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Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian, Hinckley Allen LLP, Boston, MA

Our Boston office has an opportunity for an experienced Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian.  The Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian supports legal and business research needs of the attorneys and professional staff, and contributes to Knowledge Management initiatives that improve access to all types of firm information. 


Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains working knowledge of the library's electronic and print collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate
  • Conducts in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including corporate, litigation, real estate, and construction ; analyzes and synthesizes research ; provides written summary of research findings  
  • Contributes to the firm's information distribution strategy via the portal; governs portal contributions from departments and practice groups ; advises on new delivery strategies
  • Investigates creative uses of research tools to improve work processes, makes process recommendations, and develops training resources for library users including on-demand training, pathfinders, and other portal access points
  • Prepares product usage reports using QuickView, PowerInvoice, and other tools
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject areas as needed; prepares related alerts and communications
  • Locates documents using firm subscriptions and external resources via interlibrary loan
  • Participates in data validation projects as needed
  • Assists with daily maintenance of Boston library



  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution  
  • 5 or more years of experience in a law firm library is required
  • Proficiency using online legal and business research tools
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a Sharepoint portal preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate as a part of a cross-functional team
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and an innovative mind-set


Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, qualifications, and availability to


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