Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives

Washington, D.C.
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Created: February 12, 2013


Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the newly created position of Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives.

Located in the nation’s capital and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is known for the quality of its scholarship, the teaching of its faculty, which is among the largest in the nation, and for its talented and diverse student body. The Law Library consists of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library and the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library. Focused on innovation and excellence in service, it is among the largest academic law libraries. 

Under the direct supervision of the Law Library Director, the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections at the library. Principal duties include the analysis of digital project needs and solicitation of digital project ideas from the Georgetown and library communities; development, coordination, and administration of independent and collaborative digital projects, including the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group; creation of procedures, documentation, and workflow for digital projects; digitization of relevant materials and supervision of personnel involved in digitization; development of digital rights management policies; investigation, planning, and management of digital preservation, including format conversion or migration; education of the library staff and other constituencies on the library’s digital projects and initiatives; participation in seeking and/or managing grant funding for digital initiatives; and participation in the development and execution of new and emerging Web archiving, digitization, and digital asset preservation initiatives.

The Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives is also expected to participate actively in the intellectual life and administrative activities of the Law Center, to fulfill the responsibilities of the position in a superior manner, and to grow professionally in knowledge, expertise, effectiveness, and where appropriate, scholarship.


M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school; minimum of 3 years of project management experience on digital projects; demonstrated supervisory experience; ability to work both independently and collaboratively across departments, campuses, and institutions; ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail; proficiency with digitization equipment and software, the Internet, and library-relevant information technology applications; familiarity with a variety of metadata standards; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills; commitment to librarianship and to a superior level of service to faculty and students in an academic environment. 


J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or understanding of legal systems and materials; instructional or public relations experience.


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist web site (Job Number 20130047). Address applications to Michelle M. Wu, Director of the Law Library, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. To be assured full consideration, application materials should be received by March 4, 2013.
Georgetown University is an EOE/AA employer.

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