Research Librarian (Temporary) – LibGig – Washington DC

LibGig, an LAC Group company, is seeking a temporary Research Librarian to provide reference and research services to lawyers and staff from a large law firm’s Washington, DC office.  This position participates in the training of new lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, including the use of new technologies or upgraded versions of existing service and is responsible for developing and maintaining the library portion of the Firm’s intranet, depending on assigned tasks.  This is a full-time position for approximately 2 months in duration.


  • Provides research support to lawyers, staff and clients through an appropriate combination of traditional sources and emerging technologies
  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference research services, including inter library loan and document retrieval as needed, for lawyers and staff utilizing both electronic and print Resources
  • Monitors and responds to Firm-wide reference/research request email service as scheduled, coordinates this effort with other reference staff Firm-wide and maintains statistics on usage utilizing the reference request database
  • Bills for time as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firm-wide and local library projects

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • Two (2) years law library experience
  • 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 to evaluate websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical Perspectives
  • Working knowledge of library databases
  • 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

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