The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI)
enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks
innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable
research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as
rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels;
guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and
technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education.

GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and
service-oriented National Education Association (NEA) Archivist. LAI
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 about the NEA Archivist position will be held
on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7PM (Eastern) Please register for the
information session in order to receive access to the webinar.

This session will be recorded and linked from the library's website
<> following the event.

Primary job responsibilities


   Arrange, describe, and make accessible the archival records and
   publications of the National Education Association (NEA) and other
   education related archival collections, and supervise students undertaking
   similar work.

   Working closely with colleagues and other stakeholders, revise legacy
   descriptive metadata in catalog records and finding aids; develop and
   implement culturally responsive methodologies for archival description and

   Provide reference, research, and instruction services for NEA and other

   Collaborate with colleagues, faculty, students, and special collections
   user communities to understand, articulate, and promote the
   multi-disciplinary research value of the NEA archives and related

   Work closely with archival content donors, especially the NEA, to
   successfully steward archival collections, often engaging in outreach
   activities and/or exhibit development.

   Collaboratively select, prioritize, and prepare collection materials for

   Employ tools and techniques such as oral history interviews and web
   archiving to fill gaps in the official organizational record of the NEA.

   Participate in collection development of NEA and education-related
   archival content to support and expand existing collection strengths and
   meet demonstrated research needs and trends.

   Participate in libraries-wide collection development of secondary source

   Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses
   in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year
   University Writing Program.

   Serve as an active participant in GWLAI teams and projects and across

   Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in
   scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the

Basic Qualifications


   ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or
   other advanced degree with relevant experience.

   Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance
   scholarship in the disciplines.

   Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment
   committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

   Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

This position reports to the Collections Coordinator for the Special
Collections Research Center and may be eligible for partial telework.

When applying for the NEA Archivist 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.

Appointment Rank & Salary

Salary minimums by rank are:

Librarian 1: $54,000; Librarian 2: $58,956; Librarian 3: $68,700

Salary is negotiable, contingent upon rank, skills and qualifications and
is competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Comprehensive benefits
package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick
leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision;
401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of
your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible
compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional
development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for
research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details,
please visit GW Benefits.

This position is classified as a Council of Librarians position. Proven
commitment to the profession is expected and can be exhibited through
service, publications, presentations, and other contributions to the
University and profession.

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application
<> and upload a CV and a cover letter
that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only
complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent
upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or
activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Dolsy Smith
Software Development Librarian
GW Libraries and Academic Innovation

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