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Head of Law Library Technology - Georgetown University

Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes.

We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”



Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the Head of Law Library Technology in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

The Head of Law Library Technology provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Individually and as a department head, the incumbent manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and Law Center. These operations include digitize-and-lend, customizable e-book platform development, and integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems. The incumbent supports library functions, including e-resources management, cataloging, circulation, reference, database creation and maintenance, library instruction, web design and development of technical data structures for tools, modules and services as they relate to ingestion and management of digital content. The incumbent represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. S/he is expected to maintain the highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. The position reports to the Law Library Director and supervises three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.

Required: Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent education or experience; 6-10 years management experience or equivalent level of technical experience. Significant experience managing technology in an academic environment, preferably in a law library and/or law school; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to advise on strategic use of technology; thorough knowledge of: cloud services and platforms, Linux systems administration, modern procedural coding languages, scripting and database/web platforms and interfaces, major development environments, and systems of information architecture.

Preferred: Second Masters or a JD from an accredited law school; experience with integrated library systems.

The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library also supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay; and alternative work schedules (e.g., telework). This position is an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. The start date is negotiable.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal ( posting JR03482), and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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