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FW: Washington, DC--Indexer/Metadata Librarian, National Security Archive

  • 1.  FW: Washington, DC--Indexer/Metadata Librarian, National Security Archive

    Posted 29 days ago

    POSITION AVAILABLE:  INDEXER/METADATA LIBRARIAN

     

    THE NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE
    THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    WASHINGTON, DC

     

    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. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Indexer/Metadata 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.

    REQUIREMENTS:  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.

    TO APPLY:  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: lcthomps@gwu.edu.

    The National Security Archive; Gelman Library, Suite 701; The George Washington University; 2130 H Street, Washington, DC 20037; Fax: (202) 994-7005

    Web:  https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/.

    The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library.  It is an equal opportunity employer.