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Research & Reference Specialist - WilmerHale


JOB TITLE: Research & Reference Specialist

DATE: March 2018

DEPARTMENT: Library & Research Services


REPORTS TO: Senior Research and Reference Supervisor




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 Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.



  • 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, Client Development and New Business/Conflicts. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.


  • 3 years of reference or research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.


  To apply, please contact Natalie K Brooks, Staff Recruiter | WilmerHale at the following email address:  natalie.brooks@wilmerhale.com .


Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability


Knowledge & Research Analyst - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP



  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating  new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.


  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

To apply: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-analyst

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit https://www.skadden.com/careers. 


Research Librarian - Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP 


Department: Library & Information Services


The Position:Research Librarian    


Business Title: Research Librarian 


Reports To:   Brent Burton


Location: New York


FLSA Status:Exempt




Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP is an AMLAW 100 firm with offices located in 16 major financial centers around the world. The firm consists of approximately 1,200 lawyers from more than 50 countries who operate as a single integrated global partnership.


The primary responsibility of this function is: Provide complex business and legal research services to the firm’s attorneys and supporting staff as part of an overall Americas Library and Research Services team.





  • Conduct in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including capital markets, litigation, international arbitration, antitrust and mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Familiarity with competitive intelligence research and the application of business intelligence as a strategy.
  • Analyze and synthesize research; provide a written summary of findings as required. 
  • Actively support a rich array of electronic content resources through the development of just-in-time videos, pathfinders and onsite learning delivery.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of resource training programs conducted for new joiners, associates, paralegals, practice development specialists.
  • Participate in professional associations for personal and professional development and to promote strong law firm library relations. 
  • Additional responsibilities include working group projects and intranet content updates as required. 


  • Minimum Degree:
    • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution


  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • JD from an ABA accredited institution
    • Second language proficiency


  • 5-8 years’ experience. AMLAW 100 law firm or ABA accredited Law School Library
  • Expert proficiency with online case law research and business databases
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Executive presence
  • Customer service focus
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to reimagine old models and test new methods
  • Adapt to a fast-paced environment by coordinating multiple tasks to completion while maintaining a professional demeanor


To apply, click here.  




Generalist Librarian - LibSource


LibSource, a LAC Group company, seeks a Generalist  Librarian for a major law firm client with a busy library in their  Washington DC office. The Librarian will be required to coordinate technical services and collection maintenance, respond to research requests, and perform cataloging and basic support functions.  This position functions as part of a larger library team dispersed across four office locations.  The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work in a distributed environment.



§  Perform legal research using electronic and print resources via the library’s portal site.

§  Maintain library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing print publications and filing pocket parts,  supplements and loose- leaf sets.

§  Check-in and route materials using library catalog.

  • §  Modify and update catalog records according to set criteria to change location, holdings, etc.
  • §  Print and affix labels.
  • Search and retrieve records in OCLC and the ILS and assist in their processing.
  • Respond to research requests and assist in locating books and publications.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as cataloging, data entry, generating reports and processing invoices.


§  1-3  years experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment or solo environment.

§  A Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s in Library and Information Science, preferred.

§  General knowledge of library services, tasks, programs.

§  Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

§  Experience using an integrated library system such as EOS or Sydney.

§  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/7qW4to



Digital Initiatives Librarian - Georgetown University Law Library


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Digital Initiatives Librarian position, based 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, this position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library.

In this capacity, the Digital Initiatives Librarian manages the production digitization of library materials, including oversight of the staff scanning team and student assistants. S/he will conduct training in digital concepts and processes, as well as the use of multiple pieces of equipment for book, document and microform scanning, and associated software. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will participate in repository ingest processes for all digital platforms, and will develop metadata strategies for digitized materials, including for use in digitization workflow tools and for migration to new systems. S/he will participate in the continued development of production digitization tools including a loan platform and a workflow management tool. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop technological solutions through writing code for bulk processes around digital asset use and management.


 M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school; demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams to accomplish goals on time; a high level of proficiency with personal computers, software, and library-relevant information technology applications; experience with digital library collections and electronic objects in an academic setting; strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Technical Qualifications:

Ability to perform command-line tasks, and familiarity with batch scripting and a modern procedural computer language. Proficiency with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop/Bridge,  ImageMagick, and Irfanview. Knowledge of MARC, MODS, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials.


 Familiarity with XML/XSLT; ability to program in Python; experience working with data from an integrated library system.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers – job posting: JR03485) - 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 February 28, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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