Two Law Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidley Austin LLP – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:


The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

This role may be based in our New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or Washington D.C. office.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.


Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


MLS from an ALA accredited university.
Minimum 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

Excellent organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Good judgment
Good interpersonal communication skills
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
The ability to work under pressure
The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at:

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Position: Knowledge Services Analyst

Location: Vinson & Elkins LLP – Houston, Dallas, New York or Washington, DC.

Full vacancy announcement posted at the AALL Career Center:

The Knowledge Services Analyst works as part of the Research & Knowledge Services team to perform statistical and qualitative analysis of the Firm’s electronic resources in order to help the firm better understand usage patterns and the details of each resource. In addition, the Analyst will help to assess the knowledge management needs of the attorneys and practice groups and then directly assist in the development and implementation of services and technologies that increase firm efficiency.


Perform content analysis of electronic resources by identifying the types of information contained in each product. Interview attorneys, librarians and other researchers to better understand user preferences.
Create quantitative user profiles of attorneys and other researchers using electronic resource statistics gathered from Research Monitor and vendors.
Review statistics and create usage reports for Practice Group Leaders and Firm Administrators using visualization tools to keep them informed of patterns and trends.
Work with the Director of Research & Knowledge Services, the Director of Enterprise Content Management, firm management, Practice Group Directors and attorneys to elicit, design, develop and implement Knowledge Management solutions.
Work with Knowledge Services and legal staff to administer and maintain knowledge management processes, tools and technology.
Stay up to date with new and existing resources by working with vendors and attending conference and seminars.
Manage and/or participate in other projects as needed.

We do not accept resumes for positions not currently listed. If you are qualified for one of our listed positions, please email, fax or mail your resume and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department. Our Houston email address is, our fax number is 713.615.5120 and our mailing address is Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., ATTN: Human Resources, 1001 Fannin Ste. 2500, Houston, Texas 77002-6760. EOE.