Reference/Web Librarian, Beltsville, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Librarian (Reference/Web) for a full-time (40 hours per week; Monday – Friday) position on a one-year contract for our client, a government agency library located in Beltsville, MD.   This position is usually the first point of contact for customers with questions regarding the agency’s library collections, services, and databases and manages a range of Web sites, services, and most recently scientific databases with associated datasets.   Please apply immediately to be considered.


  • Interact with customers to answer questions, provide information about collections, content, programs, services, and databases; where appropriate the contractor will refer customers to the appropriate program specialists for in-depth responses;
  • Provide specific support for a variety of portal systems; routine responses will be prepared for frequently asked questions and reviewed by program specialists;
  • Build a knowledge base of answers to questions. Regularly consult the knowledge base to ensure a consistency and standards in customer responses, and work efficiency;
  • Assist program specialists with maintaining specialized portals and Web interfaces for databases;
  • This includes reviewing, refreshing, and repairing links to external resources. Adding content, including user guides and aids;
  • Draft user guides and aids; these tools will be reviewed by program specialists;
  • Staff the Service Desk or the Reference Center based on an assigned schedule;
  • Assist with system tests of prototype data portals; and other applications; provide feedback on usability for user interfaces; and other services as needed.


  • The candidate must have a Masters of Library Science degree with training in the environmental, ecological, or agricultural sciences;
  • The candidate will be familiar with the issues and resources related to natural resources and the environment;
  • The candidate must have the skills and ability to research and respond to a wide range of requests for information for diverse and wide-ranging projects;
  • The candidate should be familiar with library databases such as AGRICOLA and the technical language of the environmental, ecological, and agricultural sciences.

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