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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

[LIBJOBS] USA-California-Los Angeles, Menlo Park or San Francisco-Information Specialist


Cornerstone Research is a consulting firm specializing in the analysis of complex financial, economic, accounting, and marketing issues. In recent years, Cornerstone Research has become one of the nation’s leading finance and economics consulting firms with more than 600 full-time staff members across eight offices.


We attribute our success to a unique combination of resources: a creative and energetic staff, cutting-edge research, and our network of academic and industry experts. Our consultants employ innovative problem solving approaches and achieve unparalleled analytic depth.


Cornerstone Research has consulted on a wide variety of projects involving numerous industries. Our clients include law firms, major corporations and financial firms, leading life sciences companies, major participants in energy markets, over one hundred Internet and other high-technology firms, and large telecommunications providers. These companies often have a large percentage of their net worth at stake when they seek our services. As such, our projects receive focused attention from chief executive officers, the general counsel and boards of directors of our clients.



The Information Specialist is responsible for providing research and reference services involving business, legal and specialized information sources to consulting and administrative staff for billable casework.  The individual must be skilled in using a variety of databases and research tools.  The Information Specialist also performs other research-related work for the firm such as conflict checks, assisting with BD research such as attorney tracking, and case.


·         Conducts domestic and international business and legal research utilizing appropriate databases and research tools and directs consultants to appropriate sources.

·         Reviews diverse sources of information for currency, reliability, relevance, and cost effectiveness, then chooses the best sources for answering research requests.

·         Interfaces with experts, law firms, agencies, libraries and organizations; represents the firm in a professional manner.

·         Compiles and organizes information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user; logs new information about resources in both public and department databases for future use.

·         Maintains familiarity with the library’s own information resources, in particular its research databases and physical collection.

·         Maintains awareness of current developments on legal news and information services, specifically with developments regarding new specialized databases relevant to the firm’s practice areas. 

·         Recognizes new information resources, both in print and electronic form, and makes recommendations for new acquisitions to the Senior Director of Information Resources.

·         Provides orientation and instruction regarding IR’s resources and working effectively with the IR department.

·         Conducts ad hoc specialized database training sessions and scheduled general training on a variety of IR-related issues of interest to the firm.

·         May perform other library administrative and technical services tasks.

·         Completes special projects on various issues as assigned.

·         Completes conflict checks for the firm in a timely and precise manner.

·         This position will also support at least one practice area in their business development needs including docket tracks and searches, literature searches, expert searches, and more.


This position will be located in our San Francisco, Silicon Valley or Los Angeles, CA office.



Our uniquely collegial and supportive atmosphere makes Cornerstone Research a great place to work. Cornerstone Research invests in its people in a number of ways including providing development opportunities and organizing memorable social events. To many, our culture and our people are the most exciting and enriching aspects of a career at Cornerstone Research.



·         Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) is preferred, however a Master’s degree in another specialty may be considered in lieu of the MLS if candidate also has significant research experience in a related industry.

·         Working knowledge of MS Office required.

·         Knowledge of automated business and legal database research systems.

·         Experience with LegalKey and/or CMS a plus.



Cornerstone Research is an equal employee opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


Interested candidates should apply via our online application system:



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