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Are you a legal research librarian? Would you like to work with a highly regarded DC firm? If so R & W Group has a great new opportunity! One of our law firm clients is looking for a Senior Research Librarian.  In this role you would be responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a high level of reference service.  Additionally, you would provide research support for New Business Intake/Conflicts and Business Intelligence projects as requested. This position is eligible to participate in the firm’s flexible work program.


  • Responsible for providing accurate, timely and cost-efficient responses to research requests posed by attorneys and staff

  • Analyze legal and non-legal information from various sources to fulfill complex research requests

  • Coordinate reference needs and services as necessary; ensure that reference procedures and processes are well documented for efficient and seamless reference service

  • Research, document, and solve reference service problems and incorporate solutions in existing procedures and processes

  • Create and manage legislative, regulatory, news, and litigation alerts

  • Conduct legislative history research and other legislative work

  • Monitor the ongoing needs of library users and make recommendations to the Library Manager to acquire or discontinue databases, subscriptions, or other services

  • Review and revise content on the Library’s Intranet research page to assure accuracy and timeliness

  • Provide business intelligence research in support of the Marketing Department

  • Coordinate court docketing support with library staff and firm support staff

  • Provide interlibrary loan service to locate items for firm attorneys and staff

  • Meets the department’s expectations to retrieve, read and/or respond to firm and client-related e-mail messages during and outside of core business and scheduled work hours by connecting a personal mobile device (smartphone or tablet with a data plan) to the firm’s network


  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes and documents and other associated resources

  • Demonstrated proficiency in searching a variety of databases (e.g. Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg Law, and other litigation, legislative, business, news, and subject-specific resources)

  • Ability to work independently, and make decisions as necessary to fulfill research requests

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Outlook

  • Exercise independent judgement to complete work in the most efficient manner

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks

  • Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy

  • Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials

  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment

  • Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing

  • Willingness to learn and adopt new methodologies

  • Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours



  • Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. or Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited library school strongly preferred

  • Two plus years’ experience in legal and law-related research and reference work, preferably in a law library or trade association setting


  • Position operates in a professional office environment which is usually quiet to moderate

  • Position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

  • Position requires that the employee be able to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment

Solid compensation (up to $100K DOE).  Great benefits.  Really nice team.  Convenient location (Metro accessible.)  Click here to apply on-line or register with us at


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