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Deborah Schwarz

Chief Strategy Officer & Founder

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Deborah Schwarz

“I am passionate about refocusing the skills and expertise of professional librarians outside the library walls. As technology liberates publishing and access, the discipline of library science plays a crucial role in organizing, synthesizing and curating content. LAC Group will be at the forefront, helping decision-makers find meaning in big data to guide their judgments and actions.”

In 1986, Deborah Schwarz founded Library Associates Companies (LAC), a boutique temporary staffing company for law firms in southern California. The business has grown into LAC Group, an organization with multiple divisions and offices in the United States and Canada. Schwarz enjoys working with clients and inspiring employees to pursue innovation and excellence in all assignments and projects.

Available as speaker and reference for:

  • Non-traditional careers
  • Library and information center outsourcing
  • Library innovation and modernization
  • Women-owned businesses and entrepreneurship


  • BA, History, University of Michigan
  • MLIS, University of Toronto


  • Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, University of Michigan School of Information Science
  • Member and past President, Special Libraries Association (SLA), Southern California Chapter
  • Rescue dog parent, Angel City Pits
  • Avid exerciser, voracious reader, passable cook