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Resource Specialist, Mintz, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Systems, the Resource Specialist works as part of the team to make sure that our collection of materials is comprehensive, accurate and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide.  The Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely creation and updating of acquisitions, catalog and vendor records.

 

Responsibilities

Collection Management

  • Manage acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for print collection in Boston and London. Ensure accuracy of all systems and data.

  • Catalog all new editions and new acquisitions for Boston and London within 72 hours of receipt.  Oversee that continuations, supplements, replacements are being cataloged accurately. 

  • Process all new items with card, pocket and spine label and shelves on appropriate floor.

  • Review, reconcile and prepare for approval and payment invoices for designated offices.  Evaluate and suggest cost saving options.

  • Maintain department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contacts in Outlook and vendor correspondence public folders in Desksite.

  • Assist with the general maintenance of the collection as needed by reshelving, and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.

  • Assist with defining, documenting and maintaining department procedures related to the ILS.

  • Understand the report capability of the ILS and create reports to improve department accuracy and productivity. 

  • Assist with onboarding and off boarding by obtaining or reassigning necessary office copies.  Assist with other onboarding/off boarding issues as needed.

  • Oversee and assist the outsourced filing company, distributing the filing and providing the classification number and other identifying information. 

  • Quarterly, check that office copy loose-leaf services are accurately maintained and labeled appropriately with attorney name.

  • Assist with the review, evaluation and recommendation of new and existing resources.  Recommend format for access and make suggestions for the best way to make resources available. 

  • Maintain current knowledge of Firm e-resources, particularly electronic offerings of titles in the print collection.

  • Maintain current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc.) and is a department resource for training and reporting issues.

  • Perform general maintenance of the collection by reshelving, visiting satellite offices weekly and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.

  • Serve as back up for Resource Specialist - Serials.

  • Responsible for reviewing data in all Research Services systems, across all formats (print/electronic) and all offices, to ensure data is current, accurate, and consistent with formatting rules.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in Research Services ILS modules used on a regular basis.  Participates on ILS listservs and stays current with improvements and changes to the software.

  • Actively participates in department meetings.

  • Communicate clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

  

Other Duties

  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

  • Conduct business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy. 

  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required and Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.

  • 3+ years' experience in a law firm or corporate environment is strongly preferred. 

  • Knowledge of technical services functions, collection management and library technologies in a business setting including integrated library systems and other software used to manage library or acquisitions information.

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.

  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability, good with figures and logical thought process.

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, and meet various deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Outstanding sense of customer service.

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

 

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This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

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