Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Resource Access Assistant
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cooley’s Washington DC office is s seeking a Resource Access Assistant to join the Firmwide Research Services team. The Resource Access Assistant shall perform a variety of Firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level ready reference services. The successful candidate will have experience with an integrated library system and should be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Candidates must have 5+ years of technical services experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in cataloging or acquisitions is preferred. Experience in analyzing and anticipating situations, defining problems and objectives, recognizing alternatives and formulating solutions is also required. Successful candidates will have a customer service philosophy, strong attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them within defined time constraints. Law Firm experience preferred. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Akerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Library Technician (Copyright Technician)
Location: Licensing Division of the Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Licensing Division of the Copyright Office administers the compulsory licenses in the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). The incumbent serves as a Copyright Technician located in the Information Section in the Licensing Division. The incumbent will perform routine technician duties using the division’s manual and automated systems and resources.

Position: Librarian, Assistant Specialist
Location: Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Assistant Specialist position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate and serves all cataloging policy specialists mastering a variety of activities.

The Assistant Specialist plays a major role in database maintenance, prepares proposals for the tentative and approved subject heading and classification lists, and related duties. The Assistant Specialist participates in projects related to maintaining descriptive policy and guidance, provides training and review, and supports Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) activities as assigned.

Obtains, organizes, and analyzes specialized information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Utilizes data sheets and source documents to determine which elements to include. Identifies, verifies, and inputs information into online systems catalogs, utilizing knowledge of the organization’s collections, metadata, subject areas, and various workflows and inventory control policies.