E-Resources / Reference Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: March 19, 2009


Library Associates Companies (LAC) seeks an experienced Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian to manage all electronic resources and serials subscriptions that support the research and information activities at USAID in Washington, DC. Responsibilities:

* Maintains and develops online serials subscriptions; ensures access from remote sites; troubleshoots firewall issues; and manages vendor relationships with serial subscription agents; * Responsible for training clients and staff in the use of print and online resources and in searching the internet effectively; * 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 proactive dissemination strategies); * Identifies and recommends relevant electronic resources for acquisition and serves as liaison for serial vendors for subscription issues; * Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including LexisNexis, Factiva, Academic Search Elite, FirstSearch, Dialog, Europa World Plus, World Bank e-Library, CIAO, the Internet, etc; * Prepares bibliographies and finding aids to increase visibility and usage of the collection; * Participates in developing outreach briefings on services to staff and other user groups aimed at increasing visibility throughout the international development community worldwide; * 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; Qualifications

* Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; * Minimum one year experience managing print and online serials; experience providing electronic resources to remote sites preferred; * Experience training patrons in the use of library resources; * Experience with online database searching, including but not limited to Lexis/ Nexis, Factiva, Academic Search Elite, FirstSearch, Dialog, Europa World Plus, World Bank e-Library, and CIAO; * Experience with customized information delivery and knowledge of/experience with push technology as well as with portal services; * Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems; * Experience as a reference librarian, with skills and ability to conduct in-depth reference interviews; * Knowledge of foreign affairs, foreign assistance, economic development, or developing countries preferred; * U.S. citizenship required

To Apply

* Please email resume and cover letter to Recruiter, at jobs@libraryassociates.com<mailto:jobs@libraryassociates.com>. * Please use "E-Resources Librarian #1178", as the subject line of your email. * Please let us know where you saw our posting. * LAC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that seeks diversity in the workplace.


Patty De Anda

Communications & Projects Associate Library Associates Companies / LAC 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2240 Los Angeles, CA 90048 800.987.6794 toll free 323.302.9439 local 323.852.1093 fax www.libraryassociates.com<http://www.libraryassociates.com/> pdeanda@libraryassociates.com<mailto:pdeanda@libraryassociates.com> LAC on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2411007137> LAC on LinkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/companies/library-associates> Patty on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1034066802&ref=profile>

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Published: Thursday, March 19, 2009 13:14 UTC

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