Reference Librarian - LAC Group

Location: USA - MD - Bethesda

LAC Group is looking for 2 Reference Librarians to support ongoing information dissemination efforts in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This is an exciting learning opportunity in the emerging field of disaster health information. This is a temporary assignment full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) on-site opportunity. Must be a US citizen and able to pass a background check. 


  • Updating and maintaining existing materials on health issues related to specific disaster topics or incidents
  • Updating and maintaining a website using a custom content management system (CMS). 
  • Testing new website and CMS features and working collaboratively with technical lead and developers to troubleshoot issues and defects.
  • Ensuring all materials are Section 508 compliant
  • Selection, data entry, and writing annotations for disaster medicine and public health emergency grey literature database,
  • Assisting partners, collaborators, and audiences by responding to inquiries; scheduling, planning, and attending meetings; meeting minute preparation, and corresponding via phone or email
  • Testing and review of disaster health databases and mobile applications    Assist in the updating and maintenance of existing training classes (online and in-person) and participation in disaster health information continuing education classes
  • Attending meetings with potential opportunities to interact with disaster medicine and public health professionals and librarians
  • Managing administration of Listservs 
  • Monitoring of multiple RSS feeds, social media, and other resources for new material to add to a Disaster Lit
  • Monitoring, content development, and posting on the Twitter account, GovDelivery, and other tools for promoting agencies resources 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled or a graduate of an accredited MLS program.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Writing sample required.
  • Demonstrated experience publishing content to Web sites, use of a content management system (CMS) preferred. 
  • At least one year of professional level work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products 
Preferred Skills / Experience:
  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with section 508 compliance highly desired, but not required.      
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics and/or other analytics software
  • Demonstrated professional experience with social media marketing
  • Demonstrated experience with basic HTML coding and code manipulation 
Professional Skills:
  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making 
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed 
  • Able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with team members 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level 
  • General computer and email skills

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


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