LLSDC Jobline

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

Research Manager - Sidley Austin LLP (revised 3/25/21)


This position can be located in our Los Angeles (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT), Chicago (11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT), Washington, DC (12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) or New York (12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) office.

The Research Manager works collaboratively to foster a team-focused, global research team. In the spirit of the firm’s Service Excellence Initiative, the Research Manager serves as mentor to all Research Team members, assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects. The Research Manager will directly supervise and evaluate assigned research staff, while implementing standards and best practices of firmwide Library & Research Services.


  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Research Team; consulting on requests that are more complex; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports
  • Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and general research and analysis assistance to Library & Research Services users when needed in a team-styled environment.
  • Conduct orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions; provide quick ‘on the spot’ training sessions as needed; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions to Team Members.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers
  • Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases, websites and print material
  • 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 the internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Participate in professional associations and attend meetings and conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.
  • Weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of Research Services or the Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email [email protected] (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a law library, concentrating on research services
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Expertise with both print and online legal research platforms, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CCH Cheetah


  • MLS from an ALA accredited university
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, and other related technology tools

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Apply Here : https://www.click2apply.net/DoOG5MI5eRVysgzLFjqgL



Law Librarian (REMOTE) - Legal Placements, Inc.

Job Description:

Our client, an international law firm, is currently seeking an experience research law librarian to support their busy team on a long-term contract basis.  This role will ideally start in April 2021 and last through approximately the second quarter.  Depending on the firm’s needs, there is a possibility for extension.  This role is entirely remote and working hours will be 12:30pm to 9pm EST, Monday through Friday.  This position will be based in one of the client’s west coast offices, but the candidate may be located on the east coast as long as they are flexible to work west coast hours stated above.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years of legal research experience in a professional services environment.

Duties include the following.

  • Perform sophisticated legal and non-legal research using a variety of resources.
  • Conduct reference interviews via phone, email or instant messaging.
  • Analyze research requests and recommend appropriate resources to patrons.
  • Monitor news, legislation, regulations, cases and other information.
  • Participate in evaluation of new resources and training as needed.

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and PACER required.
  • Proficiency with additional resources such as Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, RIA Checkpoint, Lex Machina, Capital IQ, Courtlink, Courthouse News preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Research team, attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and concisely summarize complex legal and non-legal information.
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS are preferred, although law firm research experience will be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

Interested candidates should email resumes to [email protected]


Technology Services Librarian - United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Announcement #:      USCA 21-04
Location:                    Washington, D.C.
Grade/Salary:           CL-27 ($58,189-$94,593) to CL-28 ($69,756-$113,362).  Salary is
                                    commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Opening Date:           March 22, 2021
Closing Date:             Open until filled.  To ensure consideration, please submit documents by
                                    April 26, 2021.

Position Overview


The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.


Representative Duties


  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff.  Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities.  Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

Required Qualifications


  • CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
  • CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
  • A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
  • Experience in library technical services.
  • Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
  • Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
  • Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
  • Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
  • Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.

Desirable Qualifications


  • A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
  • Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)

Conditions of Employment


Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Application Process


Because of the anticipated large volume of applications, only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted. Position is open until filled, but preference will be given to resumes received by April 26, 2021.

Instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yeth72a5

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Law Librarian - LAC Group for FMSHRC (revised 3/24/21)

Job Description

LAC Group is seeking a Law Librarian with experience in administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of mining law.

This is a part time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions, but later work will be performed onsite at the downtown DC office.


  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets. 
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library's physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter "The Scoop."
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.



  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship


Three years as a professional law librarian

  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree
  • Knowledge of mining law.
Apply at this link: https://www.libgig.com/careers/law-librarian-lac-group/a0E1H00001Nu1E3UAJ/



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

Washington, DC

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden's professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.


  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC  R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department.  Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm's performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.

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

Apply at this link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-supervisor#main-content


<< first < Prev 1 2 3 4 Next > last >>

Page 2 of 4