Reference Librarian-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking a qualified Reference Librarian to work for a federal agency in Washington, DC. The Reference Librarian responds to reference questions, prepares online research guides, and contribute to projects as assigned. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) contract position with benefits. Candidates must be able to work on-site, must be a US citizen and 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 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 NLE’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.
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.