Richmond Law Firm Seeking Part-time Law Librarian

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Our client is a mid-sized law firm located in Richmond. With over 40 years in legal, our client is seeking a librarian to work one day a week in their office and is offering flexible hours.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the operations of the library, including ordering and cataloguing resources, receiving updates, processing invoices and preparing the library budget.
  • Assisting in the acquisition and evaluation of new and existing resources based on need, suitability and cost and ensuring users have access to authoritative, accurate and usable resources.
  • Negotiating database contracts with vendors and arranging login access to research databases for new lawyers and staff.
  • Providing current awareness though tracking legislative, case law and news alerts using legal news tools and databases.
  • Providing library orientation, research guidance and assistance to lawyers, articling students and staff in the conduct of their own research.
  • Providing timely, quality reference service using a variety of print and online research resources.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • MLIS, from an ALA-accredited program (Graduate from a post-secondary Library and Information Technology program also considered).
  • Ability to work independently as a solo librarian and to contribute creative ideas, solutions and support within a team environment.
  • Strong customer service, communication and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and a capacity to produce quality work in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methodology and online legal tools.
  • Understanding of the law, legal systems and legal proceedings in Canada.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, Teams, Library Systems, and research databases.
  • Develop connections with colleagues through organizations such as the Vancouver Law
  • Libraries Association (VALL) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)
  • Some work experience in a law or special library preferred.

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