Digital Services Manager
George Washington University
The George Washington University Libraries invites applications for a Digital
Services Manager to plan, implement and lead a full service digital projects
program to support the Libraries' growing need for managing strategic
digitization and digital assets management.
The position is located within Special Collections and Archives, an area of
strategic priority for the University Libraries, and reports to the Associate
University Librarian for Special Collections and Archives. Working in close
collaboration with appropriate individuals and units across the Libraries and
the University, the Digital Services Manager coordinates the Libraries
digitization program and projects, assists in preparation of grant proposals
with significant digitization components, and consults with colleagues in
metadata and digital preservation to develop effective workflows and implement
As scholarly and administrative products are increasingly born digital, the
Digital Services Manager will help to lead the development of strategies for
preserving and providing access to the university community's digital
scholarly and institutional assets. The Manager works closely with colleagues
in repository development, interface development and user testing to create
and sustain an infrastructure and user experience that will support GW's
digital scholarship long term.
* ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience and continuing education.
* A minimum of one year experience working in an academic library or other research institution.
* Excellent supervisory abilities.
* Strong leadership abilities.
* Familiarity with digital photography.
* Experience working with archives and manuscript materials in a variety of formats.
* Familiarity with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
* Demonstrated project management skills, including but not limited to the ability to: devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections.
* Strong commitment to customer service.
* Well-developed interpersonal skills.
* Demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues.
For a full list of qualifications, additional information and to apply, please
visit http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/25462. Review of applications will begin on
February 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete
applications will be considered. Employment offers are
contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
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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