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Research Librarian - International law firm

Contract typePermanent
Hours9.30am to 5.30pm
Closing date07 December 2016
Contact nameSinéad Fogarty

Research Librarian required, London

At Ryder Reid we are working with a renowned international law firm who are looking to recruit a Research Librarian for their London office.

As Research Librarian, you would be responsible for conducting research for the firm’s attorneys, and handling the day to day operation of the library.  This is a standalone position in London, however the Research Librarian may be required to provide research support to other offices.

To be successful in this Research Librarian role, you must have experience of using research services and systems, and an understanding of scholarly communication processes; a high level of understanding of the research life cycle and delivering research support, training and development management are also essential.

This will be a broad role with duties including;

  • Overseeing the day to day running of the London library
  • Ordering books, checking in journals and managing subscriptions
  • Legal and other research in response to fee-earner requests
  • use of the legal databases e.g. Westlaw, Lexis Library

To qualify for this Research Librarian role, you must have a relevant qualification, in-depth knowledge of legal databases and experience of both UK and US research.  Applications will only be considered from Librarians who have previously worked in a similar role within a law firm.  US law firm experience would be highly desirable.

The ideal Research Librarian will have a  proven ability to initiate projects and work collaboratively across a complex organisation and will demonstrate the skills of an effective communicator.  Flexibility, enthusiasm and strong communication skills are also essential for this position.

If you have worked as a Research Librarian before and are interested in knowing more about this vacancy or you would like to be considered for this Research Librarian position please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to

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