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Librarian - LAC Group

LAC Group seeks a dynamic and experienced Librarian to join a contract supporting the library for a well-known governmental agency located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian will be primarily responsible for creating, updating and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for both print and online resources. Materials include traditional library materials, both print and digital, as well as agency publications and archival materials. Travel to other agency locations in the Washington, D.C. Metro area may be required. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position.

Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation. Active or recently completed background investigation strongly preferred.


  • Creating, updating, and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for print and electronic resources
  • Maintaining records for subscriptions and information products requests
  • Creating and maintaining vertical file records
  • Verifying and update local holding records
  • Digitizing print materials for online access
  • Maintaining patron records


  • Master's degree in library and Information Science
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in a library or information center
  • Knowledge of OCLC and other cataloging utilities
  • Knowledge Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces' Sierra strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of major online services and vendors, especially in the areas of metadata standards, user account administration, and quality assurance in online catalog systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the following standards: Dublin Core, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition, Revised (AACR2R), and Resource Description and Access (RDA)

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2QPxeGE


Director of Research & Reference Services - Venable LLP

Apply URL: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1171451&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000700848706#/

Position Description

Venable is seeking a Director of Research & Reference Services to support the firm in the creation of vision, strategy, and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s lawyers and allied professionals. The Director will ensure the department develops and provides business solutions for research and reference utilization that fully support internal and external client needs.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for...

•Leading firmwide team of research and reference professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability. 

•Directing all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization.

•Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures as it relates to circulation & catalog maintenance, the firm’s internal and external loan programs, and general library practices.

•Managing research and reference budget within established firm financial policies and budget guidelines; developing a cost reduction strategy and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements.

•Overseeing maintenance of subject classifications and collection catalogs, as well as, the inclusion of new materials. 

•Researching, evaluating, and advocating for emerging technologies and resources.

•Developing practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards.

•Ensuring department awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations.


The successful candidate will demonstrate...

•Masters level degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSI) or equivalent

•Minimum of eight years of progressive research and reference management experience, including experience managing a team of staff.  Law firm industry experience preferred but not required.

•Thorough knowledge of professional research and reference science concepts, principles, and associated methodologies. Experience overseeing the research and reference collection, including developing and managing policies/procedures relating to acquisition, circulation and general maintenance of research and reference materials. 

•Thorough understanding of various technology platforms used within the operations and utilization of Library resources for research and reference work, i.e. Sydney/Lucidea, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, etc.

•Demonstrated experience developing and managing to budgets; analyzing costs and identifying appropriate ways to mitigate increases and make best use of available resources.  

•Desire to work in a collaborative manner and lead through change to ensure a cohesive and a positive results-oriented approach.

•Proven experience and strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients.

•Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the organization.

•Experience developing training programs for research and reference resources. 

•Experience conducting resource needs assessments and developing mid and long-range plans for maintaining a high service levels while managing costs to include the presentation of ideas and persuading others to see value of new ideas


We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm's management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

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