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Research Analyst - Finnegan


The Washington DC office of Finnegan is seeking a Research Analyst to join our library services department. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Information Services, the Research Analyst will utilize knowledge of legal research, databases and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position will also participate in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services in addition to keeping abreast of trends in the legal industry to contribute to the advancement of the goals of the department and the firm.

Responsibilities include providing legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources; extensive legal, business, IP and general research assistance using print and electronic resources; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel; initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases; providing client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets; remaining current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality library and research services; coordinating and/or providing library resource and/or training to attorneys and staff and, other duties as needed.

Successful candidates must have a MLS degree and two or more years of research experience in a law firm, law library or corporate setting, demonstrated knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis/LexisAdvance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Hoover’s and Microsoft Office Suite, working knowledge of SharePoint, and strong data entry and word processing skills; knowledge of intellectual property databases is preferred.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: 

Robin Smith 
Staff Recruiting Manager 
901 New York Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20001-4413 
Fax: 202.408.4400 
[email protected]


For additional information and to apply click here




American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) seeks applications for the position of Director of the Law Library and Information Services. This person will provide innovative and dynamic leadership in support of students, faculty, and the overall educational mission of the law school. Required qualifications include both a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Services program; at least six years of progressive experience, including supervisory responsibilities, in an academic library setting; expertise in innovative information technologies; and a proven passion for educating a law school community about such technologies. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, a proven talent for collaboration, and a track record of scholarship and national engagement with the information services and law librarian profession. Status and salary to be determined commensurate with qualifications.  

Applications should be submitted on Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/60789. General questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lynn Seumo, Faculty Coordinator, at [email protected] or (202) 274-4139. Although there is no formal deadline, the search committee will begin interviewing candidates as soon as applications are received, so interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.



Assistant Librarian - Miller & Chevalier


Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Assistant Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate:  strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library's technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.


The Assistant Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. 


Core Competencies and Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. desirable
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
  • General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources and research techniques
  • Experience performing corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, SEC/EDGAR, Restricted Party Screening database (e.g. Amber Road)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, respond to changing priorities
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
  • Cataloging skills and experience working with print and electronic resources 
  • Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to read, write and speak English; legible handwriting


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Support practice group specific projects and expand specializations to additional practice groups
  • Assist with Budget analysis and cost efficiency
  • Manage the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, with responsibility for data integrity, workflow, research and maintenance of all relevant documentation to support resolution
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm's business initiatives
  • Centralize and manage topical and docket alerts using best of breed sources and standardized search protocols
  • Train and promote efficient research techniques of research tools to lawyers and other researchers
  • Assist with library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
  • Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages,  and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Catalog print and electronic resources insuring easy access to library's resources
  • Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources
  • Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to  stay current on technological and research developments  and industry best  practices,  to ensure  efficient, cost-effective and complete research services 



This is an exempt position

Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:


Ms. Cari Seidman

Human Resource Specialist

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Email:  [email protected]



Manager, Electronic Resources - Crowell & Moring


Please review full job posting and apply here


Job Summary:


The Manager, Electronic Resources supports the acquisition, access, and utilization of online research resources and tools across the firm.


Job Responsibilities:


•    Coordinates with IS, vendors, and librarians to maintain and improve access to electronic resources, testing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting the department’s electronic tools and resources.

•    Coordinates product demos, product comparison and selection, implementation, outreach, and continual support of online research resources.

•    Carries out effective planning, communication, and implementation of new online resources as well as online resource upgrades and changes.

•    Provides support and training to help maximize use of research resources & technology.

•    Spearheads testing, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical issues in the specific browser and computer environments; works with IS department and vendors to resolve technical issues that arise.

•    Assists with online resource purchasing and negotiating of licensing agreements.

•    Oversees activities related to the management of e-resources, including e-subscription routing and documentation in ILS (EOS) and other systems.

•    Facilitates access to online resources through maintaining and enhancing department intranet pages.

•    Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding research systems and resources

•    Supports utilization of and integration of current awareness tools.

•    Assists in updating and maintenance of online resource management tool, Onelog.

•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed.

•    Occasional travel may be required.






The position requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited library/information studies school preferred; related degree and/or comparable experience considered.




The position requires a minimum six (6) years of experience, during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated.  Previous law firm, legal research, and/or technical background desired.  

•    Familiarity with major legal and business research platforms required.

•    Experience with a resource tracking system such as Onelog desirable.

•    Experience with Sharepoint desirable.

Please see law firm website for entire job posting and to apply: https://www.crowell.com/


Temporary Research Librarian - LAC Group


LAC Group seeks a Temporary Research Librarian for a boutique Intellectual Property law firm located in Washington, DC. This role is responsible for undertaking reference/research services for all attorneys and staff and will utilize all relevant information and knowledge resources available to the firm. This is a full-time temporary position lasting about 8-10 weeks.


  • Handle research and reference requests from the firm's timekeepers 
  • Provide a comprehensive inter-library loan and document delivery service. Research to identify appropriate reference materials, books, journals, other services available from external libraries and 3rd party vendors, using online library catalogs to assist inter-library loan and document delivery efforts.
  • Manage current library resources (create new user accounts, password maintenance, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Undertake any other activities/projects as assigned by the Library Committee or Marketing Department

  • Master’s degree in information and library studies or related field is strongly preferred.
  • 2-3 years of professional library experience in a law firm, corporate or professional services environment.
  • Strong research skills with online legal research tools; Experience with legal, business, and IP related research tools (Westlaw, Derwent Innovation, Docket Navigator, Monitor Suite, etc.) preferred but not required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (at least one (1) year)
  • Ability to work independently to meet client needs 
  • Strong time management skills
To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2SPpnZJ
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