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Research Librarian - Williams & Connolly LLP


 Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking an entry level Research Librarian.  Under the direction of the Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:


  • ·        Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including:  legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
  • ·        Work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
  • ·        Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
  • ·        Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER and the Internet. 



Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.  He/She should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.  Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must.  The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:


  • ·        A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences;
  • ·        Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL; 
  • ·        Proficiency with library software;
  • ·        Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.



                Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science required.


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT https://www.wc.com/Careers




Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists reference staff on research and reference projects. Works with Managing Director, Director and Manager on IS Information and Research Services projects.


Location: Washington, DC

Hours: 12:00PM – 8:30PM

Duration: 16 + Weeks



  • Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Works with Managing Director, Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.



  • Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required.

To apply, please contact Natalie Brooks at natalie.brooks@wilmerhale.com



Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator - Georgetown University Law Library


­Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes.

 We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.


Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.


This position joins a diverse reference and research services staff of 14 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, this position is an essential member of the Reference team, which provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The position assists with managing law library instructional programs and reference services as needed.


The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator is responsible for the promotion, outreach, and coordination of instructional services with Law Center faculty and staff, including management of fall orientation activities for over 600 students. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator provides oversight for legal research instruction (e.g., specialized courses, clinics), and participates in the first-year legal research and writing program and journal liaison program for one of the largest law schools in the nation. Responsibilities include participating in the reference desk rotation (including evenings and weekends), conducting individual research consultations, and writing research guides. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator is the primary contact for designated faculty members in a liaison program to meet research and scholarship needs, and works with the Library Research Services team to coordinate in-depth faculty research projects. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator participates in the library’s collection development in assigned subject areas.


The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library also supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator is encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.


Successful candidates will have the abilityto interact with a wide range of library patrons, colleagues, and stakeholders in a collegial and professional manner; and be aware of current trends in library instructional programs, marketing, and outreach.


Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent; knowledge of legal materials; excellent communication and instructional skills. Five or more years of reference and/or teaching experience in an academic law library. Related professional experience may be considered as a substitute. Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases. Candidates with less than five years of experience and with a combination of compelling work history and job skills will be considered for the job.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay; and alternative work schedules (e.g., telework). Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. The start date is negotiable.


To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR00286, or via this link. Address applications to Joe Thomas, Deputy Director of the Law Library, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by June 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.


Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


 Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Research Analyst


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer is looking for a Research Analyst to work as part an energetic, creative and service orientated team.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.  This position can be located in the Washington, DC office or Tallahassee Operations Center.


Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.


Major responsibilities include:

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Handling document delivery and interlibrary loans.
  • Helping patrons use the resources.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing products and recommending changes to the collection.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.



  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.


Click here to apply: https://selfapply.aporter.com/videsktop/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=D4565E21435D4244ADD27AB7892BA4F0




Associate Dean - UDC-DCSL Charles N. & Hilda H.M. Mason Law Library


The UDC David A. Clark School of Law is seeking an Associate Dean for the Charles N. & Hilda H. M. Mason Law Library, which is open to the public. The present associate dean is retiring as of June 30, 2017. The Associate Dean directs and oversees administrative functions of the School of Law Library; directs the Legal Research Program (a one credit course for 1Ls taught by paid adjunct professors); develops the acquisitions policies and budget for the law library; plans and supervises the facilities and technologies used by the school of law and library; develops the faculty liaison program and the reference program for all patrons; and supervises the library and AV/IT staff. The Library will be moving to new spaces within the year in the school of law building. Salary range is $104,301.92 to $128,868.45. A juris doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school in the United States and a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required, together with at least five (5) years of professional experience with at least two (2) years of demonstrated administrative library experience.


For a more detailed description of duties, and to apply, see the University website: http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxh9bd7q?sort=1&sortdir=a.


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