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KCALL Connection – June 22, 2017

Our next KCALL Connection (our after-work hours networking events) is this Thursday, June 22 at The Jacobson. Sip on a cool beverage in a fun KC neighborhood while talking all things law libraries and summer!

WHAT: KCALL Connection
WHEN: Thursday, June 22, anytime 4:30-6:30 pm
WHERE: The Jacobson, 2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO

If you know you’ll make it, please RSVP to Allison Reeve (areeve at littler dot com); however, feel free to show up at the last minute, too!

Position Listing – Assistant to Law Librarian, Johnson County, KS

Link to the listing: Assistant to Law Librarian (Administrative Support III)

Position Title Assistant to Law Librarian
Job Title Assistant to Law Librarian (Administrative Support III)
Organizational Unit Johnson County KS -> Law Library -> LAW-Administration
Location Johnson County Courthouse – Olathe, KS 66061 US (Primary)
Position Grade 14.14 Non-Exempt
Pay Range $19.10 – $24.15
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)
Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Job Description

The Johnson County Law Library seeks to fill an opening for an Assistant to the Law Librarian.  Duties include:

  • Manages financial accounts using Quicken; updates and reconciles financial accounting database; reconciles credit card deposits; prepares checks each month to pay invoices; prepares bank deposits and accounts payable; prepares monthly budget reports for director and board of trustees; assists with budget planning. 

  • Develops and maintains EOS catalog and circulation patron records; updates or deletes old records; imports new catalog records; resolves cataloging problems; labels and barcodes materials; shelf reads; orders books and materials; imports JIMS patron data into EOS circulation database.

  • Manages attorney registration database; maintains registered attorney records on JIMS system; obtains file download of attorneys who must register from Supreme Court; coordinates annual registration mailings and database updates.

  • Provides reference and information; conducts reference interview to determine user’s legal information need; answers legal reference questions; assists users with locating and using materials in the law library; recommends library research materials to users; instructs users on the use of online legal research databases and the Internet; refers users to appropriate staff members, departments, or agencies; assists users in operating copy machines and collects copy fees.

  • Assists in directing library staff, development of policy and procedure, and special projects; assists Director as needed.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of administrative support are required.
Associate’s degree in Pre-Law or Paralegal studies, Liberal Arts, Political Science, or a related field is preferred.  Two years of experience in a legal or law library setting is preferred.  Two years of experience in financial accounting and budgets is preferred.  One year of experience working with library materials is preferred. 
Experience can substitute for education.  Education can substitute for experience. 

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Management, Administrative, Technology, and Financial Services

Member Meeting – May 4, 2017

KCALL’s member meeting was held Thursday, May 4 at Stinson Leonard Street. The group enjoyed a guest speaker, Christina Guether, electronic resources librarian at Kansas State University. Topics included copyright and licensing issues. The meeting concluded with a “Q & A” session with Christina. 

Throughout the year, KCALL is holding a donation campaign for reStart. Contributions to be collected at each member meeting. Please see the list of reStart’s general and priority needs lists: ( Allison Reeve will collect items throughout the year.

Member Meeting – March 16, 2017

KCALL’s member meeting discussed topics related to new hires, including instruction and ongoing interactions. We met at Husch Blackwell where drinks and dessert were provided. 

Throughout the year, KCALL is holding a donation campaign for reStart. Contributions to be collected at each member meeting. Please see the list of reStart’s general and priority needs lists: (

Member Meeting – October 12, 2016

KCALL met at Shook, Hardy & Bacon for a soup, sandwich and salad bar along with desserts. Special guest, Katie Stover from the Kansas City Public Library, led a discussion of the Dust Bowl as documented by Timothy Egan within his book, “The Worst Hard Time.” Future KCALL events were introduced and a tour of the main library followed.