Australia: Reasearch Librarian Herbert Smith Freehills Sydney NSW

Full Job Description

SYDNEY – CBD

THE OPPORTUNITY

We’re seeking an experienced Research Librarian to join our Knowledge and Research team to be based in our Sydney CBD office, with the option to work part of your week from home.

As a Research Librarian, you will be responsible for ensuring a high quality reference and research service is provided to our internal clients. The hours are rostered between 8am to 6pm each day, and will vary depending on the national team needs with a minimum one day per week worked until 6pm.

Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

Reference services

  • Provide both simple and complex reference services to internal clients, using print and electronic resources
  • Assist users to develop their own research strategies
  • Conduct complex research tasks

Library management systems

  • Classify and catalogue new materials as required
  • Assist in the evaluation of electronic products and provide feedback regarding services and subscriptions

In this role, you will also set up current awareness services to users; coordinate the delivery of induction programs; implement knowledge management initiatives; and provide feedback and recommendations based on usage trends.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum 2 years experience in a law library, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will enjoy working as part of a team.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in librarianship (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated strong reference skills
  • Experience presenting legal research training programs
  • An understanding of the legislative process and legal concepts
  • Thorough understanding of legal research methodologies
  • Experience with an automated library system
  • Exposure to online resources for legal and business research

GROUP / TEAM

Knowledge & Learning

GROUP / TEAM DESCRIPTION

The team:
Our knowledge and learning professionals support our lawyers to provide world-class legal advice. The team works collaboratively and innovatively to provide measurable value to our clients.

As part of this dynamic global team, you will drive collaboration and knowledge-sharing across jurisdictions and practice groups. You’ll be involved in strategic projects and deliver knowledge and learning solutions directly to our people and our clients. Whether it’s providing insightful legal updates, specialised research, innovative learning solutions or quality know-how and precedents, your expertise will equip our people with the skills and insight to deliver excellence in a competitive marketplace.

We’re committed to your career development and will support you with exceptional training, coaching and mentoring opportunities. If you’re passionate about knowledge and learning, grow your career with us.Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be awarded Law Firm of the Year (Australasian Law Awards, 2021), Top Attraction Firm (Lawyers Weekly, 2021), Most Innovative International Law Firm, Asia Pacific (Financial Times Awards 2019 & 2020), and Winner of the Minds Count Annual Award for Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative 2019.

What we offer:

  • At Herbert Smith Freehills we value flexibility. For most roles, we work an average of 60% of the time in the office, taking into consideration individual, team, client and learning needs.
  • To continue to support our people working remotely, we have extended our home office allowance, which allows for home office furniture as well as IT equipment.
  • We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. We are dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for our clients and we value empathy, simplicity and commerciality.
  • At Herbert Smith Freehills, we aim to support our people through their career and life milestones. We offer 26 weeks paid parental leave, which includes superannuation on both paid and upaid parental leave up to 52 weeks. Our policy applies to parents regardless of gender, subject to six months of continuous employment at HSF.
  • You will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.
  • People join us to develop their careers and themselves. To support this we provide contemporary tailored learning programs, regular career conversations and a culture of feedback.
  • To view our benefits in Australia, please copy this link into your browser – https://sites-herbertsmithfreehills.vuturevx.com/20/21553/landing-pages/benefits-in-australia.pdf

This vacancy is being managed directly by Herbert Smith Freehills Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional assistance. Thank you.

ROLE TYPE

Business Services

CONTRACT TYPE

Permanent

WORKING PATTERN

Full Time

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.

Herbert Smith Freehills