Legal Research Librarian, Moakley Law Library, Suffolk University, Boston, MA


The Moakley Law Library invites applications from qualified individuals to consider for the Legal Research Librarian position.  The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school's legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law school's faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L (First Year) curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk. 

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:


Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation


Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar 


Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as research liaison to assigned faculty members


Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources


Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library's website and student writing portal; managing the law school's subscriptions to SSRN, ExpressO, and Scholastica; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to collect and archive author publication agreements 


Assist with collection development


Develop and implement new library services and programs as well as other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
  • Must be creative and proactive

This position will work during a full-time, University standard schedule Monday through Friday and the work schedule will include at least one evening per week until 7:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events as needed.

Working at Suffolk 

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus--Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to.

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