Three Positions – Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/M5Sdjy

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Research and Reference Librarian to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area. This is a long term role (renewed every 6 months), full-time (40 hour per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Librarian will work with a Federal information center to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on animal welfare in agriculture and scientific research.
Analyze and assess information products using the National Agriculture Library Thesaurus (NALT) and other tools in order to improve the accuracy and coverage of searches.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in information or library science with 1-2 years’ experience specializing in animal science, biomedical research, zoology, biology, or veterinary science. Knowledge of animal health, care and welfare, particularly as these topics apply to laboratory animals, preferred.
A degree in relevant field with 2-3 experience working in a library may substitute for a library degree.
Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching, reference, web site management and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information). Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
Ability to work alone and as part of a team and manage several tasks simultaneously.
Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and the construction of bibliographies is essential.
Ability to meet strict standards for quality and compliance.

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/M5Sdjy

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

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.


Position: Digital Curator

Location: LAC Federal – Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/iaegLm

LAC Federal is seeking a part-time Digital Curator to support a Federal Library in the Alexandria, VA, area. The Librarian will be responsible for managing a digital collection in a wide variety of formats in a digital content management system and an Integrated Library System. This is a 20 hour per week position and work is performed on-site during regular business hours.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for managing a digital collection in a wide variety of formats in a digital content management system and an Integrated Library System.
Assist in the planning, development and implementation of the CMS and will use metadata schemas, and widely recognized standard to create, describe, and preserve digital objects and ensure the continued access to these assets.
Ensure that the naming conventions are consistent throughout the CMS and ILS and will monitor the continued health of the system.

Qualifications:

Degree in MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
Knowledge of standards and practices related to digital object management
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Effective teamwork and collaboration skills
Ability to build relationships and respond courteously and effectively to customer needs
Ability to adjust productively to and communicate about change
Ability to take initiative to learn new knowledge and skills

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/iaegLm


Position: Librarian

Location: LAC Federal – Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Apply online: https://goo.gl/JxO1T1

LAC Federal is seeking a Librarian to support a Federal Library in the Alexandria, VA, area. The Librarian will provide research, reference, inter-library loan, cataloging, and training and outreach support for collection consisting of physical and digital items. This is a long term full-time contract (40 hour per week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.

Responsibilities:

Provide research/reference service both online and in person.
Provide cataloging support to ensure that the library’s catalog is accurate and meets the most current standards.
Process ILL requests and provide circulation duties for the physical items in the collection
Participate in marketing and outreach of the library services.
Keep current trends in library technologies and make suggestions that will improve or enhance access to the Library’s online content.
Support training by coordinating with vendors and providing direct training to users
Assist in collection development and maintenance of the physical and virtual collections.
Assist in planning, developing and implementing digital content management solutions and curating the digital collection
Other duties include tracking usage statistics, participation in special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Degree in MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
Professional knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and techniques of librarianship in order to provide effective reference support.
Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
Ability to work in a fast -paced, information intense environment

Apply online: https://goo.gl/JxO1T1

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