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For the past 11 years, I have served as a parttime Law Librarian to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent quasijudicial federal agency that adjudicates disputes between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In that decade plus, the Library, which…

With so much information available electronically, libraries everywhere—whether law firm, corporate or government—are under the microscope and increasingly called upon to justify the precious real estate they occupy.

In the Information Age, where every person has in their hands a device capable of accessing the cumulative knowledge of mankind, libraries and librarians often seem to be a quaint anachronism. Libraries are still struggling to shake off the image of dusty card catalogs and…

The Library of Congress is the research arm of Congress, home of the US Copyright Office, and the largest library in the world. We’re also proud to add “LAC Group client” to the list, as we’ve provided library services and support for dozens of projects…

On Friday February 8th, LAC Group sponsored and presented at Catholic University’s Bridging the Spectrum Symposium for the fourth consecutive year. We’re always proud to support this day-long conference for working professionals and students to share their knowledge from across the spectrum of information services.…

One of the ways that LAC Group’s librarians and information scientists add value to our clients is through their advice and recommendations for improvements. An example of this is the work of Acquisitions Metadata Librarian Amanda Xu, on assignment at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).…

As federal libraries continually search for ways to demonstrate their value, bibliometrics has emerged as a way to quantitatively assess the impact of federally funded and produced research. Bibliometrics is essentially the statistical analysis of written publications, such as books, reports and journal articles.

What we think of as “the library” is undergoing a revolution. Now that more information is available digitally, many libraries have been downsized and the need for floor space is greatly reduced. Most libraries that remain have greatly diminished their footprint. Like academic libraries, special…

I attended the FEDLINK 2018 Fall Exposition held November 7, 2018 at the Library of Congress’ Madison Building. FEDLINK is the Federal Library and Information Network, a consortium of federal agencies for sharing library and information center resources, managed under the auspices of the Library…

This year marks my tenth anniversary with both LAC and the National Book Festival.  In that decade at the Festival, I have been everything from an information booth attendant to a “bouncer” at the children’s stage preventing overeager parents from sneaking their children backstage to…