Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Research & Library Coordinator to join our winning team, located in New York. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Research & Library Coordinator will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Research & Library Coordinator at Latham, you will assist with research services and provide monitoring alerts as requested. The Research & Library Coordinator may also be responsible for coordinating some of the operational functions of the library: checking in and routing mail, acquiring new materials, processing invoices, and making interlibrary loans, among others while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Providing basic research services using local and firm-wide resources; delivering results and follows-up with attorneys to ensure quality control
Maintaining an awareness of current developments regarding legal news and information services relevant to the office’s practice areas
Creating, monitoring and deleting customized alerts and notifying appropriate parties with updates and changes
As required, coordinating the library operational functions (such as serials check-in procedures, print and electronic materials processing and routing, acquisitions and loose-leaf filing), and contacting publishers for missing items
As required, coordinating the library financial operations (such a processing vendor invoices, reviewing accounts, and assisting with variance reporting); contacting vendors for missing invoices or erroneous charges and reconciles discrepancies between received materials and accounts
Managing local catalog records and serial control database, creating new items, and linking edits and/or deletes existing items
Assisting with management of database passwords
Assisting with onboarding of new attorneys and staff, departures, and/or transfers
Completing special projects on various issues as assigned
Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers
As a Research & Library Coordinator, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Research & Library Coordinator must have knowledge of legal and business databases as well as knowledge of print reference sources in legal and business areas. Well developed and professional interpersonal skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm is required.
Five (5) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, although a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Extensive time using a computer, including the use of a PC keyboard and mouse or similar data input devices, is required. Light lifting of books and other library materials is required.
Occasional short distance traveling is required as well as the ability to locate and retrieve documents from local libraries.