Manager, Library Reference Services
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
10d ago

Do you want to be part of a law firm that is at the forefront of innovation in the legal industry?

Do you have law library reference services experience and a lifelong passion for learning?

Osler is currently recruiting for a Manager, Library Reference Services to lead the Toronto library reference team and coordinate reference services firm-

wide. The successful candidate will work alongside Osler’s leading lawyers and other professionals to provide research and report on breaking developments to support the practice and strategic objectives of the firm.

You will demonstrate the library’s value proposition to the firm as you :

  • Manage the delivery of timely, high quality, focused, and complex legal, government, and business research services to lawyers, students, law clerks, and staff by utilizing numerous print and online resources.
  • Develop, market and deliver Reference Services that take the best advantage of internal and external resources in order to meet Firm client service standards
  • Build awareness of library service offerings by connecting and collaborating with legal departments, the knowledge management lawyers, the research lawyers and other professional support personnel in support of legal practice and business development initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Library Services team to develop strategic objectives for the department, working to meet those goals and refining them over time as needs change.
  • Oversee the development and distribution of specialized legislative research updates and current awareness bulletins for practice groups and clients.
  • Continually evaluate needs and align offerings accordingly.

  • Oversee the design and delivery of research orientation and training sessions for lawyers, students, legal assistants, law clerks and staff as appropriate.
  • Participate directly in the delivery of training programming.

  • Select new monographic resources for the Toronto, New York, Ottawa and Vancouver libraries, ensuring collection coordination with the Calgary and Montréal libraries.
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of digital resources.

  • Establish metrics and regular reporting mechanisms, including key performance indicators for measuring the effectiveness of the legislative, reference and training services offered by the team.
  • Education and Skills :

  • Masters in Information degree or equivalent, plus five years’ experience in reference services, preferably in business and legal research.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be acceptable.

  • Strong research, analytical, communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in French, knowledge of securities law, or other additional position-enhancing qualifications will be considered favourably.
  • Proficiency using standard commercial Canadian and international legal and business research resources including those provided by LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer among other publishers.
  • Knowledge of government structure, legal practices and legislative processes, in addition to current affairs
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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