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National Education Association Archivist (Librarian I-III)

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented National Education Association (NEA) Archivist.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Arrange, describe, and make accessible the archival records and publications of the National Education Association and other education related archival collections and supervise students undertaking similar work

  • Provide reference, research, and instruction services for NEA and related education collections

  • Work closely with archival content donors especially the NEA to successfully steward archival collections often engaging in outreach activities and/or exhibit development

  • Select and collaboratively prioritize for digital reformatting projects 

  • Employ tools and techniques such as oral history interviews and web archiving to fill gaps in the official organizational record 

  • Lead collection development of archival content for Special Collections and collaborate with Research and User Services librarians on the selection of secondary source content related to education

  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program

  • Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects and across campus

  • 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 Collections Coordinator for Special Collections.

When applying for the NEA Archivist 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 NEA Archivist position is part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job qualifications for all positions.

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. 

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

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