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Digital Services Manager

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager.

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 an Associate Dean.

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 Digital Services Manager 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.