Research Specialist, Technology – Research and Information



Posting Date

February 27, 2019

Position type


Innovative Law Firm Seeking Dynamic Change Agents

McCarthy Tétrault is leading the charge to adapt to changing client needs through the re-imagining of our service offerings. Our culture is collaborative, inclusive, diverse, entrepreneurial and evolves with the pace of business.

The pace of technological changes and the development of innovative online solutions have a profound impact on librarians’ roles. Our firm is looking for a dynamic change agent to fill the role of Research Specialist, Technology on our Research and Information team.


  • Providing expertise in designing, developing and supporting our team’s online presence; exploring and assessing innovative online tools
  • Developing strategies, techniques, and best practices that are aligned with the firm priorities
  • Identifying, evaluating and teaching the use of information technologies to improve access and enhance user learning
  • Providing in-depth legal research and reference services using print and electronic resources
  • Exploring and assessing enhancements to work processes for all specialized applications, including EOS, Onelog, and Manzama
  • Creating and implementing online learning modules to support reference and web-based training programs in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Legal Research and Information
  • Designing and providing effective training for staff, students and lawyers on technology via workshops, presentations, lectures, one-on-one instruction, online tutorials and other suitable methods
  • Supporting the Senior Director and Senior Manager in a variety of related projects and performing ad hoc duties as necessary


  • Three to five years of experience in a related field, similar but not limited to Systems Librarian position
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, Library Information Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience in a law firm, professional services or specialized environment strongly preferred
  • Proven awareness of current issues and trends in information technology
  • Demonstrated advanced aptitude in the use of technology
  • Proven, substantial knowledge of legal research and web-based subscription services
  • Experience with professional and social networking, IM, blogs, wikis, eLearning software and open source content
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to show initiative
  • Strong user-service orientation; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Advanced skills in web development and programming languages such as HTML are preferred
  • Advanced skills including Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint 2010
  • Bilingualism (French/English) an asset

The Research and Information team is part of the Clients & Markets/Client Service Innovation team. We bring market strategy and service delivery innovation under one umbrella to enable the success of our lawyers and ensure the needs of our clients are always top of mind. Our team plays an integral role collaborating with our lawyers in advancing the firm’s ambitious strategy at the vanguard of the legal industry. We are nimble dynamic change agents who:

  • Love developing creative ideas and solutions to business challenges
  • Never met a process we couldn’t improve while still seeing the big picture
  • Like project discipline, rigor and exactness, while staying agile and flexible
  • Love working on collaborative teams, being involved in transformational projects and sharing ideas
  • Write in cogent, concise business language
  • Are cool curious geeks, inspired by the possibilities of technology
  • Are always raising the bar to meet the evolving needs of our firm and the clients we serve
  • Are passionate about working for a firm/team that gives back to its community and takes diversity and inclusion very seriously

If you are excited by being at the vanguard of the evolution of the Legal Industry, please contact us at [email protected] before March 15, 2019.

McCarthy Tétrault is an equal opportunity employer that fosters an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment. We thank all applicants for their interest in McCarthy Tétrault; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about application status.