Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services, GW Libraries
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is a catalyst, a spark to generate new ideas and new possibilities. Responsive to the changing landscape of information and education, being sensitive both to traditional and emergent modes of communication, we bring together diverse constituents of faculty, students, and staff in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community to support research, teaching and learning. As part of the larger George Washington University, we are a nexus where exciting things happen, where change happens, where growth happens.
Reporting to the Digital Services Manager, Librarian III, the Senior Library Assistant works within the Division’s Digital Services team. Under supervision, this library support position performs a variety of routine digital services duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments. This position assists with reference by fulfilling routine image requests; supports the broader digital strategy of the Division through high quality scanning, metadata creation, and uploading of collections materials to preservation storage and online public repositories; and assists with basic web archiving tasks.
The Senior Library Assistant, Digital Services will:
- Execute mass digitization tasks and patron digitization requests, including tracking original materials, producing cost estimates, digitizing according to institutional specifications, time tracking, and delivering files.
- Prepare materials for upload to preservation storage and online public repositories by generating access derivatives, creating accessibility-focused enhancements such as OCR text and closed captions, and writing descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
- Perform basic web archiving tasks, including initiating test crawls, performing first pass quality assurance, logging crawls, and creating descriptive metadata to enhance discoverability.
- Assist researchers by staffing the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) reference desk.
The position is based at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC and is remote/in-person hybrid eligible. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.