Assistant Librarian Position - Littler Mendelson, P.C.

  • 13 Jul 2020 2:23 PM
    Message # 9099697
    Matthew Timko (Administrator)

    Please share widely with exceptional candidates. Littler Mendelson, P.C. is hiring for an Assistant Librarian who excels when working on a team, has fantastic communication abilities, and enjoys a challenging learning environment. Contact Allison Reeve Davis to discuss the opportunity further. 

    Full posting below:

    Assistant Librarian - Littler Mendleson, P.C.
    Full Time
    Kansas City, MO


    About Littler

    Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,500 attorneys in 80 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 75 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing member entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Responsible and accountable for answering basic reference questions received from the KM Reference Service Desk providing the firm and the client with accurate information while providing the best value in a thorough and timely and manner. Requests could include: providing a copy of a survey, forwarding a copy of a presentation, locating a recent power point, etc.
    • Responsible for conducting basic research requests in support of Research Librarians.
    • Responsible for conducting triage on reference requests and projects to prioritize work and ensure all work is done in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for asking appropriate questions, and to determine when independent judgment is required or where additional information is required from the attorney or manager to ensure that resources are used appropriately.
    • Responsible for packaging information in a succinct manner, to avoid a data dump of materials and still provide a complete answer to the research question or project.
    • Responsible for the smooth daily maintenance of the firm's library. Ensuring mail is opening timely, invoices are processed accurately and timely, and print and online materials are accessible by all appropriate firm users.

    Technical Skills & Competencies

    • Undergraduate degree with library or research experience. MLIS preferred. Law firm expertise preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with an emphasis in email communication.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools, and common library programs such as EOS or similar library catalog system
    • Familiarity with online legal and non-legal research tools such as West, Lexis, Bloomberg, PACER, Courtlink, BNA, CCH, Hoovers, LRI, etc. The ability to utilize the correct tool for the correct question while providing the best value to the client and firm for basic research requests.
    • Familiarity with print Labor and Employment reference materials, both to utilize as a research tool, in maintain the firm's print collection.
    • Ability to package vast amount of research data in a clear and concise manner utilizing Excel, Word, Power Point, and web based applications.

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Master's of Library Science preferred.
    • 1-2 years of experience in a Labor and Employment law firm with 3-5 years of overall research experience.
    Last modified: 13 Jul 2020 2:25 PM | Matthew Timko (Administrator)
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