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Career Opportunity: Library Research Specialist, King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA

Library Research Specialist

Location:  Atlanta

Description:  The Library Research Specialist works with a team of research librarians to
provide in-depth legal, business, and competitive intelligence research to lawyers and staff
throughout the firm. The main focus of this position is conducting competitive intelligence
research and analysis designed to further the strategic initiatives and business development goals
of the firm.

Candidates will have the following skills and responsibilities:

• Provide comprehensive research and preliminary analysis on legal and non-legal topics using a
wide variety of print and electronic resources.
• Work closely with practice groups and marketing staff to provide actionable competitive
intelligence by using external and internal resources to synthesize research into highly usable and
concise reports.
• Conduct extensive research in online resources including, but not limited to, Westlaw, Lexis,
CourtLink, PACER, Capital IQ, Intelligize, Dun & Bradstreet, IntelliConnect, and Bloomberg.
• Advise lawyers and staff on appropriate sources and strategies to successfully complete
research tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner.
• Provide current awareness services to monitor clients, industries and competitors.
• Participate in evaluating new research products and services.
• Train lawyers and staff of all experience levels in the use of print and electronic library
• Possess outstanding customer-service and organizational skills necessary to successfully manage
multiple research requests in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines.
• Maintain a positive and highly professional relationship with all levels of firm personnel to
promote trust and confidence in the provision of library research services.

• BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university.
• Advanced degree in library science, law, or business; or an equivalent combination of training,
education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Ability to serve on-call on a rotating basis and to support research requests after business
hours including weekends and holidays.
• Prior legal or law firm experience is desirable.

To apply: Please apply directly on the King & Spalding job site at: ID=*CE8804342D39B11B

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Position Announcement: Lynda Crumley Memorial Internship

Lynda Crumley Memorial Internship 


The Friends of Smyrna Library and the Director of Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna, Georgia, will interview for the position of Library Intern. This paid internship is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library.

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT:  May-August, 2015 

HOURS: 120 hours total; schedule negotiable 



The focus of the 2015 internship is Youth Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementation of a weekly children’s program during Summer Reading. Under the guidance of Smyrna Library’s Youth Services Librarian, the intern will prepare, present and/or host the weekly program; provide reader’s advisory and reference services to children and their families; shelve children’s materials; promote and market Youth Services events, services and collections; and other duties as assigned.



Current student or immediate graduate of an accredited Masters of Library and Information Science program.



     Cover Letter

     Resume

     Contact information for three professional references

Additional support materials may be submitted.



     Monday, March 16, 2015

     Send application materials and questions to Mary Wallace Moore at

     The successful candidate will be notified by April 30.

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Career Opportunity: Information Center Supervisor

Cadence Group is looking for an Information Center Supervisor to supervise a staff of 6, managing the entire electronic document processing workflow including scanning, quality checks, and digital records maintenance.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in a records and information management setting, some preferably in a law library
• Knowledge of and experience following best practices associated with document and information management
• Minimum of 2 year of experience in a supervisory or managerial role
• Experience holding team members accountable for timely completion of tasks in their areas of responsibility
• Ability to motivate, mentor, and coach team members to perform their best
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well both with team and management
• Practical knowledge and use of available technology, including Excel and Access
• Ability to learn and adopt new software systems quickly
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Bachelor’s degree in related field

• Writing standard operating procedures
• Supervising the document scanning/imaging team
• Managing electronic document processing and workflow from beginning to end (including conversion, quality control, storage, and tracking)
• Setting the standards for performance and expectations for the team
• Managing team schedule and assignments
• Conducting periodic one-on-one checkpoints with each team member
• Resolving team issues quickly
• Performing quality checks on scanned images
• Maintaining digital records
• Providing Circulation support (e.g., pulling requests, filing)
• Communicating and coordinating with others within the legal department
• Training new team members

Preferred Experience:
• Contract and document lifecycle experience
• Supported software conversion and/or implementation
• Worked closely with users to implement technology enhancements
• Proficient using MS Excel and Access

How to Apply: Please click on this link, complete form and upload your resume:

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Career Opportunity: Public Services Librarian

From SLA Leadership list. Posted by Elaine Lasda Bergman September 15, 2014.

Public Services Librarian – UCF Universal Orlando Foundation Library at Rosen College

Responsibilities: The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries is accepting applications for a full-time librarian to serve at the Universal Orlando Foundation Library at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.  Primary responsibilities include participation in all modes of reference, library instruction, web development, outreach, and collection development duties.  The Public Services Librarian, reporting to the Head Rosen College Librarian, also maintains current knowledge of numerous print and electronic resources, as well as procedures related to circulation and other library services.  He/she also participates in regular electronic meetings, attends occasional meetings on the UCF Orlando campus, and participates in appropriate professional service and research activities.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Required qualifications:

– Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited institution

– At least one year post-MLS library experience


Preferred qualifications:

– Experience with academic, branch, or regional campus librarianship

– Strong service orientation and an ability to work with a wide variety of constituents

– Strong communication skills

– Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

– Experience with library instruction and/or experience in the preparation of instructional materials or tutorials

– Experience with the design and maintenance of webpages or online tutorials

– Experience with current reference practices and technologies

– Experience with hospitality, business, management, or related resources

– Commitment to professional service and research activities


Environment: This position serves students and faculty on the UCF Rosen College campus, located approximately 28 miles from the main Orlando campus.  The college has an enrollment of 3,500. Full time staffing within the Rosen Library is five: two librarians and three support staff.  The University of Central Florida is the nation’s 2nd largest public university, enrolling over 60,000 students and offering 91 bachelor’s, 86 master’s, and 30 doctoral programs.  The main UCF library and branches have a collection of 2.2 million volumes, subscription base of 43,000 serials, and serve as a partial depository for government documents and patents.  The total library materials budget is $6.1 million.  Full-time staffing of 116 includes 44 faculty.  For more information about the UCF Libraries and the Rosen Library see and

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with generous insurance benefits and retirement options, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and no state income tax.

To Apply: For position number 33419 submit a letter of application addressing the stated qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references at by the closing date, 16 October 2014.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions may be directed to UCF Human Resources: or 407-823-2771.  Searches are conducted in accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws.  UCF is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

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Career Opportunity: Reference Librarian

From SLA Georgia member Jane Killian. Received September 2, 2014:

InfoCurrent is looking for a reference librarian for a long-term government contract position in DC. The Reference Librarian will staff the reference desk answering in-depth business and legal research questions via email, phone or in person. This person will also manage interlibrary loan requests, and provide circulation services.

Required Qualifications:

. ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science

. Minimum of 2 years professional reference and research experience

. Experience with business and legal online research services (Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, etc.)

. Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference service

. Excellent analytical, organizational, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team

Please submit your resume in Word format to for consideration.

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