Three Positions: Virtual, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian- LAC Group
Location: Federal Library, Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking a Librarianto support a Federal Library in the Alexandria, VA, area.  The Librarian will provide research, reference, interlibrary loan, cataloging, and training and outreach support for a collection consisting of physical and digital items. This is a long term full-time contract (40 hours 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-intensive environment

Catalogers (Virtual)
Location: Virtual role for a major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking experienced Catalogersto provide high-quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  This is a fully remote/virtual role. This is a long term part time opportunity (up to 20 hours a week).

Responsibilities:

  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according to the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Must be NACO certified or have extensive experience in P class literature
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications a plus
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks an experienced full-time Metadata Specialist for a position with our client, a prestigious federal library in the Washington DC area. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  • Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  • Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  • Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  • Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  • Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results

Qualifications:

  • An MLS degree or a degree in computer science, or a related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  • Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

If interested, please email your resume to me directly at
katy.davis@lac-group.com