Requisition Number: 2022-05-02107-0130-001
Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hours: 40

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Electronic Resources Librarian

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Description/Job Summary

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for overseeing and directing the Resources Specialist and Operations Assistant on a day-to-day basis; supporting them with mentoring and training, as needed.  

Additional responsibilities include supporting the Operations Manager with the maintenance of all internal systems, such as, OneLog, Quest, SpendConnect, SirsiDynix, etc., and administering all electronic resources and relevant workflows, including, managing I.P. addresses, coordinating licenses, contracts and renewal calendars, access, and copyright compliance.  

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Supervises the day-to-day workflow of the Operations team to ensure delivery of high-quality service in their day-to-day responsibilities in acquisitions, distribution, circulation, cataloging and billing functions
  • Overall management of the purchasing, registrations, renewals, password maintenance, and copyright compliance of database and electronic materials; assistance with the evaluation of online resources
  • Leads the evaluation, selection, and deselection of print and online resource collections
  • Collaborates with vendors to maintain seamless access to subscription resources
  • Assists the Operations Manager with maintaining the request management system and Research intranet sites
  • Coordinates training for attorneys and staff on use of resources and technology
  • Works with the Research team and vendors to troubleshoot technical issues related to the integrated library system and online subscriptions
  • Coordinates with the Research Manager on collection development and generates reports for practice groups of materials relevant to their practice
  • Supports the Operations Manager and Director to negotiate license terms with vendors and publishers, by providing analytical and comparative reviews
  • Provides leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the acquisition, access, and usage of electronic resources
  • Provides electronic resource management for the Firm’s licensed content; creating and delivering reports on electronic resource costs, cost-recovery, utilization, and other statistics as well as providing interpretation, analysis, and recommending strategic actions
  • Assists the Operations Manager in identifying electronic resources for consideration, establishing product trials and managing license terms related to electronic resources
  • Works with the Operations Services Team to ensure documentation for the Integrated Library System (ILS) is in sync with the Department SharePoint content
  • Supports the department Operations Manager with department initiatives, as assigned
  • Recognizes the value of professional networking and actively participate in professional associations and online communities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Five (5) years of relevant progressive library technical services/operations experience
  • Demonstrated experience using an integrated library system
  • Ability to effectively present information both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to scheduling changes and shifts in priorities
  • Ability to identify complex problems, make decisions and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently, determine priorities and coordinate workflow effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a client focus
  • Process-oriented with great attention to detail and technical acuity
  • Superior organizational skills, unflagging attention to detail, and demonstrated commitment to the accuracy and completeness of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, particularly Excel and SharePoint

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of library systems, particularly SIRSI and OCLC
  • Law Firm experience preferred
  • Experience using Electronic Resource Management Systems such as Onelog or Research Monitor
  • Experience with MS SharePoint

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience required

Preferred Education

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science preferred
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