Georgetown University: Search Begins for Librarian to Oversee Collections on Slavery
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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.