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Expert in conducting research using Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, Dun & Bradstreet, SecuritiesMosaic, Westlaw Business (formerly LivEdgar), Accurint, Hoover's, OCLC for interlibrary loan and the Internet.

Advised 200 attorneys in the New York Office of national law firm (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP with 600 attorneys nationwide) about business, financial, government and legal information resources for litigation and business development with empahsis on currency, reliability, relevance and cost effectiveness.

Reorganized print catalog  to Library of Congress subject and  classification then transitioned  to online system for Rosenman & Colin enabling more efficient retrieval of library materials for attorneys and staff.

Maintained relations with vendors and information providers to produce more efficient acquisition of library materials and research answers.

Work experience

Nov 2007Mar 2009

Reference Librarian

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Legal, financial, corporate, government and legislative research for New York City office of national law firm(600 attorneys nationwide; 200 attorneys in New York City). Collaborated with librarians and paraprofessionals in New York City to provide timely, efficient and accurate library service. •Conducted background checks on individuals and corporations for business development using Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, Dun & Bradstreet, Accurint and print directories such as Standard & Poors and Directory of Corporations •Monitored legislative changes (e.g. updates to New York State Limited Liability Company Law) through online news alerts on Westlaw •Researched SEC filings for sample language using Bloomberg, SecuritiesMosaic and Westlaw Business •Acquired specific SEC filings through online sources described above and outsourcing resources such as Thomson Business •Advised attorneys on cases relevant to specific litigation using Westlaw, LexisNexis and print resources such as annotated statutes, digests and encyclopedias •Maintained network of information resources with other libraries, associations, information companies and government agencies via telephone, email and personal contact •Reorganized tax library by weeding out no longer relevant books and moving remainder to another floor
Mar 1996Oct 2007

Technical Services/Reference Librarian

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Rosenman & Colin merged with Katten Muchin Zavis in May of 2002 but my title and job description were not changed at that time. •Oversaw restructuring of the library in the New York City office as it transitioned from print card catalog to online database •Assisted in transition of InMagic DBtext in New York City office to EOS in Chicago headquarters creating central online catalog of all firm libraries after merger of Rosenman & Colin and Katten Muchin Zavis of Chicago •Cataloged print and multimedia acquisitions •Created online budget and order databases which enhanced efficiency of monitoring library expenditures and acquisitions •Recommended and ordered books required for specific practices and cases •Acquired multimedia materials to satisfy attorney continuing legal education requirements •Tracked and coded library expenditures
Mar 1994Mar 1996

Conflicts Researcher/Technical Services Librarian

Rosenman & Colin
•Researched conflicts between new and existing clients. •Performed technical services as described
Nov 1992Mar 1994

Reference/Technical Services Librarian (independent contractor)

Rosenman & Colin
•Reorganized library catalog •Provided research for attorneys



Continuing Education

Metropolitan New York Library Council


Thomas M. Cooley Law School


University of Denver


Goucher College