Sidley Austin LLP – Digital Initiatives Analyst


The Digital Initiatives Analyst (DIA) participates in the Library and Research Service’s (LRS) Digital Initiatives projects at all stages, from initial conception, planning, and implementation, to support and refinement. The DIA works with other members of the LRS team and members of the firm to find technical solutions to research and data management problems. The DIA works with vendors to implement new features and promote those features at the firm. On a limited basis and where appropriate, the DIA is responsible for proving technical support to the LRS team and firm members when problems arise with web sites and other resources managed by LRS. The DIA participates in the on-boarding process of new attorneys, and other projects as needed.


  • Participate in project management efforts.
  • Participate in the implementation and management of SharePoint web sites.
  • Contribute to database of current online resources with descriptions and access information.
  • Configure and troubleshoot access to new and existing electronic resources, including managing IP authentication, SSO, individual user accounts, and other access methods.
  • Maintain and update Research Monitor to track resource usage.
  • Act as a liaison between IT and the LRS department by tracking ongoing projects and technology issues.
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of library automation and technology.
  • Other duties as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

  • MLS from an ALA Accredited University.
  • Experience working with legal digital resources including Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Demonstrable computer skills with experience using MS Office and managing websites.


  • Experience with project management software, such as Microsoft Project or Teamwork, or similar.
  • Experience with Quest or similar request tracking software.
  • Experience with Research Monitor or OneLog.
  • Familiarity with Tableau or other statistical analysis products.
  • Experience working in a law or corporate research/knowledge services department.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of legal and business research tools.
  • Working knowledge of networking, internet and file transfer protocols, markup languages, database management, and other technological tools and standards.
  • Knowledge of at least one computer programming language.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends related to technology.

Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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