Legal Research Librarian (DFM #703)

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International, well-respected law firm, is seeking a Research Librarian primarily responsible for conducting, assisting in, and/or coordinating reference and research projects as requested by the Firm’s attorneys and clients, legal support personnel and other law librarians.


Duties and Responsibilities:

-Processes incoming research/reference requests and conducts complete and thorough research, using library resources and informational tools; ensures compliance with licensing and electronic subscriptions when conducting research; produces client billable research.

-Conducts business development and recruiting research for the firm’s marketing and recruiting departments.

-Tracks and organizes the deskbook distribution firm-wide.

-Updates and contributes to the information resources and content on the firm’s intranet; library’s catalog and develops visual displays so users can navigate through available resources to locate information.

-Participates in the evaluation and selection of electronic resources and applications as related to legal and library research and resources.

-Maintains active membership in appropriate professional organizations and attends industry and vendor seminars and workshops to stay apprised of changes and trends in the library and legal field.

-High level of interaction with attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, marketing personnel, vendors, and other firm librarians.

-Assists with special projects and other tasks as assigned.



-Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school.

-Experience in special libraries, preferably 4+ years in a law firm setting.

-Demonstrated proficiency with the current search services used in the special libraries, law firm knowledge a plus!

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as they relate to library requirements.

-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common research output, trade publications and legal industry documents.

-Strong research and database skills, including proficiency in utilizing research databases such as Lexis Advance, Intelligize, Courtlink, Bloomberg/BNA, Wolter Kluwers Cheetah, HeinOnline, and PLI.

-Strong customer service orientation.

-Excellent problem solving, organizational and administrative skills.

-Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills.


Law firm provides an EXCELLENT benefit package along with beautiful offices in Uptown!


Salary: $55,000-65,000 DOE

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