Reference Librarian

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Venable LLP is seeking a Reference Librarian to assist with the daily operations of our Washington, DC reference desk. This person will be responsible for conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

  • Sharing responsibilities for Reference Desk operations to ensure operations meet the needs of all library patrons.
  • Providing assistance at the Reference Desk; responding to information requests, locating cases, searching databases such as LEXIS and WESTLAW, and requesting interlibrary loans.
  • Conducting research interviews with patrons and recommending appropriate firm materials from the library collection.
  • Tracking all reference transactions in Integrated Library System.

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • Master of Library Science ,equivalent degree or equivalent research experience
  • The ability to conduct legal research, including experience using online and print resources to conduct research. 3-5 years experience doing research required.
  • Working knowledge of library research databases. Intellectual Property research experience strongly preferred
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks.

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.