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I earned my MLS degree from the University of Maryland, which is inside the Washington DC beltway. The focus of the program was on obtaining a federal government job, yet one federal government employment option was never discussed – contracting. If you currently are pursuing your...

President Donald Trump has begun the first week of his term by signing a series of executive orders, including one that freezes federal hiring. LAC Federal Deputy Director Jocelyn McNamara addressed this topic already, when she shared her thoughts on President-elect Trump's 100 Day Action Plan. Now that the...

President-elect Donald Trump has published a 100-day action plan that categorizes the immediate priorities of his administration when he takes office in January. Included is the following statement regarding the federal workforce: SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition...

Whether by design or necessity, remote workforce management is becoming an imperative for employers that want to: Attract and retain the best people, no matter where they are, by removing barriers like geography or commute times. Increase productivity by giving workers more flexibility to balance...

I’m Erin Antognoli, and I work as the Metadata Librarian on-site at the National Agricultural Library, Knowledge Services Division (NAL/KSD). While I work with metadata a considerable amount, the small size of our division allows me a variety of day-to-day activities, so my title reflects...

In an effort to expand the NOAA Central Library’s exposure and to promote a growing bibliometrics program, LAC Group employees Sarah Davis and Jennifer Fagan-Fry submitted a poster to the Maryland and Delaware Library Associations Joint Conference held in Ocean City, Maryland, May 4-6, 2016. NOAA...

Kirstin Nelson, a law librarian for LAC Federal on assignment at USDA’s National Agricultural Library, presented a poster at the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting in Chicago. [caption id="attachment_7868" align="aligncenter" width="668"] Kirstin Nelson, Law Librarian at the National Agricultural Library, with her...

The top librarian position in the United States is arguably the Librarian of Congress. The turnover in this position is quite low, as there have only been thirteen since the role was established in 1802. That was because the role didn’t end – the Librarian...

What are your research challenges? When you can’t find the information you seek, it may require tapping into creativity and persistence, traits that all good researchers possess. Yet many people would not use creativity and research for information in the same sentence. We believe they go...