Two Law Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator
Location: Georgetown Law Library – Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Law Library has an opening for a Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator:


Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator, assigned to the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 14 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Librarian is an essential member of the Reference team, which provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and assists with managing law library instructional programs and reference services as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:

Performs promotion, outreach, and coordination of instructional services with Law Center faculty and staff, including management of fall orientation activities for over 600 students.
Provides oversight for legal research instruction (e.g., specialized courses, clinics), and participates in the first-year legal research and writing program and journal liaison program for one of the largest law schools in the nation.
Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings and weekends); conducts individual research consultations, and writes research guides.
Serves as the primary contact for designated faculty members in a liaison program to meet research and scholarship needs, and works with the Library Research Services team to coordinate in-depth faculty research projects.
Participates in the library’s collection development in assigned subject areas.


J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent; and Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
5+ years of reference and/or teaching experience in an academic law library – related professional experience may be considered as a substitute (Candidates with less than 5 years of experience, but a combination of compelling work history and job skills, will be considered)
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
Knowledge of legal materials
Excellent communication and instructional skills

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay; and alternative work schedules (e.g., telework). Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. The start date is negotiable.

The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. As well, the Law Library also supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to 2 weeks of administrative leave after 1 year of continuous service. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator is encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Applications must include a cover letter, a current resume – recommend submitting as a single document. Include in the letter the names and contact information for 3 references. Priority will be given to applications received by June 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.—Instructional-Services-Coordinator–Georgetown-Law-Library—Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR00286

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP – Washington, D.C.

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

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer is looking for a Research Analyst to work as part an energetic, creative and service orientated team. The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities. This position can be located in the Washington, DC office or Tallahassee Operations Center.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.

Major responsibilities include:

Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
Handling document delivery and interlibrary loans.
Helping patrons use the resources.
Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results.
Participating in collection development activities, reviewing products and recommending changes to the collection.
Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.


MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
Strong client service skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

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