Library Associates Companies

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LAC Group
Type Private
Industry Library Services, Library & Research Staffing, Information & Asset Management, Consulting & Project Management
Founded Beverly Hills, California, U.S. (1986)
Founders Deb Schwarz
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Number of locations 3 offices (2008)
Area served North America
Key people Deb Schwarz (Founder, CEO)
Services Staffing
Recruiting
Consulting
Technical Services
Revenue US$12,000,000 (2007)
Owners Deb Schwarz
Employees 205 (2008)
Website [1]

LAC Group, formerly known as Library Associates Companies (LAC), is a library services vendor, providing staffing, recruiting, consulting, and other services, to academic, public, special, medical, and law libraries. During the course of its 25 years of existence, LAC Group has expanded into a full-service information company with a client base that includes Fortune 100 companies, top global law firms and prominent government agencies. LAC Group's service lines of business include: Consulting & Project Management, Information & Asset Management, Library Staffing & Research Services, Legal Staffing, Managed Services, and Recruiting. With clients, staff, and employees located in more than a dozen states, LAC Group spans the nation.

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LAC Group was founded in 1986 by Deb Schwarz as a staffing agency specializing in law libraries.[1][2]

By 1989, it was offering technical services and serving other academic and other special libraries.[3] In 1999, Library Associates caused a stir in library circles and gained national attention when they were selected by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP to manage their library operations.[1][2][4]

The company continued its expansion into different markets with its acquisition of Medical Library Consultants (MLC) from Betsey Beamish in 2001[2] and of Sanad Support Technologies from Jodi and Fuad Suleiman in 2003.[2][5] With the acquisition of Sanad, Library Associates consisted of two divisions, Library Associates and Library Associates of Maryland. In 2007, the divisions were integrated and the company name was changed to Library Associates Companies.

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Outsourcing
Recruitment process outsourcing

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