London - Librarian, Operations

Term: Permanent
Reports to: Senior Librarian Head of Library Services
Practice group: Operations
Location: London
Purpose of role
  • To work on the Enquiry Desk to offer research services and support for fee earners and business services teams in all UK, Ireland and Middle East offices.
  • To train and support library users, in legal and other research skills.
  • To perform administrative duties, alongside other members of the Library team, to keep the information resources up to date and ready for use.
  • Producing current awareness for library users;
    • Selecting and presenting materials for the compilation of the Library's Daily Bulletin current awareness service.
    • Emailing the contents of electronic journals.
    • Press alerts using LexisNexis NewsDesk.
    • Other current awareness as required.
  • Managing journal subscriptions;
    • Hardcopy and online journals, managing renewals and access, negotiating prices where needed.
  • Training library users;
    • Preparing and delivering interactive training for new trainees and Paralegals (in small and large groups, remotely or face to face) using a variety of learning methods.
    • Preparing and delivering interactive training for new Solicitor Apprentices.
    • Preparing and delivering training for other library users as and when required.
    • Updating research guidance, held on Prezi.
  • Updating library portal pages, using SharePoint, as needed.
  • Cataloguing library materials.
  • Project work as needed.
  • To perform other duties as and when necessary due to holiday or sickness of other members of the team.
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • 2+ years experience of enquiry/research work in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of main legal and commercial research databases.
  • Comfortable with technology and able to help others.
  • Library/information graduate level qualification.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to interact positively and advocate for the library within the firm at all levels.
  • Excellent team player and able to work well under pressure.
  • Methodical approach to work, with strong attention to detail.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Professional and enthusiastic attitude.
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email recruitment.matters@dentons.com.

Important update regarding job applications:

As part of programme of continued global investment in our people, the Firm is switching to a new job application system on February 20th 2023. This role may be reposted on February 20th. If so, it will include a note of this reference number: AH1904 to allow you to avoid duplicate applications.

If you have any questions you can read more here https://www.dentons.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-united-kingdom or contact the team at recruitment.matters@dentons.com if you require any assistance.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CV's sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business.