One Position: Washington DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking a Research Librarian.  Under the direction of the Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:

  • Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including:  legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
  • Work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
  • Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
  • Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER and the Internet;
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Library related systems (e.g., basic HTML for maintaining links on Library portal page & catalog, etc.);
  • Knowledge and proficiency with federal and state legislative history and research.


Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff.  He/She should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.  Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must.  The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences;
  • Minimum 2 years library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;
  • Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL;
  • Proficiency with library software;
  • Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science

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