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 a Library Assistant to join our library service in our Dublin office.  The successful candidate will work with our Legal Information Manager and Assistant Librarian to provide an excellent legal information service to the firm and its clients.

This is a permanent full-time position.

This role may suit a recent library and information studies graduate or a near-qualified student of such a course.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serials receipt and distribution;
  • Maintenance of records on the firm’s library management system;
  • Legal and business research and enquiry work;
  • Looseleaf filing, photocopying and shelving (upon return to the office);
  • Administrative tasks;
  • Other duties as required.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills


  • Keen interest in library work or information management;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience of working in a legal library (desirable but not essential);
  • Familiarity with legal or business information resources (desirable but not essential)


  • A strong primary degree; and
  • An accredited qualification in library and information studies or current study on such a course, and nearing qualification.


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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