4 months ago
Graduate Library and Information Studies Trainee/Information Assistant – London - 6-9 months FTC
The role will suit either a recent Library and Information Studies graduate or a candidate preparing to take this course looking to gain practical legal library experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the ropes from experienced legal information officers who are embedded in practice groups and provide research services to the lawyers. The role will provide a mix of training, administrative tasks, shadowing information officers and providing legal information and research support services to the firm's lawyers
As Graduate Library and Information Trainee/Information Assistant your job role will include:
- Supporting fee-earners and others in the use of information sources including online services, the hard copy library, intranet and enterprise search system, e-books, journals and looseleaf publications
- Answering queries and requests for research received from fee-earners, mainly in the London office but also overseas offices, training in two specific practice groups to start
- Attending team meetings to understand and contribute to the work of the team
- Participating in trials of information products and services and giving feedback as part of the assessment of new products/services
- Managing news alerts
- Editing and maintaining intranet content including creation and maintenance of training literature such as intranet guides and videos using Camtasia and Snagit
- Working with Knowledge Development Lawyers, Business Development, Communications and other teams to deliver joined-up services to fee-earners
- Processing of information aspects for new starters and leavers, particularly log-in and password procedures for information sources
- General administrative duties to maintain the library collection such as managing the ‘check in’ of serials and on-loan books, distribution of new books, labelling old editions and loose-leaf updates
- Ordering books and other items from agents, updating the library management system as orders are delivered by external suppliers, processing invoices and claiming for missing issues of journals or loose-leaf updates
- Support the firm's hybrid working by promoting online alternatives to hard copy materials (e.g. informing stakeholders, placing and updating links to online content in the library catalogue) and providing support for the process of moving printed material to offsite or discarding.
You will possess the ability to develop a good understanding of the work of the Knowledge Management team and to appreciate clients' research needs.
Why you should apply
This is a great opportunity for a recent Library and Information Studies graduate or for a candidate preparing to take this course to learn the ropes from experienced legal information officers who are embedded in practice groups. You must be keen to work in a professional and corporate law firm, with the confidence to deal directly with users and have strong communication skills.
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