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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Technical Services Analyst


The Technical Services Analyst is responsible for maintaining the firm’s ILS and OPAC, original and copy cataloging, serials control, subscription maintenance, vendor relationships, and responding to password requests. He or she also assists in annual budgeting analysis for department and practice group budgets. 



  • Manages the online Integrated Library System (ILS, EOS) and bibliographic procedures such as MARC, RDA, and OCLC for processing all Research Services materials.
  • Manages and improves quality control for the online Integrated Library System (ILS, EOS) bibliographic records by deleting old records, adding new records and performing spot checks for data quality and consistency.
  • Establishes best practices for maintaining accurate, up-to-date bibliographic records and statistics of all Research Services holdings of print, and electronic serials subscriptions.
  • Researches and conducts original and copy cataloging domestic and international electronic and print resources.
  • Resolves problems for EOS internal users
  • Educates staff on the use of EOS and bibliographic records.
  • Assists with configuring vendor links to EOS
  • Resolves print subscription problems by working directly with vendors.
  • Manages and improves quality control for vendor contact information on all internal systems.
  • Processes password requests for attorneys and staff
  • Assists with adding users to daily alerts.
  • Assists Manager of Technical Services with annual budget preparation.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, or equivalent degree required.
  • Two years’ experience supporting an ILS preferred.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools.
  • Familiarity with basic budgeting and expenses management.
  • Ability to learn new databases and apply resource applications.
  • Knowledge of the Firm’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and discretion.
  • Prior Law Library experience preferred


  • This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location with some travel to different sites using various modes of private and commercial transportation. Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
  • This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
  • This position is mainly sedentary.  Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach, and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


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