Reference Librarian (2), LAC Group – Bethesda, MD

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.


  • 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.

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