Research Librarian (Hybrid) - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC - Pittsburgh, PA

  • 6 Jan 2023 9:06 AM
    Message # 13046798


    Office Locations:  Bridgeport, WV, Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA.


    The Research Librarian supports the Research Services Manager in the day-to-day operation of the library.


    REPORTS TO: Research Services Manager


    1. *Collaborate with attorneys, Practice Group Leaders, and Business Development teams in support of attorney and client research needs.
    2. Assists in providing competitive and business intelligence research and analysis.
    3. *Conduct legal research and synthesize information for attorneys, clients, and staff.
    4. *Process invoices related to Research Services.
    5. Perform detailed case law research and cite checking of briefs and other documents.
    6. Manage office print resource acquisition and collection.
    7. Monitor alerts and news flow to support proactive initiatives and best practices.
    8. Provide oversite of the Knowledge, Research, and Information Services departmental functions in the absence of the Manager.
    9. Manage additional research and organizational functions as assigned.

     *Denotes essential functions of the position




    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Master’s degree in library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited graduate program is preferred.


    • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role at a law firm or other professional services environment.
    • Knowledge of research resources commonly used in large law firms.
    • Understanding of the broad areas of law practiced by a full-service firm.



    • Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
    • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team.
    • Strong organization skills and high attention to detail.
    • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks. 


    • Team player, with a desire to be a part of a collaborative, high-performing group. 
    • Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm.


    • Professional in-person and virtual presence.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion.

     Problem Solving Skills:

    • Ability to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions.
    • Ability to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor.


    • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment.


    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, copy and facsimile machines. Must be able to push and pull carts of books, periodicals and packages weighing up to 20 pounds and be able to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to perform the duties of the position with time constraints, interruptions, and busy attorneys and staff and be able to treat all matters in a discrete and confidential manner. "Essential functions" are primarily position duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation made by the employer. Position may require some travel, as requested by the Director of Knowledge, Research, and Information Services, to offsite libraries. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to travel overnight. On occasion must be able to work more than 40 hours per week.

    Job listing and application is at:!P!289

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