Digital Services Manager

Washington, D.C.
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Created: January 12, 2015


The George Washington University Libraries invites applications for a Digital Services Manager to plan, implement and lead a full service digital projects program to support the Libraries’ growing need for managing strategic digitization and digital assets management.

The position is located within Special Collections and Archives, an area of strategic priority for the University Libraries, and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives. Working in close collaboration with appropriate individuals and units across the Libraries and the University, the Digital Services Manager coordinates the Libraries digitization program and projects, assists in preparation of grant proposals with significant digitization components, and consults with colleagues in metadata and digital preservation to develop effective workflows and implement appropriate standards.

As scholarly and administrative products are increasingly born digital, the Digital Services Manager will help to lead the development of strategies for preserving and providing access to the university community’s digital scholarly and institutional assets. The Manager works closely with colleagues in repository development, interface development and user testing to create and sustain an infrastructure and user experience that will support GW’s digital scholarship long term.

Basic Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience and continuing education.
  • A minimum of one year experience working in an academic library or other research institution.
  • Excellent supervisory abilities.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Familiarity with digital photography.
  • Experience working with archives and manuscript materials in a variety of formats.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including but not limited to the ability to:  devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues.
For a full list of qualifications, additional information and to apply, please visit Review of applications will begin on February 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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