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Library Assistant-LAC Group

  • 09 Feb 2021 3:17 PM
    Message # 10073055
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title:

    Library Assistant-LAC Group

    Position Description:

    LAC Group seeks a bright and dynamic Library Assistant for a full-time position located in Washington, D.C. The Library Assistant is responsible for performing various duties in support of the research and library services function for our client, a top consulting firm. This is an excellent position for a new graduate or someone looking to build upon and grow skills in the areas of research and library services. This is a full-time, benefitted position with the possibility to eventually work directly for the client. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this position is currently a remote role, but will return to work from the office once it has been decided it is safe to return.

    Promptly responds to routine research requests, including requests for academic articles, legal cases and dockets, analyst reports, and company financials, using Bloomberg, Capital IQ, S&P Global Market Intelligence, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other databases. Under supervision of Sr. Manager, orders books and articles as needed;
    Works with research teammates and/or client services staff to complete research assignments to support requests that range from brief to extensive;
    Helps organize library materials. Catalogs books using Library of Congress cataloging. Keeps bookshelves organized and maintains book check out and return system. Locates missing books;
    Indexes articles and book chapters using SharePoint database (eLibrary);
    Manages passwords. Maintains spreadsheet of users and passwords. Contacts database vendors to add and deletes users;
    Tracks usage. Collects and organizes information on questions asked (FreshService) and databases used. Supports Sr. Manager in creation of an annual report;
    Assists with budget preparation and cost tracking;
    Supports Sr. Manager of Library Services in meetings and trainings; takes and organizes notes. Tracks follow-up;
    Prepares and organizes clear, concise, and logically written emails and memos in response to requests;
    Conducts copyright review using the Copyright Clearance Center resource;
    Supports citation management: puts resources in correct citations formats;
    Under Sr. Manager’s supervision, assists Client Services as needed to review documents. Extracts and synthesizes information from documents;
    Reports to work on a regular basis and is available for occasional after-hours emergency calls and projects.

    Bachelor’s degree required;
    Understanding of Library of Congress call number system;
    Experience working in a library, professional services firm, or a law firm is a plus;
    Prior experience performing research using tools such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ, LexisNexis, Global Market Intelligence, Westlaw and other relative databases;
    Ability to follow directions and ask appropriate questions for clarification;
    Ability to handle short deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple tasks;
    Interest in developing research skills;
    Must be thorough and detail-oriented;
    Strong analytical and communication skills, including writing skills;
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
    Ability to function well in a dynamic client services environment;
    Ability to comprehend complex assignments with guidance;
    Ability to be resourceful and creative in approaching work-related challenges;
    Must be able to work well independently and in a team environment;
    Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

    Application Process:



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