Digital Services Manager

Salary: Starting salary: $54,000-$80,300, Salary is negotiable, contingent upon rank, skills and qualifications and is competitive for DC-area academic libraries.
Created: August 30, 2022


The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. 

A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered on September 8 at 7pm eastern. Please visit for details.

Position: Digital Services Manager

Primary Location: Washington, D.C.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process

  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives

  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies

  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections

  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.

  • Supervise two FTE staff

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials 

  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship

  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections

  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation

  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience by date of appointment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the disciplines.

  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

Appointment Rank & Salary 

Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Minimum salary for each rank:

Librarian I: $54,000; Librarian II: $58,956; Librarian III: $68,700; Librarian IV: $80,300

Salary is negotiable, contingent upon rank, skills and qualifications and is competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details, please visit GW Benefits.

This position is classified as a Council of Librarians position. Proven commitment to the profession is expected and can be exhibited through service, publications, presentations, and other contributions to the University and profession.

Application procedure

To be considered, please visit and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. 

EEO Statement 

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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Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 19:16 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 19:16 UTC