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Business Information & Research Librarian/Analyst - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Location: USA - OR - Portland

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is seeking an experienced full-time Business Information & Research Librarian/Analyst. This position provides research and reference services for the firm’s attorneys and staff and assists users in the selection of research tools, as part of the Research & Library Services (RLS) team, in conjunction with the Knowledge Management (KM) Department.

This position can be located within any of our office locations. This position will start out full-time working from home due to COVID-19. As state and local officials allow, our offices will open back up and this position will be required to work in part or in full in a Schwabe office. Our offices are located in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research on current and prospective clients, competitors, and industries, in preparation for client meetings, RFPs, or similar activities.
  • Perform public records research, and make recommendations regarding potential clients in support of business/client development.
  • Prepare company, individual, industry, and other market analysis reports.
  • Monitor and create alerts for legal, regulatory, company or industry information.
  • Conduct legal reference and research including in-depth information retrieval, evaluation, and synthesis.
  • Educate attorneys and staff in the use of research and related resources, and participate in the ongoing maintenance and training of courses offered in our Learning Management Software (LMS).
  • Coordinate interlibrary loans, perform cite-checking of briefs and memos, and prepare legislative histories, bibliographies, and guides.
  • Contribute to collection development by identifying, evaluating and ordering resources.
  • Generate, assemble and deliver packages of background information on potential individual and business clients including selected company filings and presentations, executive biographies, criminal and/or civil filings, credit reports (businesses only), lawsuits, government documents, news articles, and other relevant material.
  • Synthesize and evaluate risk of potential client and make recommendation based on established guidelines and procedures.
  • Support and market the knowledge management initiatives and participate in special projects.
  • Assist as requested with audit procedures.
  • Provide backup coverage for other KM Staff.


  • Highly dependable, punctual, and able to provide high-quality service in a fast-paced environment; highly developed service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team member.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; must have the ability to retain and manage a high level of detail.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and staff and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact.
  • Must be able to quickly prepare and deliver written and verbal reports to attorneys, staff, and management.
  • Must demonstrate high level listening skills.
  • Initiative and creativity strongly desired.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that ensures the ability to perform the essential job functions. Must possess a thorough knowledge of information systems and databases as normally acquired through a Master's degree in library and information science.
  • Knowledge of legal reference resources and online research skills including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/BNA, Accurint, D&B, OJIN, business and corporate databases, public records databases, and other online and internet resources.
  • Willingness to learn and stay current on the most effective legal research methods, strategies, teaching, and learning theories.
  • Must be able to understand and apply terminology commonly used by practicing attorneys.
  • Must be able to understand and follow law office procedures.
  • Knowledge of privacy laws and regulations is preferred.
  • 2+ years of legal research experience, law firm experience highly preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, Adobe, and various online databases.

Application instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume ‎to Alana Carson, Director of Knowledge Management, at [email protected].‎


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