LAC Group is seeking a Librarian to join our team working at a federal information center in the Washington DC area (Arlington, VA). The Librarian will conduct comprehensive reference, research, evaluative and instructional services to the center’s clientele. This is a long-term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract opportunity. We are seeking candidates who are available to start ASAP.
Ensures positive customer experiences and customer service by providing attentive, timely, professional and courteous resolution of informational queries at the Information Center service desk;
Handles reference queries and online searching for the catalog for titles; refers intermediate to advanced level reference and research queries to Senior Librarian, as needed;
Conducts various circulation activities including registering patrons, checking library materials in and out, and re-shelving materials;
Partners with Senior Librarian in development and management of website content;
Performs basic and copy cataloging of library materials using an integrated library system;
Interprets and applies library policies following established procedures -- also documents all procedural changes and regularly updates the Information Center Procedures Manual and associated information online and in print;
Tallies and records all service transactions as they occur; compile regular reports to clients using the integrated library system in collaboration with Senior Librarian;
Provides library orientations to visitors and explains library policies, upon request;
Participates in the development, production, and coordination of library outreach materials, initiatives, and programming;
Conducts regular stacks maintenance and shelf reading of library materials;
Opens and closes the Information Center, as required.
MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program or significant graduate-level coursework in systems, digital and cataloging/metadata librarianship, or library service best practices;
In-depth knowledge and 1-2 years’ experience in two or more functional areas of library/information center work, such as digital libraries; information technology; school library media; collection development and management; serials management; cataloging; and reference;
Knowledge and practical experience of library and information science theory and practice, effective application of current and emerging library technologies and platforms, including familiarity with the management of a web-based integrated library services platform;
Intuitive skills in customer service orientation, creative outreach, time management, professional collaboration, active listening, speaking, critical thinking, and decision-making;
Strong competency in use of document production software; ability in writing and basic coding for the Web; experience with MS SharePoint preferred;
Knowledge of copyright laws and pertinent copyright restrictions as needed to oversee the copyright clearance process and to provide guidance on copyright matters to patrons of the Library;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Cross-cultural communication competencies, sensitivity to cultural diversity and experience working in a multicultural environment;
Preferred: knowledge of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, as well as world geography and world history.