Assistant Research Librarian, law

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 306Tuesday 3 May 2022

A global law firm requires an Assistant Research Librarian to assist in the support of the legal and business information needs of partners, lawyers, and business service professionals. This team of highly experienced information professionals is led by the Research Manager, UK, and currently has 11 members of staff.  The Research team manages an extensive range of online and hard copy legal and business information resources, underpinning the firm’s wide-ranging expertise and business development strategies. Besides providing research services, Research has a proactive role in the promotion of new technologies, with a particular emphasis on supporting an increasingly agile firm.  Research pro-actively supports the firm's strategies

Main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the firm to realise its strategy by delivering high quality business and legal research using a wide range of online and hardcopy resources
  • Supporting panel pitches process by providing research on clients
  • Use legal and business information resources to provide a current awareness service to the business
  • Produce and collate newsletters on sectors, clients, or key topics
  • Design and deliver training on online information products and research techniques
  • Assist end users to develop their own research skills and strategies
  • Contribute to the procurement processes by evaluating products and promotion of resources
  • Use infrastructure products (Library Management System, Resource Management System) to track, analyse and review database usage
  • Liaise with external suppliers to resolve technical, content or access issues with resources
  • Be a collaborative and active member of the Research team supporting in all projects as and when they arise

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate/graduate qualification in Library/Information Studies (or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in library & information work
  • Knowledge of key information and research databases
  • Demonstrate a competent level of ability in the delivery of training
  • Experience of using SharePoint and automated library management systems
  • Basic financial management experience desirable
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