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Job Listings for Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC)

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;
  • Library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;
  • 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.

See the full job posting in Available Positions/Research Librarian and apply online at this link: http://search3.smartsearchonline.com/wc/jobs/process_jobsearch.asp



Research Specialist, Document Delivery - LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking a full-time, Research Specialist – Document Delivery, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform. The Research Specialist will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Specialist will report directly to the Senior Director of Research Services and work with research analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.

This is a full-time, benefitted virtual position that can work from any location in the US or Canada. This is an entry-level position focused on case and docket pulls, literature searches, public records searches, document procurement, and other general duties to support the research team.


  • Perform case pulls and literature searches;
  • Perform docket pulls and searches (state and federal)
  • Participate in basic legal research including corporate filings and public record searches;
  • Responsible for accurate document ordering;
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client, clearly and concisely;
  • Keep Senior Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research;
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests


  • 1-3 years previous experience is desired;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm is preferred;
  • MLS/MLIS preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/MLIS;
  • Legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources;
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Superior organizational skills, particularly with delivering concisely formatted and organized deliverables
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, with a keen eye to detail and presentation
  • Google Suite experience a plus 

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2ZxhcQ0


Research and Instructional Technology Librarian - University of Maryland, Thurgood Marshall Law Library

The University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, is seeking a Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian to join our staff in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The Research and Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for promoting and supporting beneficial uses of technology among faculty, staff, and students; teaching classes on legal research; providing research and reference assistance; and supervising the Law Library’s instructional technology specialist. 

The full position announcement and application instructions are available at: 

https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000157&lang=en (desktop display only) 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 21, 2019.



 Part-Time Reference Position - American University's Washington College of Law

The Pence Law Library at American University’s Washington College of Law is seeking a part-time reference librarian to work at the library’s reference desk on Wednesdays from 4 – 8 p.m. The evening reference librarian provides research assistance to law school students, staff and faculty, and to occasional public patrons. More information about the Pence Law Library is available at https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/library/.  

Requirements include an ALA-approved MLS, or an equivalent degree, and previous law reference experience, preferably in an academic law library.  Knowledge of Lexis Advance, WestlawEdge, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline and other law-related databases is preferred. 

If you are interested, please email your resume and names of references to Ripple Weistling, [email protected].


 Library Technical Services Manager - Steptoe

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Library Technical Services Manager for its Research & Information Services Department to be resident in its Washington, DC office. The Technical Services Manager will join a highly collegial team of information professionals who provide research and analysis, electronic and knowledge management services, competitive intelligence, and traditional library services to all firm offices. We are seeking a librarian with exceptional organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, comfort working under tight deadlines, a strong public services orientation, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
This position is responsible for the following:
• Acquiring print and electronic materials
• Cataloging and classifying materials for all firm locations
• Managing the firm’s integrated online library system
• Overseeing and maintaining the library collection, including materials stored in central and remote locations
• Supervising library assistants
• Supporting the firm’s interlibrary loan and document delivery team
• Coordinating with other department managers to help set and implement policies and goals

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program with at least one cataloging course
• Three or more years of technical services experience in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging
• Experience with day-to-day management of integrated online library systems (ideally EOS.Web)
• Deep knowledge of legal publishing and experience coordinating vendor agreements
• Excellent web-searching skills
• Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
• Experience supervising paraprofessionals

To apply, please click on the following link:


If you require assistance or accommodation to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs, please contact the local office recruiting contact or Steptoe Careers, or (202) 828-3613 and we will be happy to work with you.

We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.