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Promotional opportunity – NYS UCS

A promotional opportunity is available for current NYS Unified Court System employees.

For more information and to apply:

Announcement No. 54305
Librarian, Public Appellate Law Library
Appellate Division, 4th Judicial Department
Rochester, NY


  • Applicants Must be currently employed by the NYS Unified Court System;

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Research Librarian – Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody LLP is seeking a professional, self-motivated, tech-savvy, energetic individual to provide research support in a fast-paced, exciting work environment.

Job Requirements:

  •     Masters of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree.
  •     3-4 years professional library related experience in a legal, corporate or professional services setting conducting in-depth research.
  •     Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  •     Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.

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Albany Law School – Head of Public Services

Albany Law School seeks a Head of Public Services for its Schaffer Law Library. This position will join five law librarians and a full staff of seventeen in a research library of over 730,000 volume/equivalents that serves an independent, standalone law school in New York’s capital region.

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Syracuse U – Copyright Librarian/Adviser

The Copyright Librarian/Adviser is the University Library’s chief resource and consultant on issues that span copyright, information policy, and University Library services and initiatives. The Copyright Librarian/Adviser develops the University Library’s copyright policies and coordinates their application to the University Library’s mission and its educational, research, pedagogical, and scholarly communication activities. The Copyright Librarian/Adviser’s responsibilities include reviewing, creating, implementing and discharging Library policy for all current and contemplated services; educating the University community and Library staff about copyright through Web-based information, publications, and training; monitoring, reporting and explaining legislative and international copyright and information policy developments that affect the Library and its services, programs or mission; and advising the University on copyright policy development affecting the academic programs of the University.

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Webinar on Insurance Industry Research

The Philadelphia Chapter of SLA is hosting a free webinar entitled:

Insurance Industry: Research and its Results

Thursday, November 15, 2012
6:00 to 7:30 PM EST

The insurance industry is in a state of flux.  Whether you work in the insurance industry or face the challenge of insurance-related research questions from your Human Resources Department and Employee Benefits Department, or a reference question from a walk-in patron who is confused by the intricacies of insurance laws, this is the session for you!  Learn from the experts how to tackle those inquiries that require knowledge of the insurance industry, delve into insurance financial considerations, and involve insurance legal research.

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Professional Development Opportunities from the Legal Division

Professional Development Opportunities from the Legal Division

The PD Dispatch:  Professional Development Opportunities from the Legal Division

November 2012 Edition


November is gearing up to be a hot month (yes, even in the cold north!) for professional development in the Legal Division!  We have not on, but THREE excellent sessions heading your way.  All are, of course, open to all SLA members and are free of charge.  This month, however, we are also unveiling our “Windows on Practice” series that should prove of specific interest to our students and others looking to break into the profession.  Details on all sessions are below.  We hope to see you at them all!

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Sneak Peek for Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates: “Georgia on My Mind”

Sneak Peek for Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates: “Georgia on My Mind”

Georgia on My Mind: The GSU E-Reserve Case Is a Peach.

With Phil Frankel

Description: When Cambridge University Press sued Georgia State University over the school’s electronic reserve policy in 2008, copyright law in the digital age was largely unclear, especially in the educational realm. After four years, the court’s recent 350 page decision announced surprising and controversial new rules for academic fair use. This presentation examines the controversy’s background, the lawsuit and legal framework , the decision and its future implications.

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Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates – Registration is Open

Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates – Registration is Open


Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates:

Surviving the Ever Changing Seas of Copyright


Date: Friday, 19 October
Time: 9:00 – 3:30
Location: Craftsman Inn, Syracuse, NY (map)

Join the Upstate New York Chapter of SLA this fall as we take a in-depth look at copyright law, how it has been applied, recent developments, and  how it all affects us.

Presentations include:

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Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are


When: April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY


Check back soon for more details!

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