Reference Librarian

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time


Venable LLP is seeking a proactive Reference Librarian to join our DC headquarters. The Reference Librarian will be responsible for ensuring reference desk operations meet the needs of legal and non-legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Requesting interlibrary loans and providing information/material to requestors
  • Conducting research interviews and recommending appropriate firm materials
  • Billing for all assigned legal, non-legal and on-line research in accordance with firm guidelines
  • Recording and tracking all reference transactions in our Integrated Library System
  • Coordinating and arranging reference materials for timely transmission between offices
  • Making recommendations regarding circulation policies and procedures, as needed

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Master of Library Science or equivalent degree
  • Ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources
  • Working knowledge of library research databases 
  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to assess reference collection and make recommendations for materials to purchase
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands

 If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.