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Reference Librarian, LAC Group

  • 10 Mar 2019 8:54 PM
    Message # 7209613
    Position Title

    Reference Librarian, LAC Group

    Position Description

    LAC Group is seeking a qualified Reference Librarian to work for a Federal Agency in Washington, D.C. The Reference Librarian responds to reference questions, prepares online research guides, and contributes to library projects. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) with benefits position starting end of April or May 2019. Must be a US citizen and be able to pass a background check.


    • Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including EBSCO social science databases, news databases, and legal and legislative databases.
    • Responds to complex reference questions, including conducting systematic literature searches that produce thousands of relevant citations; synthesizes and packages results in a report template.
    • Prepares online research guides on education topics by working closely with the client to develop content and a user-friendly architecture. 
    • Evaluates new e-resources and other services; participates in trials; makes recommendations. 
    • Investigates, researches and participates in the implementation of technologies that make it easier for clients to access information resources online without assistance.
    • Manages or contributes to special projects as assigned.
    • Trains clients in effective search techniques for e-resources.
    • Contributes to outreach activities to promote the use of the agency's services and collections.
    • Stays abreast of information needs and trends within the areas of education policy and research; stays abreast of trends in library and information technology.
    • Contributes to the reporting requirements of the contract, including inputting monthly statistics into the management information system.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the provision of reference services, including training patrons to use commercial databases.
    • Experience using integrated library systems.
    • Experience searching online databases such as EBSCO, ProQuest, and Nexis.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
    • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • U.S. citizenship required.

    Application Process



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