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Future of librarian profession

Jocelyn McNamara addresses University of Maryland students

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LAC Federal Deputy Director Jocelyn McNamara returned to her alma mater on March 9, 2017, to speak to students in the College of Information Studies about the future of librarianship and information services and career opportunities in contracting.

Jocelyn earned her MLIS degree at the University of Maryland in 2015.

In thanking Jocelyn for her presentation, one student said,

“I want to thank you for hosting the event. As an upcoming graduate, I was so thankful to hear of a different career avenue I could explore.”

After joining LAC Group in 2012 as Library Clerk to work on a special project at Tulane University’s post-Hurricane Katrina library recovery center, she relocated to the Washington D.C. area to move on to other LAC Group client projects at Library of Congress and USDA National Agricultural Library. She has since been promoted to Deputy Director of LAC Federal in Rockville, Maryland.

Some of what she discussed with her LIS / MLIS student audience she also covered in her article about contracting—once considered a temporary job option—as a permanent career option with unique benefits.

Ms. McNamara is available to speak to universities and other organizations in the greater Washington D.C. area on contracting as a career path, as well as other library and information science topics. You may contact her with this or any other LAC Federal contracting request.