Research Librarian; Latham & Watkins; Los Angeles

Tracking Code: 1892

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Research Librarian to join our research team located in either Los Angeles, Hong Kong, or Singapore. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Research Librarian will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability income protection insurance, pension contributions, vision allowances, childcare vouchers and more! In addition, employees will receive a holiday program that includes extra days and grows with seniority.

The Research Librarian will be responsible for the following core functions:

  • Provides research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of print and electronic research tools.
  • Conducts domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate print and electronic research tools and directs Library users to appropriate sources.
  • Reviews diverse sources of information for currency, reliability, relevance, and cost effectiveness, then chooses the best sources for answering research requests.
  • Compiles and organizes information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection, accompanied by explanatory notes, if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user.
  • Monitors legal, business and news sources for current developments in practice areas, for clients and industries; compiles results into a concise publication for distribution to relevant groups.
  • Provides training in print and electronic resources and research skills in a variety of settings and using diverse media.
  • Provides orientation regarding library procedures and uses for new personnel.
  • Maintains awareness of current developments on legal news and information services, including the Internet and e-resources relevant to the Firm’s practice areas. May also monitor law journals and newsletters and compile bulletins of legal developments for attorneys.

As a Research Librarian you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful candidate must have knowledge of electronic legal and non-legal research resources; strong analytical skills; ability to organize collections of materials and information; well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm; strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work as a team player; capable of collaborating with research staff in their own and other offices and drawing on the individual skills of the members of the research team to complete all aspects of an assignment; ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines; advanced knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office.

The candidate must hold a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent). A Masters or post graduate diploma in Library, Knowledge Management, or related field is preferred. Preference will be given to previous research experience in capital markets, finance and/or mergers & acquisitions. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the Apply Now link.

The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time. All Latham & Watkins positions are in a typical indoor office environment.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States


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