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Indexing/Metadata Librarian, National Security Archive-The George Washington University

  • 03 Feb 2020 1:26 PM
    Message # 8714745

    Position Title:

    Indexing/Metadata Librarian, National Security Archive-The George Washington University

    Position Description:

    The National Security Archive is seeking a full-time Indexer/Metadata Librarian to prepare collections of declassified documents for publication in the award-winning Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) database on U.S. foreign, intelligence, and security policy. This is an excellent opportunity to apply cataloging, indexing, abstracting, and editorial skills in a collegial, team-based environment on the George Washington University campus.


    The Indexer/Librarian collaborates with the indexing team to:
    -- prepare descriptive cataloging;
    -- evaluate subject content and apply indexing terms using a controlled vocabulary;
    -- write original abstracts;
    -- review metadata for accuracy and consistency;
    -- maintain database of controlled vocabulary;
    -- perform other tasks related to the publication process as needs arise, under the guidance of the production director and director of analysis.


    MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution and relevant coursework or experience in indexing or cataloging; interest in foreign affairs; and good writing skills.

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately.

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position, beginning with a six-months probationary period. Salary range is in the mid-40s.

    BENEFITS: 100% employer-paid health insurance. Employer-matched 401(k) retirement plan, after two years. Flexible schedule includes option to work from home three days per week, once initial training period is complete.

    Application Process:

    Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, by mail, fax, or e-mail, to:

    Lisa Thompson, Director of Production; Telephone: (202) 994-7020; email:
    The National Security Archive; Gelman Library, Suite 701; The George Washington University; 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037; Fax: (202) 994-7005



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