Digital Initiatives Coordinator

Washington, DC
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Created: June 26, 2018


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Digital Initiatives Coordinator position, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

Under the direct supervision of the Digital Initiatives Librarian, this position is responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library.

In this capacity, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator manages the production digitization of library materials, including oversight of the staff scanning team and student assistants. S/he will provide support and training in digital concepts and processes, as well as the use of multiple pieces of equipment for book, document and microform scanning, and associated software. The Digital Initiatives Coordinator will participate in repository ingest processes for all digital platforms, and will assist in the development of metadata strategies for digitized materials, including for use in digitization workflow tools and for migration to new systems. S/he will develop statistics and reporting methods and execute digital asset preservation actions.


Bachelor’s degree is required. Ability to organize projects and accomplish goals. High level of proficiency with personal computers and software, the Internet and library-relevant information technology applications; strong interpersonal skills.

Technical Qualifications:

Ability to perform command-line tasks. Familiarity with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting. Knowledge of MARC, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials.


Experience working in an academic library; expertise with an integrated library system; familiarity with digital library collections and repositories.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal ( and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by July 13, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Last updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 19:58 UTC