The Research Librarian provides reference and research services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, the use of new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team.
Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources, both locally and globally as needed.
Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
Participates in Firmwide teleconferences with library and research services staff as scheduled.
Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature
Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firmwide and local library projects
Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally
Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources
Ability and willingness to participate in the process of evaluating websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives
Proven proficiency in a variety of databases, including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Courtlink and a variety of specialty research resources.
Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services
Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices
Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s)
Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
Experience with web page creation software such as Microsoft SharePoint preferred.
Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.
NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school
One to two years law library experience preferred.
Will consider current MLS candidates, or someone with related experience
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer
About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
With over 1,400 lawyers in 32 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.