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Research Analyst - Ballard Spahr LLP


Research Analyst – All Offices

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests.

The selected individual will also support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives by working collaboratively with the Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence Team.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, Minneapolis, the District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S. The shift must cover M-F 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices; proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information; strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; proficiency with Lexis, Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, Capital IQ and other legal and corporate research services; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school and two or more years of experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.


Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online. 


Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.



Research Analyst - LAC Group


LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team at a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and document delivery requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and supporting other department activities, as needed.  


  • Responding to reference and basic research requests;  
  • Serving as the document delivery specialist;
  • Assisting with current awareness monitoring;
  • Performing password maintenance and related tasks; 
  • Participating in collection development activities; and
  • Contributing content to the intranet and department newsletter.  

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MLS from an ALA accredited school or interest in pursuing graduate education in library and information science is a plus.  
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in a business setting, with law and library experience a plus.   
  • Experience with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other legal databases preferred.  
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel. PowerPoint a plus. 
  • Strong interest in expanding library knowledge and skills, including especially database research.  
  • Strong client service skills.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

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


Collection Services Librarian - The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


Position Summary: The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Collection Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
• Manage all aspects of the library’s catalog and integrated library system (currently Sierra/Innovated Interfaces), including, but not limited to, updates, data indexing and monitoring system performance.
• Provide administration of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management systems.
• Manage ordering, receipt and processing of all library materials. Performing complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manage batch loading of catalog records. Establish guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.  
• Act as the liaison to vendors that provide resources to the library, and participate in license management and review.
• Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
• Assist with budget management including the preparation of the annual budget; monitoring budget; and preparing budget projections.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates the Cataloging/Acquisitions Assistant.

How to Apply: Applicants should access the job description and directions at the following link: https://staff-cua.icims.com/jobs/4934/collection-services-librarian/job  All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position open until filled.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school. Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years’ experience in an academic law library.



Director of the Law Library and Clinical Professor of Legal Research - William & Mary Law School

 WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL, in Williamsburg, Virginia, has a Director of the Law Library and Clinical Professor of Legal Research full-time continuing non-tenure eligible (NTE) faculty position that reports to the Dean of the Law School available beginning January 10, 2019. This position will hold a presumption of continuation and security of position in accordance with the spirit and intent of the relevant ABA standards.

Duties include managing all aspects of the library to preserve and enhance its central role in the life of the W&M Law School. This includes setting the strategic directions of the law library, personnel and budget management, collection development, and research/reference support to library patrons – especially the Law School community. The Director also is responsible for establishing and implementing both technological and traditional methods of delivery of information to support the research needs of faculty and students, for overseeing the development and management of the library’s webpage and the W&M Law School Scholarship Repository, for ensuring compliance with ABA and other standards, and for managing the physical space of the library. The Director actively participates in the governance of the Law School and the College.

The successful candidate will have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school; graduate degree in library science, or its equivalent; demonstrated success as an innovative administrator with a record of accomplishment in a law library who can bring vision and coherent planning to the institution, as well as the ability to attract and develop a superb staff; demonstrated ability to support the research and scholarly needs of faculty, students, and staff; demonstrated understanding of the scope, process, and demands of a law school library and the need to align services to changes taking place in legal education, the legal profession, and legal publishing; demonstrated ability to build relationships and partnerships at the university and the law school, and in the larger academic and librarian communities; excellent communication, presentation, and teaching skills; and strong organizational and interpersonal skills indicating an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Preferred candidates will have a progressive vision of the role of law libraries in legal education in providing leadership to enhance library services. W&M law librarians teach the research component of the Law School’s Legal Practice Program, and the director should be forward thinking about enhancing instruction to students.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment. For more information about the Law School, visit: http://law.wm.edu.

Apply online at  https://jobs.wm.edu


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