Job Specification – Assistant Knowledge Services Manager (systems)

A&L Goodbody is recruiting a librarian to work in their award winning Knowledge Centre – an Assistant Knowledge Services Manager with a focus on library systems.

The Assistant Knowledge Services Manager plays a key role in the day-to-day running of the Knowledge Centre. He/she is involved in managing and responding to reference and research enquires from A&LG lawyers across the firm. He/she takes the lead on managing and developing the library management system (KnowAll), Solcara Legal Search (federated search tool) and other Knowledge Centre systems and online tools. He/she is also involved in the management of the digital and print collections.

Assistant Knowledge Services Manager (systems)


Provide extensive legal research support to members of the Firm and its clients.
Undertake research in support of the legal sector and client activities of the Firm.
Contribute to the management of the Knowledge Centre enquiry service
Manage and develop KnowAll (LMS)
Manage KnowAll Enquire – the enquiry management system.
Manage and develop Solcara Legal Search – federated search tool
Contribute as a technical editor and content editor to the Knowledge Centre intranet site on SharePoint
Proactively contribute to the development of the services provided by the Knowledge Centre.
Provide support to the Knowledge Services Manager.
Contribute to the management of the Knowledge Centre’s open-access and closed-access physical spaces.
Shared administrative tasks include: cataloguing of digital and print books; ILLs; looseleaf updating; serial check-in & circulation; systems support for online resources.


Excellent legal research skills.
Expert user of Irish, UK and EU legal research resources for example Practical Law, Westlaw UK & IE, LexisLibrary, Justis, EUR-Lex and more.
Strong IT and systems skills required.
Use of KnowAll and Enquire (or similar systems) desirable.
Solcara Legal Search experience is an advantage
SharePoint experience is desirable.
Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
Confident and enthusiastic team player
Proactive approach to role
High level of attention to detail

Qualifications and Experience

A recognised post-graduate qualification in Library/Information Studies

Minimum 1-2 years’ experience of working in a library with a busy enquiry service in a legal, corporate or special library setting.

Excellent IT skills with a strong interest in emerging technologies and developments in web based services.

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to Alva Davy

A&L Goodbody

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