Law Librarian Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP Iselin, NJ

Full Job Description

Summary Description: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis seeks a Law Librarian to manage the Firm’s information research services and library operations in all offices. The position is based in the Firm’s office in Iselin, New Jersey.
Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Runs day-to-day operations of the Firm’s libraries, working with library clerk(s), outside vendors, Accounting Department personnel, the Director of Administration and Library Partner.
  • Responds to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business, and general topics.
  • Conducts legal, general, and business research (including alerts) for attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, using electronic and print resources. Routinely bills time for reference/research.
  • Identifies online electronic resources and develops research strategies for attorneys and other staff members.
  • Responsible for retrieving legislative and regulatory histories as other archival records from the NJ State Library.
  • Knowledge of the Court system and ability to search and retrieve materials from state and federal dockets.
  • Works with Library Partner to develop and maintain the Firm’s electronic and print research tools, including negotiation with outside vendors, collaborating with Departments and interdisciplinary practice groups to identify tools and services to add or decommission, and ensuring compliance with vendor contractual obligations.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including copyright, regarding the use of library materials and resources.
  • Conducts library orientations and assists in research training programs for new attorney and paralegal hires, as well as summer associates and part-time law clerks, to ensure effective, client-focused utilization of the firm’s research tool and services.
  • Assists with development or assembly of documentation and training materials for library research and electronic resource instruction programs.
  • Stays current with new and developing trends in information research, technology, and library services by participating in professional organizations (including New Jersey Law Librarians Association – membership required at Firm expense).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with librarians at other New Jersey law firms.
  • CLE Accreditation – Administers the Firm’s CLE programs to deliver the highest-quality courses and ensure compliance with State CLE requirements.

Position Requirements:
  • A JD Degree from an ABA-accredited law school or a Master’s Degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) or equivalent from library school accredited by the American Library Association.
  • At least three years of related experience.
  • Proficiency in legal research using print and digital resources.
  • Demonstrated internet and computer skills, including Word and other Office 365 programs.
  • High-level oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Thorough understanding of library principles and methods of archiving, circulating, and organizing materials.
  • Comprehensive understanding of issues and emerging trends affecting libraries, law libraries, legal education, and information technology.
Skill in:
  • Communicating effectively with attorneys and non-attorney personnel in critical positions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software programs.
Ability to:
  • Troubleshoot highly sensitive or confidential issues; personally ensure problem resolution.
  • Identify barriers to effective customer service and set service standards.
  • To perform exhaustive research when required.
Technical Skills/Digital Resources:
  • Thomas Reuters, Westlaw Precision, and Practical Law
  • Wolters Kluwer Vital Law
  • New Jersey Courts Website
  • New Jersey Legislative Website
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • NJ Department of Treasury Business Gateway Services.
  • Bloomberg Law,, EDGAR – SEC Commission.
  • Law 360

Physical Demand/Work Environment: 
Work is performed within a routine office environment without exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time. Some stooping, lifting, or carrying objects of lightweight may be required.
Employer Statement: The position includes all other responsibilities necessary to fulfill the duties associated with the position or as may be assigned. GRSD has the right to amend or modify the job description.
ADA Statement: The Firm will explore and provide reasonable accommodation to assist any qualified individual with a disability in performing the essential functions of her job. Please speak with Human Resources should you require accommodation or have any questions.
EEOC Statement: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at the firm are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

About Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis, LLP:

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a recognized leader among New Jersey law firms, with deep roots in the state and a far-reaching knowledge of New Jersey legal issues. True to that identity, we understand the “ins and outs” and the inherent complexities of handling legal challenges in New Jersey, knowledge which translates directly into an advantage for our clients.We are dedicated to providing pragmatic, resourceful and cost-effective representation, in combination with reliable and responsive client service. Our approach is collaborative and consistent — we get the job done, both here in New Jersey and in other jurisdictions. We’ve been doing just that for the past century.The strengths of our practice are rooted in solid experience. We are known for our business savvy, and as proactive problem solvers, successful deal makers and prolific thought leaders. We handle our clients’ most challenging disputes and sophisticated transactions, and proudly serve as their longtime trusted advisers. Above all else, our goal is always to help clients overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities. Our areas of expertise are diverse and comprehensive in scope. We take a practical, creative and highly personalized approach to the work at hand. Whether we’re retained to structure a transaction, serve as strategic counsel, or represent a client in a dispute or litigation, we strive to earn the loyalty and respect of our clients by delivering results that meet their specific goals and objectives.Our long history has built the foundation that we stand upon today, and we honor the many accomplishments that define our first one hundred years. Moving forward as a 21st century enterprise, we resolutely embrace our changing world with the foresight and flexibility needed to meet the continually evolving needs of our clients.