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Head of Reference Services - Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team. 

The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.


Closing date is 12/18/23. To apply: http://www.mdcourts.gov/careers



Head of Reference - Georgetown Law Library

Located within walking distance of Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court, Georgetown Law offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, and a commitment to social justice.  Our community is a tight-knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.  Join us!

The Georgetown Law Library is seeking innovative, service-oriented candidates for the position of Head of Reference.  The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s Reference Department, ensuring that it provides high-quality research and information services to faculty, students, staff, and other patrons at one of the nation’s largest law schools.  This position directly supervises a team of six reference librarians and works collaboratively with the heads of the library’s Research Services and International & Foreign Law departments.

Requirements for this position include the following:

·         J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

·         Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information science.

·         5 or more years of law library experience (including supervisory experience).

The search committee will consider applications on a rolling basis beginning on Monday December 4, 2023.  The position will remain open until filled.  To view the full job description, position requirements, and work mode designation, please see job posting JR16749 on the Georgetown Career Opportunities website

When applying online, please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document.  If you have questions about the position or the application process, please contact [email protected].  


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
Apply at this link: viDesktop (viglobalcloud.com)

Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst - Kutak Rock LLP

The Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst, reporting to the Director of Knowledge Services, will provide expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and administrative department. The person in the position must demonstrate initiative, a desire to learn new skills, be intellectually curious, and be willing to take ownership of projects. The successful candidate will have an initiative-taking approach to the provision of research services.

This position can be located in the following cities in which Kutak Rock has an office: Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Little Rock, AR: Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; Scottsdale, AZ; Spokane, WA; and Washington, D.C.


  • Provide expert legal and business research assistance to the attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff in a timely and efficient manner
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of internal resources and systems to enhance research deliverables
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, practice areas, geographic markets, and competitor law firms using a variety of online research tools, including data analysis of business and legal information and when needed the mining of raw data from dockets and other research databases
  • Provide analysis and synthesis of research results and meaningful data visualization in the final work product
  • Advise attorneys and paralegals on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Handle Rule 506 Bad Actor research requests and provide an appropriate memorandum of searches and search findings
  • Perform cite & quote checks of memorandums and briefs
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of intranet pages for Research Services, practice areas, and other administrative departments
  • Manage current awareness alerts and track potential and current clients in multiple target markets and industries
  • Assist in the development of training resources and training programs for attorneys and paralegals
  • Participate in the ongoing evaluation of new research resources and processes
  • Record and report research projects and time using InTapp and SydneyEnterprise in a manner that meets deadlines and provides meaningful ROI metrics
  • Maintain library related resources if located in an office with a print collection
  • Other projects as assigned by the Director of Knowledge Services

QUALIFICATIONS: Skills & Abilities

  •  Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and complete projects within provided time limit
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system (e.g., SydneyEnterprise)
  • Proficiency in a variety of research and analytics databases including Westlaw Edge or Westlaw Precision, Westlaw Litigation Analytics, including prior experience with Monitor Suite, Hoovers, Mergent, VitalLaw, Law.com Compass and PACER
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Excel pivot tables and pivot charts to create dashboards
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and publishing content to an intranet
  • Good judgment in deciding the most appropriate resources to use for cost-effective research
  • Clear, concise, and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, initiative-taking, adaptable, responsible, and meticulous individual
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with team members in other offices and/or time zones
  • Willingness to assist with various administrative duties and projects as necessary
  • Ability to regularly report to work on days and times scheduled

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or combination of Bachelor’s degree and certificate of paralegal studies
  • 5+ years of experience in a law firm, academic or special library; law firm experience preferred
  • Considerable experience conducting in-depth research and analysis of companies, practice areas, geographic markets, and competitor law firms
  • Prior use of legal data analytics products, including Law.com Compass

Position Information

  • Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience and work location
  • Position Status: Exempt
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid

See the full job description and apply at: https://www.kutakrock.com/general-content/careers


Business & Legal Research Analyst - DLA Piper

  • Location: remote work option; multiple locations available
  • Deadline: open until filled


Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience conducting research in a business, corporate or legal setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field
  • Knowledge of legal, business, scientific, and general research resources and methodologies 
  • Knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and VitalLaw product suites 
  • Knowledge or ability to learn multiple research platforms including, but not limited to, Capital IQ, FactSet, Pitchbook, Docket Navigator, PatBase, and many others 
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for setting up current awareness and litigation alerts.  
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong research skills including an ability to think critically about research tools, conduct cost-effective and efficient research, compile research results, summarize data, and communicate methodology and results clearly. 
  • Ability to coordinate, organize and track vendor training and communication. 
  • Experience with reviewing and evaluating new and existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuing education through conference and webinar attendance and participation in local and national associations 
  • Willingness to work outside of normal business hours and on weekends as needed.  We have a rotating weekend on-call schedule (approximately once a quarter).

Preferred Requirements:

  • MLIS or JD  
  • Law firm experience 
  • Experience with Quest request management system 
  • Experience with Vable

What will your day look like?
You will manage your own workflow by claiming and completing research requests in Quest in a timely and efficient manner.  As a research generalist, you will handle requests along a wide spectrum of topics, including but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, IP, public records, legislative history. You will be the point person for coordinating vendor and internal training.
You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will participate in continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will work with other researchers who are aligned with specific practice groups to support their resource needs.

See the full job description and apply at: https://dlapiperus.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/business-legal-research-analyst-4745


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