Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Specialist is responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a high level of reference service. Additionally, the Research Specialist provides complex legal research support for the firm’s Marketing, Business Intelligence and Conflicts functions as requested and other duties as assigned.

The Firm requires that the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed onsite a minimum of three days a week or as needed during scheduled work hours.
• Responsible for providing accurate, timely and cost-efficient responses to research requests posed by attorneys and staff
• Analyze legal and non-legal print and online information from various sources to fulfill complex research requests
• Coordinate reference needs and services as necessary across the firm; ensure that reference procedures and processes are well documented for efficient and seamless reference service
• Research, document, and solve legal research challenges and incorporate solutions in existing procedures and processes
• Perform research to support Conflicts & Marketing as required
• Provide research support for legislative histories and other legislative work as required
• Monitor the ongoing needs of library users and make recommendations to the Manager of Library Services to acquire or discontinue new or existing books, databases, subscriptions, services and equipment
• Provide research support for the firm’s growing business intelligence needs as directed

• Position operates in a professional office environment which is usually quiet to moderate
• Position requires that the employee have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment

• This position is primarily a sedentary position. However, some duties and responsibilities are required which would require the applicant to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, occasionally move about to access office equipment, file cabinets, etc.
• Ability to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds

• Demonstrated proficiency in searching a variety of databases (e.g. Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Lexis/Nexis,, GalleryWatch, OCLC WorldCat, various Library OPACs, various newspaper websites)
• Ability to work independently, and make decisions as necessary to fulfill research requests
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Outlook
• Exercise independent judgement in using resources appropriately to complete work in the most efficient manner
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks
• Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently
• Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
• Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
• Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment
• Understands and adopts the organizational structure
• Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing
• Willingness to learn and adopt new methodologies
• Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours

• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited library school strongly preferred
• Two plus years’ experience in legal research and reference work, as well as database searching, preferably in a law library or trade association setting
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Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation

Posting Number: F001957
Academic Title: Eckles Librarian
Rank: Open Rank, Librarian I, Librarian II, Librarian III
Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) – 02/01/2022 – 06/30/2024
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary
The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation ( GWLAI ) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. This position reports to a Director of Research Services.
Eckles Library is a branch of the GWLAI and plays a pivotal role in the life of the Mount Vernon Campus. Colloquially known as The Vern, the campus is home to approximately 700 undergraduate students as well as the University Writing Program, Honors Program, the Women’s Leadership Program, and the Forensic Sciences department, as well as student living-learning communities. Located on Foxhall Road in upper Northwest Washington, DC, less than three miles from the Foggy Bottom campus, The Vern combines the best of both worlds, offering a collegial, community-based liberal arts atmosphere that is fully integrated into a world-class research university in the heart of the nation’s capital. This position offers a unique opportunity to experiment with new ideas and services for an engaged undergraduate community.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities
Serve as a campus connector and liaison to academic departments and student life programs on the Mount Vernon Campus, and as the GWLAI representative to the Mount Vernon Campus Senior Staff.
Support students, staff, and faculty through a range of services to include research consultations, library instruction, and workshops. Depending on course schedules, conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program or other programs.
Coordinate events at the library and represent the library at events on the Mount Vernon campus.
Deliver consistently excellent customer service through outreach and through access services (circulation and course reserves) consistent with established LAI policies.
In collaboration with others, assess and improve services.
Assess use of library spaces, report facilities issues, and help to plan for improvements.
In collaboration with GWLAI’s web content team, ensure that the Eckles website contains up to date information.
Contribute to one or more strategic services or teams in GWLAI as appropriate.
Evening and occasional weekend work required. The work location for the position is Eckles Library.
Minimum Qualifications
ALA -accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience.
Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the disciplines.
Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Advertised Salary: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Minimum salary for each rank: Librarian I: $54,000; Librarian II: $58,956; Librarian III: $68,700

Other Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details, please visit GW Benefits.