The Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for five positions:
- Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives
- Electronic Resources Librarian
- Instructional Technology Librarian
- Reference Librarian
- Special Collections Librarian
For more details about these positions, and for information about position requirements, please visit the Job Openings page on our web site.
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 Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s website in addition to other electronic services to support library systems and resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a critical role in managing library services and systems aided by technology. This position leverages deep understanding of library operations to implement innovative solutions to support the library’s research services and access to our collections. Additionally, this position supports the library’s web-based catalog, advanced discovery tools, a content management system and custom applications. Within the scope of this position is the expectation to train library staff in the use of technology, while remaining current on developments in educational technology and web programming.
The Instructional Technology Librarian is focused on developing, tracking and supporting instructional tools and training others in their use to deliver effective technology-enhanced learning experiences. This position focuses on tools for online learning, supported through assessment and evaluation. Leveraging legal subject knowledge, the Instructional Technology Librarian provides meaningful interaction between research librarians, law students and others using the Law Library’s research services. This position provides leadership in developing tools to strengthen information literacy skills, enhancing pedagogical methods, and integrating learning objects across all relevant platforms. The Instructional Technology Librarian plays a critical role in providing and supporting technology-enhanced instruction, including training others and implementing new instructional initiatives.
The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference services to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in reference desk rotation, individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library programs as needed. The Reference Librarian participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, online training, clinical research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs. The Reference Librarian evaluates and selects materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
The Special Collections Librarian is a member of the Special Collections department and actively collects and manages rare legal materials and the collected papers of people and organizations related to legal history or the history of Georgetown Law. The Special Collections Librarian is directly responsible for the planning and management of projects related to Special Collections. The Special Collections Librarian also manages the Law Center’s archive, which is the institutional memory of Georgetown Law, provides reference services, and educates Law Center staff on record preservation procedures. The Library’s Special Collections comprises rare books, manuscripts, archives, and the National Equal Justice Library (NEJL).
About Georgetown Law
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. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”
Georgetown University is an EOE/AA employer.
Jennifer Locke Davitt
Special Projects | Georgetown Law Library