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Law Librarians work for law schools or law corporations and are responsible for providing support to library customers. Their work duties include helping with research, managing library operations, monitoring budgets, supervising technical services, and coordinating librarian assistants. Essential job requirements seen on a Law Librarian resume sample are legal knowledge, information management expertise, problem solving orientation, research abilities, customer service, and computer competences. A Master’s Degree in information science is seen on most eligible resumes. A law degree may also be required for many positions.

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Law Librarian

Responsible for managing all research and reference requests for over 300+ attorneys

  • Supervised staff of three library assistants and oversaw all aspects of library operation in library director's absence
  • Trained and mentored reference assistant in use of electronic and print resources
  • Utilized Internet resources, online databases, and print materials to assist attorneys and legal staff locate research materials and/or answer research questions
  • Assigned daily reference duties to library assistant and reviewed and monitored all assignments
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
2

Law Librarian

Proactively administered a budget in excess of $290K while reducing costs by over 47% through vendor negotiations and streamlining activities to align with information obtained through effective client surveys.

  • Performed 16% of the Westlaw research in 2013 in a department of 41 attorneys and 9 legal assistants and provided research guidance to clients in the Law Department and other departments within the corporation.
  • Conducted case, statutory, regulatory and fact-based legal research utilizing Westlaw, HeinOnline, PACER, Law360, the Internet and print resources.
  • Performed company and people business and background searches utilizing public record, news and company directory sources on Westlaw, Reference USA with OneSource for international companies, Mergent Intellect, the Internet and print resources.
  • Obtained materials through interlibrary loan via the Online Computer Library Center - OCLC.
  • Managed daily administrative functions inclusive of, budget, acquisitions, bill payment with approvals through ORACLE, coordinated Westlaw training and library orientation for new hires, maintained law library management software including Orders, Serials and Catalog modules.
  • Provided supervision and leadership to manage the daily activities of 3 filing service staff members.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
25
years
at this job
BA
Legal Studies
Pursuit Of Master Of Arts
3

Law Librarian, Oneida County Correctional Services

Director of the law library and general library for the Oneida County Correctional Facility. Receives, researches, and fills legal library requests for hundreds of inmates representing themselves in court.

  • Completely updated an antiquated filing system, and created new legal request logs.
  • Manages general library, supervising two inmate workers who fill general library requests.
  • Researched and installed a new library computer system, and trained others in its use.
  • Reduced legal request turn-around time from two weeks to twenty-four hours.
  • Served as interim commissary clerk, managing inmates accounts and creating accounting reports.
  • Performs notary services.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Psychology, History
4

Temporary Reference Law Librarian

  • Provided reference services on international and foreign materials.
  • Instructed students and professors in the use of law library databases and reference guides.
  • Assisted with digital collection development for archive of born-digital, government, NGO, and government reports.
  • Used Adobe Contribute database to update online research guides, treatise finders, international, and foreign databases.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
C
Paralegal
BA
Print Journalism
JD
Juris Doctor

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