Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a global law firm with over 300 attorneys has an opening for a Reference Supervisor in its New York City office. The Reference Supervisor will lead a team of information professionals to provide expert level research support to attorneys and firm staff to satisfy legal, business, and general information needs.
The Hughes Hubbard Reference Supervisor will be expected to perform the following:
Supervise Library’s reference staff and manage request workflow to ensure service standards and library procedures are being met. Assign tasks as needed. Provide training and guidance to librarians and library staff.
Provide legal and business reference using manual and on-line sources. Ability to compile legislative histories, subject bibliographies, and resource guides.
Perform in-depth corporate research including precedent searching, locating exhibits, determining affiliates and subsidiaries, verifying state of incorporation, and ordering SEC documents.
Perform trademark and patent research using various intellectual property databases.
Search in a variety of databases including but not limited to: Accurint; Bloomberg Law; Cheetah; Courtlink; D&B; D&B Family Tree Finder; Hoovers; Intelligize; Kluwer Arbitration; Lex Machina; Lexis Advance; Lexis Securities Mosaic; OCLC Worldcat; PACER; PacerPro; Pro Quest Dialog; Ravel; RIA-Checkpoint; Saegis; Sharkrepellant; and Westlaw.
Perform interlibrary loans as needed; utilize various document delivery services to obtain publications, articles, reports, etc. Participate in library listservs for interlibrary loan.
Coordinate Library alert services.
Identify new resources that support the Firm’s practices and make recommendations to Director. Analyze and critique new research products and summarize in written format as needed.
Participates in various training initiatives for associates and staff. Prepares handouts and presents programs on research topics as requested.
Assists in communicating library announcements as necessary in both oral and written formats.
Support all library record keeping for staff including but not limited to: library statistics, password lists, watch lists, routing lists, disbursements, and time & billing records.
Job & Educational Requirements
MLS or JD, Minimum seven years of law firm experience.
Advanced knowledge of legal and business resources in print and online.
Strong service orientation and ability to lead a team effectively.
Good interpersonal, written skills, and presentation skills.
Strong computer and technology skills. Ability and desire to absorb and apply new applications and technologies. Familiar with social networking resources.
Familiar with project management practices. Ability to work on short and long term projects independently and as part of a team. Ability to delegate, multitask, and work under pressure to meet attorney expectations.
Flexibility to assume other job responsibilities within the department as necessary and to work extended hours as required.
Please send cover letter, resume, and references by email with the subject line HHR REFERENCE SUPERVISOR to:
Director of Library Services
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
All inquiries will be kept confidential. No phone calls please.
The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected status. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans.
Internal Number: 20180402Library
About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a global law firm with over 300 attorneys. The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire qualified applicants for the position, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected status. It is also our policy to provide employment opportunities to qualified persons with a disability and covered veterans.