Australia: Librarian Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers Brisbane QLD

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Knowledge | Brisbane Metropolitan
Closing date: 23/06/2024
Cooper Grace Ward are seeking a passionate and experienced Librarian to join our Knowledge team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing effective and efficient means for legal research and ensure the firms business strategies are met. The successful candidate will work a 4 day fortnight (2 days per week).


  • Organisation and maintenance of the firm’s hard copy and electronic library resources
  • Ensure all legal team members are able to effectively use the firm’s library resources
  • Monitoring usage and relevant of library resources to assist management with cost effectiveness and budgeting
  • Liaising with representatives from all the legal publishers to ascertain new products
  • Reference work e.g. finding cases and legislation
  • Recording and barcoding of new material to the catalogue
  • Assist with conflict checking
  • Scope to provide assistance to the corporate services team

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in librarianship (or equivalent)
  • Associate of the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) or belong to the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a professional services environment
  • Demonstrated strong research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, analyse and apply new information quickly and determine its applicability to the firm
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously under guidelines and contribute as a member of the team
  • Previous experience in using a library management system
  • Computer literacy, particularly internet research and online law tools

Please note that additional days of work may be available for the right candidate.


  • Award winning ‘best employer’ and Beaton Client Choice Award winners for ‘best law & related services firm’ ($30m-$100m revenue)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing initiatives
  • Wellness facilities and onsite classes
  • Other benefits: purchased leave program (pre-tax), novated leasing, corporate medical insurance plans, networking, and social events and much more!

About Cooper Grace Ward

Cooper Grace Ward is a leading independent law firm based in Brisbane. We are a full-service law firm providing a range of legal services to clients nationally and internationally. We are a vibrant, energetic, growing and diverse team committed to supporting and developing our people to meet the changing needs of our clients. We take personal responsibility and pride in our work and have fun while we do it. We strive to be leaders in everything we do, and our impressive achievements can be viewed on our website.

Our workplace policies and strong values foster a safe and inclusive work environment. Cooper Grace Wards hires a diverse workforce, including people of all genders, ages, cultures, ethnicities, those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities.

If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of and you value mutual respect, excellence and curiosity, we encourage you to apply.

Position reference #10293082