Director, Digital Services

at Library of Congress (view profile)
Published January 31, 2024
Location Washington, DC
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $147,649
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $221,900
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade SL 00
Twitter Handle @librarycongress


Are you interested in leading transformational change at the Library of Congress? Do you have experience in digital collection and metadata management and the appetite to enact an ambitious agenda toward a more agile, user-centered, and digitally enabled Library of Congress? Are you interested in leading an engaged and creative workforce and building connections with colleagues in the agency and in the broader community?

The Library seeks an experienced leader to serve as the Director of the Digital Services Directorate, responsible for the Library’s digital collections, discovery, and metadata management services. During their tenure, the incumbent will lead a series of transformational changes, including the selection and implementation of a new enterprise discovery, collection management, and metadata management system, and keystone elements of the Library’s new and ambitious Digital Collections Strategy, as well as oversee established and impactful programs such as web archiving, crowdsourcing, collections digitization, and internal analyses, workflow development, and problem solving. This position works closely and collaboratively with the Library’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to plan, implement, assess, and maintain additional tools and platforms for discovery and management of library resources.

One of the fastest growing areas with the Library Collections & Services Group, the Directorate encompasses four divisions: Digital Collections Management & Services, Collections Digitization, the Business Analysis Office, and Collections Discovery and Metadata Services, together totaling about 80 staff and contractors. The position offers the opportunity to have a meaningful national impact -- for the Library, for our users, for our community, and for our staff. Respecting tradition and enabling innovation, the incumbent will enable the continuity and drive the change necessary to connect the Library to the American people and the world.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer.  All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

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