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Job posting - Georgetown Law Library

Digital Preservation Librarian -- Georgetown University Law 

Position summary:

Under the general direction of the Associate Librarian for 
Collection Services, the Digital Preservation Librarian is 
responsible for the development and implementation of Georgetown 
Law Library's digital preservation program.  The incumbent will 
coordinate the Law Library's participation in a pilot program 
that will mesh with national programs for preserving digital 

The Digital Preservation Librarian will administer the Library's 
participation in an OCLC Digital Archive Pilot Project, which 
will include the Maryland and the Virginia State Libraries. He or 
she will establish policies and procedures related to the 
preservation of digital material, identify preservation metadata 
elements for digital materials, develop plans for archiving 
electronic information, and harvest web sites for electronic 

This is a two-year term position, beginning from the date of 


Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
Ability to manage projects and accomplish goals.  High level of 
proficiency with personal computers and software, the Internet 
and library-relevant information technology applications; strong 
interpersonal skills and communication skills; commitment to 
librarianship and to a superior level of service to faculty and 
students in an academic environment. General knowledge of how 
digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an 
academic setting. Knowledge of legal materials. Knowledge of MARC 
formats and/or metadata standards.  Knowledge of OCLC systems.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 

Applications and the names of three references may be e-mailed to 
Margaret A. Fry at libraryjobs@law.georgetown.edu or mailed to 
her at 111 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2007 and 
continue until the position is filled.