Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library's technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.
The Library Assistant is expected to be a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain library vendor files, reviewing invoices to verify receipt of materials and to avoid duplication of payment
Work with vendors to claim missing items
Prepare all invoices for final approval and payment using automated and manual systems
Check in mail and serials, and process new library materials
Effectively use a variety of databases and manual systems for interlibrary loan work, including borrowing materials, loaning materials, and managing requests and delivery
Perform routine basic copy cataloging, update records in the online catalog, withdraw items selected by a librarian, and maintain holdings records
Organize and coordinate activities of the contract shelver/filer
Assist with budget analysis and cost efficiency
Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
Perform basic legal research using online and print resources
Core Competencies and Job Requirements
Two- or four-year college degree preferred
Two or more years of related experience in a law library
Familiarity with LC library cataloging system, other cataloging systems, and general cataloging principles
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and SharePoint
Proficient in general library collection maintenance activities; experience with Chrome River preferred
Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
Ability to perform collection maintenance functions that will include lifting (up to 25 lbs.), bending, standing, walking, reaching overhead, climbing stairs, pushing and pulling book carts, etc.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities
Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government.