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Ropes & Gray – Technical Services Librarian


Working independently and under the direction of the Manager of Library Services, this position substantively contributes to the Library’s Technical Services/Electronic Services team in the core areas of acquisitions, financial recordkeeping, collection management, cost control and reporting, contract negotiation, cataloging, and resource access.  Will expertly utilize all facets and functions of the integrated library system and address any problems with the system with the appropriate internal and external personnel.


  • Manage vendor relationships for both print and electronic resources; place and track orders and record receipts; coordinate desk copy program, with support from Technical Services staff;  assist in formulating annual desk copy policies; contact users for information on billable expenditures; track expenditures for budgeting purposes; resolve issues with vendors, including returns and refunds.
  • Review vendor proposals and participate in contract negotiations. Make recommendations for proposal terms in keeping with the needs of the firm’s users and cost-control efforts.
  • Collaborate with research staff and management on collection management. Lead collection management projects in all domestic and international offices. Using expert knowledge of collection management principles and the firm’s stakeholders, make recommendations for improvements to organization and development.
  • Collaborate with electronic services staff and management on cataloging and resource access and arrangement on the InfoNet and mobile devices. Lead cataloging projects; maintain records. Using expert knowledge of cataloging and arrangement principles and of the firm’s user populations, make recommendations for cataloging and access improvements.
  • Make recommendations and contribute to decisions regarding cost control and cost recovery, including balancing collections and carrying out cancellations and returns and making recommendations to procedures to improve cost recovery.
  • Train Technical Services library staff on cataloging, acquisitions, and collection management. Write documentation on procedures, including instructions for staff.
  • Assist the Research Services team with reference and research appropriate to skill level.
  • To meet the financial reporting needs of administration, prepare expenditure reports and financial predictions.
  • Obtain documents through interlibrary loan and from document suppliers.
  • Perform administrative duties, including regular activity reports and billing research time.


  • M.L.S. from ALA-accredited library school required.
  • Minimum five years of law library experience required.  Minimum three years of law firm library experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in collection management and resource arrangement, acquisitions, and cataloging.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating, using, and reporting collection, acquisitions, and cataloging data in automated library systems.


  • Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to actively contribute to project teams, as well as work alone; expected to interact frequently with attorneys, vendors, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality library service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.


Normal office environment.  Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Posted 11/7/2018


Northeastern University

Senior Law Librarian

Requisition Number: STFR004937

Division/College: School of Law

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Law Library is a center of legal research teaching at the law school. It provides crucial resources and training to faculty, staff and students. The four Senior Law Librarians are critical to the strategic planning, development and implementation of the Law School’s educational mission. Each Senior Law Librarian’s major areas of responsibility are 1) faculty research support; 2) project management; 3) teaching and legal research instruction; 4) team management; and 5) management and operations. Each Senior Law Librarian shares the first four duties and spends thirty percent of their time on the fifth area: management and operation of a department head level specialty. The four specialties are Collection Development, User Services, Law Practice and Scholarship & Publishing Services. This opening is for the Law Practice specialty.

Under the shared faculty research support responsibility, these librarians work with faculty and administrators to support and promote faculty teaching, scholarship, and publication, including providing research assistance and training RAs and TAs. Under the shared teaching and legal research instruction responsibility, each librarian teaches upper level research courses; provides coaching and training at the InfoDesk for drop in and email research assistance Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.; and provides custom research support to students in the first year Legal Skills in Social Context program that serves clients in an innovative law office structure. The team also works closely with faculty, law school departments, clinics, institutes and centers to support community members in research, digital, and information literacy. The librarians work with the Assistant Dean for the Center for Co-op and Career Development, the Director of the Academic Success Program, the Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in planning and supporting student research, digital, and information literacy and to produce graduates who are reflective and well-prepared to embark upon a career of life-long learning. The Law Library provides a wide range of professional development services to assist students and recent graduates in their efforts to master experiential research skills including staffing the Library’s for-credit course offerings and other teaching and instruction; presenting informational programs and workshops; developing and offering research information online; fielding research questions and training during co-op placements; prepare for co-op appointments; and providing research assistance, coaching, and tutoring to students.

Each Senior Law Librarian manages several department-head level functions in their specialty. The Law Library has a team management structure, where the dedicated team of attorney librarians and professional staff is charged with sharing strategic legal research, digital, and information literacy skills with faculty, staff, administrators and students. In the area of management and operations for Law Practice, this Senior Law Librarian will investigate legal research in various practice settings and keep up to date on the latest trends and technologies; plan how to adjust and develop the research curriculum to prepare students for practice; investigate law practice technologies and workflow management and participate in law school community planning to better prepare students; work closely with the co-op and career office to better support students and new graduates; train other staff and faculty in these areas; and periodically review the collection and make recommendations to strengthen it based on faculty and student interests.


Candidates must have completed a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. In addition, a Master of Library or Information Science degree or substantial progress toward this degree is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. Three to five years of professional law library experience is particularly desirable, although we will train the right candidate. Teaching experience is also a plus. Given the law practice focus, some law practice experience as an attorney or law firm librarian is a plus, but not required. Since this management and operations specialty needs to be developed, an ability to investigate, create relationships with lawyers and librarians in practice, and to create recommendations and support structures at the law school are all important. We need a creator, not just a maintainer. The candidate must enjoy interacting with students, faculty and staff and possess excellent public services skills. Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills are required. Word-processing, e-mail, basic web publishing, and basic Excel skills are also required. We need a responsible, motivated, creative team player who is also able to work independently. You must enjoy completing a variety of tasks. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posted 10/23/2018


LAC Group is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform.  The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform. This is a full-time virtual position.


  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests


  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


To apply, please visit:

Posted 9/4/2018


Manager for Law Libraries for the Massachusetts Trial Court


Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Manager for Law Libraries provides managerial oversight and administration of all Trial Court Law Libraries, supervising the dissemination of legal information through the law libraries and Court Service Centers, and improving the public’s access to the Massachusetts justice system.  The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries will also be responsible for oversight of the Court Consolidated Law Book Collection, gathering and maintaining statistics for all libraries, planning and implementing policy, addressing personnel matters, tracking spending, overseeing changes in operations, serving as liaison between the Trial Court and organizations and associations committed to providing legal information, and maximizing the use of library resources. The Support Services Manager for Law Libraries directs the work activities of all Trial Court Law Librarians, and all related support staff.



Receives general direction from the Senior Manager of Support Services of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


Master’s Degree in Library Science, a Juris Doctor Degree, or an equivalent graduate degree;

Seven (7) years of direct professional library experience, preferably within a legal environment and in some supervisory capacity.

Ability to manage and coordinate operations of a state-wide, Law Library Service.

Ability to organize and clearly present written material, as demonstrated by the writing of policies and procedures and the preparation of reports;

Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of law library administration.

Considerable knowledge of court procedures, legal documents, and laws pertaining to the court;

Considerable knowledge of the organization, functions, jurisdiction and authority of the court;

Considerable knowledge of the work and role of legal service providers, law libraries, social service state agencies, and related community resources;

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Judges, court officials, attorneys, court employees and the general public;

Ability to identify and resolve customer service and queuing issues experienced at the Law Libraries;

Ability to organize and clearly present written materials; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form;

Demonstrated professional proficiency in Microsoft Office related software such as MS Excel and Power Point;

Proven ability to determine difficulties likely to be encountered in large scale projects and to develop effective strategies for overcoming those problems;

Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of court data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations;

Ability to establish work priorities;

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations;

Ability to work independently and with committees and various organizations; and

Ability to travel to courts throughout the judicial system;



Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Judicial Court Jobs website at to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

No applications or resumes will be accepted by hand, mail, fax, or email delivery.

Posted 8/3/2018


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