Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Vinson and Elkins LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Vinson & Elkins has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst to provide high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, train attorneys and staff on electronic resources, and evaluate the value and benefit of current and proposed resources.

Key responsibilities include:

Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
Develop training programs for attorneys and staff and lead orientations of research sevices to new hires.
Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by the Director of Research and Knowledge Services.
Minimum qualifications:

Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Three years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, FactSet, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.
Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
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Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at,

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as early as December 6, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.