Librarian Spencer Fane LLP – Kansas City, MO

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JOB TITLE: Librarian


LOCATION: Kansas City, MO, St. Louis, MO, Houston, TX or Nashville, TN offices

*only local candidates to these offices will be considered*

SCHEDULE: M-F 8:30-5:00 (Hybrid; 2-3 days per week in office)



?The Librarian is a full-time, non-exempt position based in our Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, or Nashville offices. This position is responsible for providing in-depth research and critical analysis on legal matters. The role requires a confident, professional individual with exceptional communication skills and the ability to find the right answers effectively. This individual must have the ability to communicate complex legal and technical research in a user-friendly format. This position will work on a team of three reporting to the Director of Research in the Kansas City office and will support all firm locations. Spencer Fane offers an excellent benefits package and an opportunity to work in a challenging and collaborative environment.



  • ?Conduct in-depth research and critical analysis as requested. In providing these services, one will evaluate the complexity of the request, available resources and financial restraints
  • Perform cite checking duties on briefs requested by attorneys and staff
  • Capture/catalog reference information for future research requests
  • Act as one of the resident experts in use of Westlaw and other research platforms, ensuring that databases are functioning as expected
  • Coordinate/organize training sessions on firm research applications and resources
  • Manage and track online and print publications firm-wide
  • Assist with the administration of multiple vendor accounts for multiple offices, including password management
  • Perform quality review research of all new firm clients
  • Assist with firm Intranet updating/editing for the department
  • Act as point of contact for vendor account management within the department
  • Identifies, evaluates, and demonstrates relevant new technologies, particularly law office and legal practice applications
  • Work with other departments on projects as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • ?4-year undergraduate degree required
  • 2-4+ years working in a professional environment; experience in a law firm is a plus
  • Experience using research platforms and databases such as Westlaw is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to develop strong working rapport with others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong problem-solving skills, and proactive business style essential
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent customer service, time management, and organizational skills



  • ?Position is generally sedentary in nature; involves sitting most of the time, but may involve the need for inter-office mobility for brief periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally or routinely lift up to 10 – 20 lbs.
  • Ability to efficiently communicate
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions required
  • Ability to see and read PC screens, detect color coding, read fine print, and/or normal type size print



?The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of employees.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Kansas City, MO 64106