Job Details

Research Librarian/Analyst ‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland, OR

Job - Law

Close Date: 02/21/2019

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is seeking an experienced full-time Research Librarian/Analyst in ‎its downtown Portland office.‎

As part of the Research & Library Services (RLS) team, in conjunction with the Knowledge ‎Management (KM) Department, the Research Librarian/Analyst provides legal and business ‎research and reference services for the firm’s attorneys and staff, assists users in the selection of ‎research tools, develops tutorials and guides, and provides online and in-person training. ‎Additionally, the Research Librarian/Analyst performs public records research and makes ‎recommendations regarding potential clients in accordance with confidential firm procedures.‎

Essential Functions:‎
• 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.‎
• Generate packages of background information on potential individual and business clients, ‎evaluate risk, and make recommendations based on established guidelines and procedures.‎
• Maintain a familiarity with research and legal workflow resources, including discovering and ‎evaluating new information sources.‎
• Support the education and training on research databases, forms, and other resources ‎managed by the KM department.‎
• In conjunction with other KM 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. ‎
• Coordinate ordering of requested 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.‎

Competencies:‎
• 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 operate general office equipment efficiently. ‎
• Ability to retrieve and distribute print volumes, push and pull carts of books, equipment, and ‎packages weighing up to 40 pounds and ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of ‎up to 7-8 feet high. ‎

Required Education and Experience:‎
• Masters in Library/Information Science or JD required.‎
• One year of professional law library experience, preferably in a research role. Law firm ‎experience highly 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.‎

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements ‎‎to Alana Carson, Director of Knowledge Management, at Recruiting@schwabe.com.‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment, offering ‎competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical, dental, ‎life, LTD, 401(k)/profit ‎sharing retirement, tuition reimbursement, EAP, transit ‎subsidy, and paid time off.

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.‎

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