Reference Librarian – Washington, DC

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk. This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.
  • Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.
  • Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.
  • Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience
  • The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research. 3-5 years experience doing research required.
  • Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

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