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Career Connection March 1 2018 issue

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Career Connection: March 2018

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30 years ago, Deborah Schwarz traded librarianship for entrepreneurship when she founded LAC Group. Deb is now moving into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer and handing over leadership to Robert Corrao, former COO of the company and new CEO. We look forward to the next phase of the company’s journey under their direction!

LAC Group names Robert Corrao as new CEO →

After some high profile companies decided to change their remote work policies, pundits began to question the concept. New LAC Group CEO Rob Corrao weighs in, saying that for most organizations, it’s all in the blend and balance.

Data show benefits of flexible work policies →

Guest columnist and LIS career adviser Kim Dority discusses side gigs for librarians, sharing ideas, why you should consider it and resources to get started. And while being an Uber driver or AirBnB host could be of interest to you, we promise neither are on the list of options.

LIS side-gig opportunities →

You’re not interested in a side-gig per se, but freedom to pursue bigger dreams and aspirations—like writing a novel? LAC Federal employee Rachel Mauro, currently working on a metadata contract project at the Library of Congress, may inspire you. Her short story “Quarter Life” was selected for publication in Volume V of annual anthology District Lines.

LAC Federal employee published in District Lines →

Jobs from A to almost Z

The LibGig job board offers a variety of positions by location, role and experience, as well as a mix of full-time, part-time and flex work. Consider this diverse sampling, starting with A for Archivist and ending with Y for Yiddish/Hebrew Cataloger:


Archivist for Douglas County History Research Center (DCHRC) in suburban Denver, Colorado, responsible for services, programs and outreach within DCHRC and the community.

Cataloging Librarian for LA Law Library in Los Angeles County, responsible for superior collection of legal resources for those with little/no access to legal representation.

Data Analysis and Integration (DAI) Senior Manager for New York University Libraries, leading a team of library technologists with responsibility across multiple systems and groups.


Library Consultant for prestigious LAC Federal client in Washington, D.C. This is an ongoing contract, full-time benefited position.

Senior Software Engineer/Developer for The Getty Trust to work on an open-source, graph-based data management platform.

Yiddish/Hebrew Cataloger (virtual/remote) for ongoing cataloging work for a prestigious museum in Washington, DC. Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

None of the above appeal or apply to you? Search all openings

Haven’t registered as a candidate yet? Get started today

In need of LIS talent and skills? Explore job board and recruiting options

As February ends, we honor the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and Black History Month with this quote from Olympic gold medalist and world record-setting athlete Jesse Owens.

Image by Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R96374 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,

LibGig is the online career and professional development network for librarians and information
sciences professionals, and the employers in need of their skills. Part of LAC Group.


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