Research Librarian, law

  • Job Reference: 00001718-1
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2022
  • Recruiter: CB Resourcing Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Sector: Commercial, Legal, Knowledge and Information Management
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Just in! A global law firm requires a Research Librarian to support 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.

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 the Client, sector, and market initiative by acting as a liaison to a sector lead
  • Proactively collaborate to understand their information needs and make recommendations based on existing resources available and deliver bespoke research
  • Providing insightful analysis on sectors, markets, and companies
  • 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
  • Contribute to horizon scanning and thought leadership initiatives
  • Prepare quarterly competitive intelligence reports for the Executive
  • Identify, design, and deliver training on online information products and research techniques
  • Assist end users to develop their own research skills and strategies
  • Assist with the day-to-day maintenance of online resources and identify strategies to assist with promotion of existing and new resources
  • Liaise with external vendors and IT to manage and test infrastructure system upgrades
  • Liaise with external suppliers to resolve technical, content, or access issues with resources

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 3 years experience in library & information work
  • Extensive 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