Assistant Librarian; LAC Group; West Los Angeles

LAC Group seeks a motivated and dependable Assistant Librarian to work in a prestigious law firm located in West Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will have 1–4 years of experience providing reference and general clerical librarian duties in a fast-paced law library environment.


  • Under supervision, perform preliminary evaluation of existing library materials for removal;
  • Assists professional Librarians in gathering materials for reference and biographical use, and in shelf-listing books;
  • Reference desk research 2-4 hours each week;
  • Assists library users in the use of library online catalog and indexes, or in locating materials;
  • Requests the acquisition of library materials;
  • Catalogs books and other library materials using OCLC, WorldCat, and Liberty;
  • Perform circulation functions including checkout, check-in, and updating records;
  • Effectively respond to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding library materials;
  • Catalog library materials by creating or locating and importing bibliographic records, modifying records to reflect local practices, and assigning barcode labels;
  • Create and maintain patron database files;
  • Prepare orders of library materials, and compile and enter data on computerized acquisitions system;
  • Inspect incoming orders of library materials, verify accuracy of shipments;
  • Organize, distribute, and arrange library materials;
  • Reference and research support to the Reference Librarian;
  • Assisting with other duties as needed or as assigned by the Librarian, such as ILL, circulation, materials ordering, etc.


  • Knowledge of library methods, materials, and organization;
  • Knowledge of the methods of classifying, cataloging, and shelf-listing books;
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems;
  • Knowledge of card catalogs, indexes and other reference material used in the library;
  • Knowledge of research methods used in locating materials;
  • Team player;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Initiative and great communication skills;
  • MLS degree is strongly preferred;
  • Recent college graduates are welcome to apply;
  • Minimum of 1–4 years of legal and non-legal/business reference and research experience;
  • Strong preference for law library experience;
  • Ability to work with users on training, troubleshooting, and other issues related to finding and helping others to find needed information;
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior customer service;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to work independently and to handle a diverse and demanding workload.

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LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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