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Job Title Library Date Posted
Reference Librarian  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP  10/15/2014
Business Intelligence Analyst/Corporate Legal Research   10/9/2014 
Reference Librarian  Sidley Austin LLP  10/8/2014


Reference Librarian - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Provides outstanding research assistance to lawyers and legal assistants.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities  include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides research assistance on complex reference subjects to all library clients using print, electronic & other sources.
  • Supports lawyers in utilizing the collection of desktop research tools. 
  • Supplemental duties can include arranging interlibrary loans, compiling legislative histories and Knowledge Management initiatives. 
  • In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

 Education and/or Experience

  • MLS required.
  • Law library reference experience required.
  • Excellent research skills, including proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis, BloombergLaw, Bloomberg, Intelliconnect, Intelligize, ThomsonOne and PACER. Knowledge of practice specific databases such as SNL, MergerMetrics, Chapter11Dockets etc. is a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and research skills.  Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively and effectively in a fast paced, challenging environment 

Application Available At:

Business Intelligence Analyst/Corporate Legal Research

Our client, a major law firm has a position available for a Business Intelligence Analyst with  a Corporate Legal Research background.  Will conduct specialist research and analysis of companies, industries, markets and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online & print resources for marketing and business development.  Excellent writing skills a must.

  • Synthesize information to provide succinct and relevant company profiles, industry overviews, biographical summaries and analysis of industry trend, litigation & competitive activity.
  • Excellent proven writing skills required to prepare analysis reports and/or executive summaries of research results to efficiently condense research & highlight key findings for firm personnel as required.
  • 5-7 years recent corporate legal research and analysis background required.
  • Knowledge of major Corporate and Legal databases required.
  • MLS preferred

Please send your resume, a one page cover letter with salary history and a one page business writing sample to:

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Only those candidates with related experience will be contacted.  All other submissions will be kept in our active file for future opportunities.


Reference Librarian (would be able to work in Los Angeles, New York or Chicago) - Sidley Austin LLP

Employer Statement:

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest
full-service law firms, practicing in 18 cites around the world. The firm was
named one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces in Chicago in 2011,
2012 and 2013.

In addition to a professionally and personally rewarding workplace, we offer a
competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits
include a generous combined leave program, performance and year-end bonuses,
medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a commuter transit

Sidley has a reputation for excellence and we
have garnered high marks for our legal practice.  
staff are essential to the firm’s ability to deliver the highest quality legal
services to our clients. We are always looking for talented, motivated
individuals who thrive in a performance-driven culture to join our team.

As the primary contact for all reference and research
projects, the Reference Librarian provides quality, in-depth legal and
non-legal research using online and print resources. This position will support
assigned practice area teams by providing topic specific research, assist in
maintenance of team’s practice collaboration page, work with other firm
departments assigned to the team, provide current awareness information and
other related duties

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and
general reference and research assistance to library users when needed in a
team-styled reference environment

Work closely with practice area team members and maintain strong relationships
to ascertain and monitor knowledge needs and priorities

Stay abreast of topics and trends relevant to practice area team and push
information to team’s collaboration site; inform team of any new resource,
either print or electronic and arrange and lead any trainings related to
services and resources

Staff the Library Reference Desk on specified shifts (please note that an
occasional evening shift may be required on an infrequent basis)

Conduct library orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other
firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions

Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including
research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers

Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases,
websites and print material

Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of
Library & Research Services

Qualifications Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (the “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. Employers or applicants who need an
accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Education and/or Experience:

MLS from an ALA accredited university
Minimum 5 years experience in a law library, concentrating on research and
reference services
JD from an ABA accredited law school

Experience as a practicing attorney
Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office,
social media, graphics editors, and other related technology tools

Other Skills and Abilities:
In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the
successful candidate:

Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and able to relate to
people all levels

Well developed analytical and problem solving skills

Works effectively with others as part of a team and as a self-motivated

Ability to prioritize and work well under short deadlines

Exercises confidentiality and discretion

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, creed, marital status, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability,
citizenship status, national origin, veteran status and any other factor
protected by applicable law.

To comply with government regulations, we must maintain and report
statistical analyses of the demographics of our applicants for employment. Your
completion of a Voluntary Equal Opportunity Self-Identification Survey gives us
data to use to provide these statistical analyses.

Submission is entirely voluntary, confidential and it is not used in the
application process.  To voluntary self-identify, please visit to
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