Position: Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library
The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian collaborates with Library and campus stakeholders to build digital collections and to maximize the access, discovery, usability, and preservation of the Library’s repository-based scholarship and digital cultural heritage materials. This position plays an important role in the development, coordination, and management of the Library’s digital repository services. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian oversees the Library’s digital preservation repository and coordinates digital preservation workflows for digitized and born-digital content. This position supports the planning and implementation of scholarly digital projects and collaborates on digital scholarship initiatives. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian helps promote digital repository services, digital publishing, and digital initiatives throughout the Library and the University.
The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services Unit, and works within the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department. This position supervises two FTE staff members as well as one to two student assistant(s). The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian liaises with staff across many of the Library’s units and departments to coordinate and complete projects. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian administers institutional repository and digital publishing services for Georgetown faculty, staff, and students through Digital Georgetown and helps support the full lifecycle of digital scholarship projects. This position represents the Digital Scholarship Services Unit and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department on task forces, committees, and working groups.
Requirements and Qualifications
An ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library or Information Science, or a graduate degree in a related discipline plus equivalent knowledge and experience
At least two years of experience managing digital repository and/or publishing platforms (DSpace, Fedora, Samvera/Hyrax, Open Journal Systems, etc.)
Direct experience with Library-based digital initiatives and services
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and implement digital projects and initiatives
Knowledge of digitization standards, digital image file specifications, digital audio and video codecs, and preservation standards for digital objects in a variety of formats
Demonstrated understanding of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
Knowledge of metadata standards used in digital Library collections (Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, etc.)
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Strong analytical, problem-solving, customer service, and project management skills
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders and the ability to translate user needs into technical requirements
Experience with collections as data for text mining, network analysis, and other computational research methodologies
Familiarity with APIs for cultural heritage repositories, such as the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)
Experience supervising professional staff and/or student assistants
The anticipated hiring range for this position is $62,050-73,000 annually.
Work Mode Designation
This position has been designated as Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation/
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