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Research Services Librarian - Georgetown Law Library

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Research Services Librarian position. 

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library's research services which supports the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty and law center administration. Typical projects include short-term and in-depth long-term projects ranging from case law and statutory research to annotated bibliographies, legislative history, and 50-state surveys.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Positions open until filled. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting - JR14794). If you have questions about the position, please contact [email protected].   

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Associate Directors (two positions) - Georgetown Law Library


Georgetown Law Library is looking for two Associate Directors to join our amazing staff. The Georgetown University Law Center is located in a vibrant, historic neighborhood in Washington, DC, just blocks from the Capitol and Union Station. 

The Associate Director for Research and User Services (JR15238) and the Associate Director for Resource Management and Technology (JR15237) are both senior librarians responsible for planning, personnel, and resource management. Both positions report to the Director of the Law Library and assist in the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the Georgetown Law Library. Both positions will assume overall responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Director.


The Associate Director for Research and User Services (JR15238) supervises managers and librarians from five of the Law Library’s eleven departments, including those providing reference (US & FCIL), research, access services, and special collections functions.


The Associate Director for Resource Management and Technology (JR15237) supervises managers and librarians from five of the Law Library’s eleven departments, including those providing collection development, digitization, acquisitions, cataloging, and technology functions.


Both positions receive annual funding and leave for professional development and training. In addition, the Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians may serve in the Faculty Senate and vote in Senate elections.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning April 28, 2023. Positions open until filled. Posting, position requirements, and the application process is available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website.

-        Posting & Submission Page for Associate Director for Research and User Services (JR15238)

-        Posting & Submission Page for Associate Director for Resource Management and Technology (JR15237)

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document. If you have questions about the position, please contact [email protected].  



Legal Research Specialist - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, a global Am Law 100 firm, is seeking a Legal Research Specialist.


This position can be based in any of the following U.S. offices with a preference for Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston. The other U.S. offices we are considering are Century City, Downtown Los Angeles, Del Mar, Downtown San Diego, Orange County, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco. There is only one opening.


Regardless of location, this position will provide primary support responsibility for the East Coast office time zone of 9:00 AM-5:30 PM (Eastern Time). *This position has a remote/hybrid work arrangement, with the expectation to be in the office on an as needed basis.


The ideal candidate will possess a devotion to customer service, creative thinking, innovation, and team work. This position requires someone with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects daily with varying levels of difficulty.


Interested candidates should upload a cover letter in their online application.


  • Completes reference and research projects quickly, accurately, and thoroughly each day.
  • Conducts high level, in-depth research using all available resources.
  • Provides research results analysis and summarization as needed.
  • Participates in the creation and maintenance of the Research & Knowledge Center SharePoint resource pages.
  • Promotes department services and resources through a variety of opportunities.

Essential Functions of Job:

  • Uses legal research tools such as Casetext, Lexis, Westlaw, VitalLaw, Bloomberg, etc., in order to complete assignments.
  • Performs professional and experienced assistance with high-level, complex, legal and business research requests.
  • Works closely with team members on patron assigned work and internal department work.
  • Cleverly uses conventional and unconventional means to solve content access problems.
  • Develops SharePoint resource pages using all available content sources.
  • Identifies new research methods and work processes, and shares with the team.


Required Qualifications: Minimum of 2+ years of relevant professional experience as a Legal Research Specialist or equivalent. Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively is of foremost importance. Good communication and writing skills are required. Ability to positively and directly interface with large numbers of attorneys, support personnel, and outside vendors is required. Must be able to work extended and after-hours, and to travel on occasion if needed.

Preferred Qualifications: 3+ years of progressive law firm experience.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
Preferred: MLS, MLIS, and/or J.D. from an accredited university.
Major (if applicable): Other related graduate degrees will be considered.


Computer/Software Knowledge
Required: Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint. Proficient with legal research databases including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Docket Alarm, Casetext, VitalLaw, and the like.
Preferred: Litera workflow software and similar.


Work Environment

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel Requirements
Up to 10%. Only on occasion to conduct in-person presentations at other office locations, if assigned. Professional organization meetings as assigned.


#LI-CW1 #LI-Associate #LI-Hybrid #LI-Fulltime. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $120,000 per year.


See the full job description and apply at: Legal Research Specialist in Washington, Washington, DC | Careers at Washington DC (icims.com)


Law Librarian- Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP

Excellent opportunity to join a collegial atmosphere of a small, national law firm based in Washington, DC, that practices for the public interest representing the public sector in energy and telecommunications.  Individual will be responsible for managing the overall library, including technical services, research, reference, contract negotiation, budgeting, internet postings, assorted duties related to website and intranet development, monitoring and reporting on regulatory and congressional development, and the paralegal/associate research training.  Two years minimum Law Library experience and solid Bluebook cite-checking preferred. Some supervisory skills desired.  Candidates should have MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  Position includes management and training of a small paralegal staff.


Spiegel offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, including with Metro-accessible offices in downtown DC.  Position is currently a hybrid work arrangement, working Monday through Friday, and requires a local DC Metro area residency. 

It is an essential job requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for this role.  If you need an accommodation of any kind for religious or disability reasons, including related to this job requirement, please contact Human Resources. 

Applicants only need apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, transcripts and a writing sample to the Human Resources Manager at [email protected].   Spiegel is an EOE/M/F/V and an e-Verify participant.

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP
1875 Eye Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006



Research Analyst - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests, and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.


  • Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.
  • Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.
  • Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.
  • Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.
  • Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.
  • Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.
  • Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.


  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  • JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources. 
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Success Factors

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management skills. 
  • Intellectual curiosity

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment. 
  • Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings 
  • Must be accessible remotely. 
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Hybrid work arrangements are available for this position
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

Interested applicants can apply at  https://www.steptoe.com/en/careers/staff/professional-staff-current-opportunities.html

Contact information for questions related to the posting: Washington, DC Human Resources Department at [email protected].

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