Reference and Research Librarian (Federal Library)

From Cadence Group

Reference and Research Librarian (Federal Library)
Washington, D.C. 


  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
  • Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
  • Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means


  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
  • Extensive legal research experience a big plus
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
  • Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys,, and regulatory agency websites
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Juris Doctorate a plus


To apply, go to the following website, complete the short form and upload your resume.

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