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Reference & Instructional Services Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Silver Spring

LAC Group is seeking a Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to work at a federal library in the Silver Spring, MD area. The Librarian will provide a broad range of public services to support the library’s patrons including scientists and students with a particular emphasis on biomedical research. This is a full-time, benefited position.

  • Conduct reference and research support using biomedical and other scientific databases
  • Conduct reference interviews in support of scientific researchers
  • Provide training and instruction for library users
  • Support marketing and outreach efforts to promote the library’s resources and services
  • Develop LibGuides including subject guides, tutorials and online forms
  • Provide coverage to the front desk using the EOS.Wb integrated library system to circulate materials, place holds, process new patrons, process interlibrary loan, etc.
  • Create bibliometric reports using data drawn from commercial research databases such as Clarivate (Web of Science, InCites, Journal Citation Reports) and Elsevier (Scopus).
  • Perform citation analyses of journals to support collection development using COUNTER reports
  • Conduct research impact analysis to study impact of agency research
  • Support collection development through cataloging, weeding, processing materials; making recommendations about materials to acquire or withdraw from the collection
  • Support subscription management of numerous electronic and print resources
  • Support other special projects as required

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience with ILS modules for circulation, cataloging, searching (EOS.Web preferred)
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to identify and resolve novel problems in processing library materials
  • Experience and knowledge of the NLM Classification schema
  • Experience with collection development, citation analysis, bibliometric analysis
  • Experience in biomedical or research library
  • Ability to compile detailed statistical reports on work accomplished
  • Physical availability to lift, bend, and stoop to retrieve, re-shelve, shift library materials

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


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