Part-Time Law Librarian Richmond , BC


PLLR Lawyers is a full service law firm offering high quality and comprehensive legal services to a client base throughout the province, nationally and internationally. The firm has been part of the Richmond legal community for over four decades. Our longevity is a result of our dedication to providing the legal strategy and advocacy that best meets the needs of our clients.

We are currently seeking a Part-Time Law Librarian to join our firm. This is a position for a highly organized individual looking for the opportunity to assume responsibility of the library in a (small, dynamic, midsized) law firm in Richmond. The successful candidate for this position will be able to build positive working relationships, have a keen eye for details, take initiative and handle a variety of responsibilities. This role offers flexible working days and hours 1 day per week.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the operations of the library, including cataloguing, receiving updates, processing invoices and preparing the library budget.
  • Assisting in the acquisition and evaluation of new and existing resources based on need, suitability and cost, to ensure users have access to authoritative, accurate and usable resources in consultation with lawyers.
  • Negotiating database contracts with vendors and arranging login access for new lawyers and staff to research databases.
  • Providing current awareness though tracking legislative, case law and news alerts using legal news tools and databases.
  • Providing Library orientation and consultation, research guidance and assistance to lawyers, articling students and staff in the conduct of their own research.
  • Providing timely, high-quality reference service using a variety of print and online research resources.
  • Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Ability to work independently as a solo librarian and contribute creative ideas, solutions and support within a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methodology and resources and sharing expertise in using online legal tools.
  • Understanding of the law, legal systems and legal proceedings in Canada.
  • Strong customer service and organizational and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and a capacity to produce quality work in a fast-paced professional environment.
  • Sound judgement, resourceful, strong troubleshooting skills, ability to embrace change.
  • Excellent oral and written skills with attention to detail.
  • Develop connections with colleagues through organizations such as the Vancouver Law Libraries Association (VALL), Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)
  • Advanced technical skills including MS Word, Excel, Teams, Library Systems, and research databases.
  • Interest in driving improvement and reviewing processes to adapt to the changing framework of library services and practices.


  1. MLIS, from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent (Library Technician considered).
  2. Two (or more) years of experience working in a law or special library providing reference services preferred.
  3. Presentation and teaching skills.

PLLR offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience, along with opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

To apply in confidence, please submit your resume and cover letter to Marissa McCaffery, Human Resources Manager, at

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Competitive Compensation commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position begins at $12,000.00 ($60,000 full time equivalent)

Closes: 4 August, 2022

PLLR Lawyers
Richmond , BC