Reference & Outreach Librarian-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking a Reference and Outreach Librarian with a prestigious federal agency in Washington, DC. The librarian will oversee the daily operations of collection management and provide daily assistance to patrons. This is a long term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday - Friday) benefited contract position.
Provide all aspects of reference, research, and information discovery services responding to requests made in multiple format and delivering accurate, appropriate information in a clear, concise and professional manner.
Follow Library policies and procedures when responding to requests for information
Use a variety of resources in multiple formats to answer requests for information.
Conduct systematic literature searches on a range of topics to support agency staff and program contractors and provide one-on-one and group instruction to customers who request guidance in using the catalog, online databases or serials, or other library resources.
Assist with general library duties including manning the reference desk and assisting patrons in-person or via telephone and email.
Provide outreach and instruction on the use of library resources including print and non-print formats
Promote the library and its print and digital collections through various branding, marketing, and promotional activities.
Responsible for assisting all aspects of event planning
Create and manage webinars and reports for agency and library events
Develop a roster of potential speakers for agency functions, collect data and analyze usage statistics on events and library resources
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
Must have at least 3 years of progressive on-the-job responsibility and experience, conducting the same or similar functions as stated in the job description including responding to complex reference questions, and conducting systematic literature searches
Must have experience selecting print and electronic resources for library collection development, and designing and implementing outreach activities to promote the use of the Library’s services and collection
Knowledge of the field of Education and related disciplines preferred
Knowledge of government documents preferred
Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred
The candidate should be highly motivated, capable of working independently, and responsive to customers’ needs
Strong written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to write succinct, straightforward, and clear copy for marketing materials
Ability to multi-task and work on a wide range of projects at one time