Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Head of Access Services and Library Technology

Location: Howard University

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. 

  • Title – Head of Access Services and Library Technology
  • Job ID – JR100013
  • Position Type – Full Time Position
  • Reports to – Associate Director
  • Location – Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Law Library at the Howard University School of Law, 2929 Van Ness St. NW, Washington DC 20008

To be the Head of Access Services Librarian at Howard University School of Law is to support and advance the work of a great institution dedicated to human rights and bridging the justice gap. We work in an innovative and rewarding environment, in an award-winning library facility, with telework opportunities.

Job Requirements – Masters degree in Library Science; JD preferred, or strong academic legal research experience; excellent communications skills; creativity and enthusiasm.

Job Overview – As Head of Access Services Librarian you will manage the library access services staff and student employees.  You will supervise circulation services, ILL and resource sharing. You’ll serve as a system manager and key technical resource for the Law Library operating system (Alma), collaborating with your staff in the law library as well as the Howard University Libraries.  In addition, you will be a member of the librarian teaching team, using an established legal research curriculum to educate hard-working, committed first year students.  You will be a member of a welcoming, dedicated group of library co-workers in a vibrant, appreciative HBCU community.

For more detailed information about the position and to apply – Please visit the Howard University Employment opportunities web site at  and view Job ID JR100013.

Position: Research Specialist

Location: Proskauer Rose

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings. 

Proskauer Rose seeks an experienced, service-oriented information professional to join our Knowledge Services team. There is an option for this role to be based in one of the Firm’s U.S. offices or 100% remote.  

See the full job description and links to apply here:  Research Specialist

High Level Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide sophisticated, effective, timely and cost-conscious legal and non-legal research and reference services
  • Distill, summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the Knowledge Services Client. Provide research results as a clear and concise report of findings, where possible
  • Provide coverage for other Research Specialist shifts, as needed
  • Enter all requests handled into the workflow tracking system and keep track of time spent on client billable matters
  • Assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm research resources 

Summary of Qualifications:

  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or J.D. from an accredited school
  • 5 years of relevant law firm experience
  • Strong legal research skills and strong proficiency in using a wide variety of legal electronic and print resources 
  • Service-oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High professional standards, superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows