Borden Ladner Gervais Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mar 04, 2019Full time
The Research Librarian conducts in-depth research that supports client work, ultimately providing added value to legal professionals and their clients; and is responsible for providing training in legal research skills and resources. The primary job functions for this role are: Reference and research services; Training and orientation; Proactive services to practice groups as a subject matter specialist; Curation and delivery of Library alerts As a member of the Library Research Team, the Research Librarian works in collaboration with other members of the team in building national best practices for each of these functions, and participates in initiatives to help further the Library model. Key Responsibilities Research Perform in-depth and complex research as needed to support client work Assist lawyers, professionals and support staff in conducting research using online, other resources and technologies available at the Firm Synthesize research results using innovative methods to add value and clarity to raw research data Provide answers to directional and basic reference requests from library users Obtain information for lawyers, professionals and support staff via inter-library loan and document delivery services Log research and other productive time in the Library's research tracking and knowledge base system Training Programs Train lawyers and students on research methods and techniques Train lawyers, students, and staff on selected electronic resources Create and maintain electronic training materials Maintain and update library content and pages on the Firm intranet Library Alerts Provide timely and accurate case law and legislative alerts to lawyers and groups at the Firm, in coordination with the Library Alerts Team Provide regulatory compliance updates to clients and groups at the Firm as needed Group Support (practice groups, client teams and other) Work with practice group to develop subject matter knowledge Build understanding of group information needs, ideally through attendance at group meetings Develop and communicate Library services that support group needs In collaboration with the Library Alerts Team, develop and deliver current awareness and alert services to practice groups, client teams and other groups in the Firm Library Research Team Share subject matter expertise Build service delivery best practices, including through the use of new technologies Assume project assignments to further the national library model Train users on technology upgrades in collaboration with vendors Evaluate new resources to enhance user experience Knowledge and Innovation Provide subject matter expertise to support Knowledge & Innovation initiatives Lead the evaluation of library and workflow solutions Key Competencies Required Law Bachelor degree Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies A minimum of three years professional research experience in law Strong research skills in Québec civil law essential Strong research skills in Canadian common law an asset Bilingualism, French and English Experience conducting in-depth research projects Knowledge of legal and business research resources, including but not limited to LexisNexis Quicklaw, WestlawNext, Soquij, etc. Strong customer service orientation Strong teamwork skills with ability to work with geographically diverse users and colleagues Flexible and able to effectively manage multiple priorities, tasks and make judgment decisions Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with people at all levels Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment; with strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing work situations Strong time management skills and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects Application We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. BLG will not consider unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies should not submit candidates unless specifically authorized by BLG to do so. Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace. BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. *Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.