May 28, 2022

Georgetown University: Search Begins for Librarian to Oversee Collections on Slavery

From The Hoya (Georgetown’s Student Newspaper):

Georgetown University began a search for candidates to work as the librarian for collections on slavery, memory and reconciliation, a position established to support the university’s engagement with its historical role in the institution of slavery.

The librarian will work with individuals and organizations at Georgetown and other institutions to address contemporary issues about the effects of slavery, according to the online job posting.


Despite the early August job posting, the university is still at the beginning of its search for candidates for the position, according to Meg Oakley (LAW ’87), acting associate Georgetown University librarian for scholarly resources and services.

“The idea for this position was formed several years ago as the Library was exploring how we could best support the initiatives identified in the Report of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation,” Oakley wrote in an email to The Hoya. “The search is in the early stages, so we are still collecting resumes.”

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