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Library Aide - LAC Group

Location: USA - DC - Washington DC

LAC Group is seeking Library Aides for a temporary shifting assignment on-site at a major Federal library in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time contract (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position, no benefits. The project will start with the Team Lead on September 16, 2019 to review the collection and prepare for the shift. The Library Aides responsible for shifting the collection will join the Team Lead starting November 4, 2019. The project will conclude on January 3, 2020.

  • Tasks to be completed require physical stamina and agility and attention to detail, including:
  • Continuous standing, walking, lifting, bending and stooping to retrieve, re-shelve, shift, and update collections or to adjust shelves and move books from one location to another
  • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Loading and unloading wire baskets or carts with books and unbound materials
  • Balancing on step ladders while pulling, moving, or re-shelving materials on the top shelves
  • Sorting materials in general category order and distributing these materials onto sorting shelves for further arranging
  • Arranging materials on book trucks (in item-specific call number order) from the sorting shelves or distribution trucks
  • Shelving materials of various sizes, weight, and quantities
  • Using hand-wheels to access compact shelving ranges

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and organize large quantities of materials
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Ability to sort, arrange, and shelve legal materials, including bound volumes and unbound pieces; the ability to respond to requests for legal and legislative materials from the agency’s closed stack collection, locating and delivering items within 15 to 30 minutes
  • Ability to lift and move boxes/carts over 50lbs; Ability to Pushing/pulling fully loaded book trucks weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Lead must be able to start by September 16, 2019; Aides by November 4, 2019

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