The Reference Librarian will provide timely, cost-effective and thorough responses to research requests utilizing a variety of electronic and print resources. This position is responsible for firm-wide awareness initiatives including docket, case, statute and news tracking and alerting. The Librarian coordinates and implements promotion of library and research services through user instruction, departmental presentations, development of pathfinders and other training materials for all levels of users; including coordination with vendors to provide training on specific research services.
Provide reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals and staff utilizing print and electronic resources.
Manage and monitor Library Alerts Inbox throughout the day for content, urgency and relevance, and determine action needed by other team members if necessary. Serve as primary contact for Litigation alerts requested by attorneys, determine best resource(s) for collection of information and distribute findings to requestor(s). Coordinate current awareness and business development initiatives, including docket alerts and case tracking.
Develop, coordinate and implement promotion of library and research services through user instruction, departmental presentations, development of pathfinders and other training materials for all levels of users as new initiatives and training needs arise.
Coordinate the workflow processes of new and departing attorneys, paralegals and staff to provide and manage access to research services.
Perform and participate in special projects as assigned by the Library Services Manager.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Knowledge and Skills:
Proficiency using common print and online resources such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Checkpoint, Courtlink, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah and PACER
Develop and conduct end-user training both in person and online
Advanced knowledge of legal and non-legal research techniques using print and electronic resources
Superior organization skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong interpersonal skills
Customer service and satisfaction focused
Computer navigation skills - Advanced
Work both independently and in a collaborative environment
5+ years of experience in a law firm (or similar) environment preferred
About Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP provides business and legal counsel to clients throughout the United States and around the world. Since its founding in 1909, our firm has grown into one of the largest law firms in the country, with nearly 375 attorneys who are located in seven offices in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Our firm is proud to represent thousands of clients, who range from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, from non-profit organizations to governmental entities and industry trade groups, and from individuals needing estate planning advice to defendants embroiled in sprawling, multi-state class action litigation. We offer each of those clients - large and small - an unflagging commitment to excellent legal representation and outstanding client service.
Our practices span the spectrum of legal services, and include all forms of litigation, labor and employment law, corporate law, commercial law, and tax law. The ranks of our lawyers include Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, dozens of former federal and state law clerks, and individuals selected by their peers to head state and national organizations focused on a...ntitrust, bankruptcy, and trial practice, among other areas.
We work with our clients to structure and finance corporate transactions, to negotiate real estate acquisitions and franchising arrangements, to develop and implement labor and employment law policies and practices, to comply with health care regulatory requirements, and to identify and avoid potential environmental problems. Our lawyers focus on recognizing emerging legal issues and developing approaches that allow our clients to conduct their businesses and activities in ways that minimize the risk of future liability.
When our clients become involved in disputes, they entrust our trial lawyers with litigation of the most complex and challenging legal issues. Our lawyers have tried matters in federal and state courts across the country and have argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. Whether the cases involve toxic tort issues, claims of employment discrimination, allegations of criminal activity, asserted violations of the securities laws, or large-scale computer data breaches, our trial lawyers provide our clients with creative and efficient representation that has achieved superior results.
Our lawyers come from the finest law schools in the country, and we offer them a culture that is committed to diversity, collegiality, teamwork, professional development, community involvement, and pro bono activities. Our firm has been a leader in recruiting and encouraging diverse talents. Our firm is one of the few large law firms to have received the prestigious Pro Bono Publico award from the American Bar Association, reflecting our deep commitment to pro bono work.