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Reference / ILL Librarian
 

LAC Federal is seeking a Reference/Interlibrary Loan Librarian to work for a federal agency in Washington, D.C.   The primary duties of this role are to provide reference services at the Reference Desk and through the Knowledge Services Center (KSC) mailbox, manage the interlibrary loan processes, prepare research guides, manage the library’s semi-monthly New Books Guide and Google Group, search commercial databases, train end users on effective search techniques, conduct copy cataloging, use social media tools to promote library resources, and make recommendations for new resources.  This is a full time long term (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position. Applicants who meet the qualification with Active Security Clearance are encouraged to apply. 
 
Responsibilities:  
  • Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including Nexis, Factiva, EBSCO databases, and Web of Science.
  • Manages daily interlibrary loan functions, including selection of document provider; tracking ILL usage statistics and managing interlibrary loan invoices. Collaborates with the E-Resources Librarian to suggest additions to the library collection based on ILL activities and needs.
  • Trains clients and staff in effective search techniques for e-resources.
  • Investigates researches and participates in implementation of technologies that make it easier for clients to access information resources online without assistance (such as portals and LibGuide sites).
  • Identifies and recommends relevant electronic resources for acquisition and serves as liaison for e-resource vendors.
  • Manages the KSC mailbox on a rotating basis by checking the mailbox hourly, acknowledging or forwarding requests, and carrying out due diligence research, database searches, book renewals and other actions in response to requests.
  • Participates in library outreach activities such as office presentations and orientations for USAID staff and other user groups aimed at increasing the visibility of the Knowledge Services Center throughout the international development community.
  • Manages the current awareness guide “New Books in the USAID Library” by writing abstracts of print materials, videos and e-books as well as maintaining the “New Books in the USAID Library” Google Group. 
  • Performs copy cataloging for input into OCLC using recognized standards
  • Uses social media tools such as blogs and wikis to promote Knowledge Services Center products and services.
  • Stays abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance, economic development, and development organizations; stays abreast of trends in library and information science.
  • Contributes to the reporting requirements of the contract, including inputting monthly statistics into the management information system.
  • Other duties as assigned i.e. shelving materials, creating book displays, special projects 
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum one-year experience providing reference services, with the skills and ability to conduct in-depth reference interviews.
  • Experience with online database searching, including but not limited to Factiva, EBSCO databases, and Web of Science.
  • Experience with customized information delivery and knowledge or/experience with portal services.
  • Experience using OCLC system including interlibrary loan functions and cataloging subsystem.
  • Copy cataloging and authority control experience a plus.
  • Experience with training end users in the effective use of e-resources.
  • Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of SpringShare services i.e. LibGuides, LibAnswers, 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • U.S. citizenship required. 
NOTE:  Must have or be able to obtain Secret Clearance. 

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.
 
LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies

 

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