Library Technician – Reston, VA

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Library Technician to support a major federal agency library in Reston, VA. The ideal candidate is driven to achieve success through self-motivation needing minimal supervision. Must possess stellar interpersonal communication skills and enjoy working closely with library patrons to meet their general library needs. This is a full-time, benefited opportunity. Work must be performed on-site.


  • Duties may vary, but will typically include assisting patrons with retrieving and checking out library materials, providing general reference/research support, copy cataloging, and operating office automation office equipment.
  • Answers simple or routine inquiries and refers customers requiring professional assistance to subject matter experts.
  • Performs searches of the library’s online catalog. Assists in the use of other bibliographic tools, such as the Library of Congress catalog.
  • Verifies bibliographic information on customer requests.
  • Performs library inventory maintenance, serial check-in, binding of journals, added copy entries in an online catalog environment.
  • Assist with collection maintenance, performs shelving of materials, materials processing and simple data entry.
  • Assists with interlibrary loans including document retrieval (from internal resources and from some Internet resources), copying, scanning, electronic file scanning, saving and transferring and document delivery.
  • Has basic knowledge of simple searching (author and title searches) in order to perform bibliographic verification and interlibrary loan duties.


  • Associates Degree with 16 credits in library science or computer science
  • Two (2) years of experience in libraries. Has basic knowledge of and some experience with word processing, electronic mail, spreadsheets, and other office automation products
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision on moderately complex tasks with detailed instructions
  • Some knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographic material.
  • Some knowledge of library techniques, systems and procedures.
  • Ability to use and explain the library facilities, including catalogs and other reference aids.
  • Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and non-professional staff in instructing them in the use of the library.
  • Ability to present ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel of the institution.
  • Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to the assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority

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