Law Librarians

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Law librarians are professionally trained librarians who work in legal settings such as court systems, private law firms, government libraries, corporate law departments, and law schools.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Academic Law Librarians, Government Law Librarians, Reference Librarians
Duties Conduct research for lawyers, judges, students, clerks, and faculty; maintain libraries for law firms, corporations, law schools, government agencies and courts; catalog materials and develop library budgets
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the United States
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
Experience Experience as an intern, volunteer, or part-time employee at a law library or other library
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Computer
  • Information Management
  • Research
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Law Library Director or College Professor
  • Acquisition Law Librarian
  • Law Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Clerk