Job Postings

You may submit a job posting for this section of the ABLL website to Kim Martin at Submit a brief description of the job with a link to the full job description as text in an email, no Word documents, please. Law library positions in the greater Boston area will be posted. Please notify Kim when the position is filled so that the posting can be removed. Postings will be removed after three months. Job postings will be retained in a members-only section of the ABLL website, all business and personal names and contact information will be removed prior to retention.


Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin Procter LLP

Assists with the management of electronic research services, activation of new users’ subscriptions, ordering and processing of print materials for the Research Center and troubleshooting of reported access issues. Also prepares Research Services orientation materials for new and lateral hires, orders attorney desk books and maintains corresponding system records for print and electronic resources.



  • Coordinates day-to-day access to electronic research services including assistance with authentication, username and password management and technical support. Maintains accurate and current record of electronic subscriptions status, licensing information and invoice payments.
  • Prepares orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, court procedures, marketing and other administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires’ start dates.
  • Performs daily serials functions; including check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic submission issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
  • Distributes office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle. Maintains subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system.
  • Researches and resolves vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions. Claims missing and delayed shipments when needed.



  • Ability to effectively manage work to high quality standards, with a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Accountable, assumes responsibility for quality and timeliness of his/her work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute tasks, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Within scope of position, works independently using sound judgment.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the firm in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Research Services department, administrative staff and attorneys at the firm.
  • Technical aptitude with ability to quickly learn new systems and applications.



  • Bachelor’s degree; Bachelor’s degree can be substituted for relevant experience in a special or academic library.
  • 1-3 years of electronic resource management and operations experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications.


To apply, visit Goodwin’s career site.

Posted 5/21/2018


On-Call / Substitute Law Librarians

AccuFile, Inc., a professional library services firm is seeking several flexible, experienced law librarians to work as on-call or substitute librarians in the Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire areas.

Work assignments are part-time and may include summer vacation coverage assignments to include two or more firms in a week.

**GREAT opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income***


  • Law library or legal research experience is required
  • MLIS or working towards an MLIS degree
  • Must be able to provide own transportation

Salary: $30-35 hr. Dependent upon education and related experience.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email your resume to Karen Gatteny at

Posted 5/18/2018


Part-Time Law Librarian, Andover MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional library services firm, is seeking an experienced part-time, Law Librarian to work in Andover MA.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work every other week for 3-5 hours.

Additional hours may also be available for summer vacation or on-call coverages within the Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire areas.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Receive and log new materials, both in print and electronic resources
  • Process, track and reconcile invoices as needed
  • Conduct check-in and process materials for routing; run routing report
  • Discharge and reshelve returned books and periodicals.
  • Facilitate and monitor interlibrary book loans
  • Process materials identified for discard
  • Identify potential acquisitions and ordering requested materials
  • File loose leaf updates and pocket parts
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MLIS preferred, but will consider MLIS student with experience.

Salary: Dependent upon education and related experience.

To be considered for this position please forward cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at

Posted 5/18/2018


Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online:

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Reference, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide.  Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders. An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level.  Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas.




Research and Reference Services

Conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources.

Respond to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Monitor research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the Manager, Research and Reference.

Lead or coordinate large or group projects, as required.

Present results using department branding and templates whenever possible.

Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Research and Reference.


Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

Assist with the development of orientation and training materials.

Participate in formal orientation and training sessions.

Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.

Identify attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.

Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.


Continuing Education and Communication

Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team and attorney groups.

Actively participate in department, practice and other internal firm meetings.


Other Duties

Review, evaluate and recommend new resources.

Participate in collection development, collection maintenance and budget management.

Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Assume additional responsibilities as requested.


Master of Library Science (“MLS”) from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.

3+ years’ experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice areas.

Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.

Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.

Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.

Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.

Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.

Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.

Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.

Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.

Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.

Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.

Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.

Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.

Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.

Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Posted 4/11/2018


Title:  Senior Research Services Analyst

Law Firm:  Cooley LLP

Location:  Boston

Please apply online:

The Senior Research Services Analyst works independently as a member of a firmwide research team that responds to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and firm administration.

The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of analyzing research requests, identifying the best resources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of the research in a manner that meets the needs of the requester.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: provide research expertise and service at all levels of inquiry complexity; train in the use of information resources to attorneys and staff; market research services and current awareness tools through orientations and promotional efforts; and participate in the identification, development, evaluation, and implementation of technological advancements in research or research aids.

Requirements for the position include Master of Library Science or JD degree, at least 5 years of research experience in assigned or related field; strong analytical and research skills, and extensive knowledge of a variety of legal and business electronic resources.

Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Posted 2/26/2018


Legal Technology & Research Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This newly created position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys reference and instruction but would also relish an opportunity to develop programs and applications to support Suffolk Law’s Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology and the law school’s new Legal Innovation and Technology Certificate program – a first-of-its-kind online certificate program. This librarian will be a member of the reference and instruction team, report directly to the Assistant Director for Public Services, work closely with the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, specialize in teaching legal technology, and work alongside nationally renowned leaders in law practice technology. A Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent  is required; a JD degree is preferred. To view the complete position description and to apply, go here.


Posted 2/26/2018

Position Available: Head of Circulation 5401/A2218

The Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law are accepting application for the position of Head of Circulation. Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services, the Head of Circulation provides service-oriented, forward-thinking leadership for the circulation department. Supervises and manages all circulation operations and services, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, public spaces and closed stacks. Responsible for ensuring library is open and staffed during all operating hours. Trains, develops, and evaluates staff of three paraprofessionals, three technicians, and student workers.

Required Skills

BA/BS required, MLS/MLIS preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services department and MLS/MLIS or minimum of five years experience without MLS/MLIS degree. Strong interpersonal, management, conflict resolution, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of library public services, including circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma. Must have the ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-based environment, managing multiple priorities and a fast pace while maintaining focus on customer service. Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs., regularly push loaded book carts, frequently travel between multiple floors and library locations and frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and reach. Familiarity with legal materials or academic environment and previous supervisory experience a plus.

Preferred: Record of increasing responsibility in a public services department and active engagement in professional associations or contributions to library literature.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Applications must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position, Boston University, and application requirements are available at

posted 1/26/2018


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