Emerging Technologies Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: December 11, 2014


The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its emerging technologies librarian position to begin as early as March 2, 2015. The librarian in this position supports the enhancement of library services provided to students, faculty, alumni, and other patrons through the evaluation and implementation of library systems’ user interfaces and emerging technologies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
-Provides vision and expertise for projects to investigate, test, and implement library system enhancements and emerging technologies that facilitate users’ access to library resources and services;

-Coordinates with other members of Information Services and with the systems librarian on implementing and maintaining the Webpac module of the integrated library system (ILS) and the related discovery tools;

-Coordinates with other members of Information Services to provide technical support for library systems’ user interfaces, including the ILS and systems used specifically for interlibrary loan and document delivery as well as administrative operations;

-Participates in interdepartmental efforts to organize, evaluate, develop, and manage the Law Library’s online information resources, including the web site, social media, and other web-based services and resources;

-Participates in interdepartmental efforts to develop an online showcase for the library’s collections and services;

-Coordinates library stakeholders’ evaluation of new technologies or library system enhancements;

-Extracts data from library systems to produce statistical or other reports;

-Maintains awareness of emerging or evolving technologies relevant to law library services through reading professional literature, monitoring online resources, and attending webinars and conferences;

-Provides desktop publishing and graphic design support as related to web-based services and resources;

-Shares knowledge and insight regarding emerging or evolving technologies relevant to law library services by providing regular updates to staff librarians;

-Shares information with other campus libraries regarding the libraries’ shared, parallel, and disparate systems;

-Participates in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program; and

-Assists the assistant director for information services and the head of electronic services with technology planning, project implementation, and other duties as assigned.


Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014 19:20 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC