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Reference and Research Specialist - Gordon Feinblatt LLC


We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Reference and Research Specialist position with the library of our law firm.  Candidate will have a four year degree as well as research experience; advanced degree in library science or law a plus.  Responsibilities include: legal and business research and reference for legal staff; monitoring of news, litigation and legislation, and preparation of related updates; creation and management of intranet content; library technical services operations, including catalog maintenance and publications ordering; and other duties as assigned.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must.Candidate should be proficient in the use of both print and online legal resources, such as Westlaw and Bloomberg Law.


Please send cover letter and resume to:  Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Attn:  Sara Billard, 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, E-mail:  [email protected]


For more information about Gordon Feinblatt LLC, please visit our website:  www.gfrlaw.com. EOE.



Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I) - Maryland General Assembly



Office of Policy Analysis




Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)


Salary Range: $40,400 - $62,900


Principal Duties:

● Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats

● Copy cataloging using OCLC

● Indexing proposed legislation and print publications

● Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests

● Catalog Maintenance



● MLS degree

● Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH, MARC formats

● Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi

● Strong communication and interpersonal skills

● Experience in government documents, public policy and legislative issues, preferred



Department of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

90 State Circle, Room 311

Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140

e-mail: [email protected] Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/



Code 01/19LLDC (Required on all Resumes)

The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.


Firmwide Research Librarian - Nixon Peabody


Job ID: 2478 Position: Librarian
Location: Multiple Offices Practice Area:  
Open Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Job Type: Staff

Job Description:


We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Office:         San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rochester, New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.


  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs. 
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training. 
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.


Job Requirements:


  • Masters of Library Science required. 
  • 3-5 years professional library related experience in a legal setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions. 
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.
Nixon Peabody is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Disability/Female/Gender Identity/Minority/Sexual Orientation/Veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



Collection Services Librarian - The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


Position Summary: The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Collection Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
• Manage all aspects of the library’s catalog and integrated library system (currently Sierra/Innovated Interfaces), including, but not limited to, updates, data indexing and monitoring system performance.
• Provide administration of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management systems.
• Manage ordering, receipt and processing of all library materials. Performing complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manage batch loading of catalog records. Establish guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.  
• Act as the liaison to vendors that provide resources to the library, and participate in license management and review.
• Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
• Assist with budget management including the preparation of the annual budget; monitoring budget; and preparing budget projections.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates the Cataloging/Acquisitions Assistant.

How to Apply: Applicants should access the job description and directions at the following link: https://staff-cua.icims.com/jobs/4934/collection-services-librarian/job  All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position open until filled.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school. Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years’ experience in an academic law library.



Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence (All Offices) - Ballard Spahr


The Research and Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Manager to lead in the development, implementation and delivery of research and business & competitive intelligence services to attorneys and others firm wide. The Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Services will work collaboratively with RIC staff, attorneys, paralegals and department administrators to promote, assess and continuously improve these services.

Under the direction of the Director, the Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Manager will work as part of the management team, which includes the Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services, the Manager, Information Access Services and the Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services.

The selected individual will develop research as well as business & competitive intelligence service goals and objectives that align with the firm’s strategic plan; meet with department and practice group leaders to foster communication and continuously align with their strategic initiatives; supervise the Lead Research Analyst and Lead Business & Competitive Intelligence Analyst; prepare budget recommendations for research and business & competitive intelligence services; review, evaluate and recommend research and business & competitive intelligence resources and promote the use of research and business & competitive intelligence services firm wide.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S.

Knowledge of library technologies for communication, research intake, knowledge sharing and resource management; advanced knowledge of Quest for research intake is a plus; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of firm personnel and diverse groups of people and demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is required and five or more years of experience as a leader in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Experience must include managing research and business & competitive intelligence services, including, but not limited to, supervising staff, assessing and improving workflows and collaborating with other department leaders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the RIC department. A thorough knowledge of research methodologies as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice, and proficiency with major legal and business databases and a proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information or practical intelligence.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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