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Research Analyst - Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Analyst in the Washington, DC office at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The Research Analyst will work with the Firm under the direction of the Director of Research Services to provide firm-wide research support, insight and guidance using the various electronic and print research resources available.  

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Trains attorneys and staff on research resources to enhance insight, access to knowledge and efficiency.
• Participates in New Employee Orientation to acquaint new hires on the Research Department’s role, value to clients and research capabilities.
• Advises on best use of resources for a particular practice or individual needs, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
• Provides proactive research assistance and analysis to Firm departments and practice groups.
• Escalates any needs for additional research capability to the Director of Research Services to assess potential new resources for the firm.
• Advises on best use of resources and appropriate deliverables and outcomes for a particular practice group, administrative department, project or business need. 
• Develops a deep understanding of all research tools in order to effectively match client needs with available resources.
• Maintains meaningful research statistics and reports on the value of outcomes and deliverables. 
• Keeps meaningful time records, recovering costs where appropriate and contributing to billing.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Research Services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited college or university or a combination of education and experience in professional research and analysis required. JD and deep practice area knowledge or specialty preferred.
• Seven to ten years in a law firm, corporate library or similar research role preferred.
• Strong working knowledge of a variety of electronic or print resources commonly used in large law firms and the ability to determine best resources based on needs.
• This position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; a customer service orientation; tact and professionalism when dealing with clients; and an interest in continued learning and problem solving.
• Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite and proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Apply at this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=23d2827d-a48a-4f03-9be3-4e80b56a4770&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=266522&source=CC3&lang=en_US

 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.


Associate Director - George Mason University Law Library

The George Mason University Law Library invites well-qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director located on the Arlington campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean for Library & Technology in the general administration of the library, including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans. The Associate Director is responsible for administration of all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, instructional services, and the use of information instruction technologies. The Associate Director is in charge of the library in the absence of the Associate Dean for Library & Technology.

1. Train, supervise, and evaluate all public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Reference & Faculty Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants.
2. Train, supervise and evaluate the library Administrative Assistant.
3. Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives.
4. Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.
5. Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery.
6. Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training.
7. Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR.
8. Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations.
9. Approve and monitor non-book purchases on eVA and Bank of America.
10. Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues.
11. Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Required: JD from an ABA-accredited law school and MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school. Five years of law library experience with a record of increasing administrative responsibility. Demonstrated supervisory and organizational abilities. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats. Experience teaching legal research using both print and electronic resources. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong service orientation, and the ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff and a diverse legal research community. Knowledge of current law librarianship trends. Familiarity with current technology used in legal education and practice.

Apply at: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/45987

For full consideration apply before July 29, 2019.


Legal Librarian - Ralph J. Bunche Library, U.S. Department of State

The announcement is open through 22 July.  If you are interested in an exciting job as a legal librarian, please apply! 

This position serves as the Library’s authority for legal research, and is the established liaison with the Office of the Legal Advisor.  The Legal Librarian manages collection development for the Library’s legal resources, and develops a comprehensive training and outreach program to ensure that those resources are used efficiently. 

To learn more about the position and submit your application, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538782300 

Please note that there is only one announcement for this position.  Anyone who is interested in applying for this position should use this announcement, read the instructions carefully, and be sure to include all required documents when submitting an application. 

About the Ralph J. Bunche Library: Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1789 by Thomas Jefferson, the Library has the distinction of being the oldest federal library and is currently in its 230th year of continuous service to the men and women of the Department of State.  In 1997, it was dedicated to diplomat and Nobel Prize Winne Ralph J. Bunche.  Its extensive collection includes a number of historic documents, and chronicles the history of the Department and U.S. international relations.  The Library currently serves the 70,000 employees of the State Department serving throughout the United States and in hundreds of U.S. diplomatic missions in every part of the world.



Reference and Faculty Services Librarian - George Mason University Law Library

The George Mason University Law Library, located on the Arlington, Va., campus, invites applicants for the position of Reference and Faculty Services Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty, as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Responsibilities include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned.


  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to faculty, adjunct faculty and law reviews.
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
  • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
  • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
  • Work as a liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
  • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website, as needed. Make other updates as requested;
  • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network and HeinOnline Author Profiles. Submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis)  program; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty, adjuncts, and staff. Oversee and monitor password lists for those categories of users in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with GMU paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours, as needed;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school;
  • M.L.S.  or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school (expected completion of an MLS or equivalent from an  ALA-accredited library school within one year from time of application is acceptable);
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography both in print and electronic formats;
  • Relevant teaching experience;
  • Strong service orientation and organizational abilities;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (e.g., MODX , WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic law library experience providing services to law faculty.

Reference/Business & Finance Librarian - George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons. Basic qualifications for this position are MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/68250. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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