Assistant Knowledge Services Manager


The Knowledge Centre team is an integral part of the wider award-winning Knowledge team at A&L Goodbody LLP. The team are responsible for the delivery of an excellent library, information and research service to the firm.

This role, which reports directly to the Knowledge Services Manager, is a key role on the team of 3 librarians.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified librarian confident in conducting research and delivering information skills training


  • Contribute to the management of the Knowledge Centre enquiry service

  • Provide extensive legal research support firmwide

  • Information skills training for solicitors, trainees and paralegals on legal information resources and legal research. This role includes the development and implementation of training programmes and support materials in a hybrid working environment

  • Contribute as a content editor to the Knowledge Centre intranet site on SharePoint

  • Proactively contribute to the development of the services provided by the Knowledge Centre team

  • Contribute to the management of the Knowledge Centre’s digital and print collections

  • Provide support to the Knowledge Services Manager.

Capabilities & Behaviours

  • Excellent research skills

  • Proven experience training end users on legal information resources and legal research.

  • Strong IT and systems skills required; SharePoint experience is an advantage.

  • Excellent organisational skills, able to work within tight deadline, adapt to changing priorities and manage own workload

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail

  • Flexible, collaborative and co-operative attitude.

  • Evidence of commitment to relevant professional development.

Qualifications and Experience

A recognised post-graduate qualification in Library and Information Studies / Management

3+ years’ experience of working in a library with a busy enquiry service in a legal, corporate or special library setting

The Firm

A&L Goodbody (ALG) is a leading Irish law firm. It has 6 international offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. There are currently 115 partners and over 900 employees. The strong international and domestic business community in Ireland forms a valuable part of the A&L Goodbody client base.

We are incredibly proud that A&L Goodbody has been ranked as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in The Legal 500 EMEA Guide for 2023. The firm is consistently ranked number one in the Irish market and on a European level. A sample of other recent notable awards include: listed as one of Ireland’s top 25 best places to work according to LinkedIn’s Top Companies list for 2022; Irish Law Firm of the Year (2022) by Chambers Europe; Irish Law Firm of the Year (2021) by Who’s Who Legal; Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law (2023) by GradIreland; Rank 1 in 19 practice areas (2023) by Chambers & Partners; Tier 1 in 24 practice areas (2023) by The Legal 500; Tier 1 in all 11 practice areas (2022) by IFLR; Outstanding Firm for Pro Bono (2021) by Chambers Europe; and Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year (2021) by EMEA Tax Awards.

A&L Goodbody has a reputation for leading the way in continuously developing its service to clients and internally to its business. This is delivered through the use of new processes, ways of working and technologies and marketing-leading business service teams. For further information please visit:



Applications should be made by email to Sinead Grant  ( or Rory Sullivan (rsullivan@algoodbody,com)

To have a confidential discussion about this role please contact Ann O’Sullivan (Knowledge Services Manager) by email:

Information about the firm and the benefits of working at A&L Goodbody LLP are available here

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