Research Librarian Davis Graham & Stubbs Llp 

About Davis Graham & Stubbs

For over a century, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (DGS) has ranked among the region’s most prominent law firms, consistently offering quality legal services to emerging and established businesses of the Rocky Mountain West. While the firm’s Denver location and intermediate size allow a close personal relationship with local and regional clients, our technology and broad experience allow us to partner effectively with businesses and their investors throughout the world. DGS serves clients nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, environmental law, real estate, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Our lawyers have experience working with companies in the energy, mining, technology, hospitality, private equity, manufacturing, asset management, and aviation industries.


Under immediate supervision, this versatile position is responsible for addressing research requests that come through the Reference Desk, contributing to the firm’s Knowledge Management initiatives, as well as for handling the core functions of the acquisitions and technical services areas. All responsibilities are of equal importance and it is expected that the symbiotic attention to each be seen as essential to the operation of the Research and Knowledge Services department.

Essential Functions

Research and Reference Services

Provides quick reference and in-depth research services using a variety of legal and non-legal resources, determining the appropriate resource to use based on time, cost, and user need.

  • Conduct in-depth reference interviews—in person, via email, or virtually—to clarify the subject, scope, and purpose of request
  • Analyze, summarize, and customize research results to meet the specific requirements of the requestor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and non-legal resources in different formats and determine which is appropriate for a given project
  • Hone strong technical skills in electronic legal databases relevant to the firm’s practices
  • Coordinate access to, license compliance with, and train on commercial databases; create research and bibliographic tools on legal and business topics
  • Recommend, review, and test new services and products for possible addition to the collection and manage against duplication with existing resources
  • Proactively monitor research requests for training opportunities tailored to both attorneys and staff
  • Active participation in department meetings as well as contributing to and documenting procedures and best practices is required
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge Management

Organizes, shares, and leverages the firm’s expertise.

  • Classify internal precedent collections and knowledge banks
  • Identify the firm’s matter-centric knowledge for collection in the Matter Profiling System (MPS) and for databasing in an experience search
  • Curate content for department intranet pages using Microsoft SharePoint
  • Spread awareness of the firm’s knowledge-sharing project to internal audiences
  • Additional projects as they arise


Acquisitions and Technical Services

Handles incoming materials—in both print and electronic formats—and processes invoices for the KM & Research Manager’s approval, ensures a current and tidy physical collection, and demonstrates a familiarity with the Library’s resources.

  • Uphold Library appearance and efficiency by shelving, shelf reading, shifting, and rearranging the print collection for optimal ease of use; ensure current editions of titles are available for check-out and label or remove superseded copies
  • Manage loose-leaf filing and follow up when book is not on shelf
  • Order new materials as requested and approved by the KM & Research Manager and track items received in a timely manner in the department ILS; verify online catalog accurately reflects the Library collection; maintain current route lists and office copy distribution lists
  • Resolve discrepancies (e.g. wrong title received, incorrect number of copies received, item not ordered, item not received) and billing issues with vendors; be mindful of irregular or staggered subscriptions
  • Proficient use of Aderant to submit invoices to Accounting for payment
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan requests and follow-through for a timely return


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Must be highly service-oriented and capable of interacting on a daily basis with a wide variety of users in a professional setting
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • High organizational proficiency, the ability to manage one’s workload, and multi-tasking skills are essential
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to continual service improvement by participating in regular training and actively engaging in professional networking, associations, and online communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High-level problem-solving analysis and skills


Supervisory Role


Work Environment

This position is primarily remote. Employees can work remotely or from the office based on demands of specific tasks or personal work preferences. The employee may be required to be at the office at the discretion of the manager.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment. Because this position will be handling client information, employees must work from a home office and not a public location during any remote periods.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is typically a full-time position with benefits eligibility, but we will consider part-time candidates. Occasional evening, weekend work, and overtime may be required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and/or a minimum of three years of library experience or equivalent

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in library and information studies and/or J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Previous experience in the legal industry and/or in a library setting


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until June 21, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than June 21, 2024, at midnight to ensure consideration.

Salary range is based on or commensurate with experience.

DGS offers competitive benefits. For a full list of benefits provided, please select this link: Benefits.

Davis Graham & Stubbs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, military status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.