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Job Title: Research Services Coordinator

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

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Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Research Services, the Research Services Coordinator works as part of the team to provide quality support to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide in the areas of document delivery, preparation and maintenance.  There may also be responsibilities for special projects in areas commensurate with their knowledge and abilities.

The Coordinator is still developing skills and knowledge needed to handle the most complex and challenging research services tasks and assignments on their own.  Part of this development entails the handling of administrative tasks.

They will be solely responsible for clearly designated projects but will also handle assignments and projects performed under the direction of a more senior person.


Research and Reference Services:

Obtain resources using document retrieval services, track purchases, reconcile invoices and charge clients where appropriate.

Maintain and develop department research guides with new and updated information, preserving a standard format and identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Maintain vendor pricing guides and documentation with new and updated information, identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Support research analysts in their efforts to support practice areas by preparing documentation for events, trainings and meetings using our branding and templates whenever possible.

Provide back-up support to practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by Director of Research Services.

Administrative and Resource Services:

Assist with the development of training materials.

Using SharePoint, assist research analysts with suggestions for changes to firm intranet.

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.

Actively participate in department meetings.

Other Duties:

Participate in special projects as assigned.


MLS degree required and/or currently working towards this degree.

1-year experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Familiarity with legal titles, legal research resources, library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.

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

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including business-writing skills.

Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.

Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.

Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Enthusiastic, proactive and positive attitude.

Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.

High level of integrity and honesty.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.


Posted 3/19/2018


Title:  Senior Research Services Analyst

Law Firm:  Cooley LLP

Location:  Boston

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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


Job Title:             Research Operations Supervisor (Technical Services), Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston MA

Job Summary:

The Research Operations Supervisor works to ensure that members of the firm have access to  accurate and current research materials. Responsibilities include performing and supervising all aspects of serials management including renewals, check-in, electronic and print current awareness routing; coordinating acquisitions processes such as initiating new orders, distributing deskbooks and troubleshooting vendor issues such as subscription claiming, and reconciling invoice discrepancies.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing/supervising the daily serials functions; this includes check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic subscription issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
  • Responsible for performing/supervising acquisitions; this includes ordering new publications, troubleshooting vendor invoicing problems and processing new materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining the core attorney deskbook master list and assuring that deskbooks are distributed efficiently across firm-wide practice areas; responsible for coordinating firm-wide office copy bulk orders to maximize available discounts.
  • Responsible for integrity of records in the firm collection management system.
  • Trains and supervises department co-op employees.
  • Supervises contract loose-leaf filing services in the Firm’s U.S. offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:                        

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible technical services experience in a special or academic library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library automation systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, USMARC, and  LC classification and standard authority control procedures.
  • Ability to train and supervise research operations activities of co-op employees.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Research Services and firm colleagues.
  • Proficient using MS Office applications including, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn and develop proficiency using specific firm applications such as a DMS and finance and accounting tools.


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Posted 12/19/2017

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