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Research and Document Delivery Librarian – The Lillian Goldman Law Library Yale Law School

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is hiring a Research and Document Delivery Librarian. The librarian in this position provides complex and sophisticated research support to students, faculty, and members of the Yale community; coordinates research requests for archival and special collections material; works closely with the access services department; and participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces. The librarian in this position also participates in the Law Library’s faculty liaison program, assists with the Law Library’s RA program, and contributes to legal research instruction. We welcome and encourage applications from graduating library/law school students as well as current librarians.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is a vital contributor to Yale Law School’s mission. We embrace a culture of service, innovation, and collaboration, and we foster a supportive, collegial, and intellectually-enriching environment to promote the growth and advancement of staff. Yale University provides access to world-class cultural resources that include the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and an internationally renowned repertory theater. New Haven, ranked as one of the 52 places to go in 2023 by the New York Times, is a small city with a thriving arts and food scene that is conveniently located between Boston and New York.
Applications will be reviewed as received, with a priority deadline of December 1. The position is available immediately and the start date is negotiable. Please contact with any questions.

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Posted 11/10



Associate Librarian – UMASS Dartmouth Law School

The Assistant/Associate Librarian provides general and in-depth legal reference and instruction service, while working as a member of the law library team. Delivers active and responsive service to law faculty, law students, the university community, members of the local bar, and
the public at large. Assistance to law faculty will include liaison services, interlibrary loan, in depth research, citation checking, and in-class instruction, when needed. Shares responsibility for provision of circulation services, including supervision and training of student staff. Interacts and cooperates in administrative functions supportive of law school activities, including the law review, career services, admissions, and the LEC. The Assistant/Associate Librarian will have primary responsibility for administrative supervision of one of the major legal research databases, (Lexis, or Westlaw). Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

For more information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, please navigate to our website at UMass Careers. All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for at least three professional

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:
• 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability
• State Pension Retirement Plan
• Optional Retirement Savings Plans
• Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
• Twelve (12) paid holidays
• Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
• And More!

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, a half-hour east of Providence, and a half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year in nearly 60 undergraduate and 50 graduate (MS & PhD) programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology. UMassD has transformed the lives of more than 50,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. UMassD is the only Massachusetts national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast of Massachusetts.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class. UMass Dartmouth reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

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posted 11/7/2023


Business & Legal Research Analyst – DLA Piper

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys, and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

This position can be fully remote. Candidates must live within commuting distance of an office and may be required on occasion to visit the local office.

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:

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.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

Physical Demands, Work Environment, and Other Requirements
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

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posted 10/11/2023



Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian – Nixon Peabody

Job Description:

The Competitive Intelligence Research Librarian is responsible for conducting targeted research and analysis on companies, industries, practice areas, geographic markets, and competitors, using a variety of online research tools to identify emerging issues and trends and prepare insightful and highly actionable intelligence.  A hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

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.

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


Albany, NY; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Manchester, NH; Melville, NY; New York City, NY; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC

  • Develop and conduct company, industry, and other research to support firm wide strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other team members with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
  • Gather, synthesize, and summarize relevant, insightful, well-targeted research about prospects, clients, and industries to attorneys, firm leaders, and marketing staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • Monitor industry trends and client news and disseminate alerts and curated newsletters to appropriate groups and individuals.
  • Research marketplace trends, competitor activities, and hot topics for business development assessments and marketing events.
  • Provide in-depth client research to advance cross-selling and client feedback programs, working closely with marketing staff.
  • Conduct highly confidential research for firm leaders to support lateral hiring, firm growth opportunities, and other initiatives.
  • Actively liaise and communicate with practice groups and industry teams to develop subject knowledge and form collaborative relationships.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other locations to provide seamless research service for attorneys across the firm, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
  • Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and relevant technology.
  • May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, and web-enabled training.
  • Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures, and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
  • Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential job responsibility listed above, satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation. Nixon Peabody retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and abilities required.

Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in a corporate, financial, consulting, or legal setting conducting complex research.
  • Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide superior client service.
  • Dynamic self-starter with a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Successful candidate will bring energy, creativity, and initiative.

In accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, the anticipated annual salary range for this position, depending on location, is as follows:

  • Albany, NY: $74,732 to $108,394
  • Boston, MA: $85,408 to $123,879
  • Buffalo, NY: $71,173 to $103,232
  • Chicago, IL: $81,849 to $118,717
  • Long Island, NY: $88,967 to $129,040
  • Los Angeles, CA: $85,408 to $123,879
  • Manchester, NH: $71,173 to $103,232
  • New York, NY: $88,967 to $129,040 
  • Providence, RI: $78,291 to $113,556
  • Rochester, NY: $71,173 to $103,232
  • San Francisco, CA: $88,967 to $129,040
  • Washington, DC: $85,408 to $123,879

In addition to a standard benefits package, this role may be eligible for additional contingent compensation based on an array of factors, including but not limited to: work performance, geographic location, work experience, education, and qualifications.   Because such contingent compensation is not yet calculable or may be zero ($0) in some circumstances, the above-listed salary range(s) are Nixon Peabody’s good faith estimate of the annual salary(ies) it reasonably expects to pay for the position at the time of this posting.  

Nixon Peabody LLP 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.  

To comply with Federal law, Nixon Peabody participates in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are verified through this electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to confirm their identity and employment eligibility. Please refer to the Notice of E-Verify Participation  and the Right to Work posters on the Nixon Peabody Careers page for more information.

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posted 10/4


Legal Research Librarian – Suffolk University

The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school’s legal research curriculum.  Legal Research Librarians support the law school’s faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.


  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar
  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources
  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website, LibGuides  and student writing portal; submitting articles to SSRN on behalf of faculty, providing Scholastica support, assisting with the institutional repository; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements
  • Assist with collection development
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs


  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science completed or in the process of being completed.  JD degree is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be creative and proactive
  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.


Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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posted 9/13



Licensing Librarian – Harvard Library

The Harvard Library seeks an accomplished professional with licensing and acquisitions experience to join a dedicated team of e-resources specialists.

The Licensing Librarian focuses on negotiating and developing licenses to support emerging needs, and manages complex funding arrangements for our most costly e-resource packages.

This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements, and can be performed fully offsite from a Harvard registered payroll state, with expectations for onsite visits as needed based on team and business needs.

Position Description

  • Negotiates, monitors and renegotiates major e-resource license agreements.
  • Incorporates accessibility into the procurement and renewal process, including activities such as reviewing VPATs, updating license language, and participating in accessibility audits.
  • Provides guidance to university-wide communities on policies and procedures for e-resource licensing.
  • Manages complex funding arrangements for interdisciplinary e-resource packages among Harvard schools, libraries, and other departments.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of guidelines for standard license terms.
  • Collaborates with other Harvard departments, such as the Office of General Counsel and Strategic Procurement, on best practices for licensing and e-resource management.
  • Collaborates and contributes expertise to individual library units on local licenses as requested and provides training and guidance as to licensing terms and requirements.
  • Participates in the e-resource lifecycle, including trials, acquisition, licensing, access, discovery, renewal, and assessment.
  • Communicates and collaborates across library departments in support of discovery, authentication, and access needs and functions.
  • Establishes ongoing relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact to manage e-resource collections and meet community needs.
  • Manages the troubleshooting and resolution of access issues in consultation with other library staff, as needed.
  • Participates in ongoing systems and workflow evaluation related to e-resources.
  • Creates and updates training and procedural documentation.
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate, including participation in the Harvard Library Committee structure, as needed.
  • Handles license breaches in consultation with technical, administrative and vendor staff.
  • Oversees maintenance of license information in the library or other contract management systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent.
  • 2+ years relevant experience.
  • At least one year of experience supporting electronic resource licensing within an academic library.
  • Strong working knowledge of office productivity tools, such as MS Office or Google Apps for Education, and library software, such as Alma.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, allowing for collaboration with diverse groups, including library patrons and staff, and vendor sales and technical support representatives.
  • At least one year of experience drafting or negotiating electronic resource licenses, including license terms pertaining to copyright/fair use, accessibility, and electronic course reserves.
  • Knowledge of the technical issues involved in online and networked delivery of e-resources.
  • Expertise in legal concerns and business models associated with acquiring and managing online content.
  • Project management experience with the ability to lead and evaluate e-resources systems and workflows.
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing and/or scholarly communication.
  • Current understanding of best practices for electronic resource licensing in academic environments.
  • Awareness of testing methodology and best practices related to accessibility.

Physical Requirements

There are no major physical demands required in this position other than working at a computer workstation.

Working Conditions

  • The work associated with this position is performed in a library/office setting.
  • The position can be performed fully offsite, with expectations for onsite visits as needed based on team and business needs. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process.


We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Sept. 18, 2023.

Salary Range (Grade 57): Typically, a new hire can expect a starting salary somewhere in the lower part of the range. The amount will vary based on the position and the candidate’s relevant experience.

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posted 8/23/2023



Research Analyst – Goodwin

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries – combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team – all business professionals of the firm – was named the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

Goodwin seeks an experienced and service oriented Research Analyst to join our highly collaborative and skillful Research team within our global Innovation department. Day to day responsibilities will include providing expert legal and business research for the firm’s attorneys and administrative departments, participating in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, on-boarding and consultative services, proactively monitoring the legal industry and contributing ideas and solutions to further the goals of Research Services and the firm.

Goodwin’s commitment to innovation will enable the Research team to be an integral part of the implementation of new advances in technology in the research space. As a Research Analyst at Goodwin, you will play a critical role in the adoption and education of the use GenAI in legal and business research. The ideal candidate will be a professional who feels comfortable working in a corporate environment and has strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders across the organization.

What You’ll Do:

  • Delivers proactive and value-added research to the firm.
  • Provides expert legal and business research assistance to attorneys and administrative staff in a timely and effective manner, leveraging sophisticated research applications and incorporating new technologies as appropriate.
  • Maintains expert-level knowledge of internal knowledge management resources and systems to enhance research deliverables.
  • Provides analysis and synthesis of research results and presents findings in a manner promoting effective decision making where appropriate.
  • Advises attorneys on research strategy and resource selection to ensure research is accurate and conducted in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Provides research coverage as assigned and follows established internal procedures for the handling of requests to ensure timely and efficient delivery of results.
  • Utilizes workflow software to assign and manage research projects.
  • Develops curriculum and conducts training to promote effective and authoritative research.
  • Creates and maintains newsletters and alerts using news aggregators.
  • Conducts new hire on-boarding for administrative and legal staff.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the Research Services intranet.
  • Participates in the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal.
  • Prioritizes continuous learning by seeking professional development opportunities.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of generative AI and its impact on research instruction.

Who You Are:  

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated, relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library or research center can be substituted for the MLS.
  • 5+ years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center.
  • Expert knowledge of a wide variety of information sources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Capital IQ, PitchBook, Intelligize, InfoNgen, Derwent Innovation, and Saegis.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, including data analytics and artificial intelligence and how those technologies impact research and the research process.
  • Employs research interview skills in order to clarify and interpret research requests.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, with members of the team and Firm.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications, such as Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Zoom.


Consistent with the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,  disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: No

Target Salary Range: Boston $85,100 – $127,600 | Los Angeles $85,100 – $127,600 | New York $90,100 – $135,100 | Philadelphia – | San Francisco $95,300 – $142,900 | Santa Monica $85,100 – $127,600 | Silicon Valley $95,300 – $142,900 | Washington DC $85,100 – $127,600

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posted 8/23/2023



Circulation Manager – Suffolk University Law Library


The Circulation Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the law library’s circulation/reserve desk and overseeing the law library’s physical space, the opening and closing of the law library, and study rooms. They also directly supervise two full-time, non-exempt staff members and manage approximately 25 student employees. The person in this position is innovative and tech savvy, a problem solver and collaborator, with exceptional supervisory and customer service skills. If the person in this position holds a master’s degree in library and information studies, they will also assist the director, assistant director for public services and legal research librarians with faculty research projects, student support initiatives, covering the research desk, and other projects as assigned by the director and assistant director for public services.


  • Oversees the day-to-day functions of the circulation/reserve department, including interlibrary loan services, the opening and closing of the law library, course reserves, maintenance of the general and reserve collections, and help with determining and publicizing law library hours. Monitors the law library’s physical space, access issues and study rooms.
  • Responsible for all circulation/reserve staffing issues including student and full-time staff hiring, scheduling, training and supervising.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the director and assistant director for public services.
  • Provides research assistance to law faculty and staff, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar; helps with student outreach initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree, MLS or equivalent strongly preferred Significant supervisory experience
  • Experience working at a library circulation desk, including use of Sierra, ILLiad, or similar systems High level of interpersonal skills to help identify and troubleshoot student worker, staff, and patron issues that may arise
  • Effective at multi-tasking and prioritizing demands in a dynamic environment, particularly during peak times of the school year
  • Proficient with Excel High level of comfort with learning and implementing new technologies as needed for best practices, process improvement, and efficiency
  • The candidate must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and occasionally push full book carts There is some stooping, bending, and reaching required when shelving and retrieving materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Must be creative and proactive Must be able to work at least one evening shift per week.
  • May be required to work additional evening shifts and occasional weekend shifts, if scheduling needs arise.
  • The law library’s regular hours are Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 11:00pm, and Sat – Sun, 9:00am – 11:00pm.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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posted 7/27/2023




Research and Reference Specialist – WilmerHale

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Position Type: Full-Time / Regular

WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology, and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, excellent legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and cultivating an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, collaboration, and collegiality by drawing on the extraordinary talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.

What You Will Be Doing

Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm.  Assists reference staff on research and reference projects.  Works with Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.

About This Role

  • Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Client Development, New Business/Conflicts, secretarial, paralegal and Managing Attorney Office.
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring, as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the library print collections, digital resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
  • Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Works with Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Your Qualifications / What You Will Bring

  • Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required. (Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience may be considered.)


  • 3 years of reference or research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment preferred.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees in the position. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for positions. The firm reserves the right at all times, in its sole discretion, to add or subtract duties and responsibilities, as it deems necessary.

WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.

posted 7/26/2023




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