Deborah Schwarz

Chief Executive Officer & Founder


“I am passionate about refocusing the skills and expertise of professional librarians outside the library walls. As technology liberates publishing and access, the discipline of library science plays a crucial role in organizing, synthesizing and curating content. LAC Group will be at the forefront, helping decision-makers find meaning in big data to guide their judgments and actions.”

In 1986, Deborah Schwarz left her career as Library Director at a major law firm in Los Angeles and founded Library Associates Companies (LAC), a boutique temporary staffing company for law firms in southern California. Under her leadership, the business has grown into LAC Group, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise with multiple divisions and offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. Ms. Schwarz continues to be a hands-on CEO who enjoys working with clients and inspiring employees to pursue innovation and excellence in all assignments and projects.

Available as speaker and reference for:

  • Non-traditional careers
  • Library and information center outsourcing
  • Library innovation and modernization
  • Women-owned businesses and entrepreneurship


  • BA, History, University of Michigan
  • MLIS, University of Toronto


  • Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, University of Michigan School of Information Science
  • Member and past President, Special Libraries Association (SLA), Southern California Chapter
  • Rescue dog parent, Angel City Pits
  • Avid exerciser, voracious reader, passable cook