Two Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Federal is seeking a Research Librarian for a major library in Washington, D.C. to provide research and reference services to client staff using his/her knowledge of data, news and bibliographic resources to meet the information needs. Work will be performed on site. This is a full-time term position NTE 1 year, and is eligible for PTO and benefits.


Meets the information needs and provide state-of-the-art library research services to client staff by:
Responding to client’s requests for information using a variety of print, electronic and data resources including economic and financial databases or services like Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, DataStream, Capital IQ, etc.
Evaluating, developing and implementing research projects as well as integrating library contents on institutional web sites
Develops information products and deliver library services by:
Creating information products, such as research guides, customized information packages, quick reference tools etc., to meet immediate and ongoing information needs of the staff
Working closely with the departments on best ways of making library electronic resources available via their information/knowledge sharing systems (Intranet, SharePoint sites, mobile devices, etc.)
Increase effectiveness of use of library services by participating in the Library training and outreach projects.


MLS or related degree with 2+ years’ experience in research and reference with a focus on economics or related subjects
Experience evaluating user interactions with electronic information systems
Familiarity with economic and financial data concepts and experience using and managing commercial data services
Ability to logically organize and work with large quantities of data is an asset
Ability to interview users to understand their information needs
Ability to evaluate and search news, bibliographic, data and statistical services and deliver research and reference services
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to contribute in a team-based environment.

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Position: Document Analyst

Location: LAC Federal – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Federal is seeking a Document Analyst to analyze, digitize, and optimize documents to be added to an internationally-focused government agency’s knowledge repository in the Washington, D.C. area. This is a full-time (40 hours per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.


Collect a variety of electronic, paper, and multimedia materials from multiple agencies and departments on a daily basis;
Analyze newly acquired documents and data against pre-defined criteria, including Sec 508 compliance, for processing and ingest into agency document clearinghouse;
Digitize, transcode analog materials to Agency accepted format;
Scan, proof, convert, and optimize a variety of different electronic, paper and multimedia formats and sizes of materials (i.e. maps, oversize illustrative books, newsletters, pictures) for inclusion into the knowledge repository,
Optimize various formats as well as sizes of materials i.e. maps, oversized
Review flagged materials for Personally Identifiable Information(PII) and remove when found;
File management including but not limited to copying or removing sensitive materials on a secure drive in a timely manner;
Keep track of items stored, removed, and destroyed at the Iron Mountain storage facility;
Provide backup reference services through client portal responding to requests for assistance submitting materials, searching, locating documents, and other queries;
Provide backup help for cataloging and indexing during staff absences and for special projects as defined by the DEC Team Lead;
Participate in DEC outreach activities such as training, office presentations and orientations for USAID staff and other user groups to increase DEC visibility and usage throughout the international development community;
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with 3 years of progressive responsibility in word processing, internet, database and other information technology, including document scanner software and technology
Must be able to use optical character recognition (OCR) software to make PDF documents searchable
Experience in loading data and scanning source documents into a computerized database and converting electronic documents, spreadsheets and other files into Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf file format required
Knowledge of document management functions such as disposition, indexing, retrieving and archiving of electronic document management technologies
U.S. citizenship required, active secret-level security clearance a plus

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LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

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