Reference Librarian-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking a Reference Librarian to work at a major Federal library in the Washington, D.C. area. The Reference Librarian will be responsible for supporting reference and research support services including literature reviews, responding to reference requests, and preparing bibliographies and subject guides. The majority of the reference services will be virtual through Ask-A-Librarian and will utilize agency-specific publications and data products focused on transportation. The Librarians will also provide training on research methodologies and the use of specialized research databases.
Provide reference and research services to agency staff, research professionals and the general public
Utilize general and specialized reference resources including public and private online computer databases
Respond to comprehensive reference questions calling for subject and bibliographic competence, including the evaluation of timeliness, relevance, and authoritativeness
Provide assistance and train customers in the utilization of end-user products and a variety of research and reference electronic and print materials.
Prepare bibliographies, written instructions, fact sheets, and training aids for end-user use and education
Plan and conduct library orientation programs and briefings
Provide interlibrary loan services, maintain loan files, statistics, and documentation
Receive and prepare items for circulation, notifying requestors, and returning material on time
Support collection development efforts by suggesting new titles and resources
4+ years of experience providing reference services comparable to those described above
Knowledge and experience with developing and maintaining communities of practice and knowledge networks
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (MLS) from a university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
Candidates must be able to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021, for consideration