Member Meeting – August 3, 2017

KCALL’s next member meeting will be held August 3 at Polsinelli. Josh Pluta from UMKC will lead a discussion on legal analytics.

We’ll also be kicking off the Big Read! This year’s title will be The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. Connect with Allison Reeve at the meeting to check out one of the available hard copies of the Big Read book. 

Cover of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. [Photo courtesy Wikipedia.]

Directions and parking: Polsinelli is located at 900 W 48th Street Kansas City, MO.
Attendees can park in the garage below the building. Take the elevators to the 9th floor where the receptionist will be able to validate parking tickets.

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. 

Driving Status


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: (http://restartinc.org/get-involved/needs-list/). 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: (http://restartinc.org/get-involved/needs-list/).