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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree
155 Seaport Boulevard
Job Title:
Serials and Metadata Specialist

Serials and Metadata Specialist


Join Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Nutter) as a Serials & Metadata Specialist for the Library Services Department. In this role, you will report to the Director of Library Services.  You will be responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. You will implement and monitor all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles.


Nutter’s vision of professional excellence and dedicated client service has guided the firm since its co-founding in 1879 by Louis D. Brandeis, who went on to become one of the most influential justices to serve on the United States Supreme Court. We are more collegial than conventional and offer an open-minded, respectful and creative environment for attorneys and staff. Learn more about us at




  • Implements and administers the library management system. Manages, coordinates, and maintains all modules used by the library, and implements new products and services.
  • Maintains library website, coordinates website development, implements and creates new web services and applications, and continues the integration of library website and the online catalog.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots other library systems, software, and services—e. g., Bloomberg Law.
  • Assists IT with the implementation and rollout of new resources; edits and curates library page, research links, and practice area pages on Intranet.
  • Participates in continuing electronic resources management, including 1) identifying materials as they migrate from print to electronic format, and 2) resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and databases.
  • Monitors and evaluates technological innovations and makes recommendations regarding the library’s adoption of these innovations and its use of technology.
  • Prepares orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires’ start dates.
  • Orders, processes, and distributes office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle. Maintains subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system.
  • Researches and resolves vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions. Claims missing and delayed shipments when needed.
  • Participates in professional associations for personal development.
  • Participates in library-wide work, projects, and problem solving, as assigned.
  • Acts as backup to the Research Services department.
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned.




  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an accredited program required. 
  • Experience with automated serials control, electronic resource management systems, library knowledge bases, discovery tools, OCLC, Library of Congress classification schedules, AACR2, RDA, and MARC.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, digital archive solutions such as LOCKSS and Portico.
  • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and experience.




  • Proficiency in the use of ILS applications, preferably experience in implementing one.
  • Ability to effectively work to high quality standards, with accuracy and a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Accountability and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize and execute tasks, multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Within scope of position, ability to work independently using sound judgment.
  • Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the firm in a professional manner.
  • Ability to establish procedures, priorities, and protocols for the management of serials.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Research Services department, administrative staff, and attorneys at the firm.
  • Technical aptitude, with ability to quickly learn new systems and applications.

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