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Research & Information Services Manager

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Years of Experience

6-10 yrs required

Location

Palo Alto, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 02,2018

Posted on

Jan 18,2018
Practice Area
Information Technology >> Information Technology
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Research & Information Services Manager Responsibilities: Lead the library department in continually developing new and innovative solutions that deliver value to our attorneys and clients. Establish strong relationships with attorneys and practice group leaders to understand their priorities and align the collection, staff and services with the current and future needs of the attorneys. Evaluate current workflows and establish best practices for library department processes. Assess library technology needs and work with stakeholders to implement new technology, processes or workflows as may be needed. Guide development and delivery of targeted research and information resources to persona-driven intranet pages. Assess the value of the resources in the collection, both print and online; initiate resource changes when appropriate, and oversee associated attorney messaging and change management . Develop a resources collection development policy and procedure for objective evaluation of new and renewed resources. Formulate the annual library budget, manage to budget, and align future spend to the strategic goals of the firm’s practice groups. Manage an experienced team of technical services and reference librarians, and empower them to take on new challenges. Manage vendor relations and lead contract negotiations; perform forecasting analyses and competitor assessments that inform such negotiations. Promote library and research services throughout the firm. Oversee the development and promotion of library resources and services training. Foster collaborative relationships between the library, knowledge management, marketing, conflicts, and other departments to support their competitive and business intelligence needs. Liaise with all administrative departments to effectively collaborate on initiatives that enhance the firm’s service to clients. Manage research and operational needs in national and international offices. Special projects and additional duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library/information sciences or JD Degree. 6-10 years law library experience with 3-5 years of supervisory experience. Experience evaluating and implementing resource monitoring, ILS and related workflow systems. Experience collecting and analyzing metrics to measure the value of library services. Experience identifying key performance indicators for library and research services; experience systemically track service levels and the value of third-party resources impacting client successes. Experience leading vendor contract negotiations; calculating budget forecasts and managing to budget. Project management experience. In-depth understanding of the content and functionality of key legal and business research tools. Experience with intranet content publishing and SharePoint. Understanding of knowledge management systems is a plus. Exceptional written and verbal communication and skills. Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050

Review:

"A Great Place For a Go Getter"

Former Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

I would like to see more promotions given to those that have worked hard and have put in the time and effort to get where they are.

Pros : ALL of the staff members here are very friendly and easy to socialize with. I also felt as though the starting pay was exceptional.
Cons : There is a real lack of sense of progress in terms of growth at this firm. It is hard to tell where you stand and I did not see many promotions take place during my stay here.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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