McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, and educational institutions.

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Librarian to join our library and legal information service in our Dublin office.  As part of the firm’s wider Knowledge Team, the successful candidate will work with our Legal Information Manager and Library Assistant to provide an excellent legal information service to the firm and its clients.

This is a permanent full-time position.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of book and serial acquisitions;
  • Delivering effective training in the use of the firm’s information resources, to enable fee-earners and trainees to develop their legal research and information literacy skills;
  • Cataloguing of hard-copy and digital resources;
  • Legal and business research and enquiry work;
  • Updating and maintaining training manuals and user guides;
  • Updating and maintaining training manuals and user guides;
  • Other duties as required.

Experience, Knowledge & Technical Skills

Experience Required:

  • The successful candidate will be a qualified librarian with at least two years’ experience.
  • Good IT skills with a demonstrable interest in emerging technologies and developments;
  • Experience in designing and delivering end-user training;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills;
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills; and
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Previous experience of working in a legal information service (desirable)


Successful candidate will have;

  • A strong primary degree; and
  • A post-graduate qualification in library and information studies.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7 May 2021. Applications should be made by email to and should include a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more information, please contact Danielle Fulham on +353-1-5425200.

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