Jenner & Block LLP – Research Librarian

The Research Librarian will report to the Research Manager. The regularly scheduled hours of this position are Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (CST). Additional hours as required.

Conducts legal, business, and other research and reference work, including sophisticated, in-depth research and analysis utilizing legal and non-legal information resources

Conducts effective reference interviews and distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings

Participates in rotating on-call schedule for research desk coverage as assigned

Evaluates diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance, and cost-effectiveness and selects the optimal resources for research requests

Assists in the instruction of attorneys, legal assistants, and others in the use of legal research tools, licensing, and services

Participates in collection development and the ongoing evaluation of online resources and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal

Maintains research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources including Lexis, Westlaw, Pacer, WK VitalLaw, Lex Machina, and Monitor Suite

Utilize data analytics resources to define analytical queries, compile data sets, and interpret findings to present results in an accessible way

Effectively utilizes workflow software to track and process research requests during assigned triage shift

Continues professional development through library association membership

MLS and/or demonstrated relevant professional research experience in a private law firm or academic law library, special library, or research center

Minimum of three years’ experience providing research in a private law firm, academic law library or special library or research center

Experience with legal and business information resources, online database searching, business research and legal research practice and procedures

Experience using Lexis, Westlaw, and WK VitalLaw

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Responsiveness and demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize competing deadlines

Client service orientation combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail

Ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented team, yet also independently with minimal supervision

Jenner & Block LLP requires all US employees be documented as fully vaccinated. Exemption requests related to a medical or pregnancy contraindication, or a sincerely held religious belief, will be reviewed and considered dependent on the firm’s ability to provide an accommodation without undue hardship. The firm will not allow negative COVID-19 test results in lieu of verification of full vaccination.



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