Digital Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: May 7, 2014


Description:  The White House Historical Association invites applications for the position of Digital Librarian. This role requires one to three years of progressively responsible experience with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories. This full-time position is career conditional and the selected candidate will be reviewed after a six-month trial period.  A conditional employee who demonstrates promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given serious consideration for a permanent position.  The Digital Librarian will take a lead role in the advancement of the association’s digital collections, institutional archives, and will contribute to publishing efforts.

Job Requirements:

·      Working knowledge of technologies and standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture (for still and moving images, text, audio, and born-digital formats), ingest and presentation (into digital asset management and institutional repository systems), metadata creation, and preservation. Experience with digital imaging file formats, conversion, and software such as Adobe Photoshop CS.  

·      Understanding of and experience with enterprise digital library applications and their role in higher education (e.g. Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, etc.).

·      Knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, EAD, etc.).



Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits include life, health, and long-term disability insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and sick leave.

Send letter and resume by June 15, 2014 to:

Digital Librarian Search Committee

White House Historical Association

P.O. Box 27624

Washington, D.C.  20038-7624

202-789-0440 facsimiles

No telephone calls


Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 15:23 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC