Research Librarian

  • Job Reference: 3-00098
  • Date Posted: 7 October 2019
  • Recruiter: CB Resourcing Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 - 6 months

Job Description

A global law firm has an opportunity for a Research Librarian to work on an initial 3 month contract which could be extended to 6 months thereafter. Working as part of the Knowledge and Research team you will be contributing to the effective and efficient delivery of Information services to lawyers firm-wide.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • carrying out legal and business research using a range of online and printed sources and assisting fee earners with their own search strategies
  • contributing to the development and maintenance of policies and procedures and promoting the service
  • supporting the firm by acting as a liaison to a sector lead and delivering bespoke research
  • developing and delivering training to all staff
  • assisting with the maintenance and evaluation of online resources and participating in trials to introduce new products
  • assisting with the selection, acquisition and cataloguing of new resources
  • liaising with vendors regarding negotiating contracts and procuring new sources
  • representing the team in meetings
  • contributing to knowledge and research projects as needed


In order to be considered for this role candidates should have:


  • a postgraduate qualification in Library/Information Management (or equivalent)
  • experience of working within a legal information or business information environment
  • expertise in delivering training on legal information resources
  • confident research skills
  • experience of using automated library management systems