Digital Services Manager


Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process
  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives
  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies
  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections
  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.
  • Supervise two FTE staff
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials
  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship
  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.


The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered in the coming weeks. Please visit for details.

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