Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Assistant Librarian will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library's technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.
The Assistant Librarian is expected to be a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Core Competencies and Job Requirements
Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; J.D. desirable
A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a research role in a law firm library
General knowledge of tax, employee benefits, international law and business, complex litigation, and government affairs resources and research techniques
Experience performing corporate, business, competitive intelligence and due diligence research
Ability to analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and apply critical and creative thinking to develop solutions to complex problems
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, and standard online research resources including, but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, HeinOnline, Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, SEC/EDGAR, Restricted Party Screening database (e.g. Amber Road)
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to build effective internal and external relationships; deliver and explain research findings to attorneys both verbally and through written summaries and analysis
Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with library-relevant information technology applications, including integrated library systems
Ability to work independently, take initiative, meet deadlines, respond to changing priorities
Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library and research services
Cataloging skills and experience working with print and electronic resources
Strong service orientation and a history of developing effective working relationships with others
Ability to read, write and speak English; legible handwriting
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform complex legal and non-legal research using online and print resources
Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
Support practice group specific projects and expand specializations to additional practice groups
Assist with Budget analysis and cost efficiency
Manage the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, with responsibility for data integrity, workflow, research and maintenance of all relevant documentation to support resolution
Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm's business initiatives
Centralize and manage topical and docket alerts using best of breed sources and standardized search protocols
Train and promote efficient research techniques of research tools to lawyers and other researchers
Assist with library orientation for all legal staff and new administrative hires
Assist with the library's integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
Catalog print and electronic resources insuring easy access to library's resources
Assist with projects to increase the accessibility and utilization of research resources
Actively pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices, to ensure efficient, cost-effective and complete research services
This is an exempt position
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Miller & Chevalier is an equal opportunity employer.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, D.C. law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation, and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, D.C., a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.