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Suffolk University Legal Research Librarian in Boston, Massachusetts

Legal Research Librarian

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts



The Legal Research Librarians play essential roles in planning and implementing the law school’s legal research curriculum. Legal Research Librarians support the law school’s faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the research desk.


  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation

  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar

  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members

  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources

  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library’s website, LibGuides and student writing portal; submitting articles to SSRN on behalf of faculty, providing Scholastica support, assisting with the institutional repository; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements

  • Assist with collection development

  • Develop and implement new library services and programs


  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science completed or in the process of being completed. JD degree is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated relevant work experience

  • Strong computer skills and web skills

  • Excellent written an d oral communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness

  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be creative and proactive

  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events. Typically, the person in this hybrid position will have the opportunity to work remotely two days per week.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.