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Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - DC - Washington DC

LAC Group seeks a Librarian to join a contract supporting a well-known governmental organization focused on international development located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian maintains the ILS, performs copy and original cataloging, provides virtual and in-person reference services, performs interlibrary loan, and trains users on search techniques. They also support library outreach and promotions, and the production of internal library publications such as e-newsletters. They need familiarity with SirsiDynix Symphony ILS.

  • Contribute to all aspects of the library, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, and collection development.
  • Manage SirsiDynix Symphony ILS.
  • Perform copy cataloging using recognized standards. Some original cataloging also required.
  • Respond to reference questions both virtually and at the reference desk using a wide variety of databases (Factiva, EBSCO, Web of Science, World Bank e-Library, and others).
  • Manage collection development and maintenance.
  • Help maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.
  • Train clients and staff on effective search techniques for library e-resources.
  • Assist with projects as needed, including software implementation, needs assessments, database launches, strategic planning exercises, and special events.
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development, as well as trends in library and information science and related technology.

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA‑accredited library science program.
  • Three years of experience.
  • Knowledge of SIrsiDynix Symphony ILS.
  • Experience with ongoing maintenance of Integrated Online Library Systems.
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging, and authority control.
  • Familiarity with MARC, LC Subject Headings, LC Classification Schedules, and AACR2,
  • Experience using the OCLC system and cataloging subsystem.
  • Experience with Springshare Suite, particularly LibGuides
  • Knowledge of information technologies, including internet and online database searching, library systems software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite
  • Strong attention to detail. Excellent ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Strong public/customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Secret clearance a plus.

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.