LAC Group

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LAC Group
IndustryLibrary Services, Library & Research Staffing, Information & Asset Management, Consulting & Project Management
FoundedBeverly Hills, California, U.S. (1986)
FounderDeb Schwarz
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Number of locations
3 offices (2008)
Area served
North America
Key people
Deb Schwarz (Founder, CEO)
Technical Services
RevenueUS$12,000,000 (2007)
OwnerDeb Schwarz
Number of employees
205 (2008) Edit this on Wikidata

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.


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.


LAC Group's service lines of business include: Consulting & Project Management, Information & Asset Management, Library Staffing & Research Services, Legal Staffing, Managed Services, and Recruiting.


  1. ^ a b Features - Outsourcing in Law Firm Libraries | Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d "Shelf wealth: Deborah Schwarz started her career as a librarian without enough work to fill the day; now she's expanding her outsourcing service". Los Angeles Business Journal. Archived from the original on 2005-05-20.
  3. ^ CCQ Vol. 23, Nr. 2 Cataloging News Cataloging News
  4. ^ Features - Outsourcing a Private Law Library: In Defense of the Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro Decision | Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ sla || pnw || interface || fall 2003 || news Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

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