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

Research Analyst - Sidley Austin LLP (Location:  Chicago, Illinois)

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm's practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.


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).


  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/p3d9grqg3pqmbzj6



Law Librarian - LAC Group


LAC Group is seeking an experienced Law Librarian for a part-time or full-time role with a federal agency in Alexandria, VA. The Librarian will manage and track legal document workflows and create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 3 months part-time position (up to 20 hours a week) no benefits or full-time position (40 hours a week) with benefits with a 1-year renewal option. Work will be done onsite. Must be a US Citizen and available to start in 4-8 weeks. 


  • Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff
  • Create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics
  • Update and develop standard operating procedures as needed
  • Create and maintain legal templates
  • Train staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products
  • Provide research assistance for various investigations as needed


  • Education Qualifications: Juris Doctor (JD) degree or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship or Bachelors degree in related field plus two years as a professional law library
  • The candidate may substitute 3 years of work of experience managing a knowledge management system for the above Education Qualifications provided they also have: Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program. 
  • Minimum of 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to a new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Experience in implementing workflow process mapping tools and techniques to plan the execution of each project phase
  • Experience in creating a document library of policies and procedures on a SharePoint Server
  • Experience in developing and implementing a document and record retention policy
  • Experience in developing and drafting standard operating procedures for operations including developing and diagramming a streamlined, standardized workflow process
  • Experience in utilizing programs to design and create standardized response-letter templates
  • Experience in building instructional text for each template to guide the user in modifying form parts as needed and to allow for ease of use by staff at all operational levels
  • Experience in publishing all resources and as well as create a form templates library on the agency’s server allowing for access and use by staff
  • Experience in maintaining and update the document library
  • Experience in utilizing knowledge management applications to create a standard Records Request form with instructional text to guide the user in form completion. This includes publishing the forms on the website for public access
  • Devising a RM plan, implementation of RM procedures, and progress monitoring and reporting experience highly preferred
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be available to start in 4-8 weeks after selection

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Wc7ZtQ 


Research Librarian - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP



The Research Librarian supervises day-to-day operations of office library location and performs legal research for lawyers and clients using a variety of electronic and print resources. Projects may include retrieving court documents; locating contact information for individuals; obtaining legal, business and medical/scientific literature; authenticating cited sources; finding biographical details on judges and counsel; and tracking litigation.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research in a wide range of areas of law: business intelligence, public records, legislative history and news media
  • Perform research on and prepares company and industry profiles 
  • Deliver library instruction to new lawyers and staff; provides library orientation to summer associates
  • Support the firm’s usage of legal and business databases by securing passwords, coordinating introductory and recurring training and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Maintain relationships with lending libraries and document retrieval services
  • Assist with collection development by evaluating information needs, research requests, available resources and usage patterns; provides input on addition of new resources and removal of resources no longer needed
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties including the ordering and cataloging of books, routing serials and shelving materials
  • Assist with financial management of the library by reviewing and confirming invoices and allocating expenses to the appropriate accounts
  • High level of contact with lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other firm Librarians; moderate level of contact with members of the firm’s Marketing department, vendors, lending libraries; and occasional level of contact with firm clients
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
  • Minimum 5 years of law or special library experience
  • Experience using major legal and business databases/research platforms, including Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, Courtlink, PACER, Heinonline, CCH Intelliconnect, Bloomberg Law
  • Experience using automated library systems; InMagic Genie experience preferred
  • Ability to learn new applications and research tools quickly
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, perform under tight time deadlines and flexibly adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to self-manage 
    Light to moderate physical effort, including climbing step stools, pushing loaded book carts, lifting books (weighing up to 30 pounds) and carrying various other materials (weighing up to 15 pounds)

This full-time position can reside in our Austin, Dallas, Houston, or Washington, DC office.  This position reports to the Director of Library Services in Houston, Texas. 

Details, and submit resume here: http://joinus.nortonrosefulbright.com/index.cfm?fa=c.jobDetail&site_id=356&id=144720



Senior Business Intelligence Analyst - LAC Group


LAC Group seeks an experienced Senior Business Intelligence Analyst to join a successful team of researchers and analysts supporting and participating in business development for a global energy/oil company. Responsibilities will include participating and contributing to business development projects, preparing actionable deliverables, compiling updating heat maps on various topics related to alternative fuels, upstream/downstream oil & energy production, and related intellectual property. Projects will include working with business development teams and contribute to new and on-going projects.  Research requests will cover business & competitive intelligence, oil and gas (upstream/downstream), energy emerging technologies, patent research, alternative fuels and related topics.  This is a virtual position without the need to travel to an office on a regular basis, however there will be some travel to client sites and conferences and there is a regular Monday-Friday work schedule (including internal and team-based video conferencing). 


· Independently conduct comprehensive searches on technical and business topics for the research and development staff.

· Produce and distribute curated alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest to the company – especially in the areas of hydrocarbon processing, petrochemicals and biofuels.

· Monitor new developments and commercial activities of competitor companies in key emerging technologies.

· Provide analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.

· Interact with senior staff to help assess information/resource needs and suggest projects or services where the analyst team can best meet those needs.

· Present research results and graphical analysis to staff, e.g., via Skype and other desktop technologies.

· Work with other team members to implement and sustain information services, content and applications, including those linked to website and delivered via SharePoint.


· A minimum of 2 years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the energy, gas, petroleum industries is a plus.

· Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry or closely related science.

· Experience with databases/search services including: STN Express, Chemical Abstracts, Derwent World Patents Index, Compendex, EnCompLit, EnCompPat, Dow-Jones Factiva, Elsevier Scopus and MineSoft PatBase.

· Familiarity with tools such as Tableau, Manzama, SAS.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills; business writing skills a must. (NOTE: writing sample will be required)

· Flexible attitude, team player.



To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Vm4dQh


Research & Reference Specialist - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.


The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.  This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues.  This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.


We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.


This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.


This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources.  Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.



Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure

· Effective problem solving and analytical skills
· Knowledge of library operations
· Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
· Strong prioritization and time management skills
· Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
· Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
· Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
· Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
· Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
· Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
· Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates



M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered.  At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.


APPLY HERE: https://wsgr.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSGR/job/New-York/Research---Reference-Specialist_R41

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