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Research Analyst

Morrison & Foerster 12/05/2017

Library Services Intern - New Haven Connecticut

Withers Bergman LLP 11/30/2017


Morrison & Foerster LLP  - Research Analyst - Job ID: 6547
Location: Office Location Flexible

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst within our Research Services Department in our San Francisco, Palo Alto, or New York office.

The Opportunity:

The Research Analyst works as part of a global team to provide substantive research expertise for client work and business development efforts. The Research Analyst participates on project teams and ensures client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.

  • As part of a firmwide research team, provide substantive research expertise to support the firm's practice areas and business development efforts, including strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively and independently assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs.
  • Ensure that library services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research.
  • Provide assistance in collection development and maintenance and library space utilization.
  • Participates on projects that increase the value of library services to the Firm.
  • Develops project management skills and may lead projects.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm's library billing policy. Close timenotes on a daily basis.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D. or an M.B.A. strongly preferred plus a minimum of three years related experience, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Substantive knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm's practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.

Who We Are:

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .

Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!
Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

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 Withers Bergman LLP - Library Services Intern

Office Location: New Haven, CT

Department: Library & Knowledge Services

Reporting to: US Library & Knowledge Advisor

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt, 10-15 Hour Work Week

Description of Library and Knowledge Services:

US library staff provide research and knowledge services to over 100 attorneys across the firm's seven US offices as well as a team of US qualified lawyers outside the US.  The US library team works closely with their counterparts outside the US, particularly the UK library team.  The US Library and Knowledge Advisor performs research and manages the print collections, know-how, electronic resources and other library services across the US offices.

Description of Internship:

The firm is offering a paid internship for the Winter/Spring session (January to May 2018). The intern will be supervised by the US Library and Knowledge Advisor and participate in projects and procedures to help organize and document the library's resources and services to the firm.  The US Advisor will provide mentoring and training in the below library functions in which the student can expect to receive practical experience:

  • Print Collection Management
  • Electronic Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Vendor Relations
  • Research

The intern is expected to be available for 10 to 15 hours per week between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Thursday in blocks of no less than 2 hours.  Intern will work primarily out of our New Haven, CT office with less than 10% of the time in our New York office.

Work & Educational Requirements:  

  • Applicants must be matriculating in a program offering an MLS/MLIS degree and have completed a minimum of 15 course credits. Students in ALA accredited programs preferred.
  • Candidate must have knowledge and understanding of basic library operations.
  • Familiarity with legal/corporate firms preferred.
  • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard PC applications including Microsoft Office, E-mail and Internet.
  • Strong IT skills and ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Solid interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experienced at using own initiative to find solutions to questions or problems and committed to seeing new projects through to completion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to operate copy machines and other standard office equipment.
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, bend, climb, crouch and lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds.


Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and transcript. If you are interested in academic credit for the internship please provide a letter of recommendation from your university as well as contact information for your school's internship coordinator.  All materials should be submitted via the following link: