Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier international law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Debevoise clients engage our lawyers for the high degree of quality, strategic focus and creativity we bring to our legal advice. Our talented administrative and legal support staff bring the same commitment to their work, ensuring the firm delivers the highest level of service and a distinctive client experience. We provide a work environment that is diverse, collaborative, respectful and collegial, and where professional growth is encouraged and nurtured.
The firm seeks an innovative and forward thinking Electronic Resources Manager for the Electronic Resources Department who is responsible for the supervision of the Electronic Resources staff, implementation of policies and procedures for all aspects of Electronic Resources, implementation of new technology solutions, and oversees the library's integrated library system, EOSi. The Electronic Resources Manager reports to the Director of Knowledge Management Services.
Integrated Library System: • Develops and implements all policies and procedures relating to the firm's integrated library system, and maintains the integrity of the database • Oversees original cataloging and classification of library materials in firm wide integrated library system, EOSi, coordinating with branch office libraries and outside cataloging service. • Implements all additions, changes, and upgrades to the functionality of EOSi
Budget: • Works with the Director and Electronic Resources Analyst to produce the annual budget for all subscriptions and publications • Oversees the maintenance of the library's accounting database by the Electronic Resources Analyst • Negotiates with vendors for new subscriptions and renewals
New Developments: • Works with Library Director to plan and implement special projects related to Electronic Resources including custom developments for EOS.Web and other systems
Training: • Educates attorneys and staff on use of new resources and technology including eBooks and ResearchHub, a mobile version of TRG’s Research Monitor • Conducts custom, one-on-one training for attorneys on an as needed basis • Trains the Electronic Resources staff and library staff in other offices in use of all library systems and procedures
Troubleshooting: • Works with Information Services Dept. and vendors to troubleshoot technical issues related to the integrated library system and online subscriptions
Collection Development: • Coordinates with the Research Manager on collection development and generates reports for practice groups of materials relevant to their practice • Recommends new information sources
General: • Supervises electronic resources staff in their day to day responsibilities in acquisitions, distribution, circulation, and interlibrary loan functions • Compiles statistics and produces reports on Electronic Resources operations including acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and usage of the online catalog • Monitors the library's physical plant • Keeps abreast of new developments in library science and especially in the field of library technical services through participation in professional development activities
Job & Educational Requirements:
• M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program preferred • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a law firm library with progressive increase in management responsibilities • Thorough knowledge of electronic and print resources employed by global law firms • Experience managing an integrated library system • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing • Ability to identify complex problems, make determinations and implement effective solutions
About Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, an AmLaw 50 international law firm with over 650 attorneys, is one of the leading law firms in the country. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently. We believe in hiring talented and dedicated individuals as members of our administrative community. We draw on the strength of our culture and structure to deliver the best of our firm to our lawyers and clients through true collaboration.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified employees will receive equal consideration for promotions and transfers without regard to regard to race, creed, color, sex/gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital or family status, alienage or citizenship status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic, status, or condition legally protected in accordance with U.S. law.