Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Resident Librarian (Two Positions)

Location: American University

Salary: $64,000 – $69,000

Original posting on MLA Jobline. 

Responsibilities: American University Library invites early career librarians to apply for its Resident Librarian Program. The program is designed to provide those from traditionally underrepresented groups an opportunity to jump start their career in academic librarianship and a chance to explore emerging areas of interest. The Resident Librarian will be based in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) unit of the library and will provide instruction, research support, and outreach for undergraduate students who are learning the fundamentals of the research process. The Resident Librarian will have the opportunity to participate in meaningful projects of strategic importance and have networking and mentoring opportunities, such that they will be able to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities in academic librarianship. The Resident Librarian is expected to stay up to date on emerging trends in academic librarianship and to thoughtfully design and deliver reference and instruction sessions, in addition to contributing to collection development and collection assessment. The Resident Librarian may prepare online tutorials and other relevant reference tools in support of the university community. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours may be required. Requirements: American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree awarded between December 2021 to August 2023; Demonstrated potential to develop expertise as a reference and instruction librarian (through coursework, pre-professional experience, etc.); Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; Ability to work in a collaborative environment as well as independently; Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; Demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university. Preferred Experiences-Public service experience; Experience in a research oriented environment 

Salary Range:$64,000 to $69,000 / Year 

Application Process: This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials free of charge.. For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877) 997-8807. Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Search Chair, Hannah Park, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. PLEASE APPLY HERE: 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 8/5/2023

Position: Research Services Librarian (Hybrid Schedule)

Location: Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit

Position Summary

The Research Librarian is responsible for providing research solutions to attorneys and staff both on-site and remotely (i.e. providing support to other offices), on a time critical basis. The librarian works with colleagues throughout the firm, using traditional and online resources to respond to these requests.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts in-depth legal and business research individually and in a team environment for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm. 
  • Interprets inquiries and recommends appropriate tools for a given project, based on client needs, the nature of the research and coverage of the resource.
  • Master skill level with legal research systems and uses cost-effective methods to conduct complex legal research in a timely manner.
  • Develops expertise by specializing in one or two areas of practice specific legal research. 
  • Creates and delivers professional-quality research education sessions for lawyers and staff on a regular basis.
  • Records and reports research projects and time using InTapp and Quest in a manner that meets deadlines, provides meaningful ROI information and assists the Firm in cost recovery.
  • Assists in orientation of new attorneys to library services, procedures and policies.
  • Collaborates with Research Services Librarians, Specialists and/or Research Services Manager on special projects.
  • Coordinates any changes to the physical library collection in the local office(s) served by the Research Librarian, including such tasks as moving, weeding, reductions, or expansions.  
  • Assist, as needed, with overflow coverage for other U.S. offices, which may require flexibility to work hours outside of your normal time zone schedule.
  • Keeps up with new developments, technologies and products in the fields of legal and business research.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and to collaborate to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Miscellaneous duties and projects as required.


Education: M.L.S. or J.D. from accredited institution; equivalent experience considered.


5 years experience conducting research in a law firm setting.

Working knowledge of corporate/law firm environment is preferred. Preference also for candidates with IP, commercial litigation, business finance, or corporate securities research experience.

Skills: Proficiency with searching, Bloomberg Law, Lexis Plus, Capital IQ, Intelligize, ECF/Pacer, CCH VitalLaw. Lex Machina, Accurint and MS Office applications. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels. Must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple priorities, and adapt to constantly changing priorities.

Technology: Reliable home internet connection for virtual working. 


Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Equipment To Be Used:  Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc.

Typical Physical Demands: Physical demands commensurate with job duties.

Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment.  Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Grasp and apply new ideas.  Communicate with various personalities at all levels.

Working Conditions: Works in typical office setting.  Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule.

Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan.

 Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reed Smith’s success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran’s status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Qualified candidates only.  No search firms.

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