Legal Libarian

  • Goodmans LLP
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 29, 2017
Full time Law Librarian

Job Description

Goodmans LLP is recognized internationally as one of Canada’s premier transaction law firms because our lawyers and clients are industry leaders.  Our lawyers excel in their fields to help clients excel in theirs – both ensuring ever-higher levels of service and business success. Further, we offer a unique combination of skills- spanning business law and litigation, public and private, tradition and innovation.

The Librarian, Research Services is a pivotal member of the Library Services team reporting to the Director.  The role is responsible for providing high-quality library reference and research services to lawyers, students and staff. 

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Provide legal and business research, and media monitoring services to lawyers, students and staff, using best-in-class tools in both print and online formats;

  • Coordinate library tools training with external trainers; collaborate with library and other colleagues to develop and deliver innovative instruction and training support to lawyers, students and staff;

  • Evaluate and recommend new research tools and resources, including digital resources, online research platforms, research apps and other mobile technology; participate in the overall development and management of the library’s digital and print collections;

  • Participate in new library automation/digitization projects and other exciting KM and legal practice management initiatives;

  • Contribute to and actively participate in staff meetings, and attend professional learning and development events as required.


The ideal candidate:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Studies is required.

  • 1–3  years experience in a law firm or professional services environment preferred; new MLS/MI graduates are also encouraged to apply. Goodmans has excellent learning and training opportunities for new graduates.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Strong technical skills; familiarity with online legal, business and media research tools (such as Quicklaw, WestlawNext, etc.), eBooks and other mobile apps.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, managing tasks in a timely and effective manner with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to adapt to the changing framework of library and information management services and practices.


Practice Area(s)

Research Librarian


1-3 years'