The Legal and Business Research Analyst is responsible for the overall management of the firm's law library locations and is responsible for law library professional services for attorneys and other persons; coordinating and/or performing reference, research, and other services; performing designated law library management duties in the absence of the director or assistant director and is responsible for law library supervisory, administrative, and project management assignments.
Assists Library Director in development of the law library short and long-range planning process and helps formulate its overall mission, goals, strategies, budgets, and law library service plans
Plans law library reference, research, administrative, and other assignments; and confers, when appropriate, with the law library service plans
Coordinates and performs law and other library research services both on-line and manually involving legal and other disciplines, involving: conferring with attorneys to define research needs, developing research strategies, conducting research, and maintaining department standards, assists library users in finding materials; trains users in research techniques; and locates materials from outside libraries; provides both cursory and in depth research assistance
Coordinates and performs library marketing and training services such as departmental presentations, development of pathfinders and user training in manual and electronic resources
Assists in law library department management and supervisory activities involving responsibility for designated law library management duties such as, invoice control and review, vendor relations, serials control, circulation, collection maintenance, cataloging, liaison to other locations, coordinating work of technicians and clerks, and helping to direct day-to-day work flow
Responsible, in conjunction with the law library director and library committee, for library project studies
May be assigned responsibility for developing and maintaining CD-ROM, Internet, intranet or CALR policies and procedures; developing training programs and written guides for all levels of users, and in conjunction with law library director, serve as primary contact for vendors and provide some technical support
Maintains a customer service attitude at all times
Researches law library professional, administrative, and management issues to enhance law library reference, research, and other services, and continuously upgrades knowledge of law library practices, policies, systems, and resources
Performs relief and/or project duties and responsibilities such as assisting in law library office and technical tasks, or substituting for other department staff
Responsible for remaining current on technological and industry law library developments.
Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
Carries out responsibilities in an honest, ethical, and professional manner
Responsibilities occasionally may require and adjusted work schedule, overtime, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines.
Some travel and overnight stays required to support office libraries or for professional development.
EXPERIENCE SKILLS REQUIRED
• Masters in library science with course work in law librarianship, a J.D. degree is preferred.
• Experience with automated library systems, computer-assisted research, Internet searching, and familiarity with basic software programs are highly desirable.
• Must be accustomed to working as a team member; have outstanding research and reference project planning and law library service accomplishments; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity.
• Should have the equivalent of 2-4 years of previous law library professional and supervisory experience with responsibilities for assisting in law library department management and initiating and monitoring attorney-library services and relationships. Experience with automated library systems, computer-assisted research, Internet searching, and familiarity with basic software programs are highly desirable.
About K&L Gates
K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with over 2,000 lawyers on five continents. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants, and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. We also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law as well as litigation.
We are leaders in legal issues relating to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds—technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, telecommunications, financial services, and life sciences, among others.