Holland & Knight is seeking a Research Manager to work in either the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, or Portland office. The position will be responsible for managing Library Services. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of library services for the west coast region, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The librarian is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online databases and Internet resources and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on library-wide issues and projects.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
Regularly conduct client development research as a part of the Library & Research Services team
Explain and assist in use of reference sources; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
Administer the library to ensure the resources are easy to use and accessible
Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
Receive and route library serials, both in print and online forms
Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
Coordinate activities with research services team as well as participating in enhancing research services/firm technologies
Provide and implement current awareness services
Provide library orientation and training in print and electronic resources to attorneys and other professional staff
Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
Special projects and additional duties as assigned
Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/BNA, CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah, HeinOnline and others
3-5 years of law library experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
Intermediate MS Office, particularly Excel
Experience with fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously
Must be physically capable of moving boxes and or furniture weighing as much as 35 lbs
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school required.
Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.