Reference Librarian

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
LIMRA, LOMA, and our parent organization, LL Global Inc., are an international research and education trade association for the insurance, retirement, and financial services industries, serving the needs of more than 1,200 member companies across 64 countries.

Leading life insurance and financial services organizations around the world rely on their membership for one simple reason - they can make bottom-line decisions with greater confidence. Companies look to us because no other organization is better positioned to help them understand their customers, markets, distribution channels, and competitors.

We believe that greatness is built from the inside out. It is created by individuals who share common goals, and who support and rely on one another to achieve them. Our core values (Integrity, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Respect and Excellence) guide us in how we treat, respond to and interact with our Customers, and one another. We do our best to support our employees in making the most of their lives both inside and outside of work.

We are currently looking for a Reference Librarian for our InfoCenter located in our Windsor, CT office. This position directly reports to The Corporate Vice President, Research Communications.

Job Purpose

Consults with and provides secondary information and services to member companies, LL Global staff and others and performs professional library activities.

Essential Functions

Provides Consultative Services and Information Services

Supporting Actions:

* Provides exceptional customer service consulting with member companies, LL Global staff, field personnel, government agencies and other entities to determine information needs and scope of project or request

* Analyzes and provides information through searching internally built database, commercial databases,, and the internet; manually searching reference materials, periodicals, and LIMRA archives. Requests vary from ready reference to requiring some industry knowledge. Consulting with LL Global staff may be required

* Provides training for member visitors and LL Global staff on business unit systems; automated card catalog, internal database,, EBSCO, Mergent and AXCO

* Professional Library Activities

Supporting Actions:

Reviews business and trade periodicals for appropriate articles to be added to internal database

* Executes acquisition and subscription maintenance functions according to professional library standards

* Participates in the installation, implementation and maintenance of new technologies, conversions and upgrades

* Monitors business unit budget as needed

* Serves on business unit and cross-department and division task forces and committees

* Performs copy cataloging as needed

* Financial Services and Library Professional Activities and Knowledge

Supporting Actions:

* Keeps abreast of new literature and developments in the financial services industry

* Maintains membership(s) in professional library organizations, attends industry and professional library conferences and reads professional and industry publications

* Increases industry knowledge through LOMA designation(s) or immersion


* Excellent oral and written communications

Reference experience or coursework required

* Knowledge of professional library practices and proficiency in library-related technology

* Master's degree in library science required