Reference Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Beltsville

LAC Group is seeking a Reference Librarian with a federal agency located in Beltsville, MD. The Librarian will provide in-person and virtual reference service, create online research guides, and respond to complex reference questions. Work will be performed on site. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits. U.S. citizenship required.

  • Provide reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases.
  • Respond to complex reference questions, including conducting systematic literature searches.
  • Prepare online research guides on education topics by working closely with the client and designing a user-based architecture.
  • Review the metadata and suggests improvements; report on findings and progress.
  • Contribute to outreach activities to promote the use of the agency’s services and collections.
  • Stay abreast of information needs and trends; stay abreast of trends in library and information technology.
  • Manage or contributes to special projects as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
  • Experience in provision of reference services.
  • Experience preparing pathfinders, and modifying or editing web-based subject guides
  • Experience repairing broken web-links
  • Experience improving overall web content and contributing ideas to improve user experience
  • Experience using Google Analytics to produce and present detailed reports on specific information
  • Ability to write useful search strategies for online databases
  • Ability to recommended improved taxonomies for indexing
  • Preferred: demonstrated knowledge of agricultural topics such as rural communities, water quality and agricultural ecosystems.
  • Experience writing and preparing reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity.

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


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