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.


Sullivan & Worcester – Research and Reference Librarian – Boston

The Research and Reference Librarian provides research and reference training, services, and assistance to attorneys, paralegals and support staff. The incumbent works closely with the library director to ensure that the firm’s research resources are aligned with the firm’s needs and goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference and research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff in a timely, effective and efficient manner
  • Provide business development and competitive intelligence research in support of the Firm’s marketing and client development work
  • Implement and maintain news, litigation and client alerts; provide current awareness services to support the firm’s client and business development work
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all library resources, both electronic and print; develop and maintain proficiency using electronic resources and databases in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Develop and conduct training on the efficient use of firm resources
  • Evaluate and recommend new resources, databases and research tools
  • Responsible for end-user training and adoption of new and updated research resources
  • Work with library director, practice group leaders and IT to edit/curate library and practice area portals on the intranet
  • Develop and deliver training to first year and summer associates as well as new staff
  • Create and update online training modules
  • Manage and update the library’s Knowledge Base


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s in Library/Information Science preferred
  • 3-5 years of library or law firm experience
  • Strong service orientation with desire and ability to enhance attorney productivity
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with SharePoint, Newsdesk and Manzama a plus

Posted 2/19/2019


Boston University School of Law  – Serials & Metadata Librarian

The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law is seeking a Serials & Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Serials & Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. This person implements and monitors all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles, and is expected to participate in library committees and to participate in professional development and collaborative activities. There is the option to be hired as a Serials & Metadata Librarian or Senior Serials & Metadata Librarian depending on experience level.


About the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries

The law library at Boston University holds one of the largest law school research collections in the United States and is the Collection Services team brings order to the chaos. We work closely with other libraries on campus, but our strong staff and independent structure allow us the flexibility to try new programs and seek creative solutions when meeting patron needs. Located on the Charles River in the heart of the Boston University campus, we are in a beautifully renovated building surrounded by a vibrant environment of arts and education. Boston University is an excellent employer, offering strong benefits packages, growth and development opportunities, and strong staff support.


Job Responsibilities

The Serials & Metadata Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services and is responsible for the following:

  • Administrating and maintaining our extensive continuing resources collection
  • Maintaining metadata, including copy cataloging, occasional original cataloging, and loading vendor-supplied MARC record sets
  • Managing the workflow of the Serials Control Technician
  • Assisting with collection development and maintenance, including serving on the Selections committee and performing the appropriate systems work to implement collections decisions and regularly working with vendors



We are looking for candidates with excellent attention to detail, interest in learning new systems, and an eye for improving procedures to increase efficiency. You should have:

  • Experience working closely with and directing the work of others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing a complex workload
  • A strong interest in improving library services through new projects
  • Familiarity with legal publishing
  • Comfort working with next-generation integrated library systems, such as Ex Libris’sAlma
  • Master’s degree in library science and 1-3 years of experience managing library resources, or 3 years or more experience in managing library resources


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

Posted 1/31/2019


Nixon Peabody – Firmwide Research Librarian

Apply Here for the Position

Job Description:We are seeking an experienced Firmwide Research Librarian to conduct comprehensive legal research on complex fact patterns and legal issues.

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.

At Nixon Peabody, our priority is to attract, retain and promote talented individuals who have an array of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, professional, personal, and other backgrounds. Therefore, we encourage talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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

Office:         San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rochester, New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.


  • Provide in-depth legal and business research services to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
  • Gather, analyze, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
  • As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations. In particular, focus on providing backup during times of Library staff absences in other offices so as to maintain adequate coverage.
  • Assist with managing workflow across all offices to insure balanced workload, coordination and prioritization of requests to meet attorneys, staff and client needs.
  • Actively engages in innovation and Library outreach, training and orientation programs. Present research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person sessions at attorney meetings and web enabled training.
  • Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
  • Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services, including evaluation of new information resources.
  • Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science required.
  • 3-5 years professional library related experience in a legal setting conducting in-depth research.
  • Superior knowledge of complex research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to be well organized, work quickly with great attention to detail, and prioritize and manage multiple time sensitive and diverse projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior quality client service.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments and with all levels of personnel and to succeed in a teamwork environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including advanced presentation skills.

Nixon Peabody 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.

Posted 1/16/2019


Goulston Storrs – Competitive Intelligence Analyst


Reporting to the Manager of Research Services, and working as a member of the Knowledge Services team, the Competitive Intelligence (CI) Analyst 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 CI Analyst participates in the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training, orientation and consultative services and proactively monitors the legal industry and contributes ideas and solutions to further the goals of Knowledge Services and the firm.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides business development and competitive intelligence research in support of the firm’s marketing and client development work.
  • Provides expert research services for the firm’s attorneys and staff in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all research and knowledge resources; develops and maintains proficiency using electronic resources and databases in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Research Services, implements and maintains news, litigation, and current awareness monitoring.
  • Develops training programs and materials on research sources and legal research techniques and strategies.
  • In conjunction with the Knowledge Services team, participates in the identification, development, evaluation, and implementation of research and intelligence resources.
  • Markets research services and current awareness tools through orientations and promotional efforts in cooperation with members of the Knowledge Services team.
  • Continues to develop skills, knowledge and ability to improve processes and procedures and to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry.
  • All other duties as assigned or required.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to analyze problems logically and methodically and to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information into practical intelligence.
  • Ability to independently assess patron needs and to develop responsive solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work collegially in a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating team environment with a strong commitment to service.
  • Expertise in utilizing various legal and business electronic platforms such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, PACER, CCH Cheetah, among others.
  • After orientation, exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, NetDocs, and other firm applications and software.


  • 3-5 years legal research experience / legal knowledge management in a law firm, law school or professional services setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MS in Library Science, MS in Information Science, or JD preferred.

Goulston & Storrs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, disability or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Goulston & Storrs complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

For more information:

Posted 1/9/2019


State Library of Massachusetts – Head of Reference and Information Service

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head of Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team.

An ALA-accredited library master’s degree, at least five years of supervisory/administrative experience; knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing a high caliber of library resources and services; and strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian.

Provide leadership and strategic direction of the library’s reference and information services department.
Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
Coordinate initiatives that transform collection strategies to include digital and print resources.
Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of digital and born digital collections.
Lead initiatives and coordinate library-wide projects.
Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives.
Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
Work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

Submit a cover letter and resume to:
Position is open until filled.


Posted 1/4/2019



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