectors allows us to help clients achieve ‎success through ideas, advice, and exceptional legal counsel. With 170 attorneys and offices in ‎Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Mountain View, Eugene and Salem, Schwabe is one of the largest ‎Pacific Northwest ‎regional law firms.‎

Schwabe is seeking a Research Librarian Analyst to join Schwabe’s Research & Library ‎Services team in its Portland or Seattle office. The Research Librarian Analyst provides legal and ‎business research and reference services for the firm’s attorneys and staff. This position will assist ‎users in the selection of research tools, develop tutorials and guides, and provide online and in-‎person training. They will also performs public records research and make recommendations ‎regarding potential clients in accordance with confidential firm procedures.‎
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A sampling of the duties and responsibilities:‎
• Provide legal and business research services including reference interviews, in-depth ‎information retrieval, evaluation, and synthesis based on the specific needs of the requestor.‎
• Provide reference services including document delivery, selection of appropriate resources, ‎password maintenance, interlibrary loans, and other reference tasks as assigned.‎
• Support the education and training on research databases, forms, and other resources managed ‎by the Research & Library Services (RLS) department.‎
• In conjunction with other RLS staff, develop training materials, tutorials and guides.‎
• Support the business and competitive intelligence research staff as needed.‎
• Support the knowledge management staff and initiatives as needed.‎
• Perform library maintenance tasks which may include checking in and routing periodicals, ‎labeling books, maintaining records in internal databases, shelving books, and transitioning from ‎print to electronic resources.‎
• Process new materials and maintain currency.‎
• Contribute to collection development by identifying and evaluating resources. ‎
• Market research services and offerings to all attorneys and staff.‎
• Assist as requested with audit procedures.‎
• Provide backup coverage for other department staff. ‎
• Assist the Director with administrative responsibilities as assigned.‎

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ‎
• Knowledge of basic legal reference resources and excellent online research skills including Lexis, ‎Westlaw, Bloomberg, courts and dockets, business and corporate databases, public records ‎databases, and other online and internet resources.‎
• Must possess a thorough knowledge of library systems and databases as normally acquired ‎through a Master's degree in library and information science. ‎
• Experience with web-based online public access catalogs.‎
• Proficient with multiple computer applications, especially Microsoft Office and Adobe.‎
• Highly dependable, punctual, and able to provide high-quality service in a fast-paced ‎environment; highly developed service orientation.‎
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team member.‎
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills; must have the ability to retain and manage a high ‎level of detail. ‎
• Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and ‎staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact. ‎
• Must be able to understand and follow law office procedures. ‎
• Must be able to quickly prepare and deliver written and verbal reports to attorneys, staff, and ‎management. ‎
• Ability to travel to other offices as needed. ‎

Minimum Qualifications: ‎
• Master’s degree in library/information science from a graduate program accredited by the ‎American Library Association, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that ‎ensures the ability to perform the essential job functions.‎
• One year of professional law library experience, preferably in a research role. Law firm ‎experience preferred.‎
• Excellent legal, business, and public records research skills.‎
• Computer/internet skills with proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat and use of various ‎online research databases.‎
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.‎

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ‎religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender ‎identity or other status protected by law. The firm will make reasonable accommodations for ‎religious beliefs and for the known needs of qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.‎

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ‎Human Resources at Recruiting@schwabe.com.‎

Complete details: https://www.schwabe.com/careers-professionals