Law Library Archivist – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Center Archivist – Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Library – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Law Center Archivist is responsible for all curatorial functions relating to the Law Center Archives (“Archives”), as well as preservation of digital materials, both digitized and born-digital, and including web-based.

The Law Center Archives is part of the Special Collections Department, which preserves and provides access to the analog and digital records that document the history of the Georgetown University Law Center. Principal duties include but are not limited to:

Oversee and perform archival processes including accessioning, processing, reference and preservation, in collaboration with Special Collections staff, as well as Collections Services staff, ensuring appropriate levels of confidentiality throughout the archival life- cycle.
Fosters communication with law center offices to ensure that, in accordance with evolving retention schedule parameters, appropriate inactive records are transferred to the Archives.
Develops policies and strategies, and performs best practice digital preservation actions in areas of packaging, authentication and validation, to ensure access to reformatted and born digital content regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change. The incumbent monitors the monthly web archiving of the Law Center website.
Ensure appropriate and consistent file naming and management structures for active digital files.