Associate Law Librarian, Georgetown University Law Library

Leah Prescott

Leah Prescott is the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at the Georgetown University Law Library, where she is responsible for the digital curation lifecycle, from the development of a production digitization program for all types of library media, providing access to digital materials in multiple repositories, to the implementation of a preservation strategy that is in-line with best practices. She is also responsible for Conservation at the library, and for the Special Collections Department with collections that include manuscripts, archives, rare books and the specialized National Equal Justice Library.

Previously Ms. Prescott was the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Washington Research Library Consortium, after serving in the same capacity at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. While at the GRI she participated in research and development of digital solutions, including digital repositories for access and preservation, mass digitization projects, and initiatives to create new avenues for scholarly collaboration in art history. Before working at the GRI she held the position of Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut where she helped to develop digital strategies and standards.

Ms. Prescott has a B.A. degree in History from the University of Connecticut, an M.L.S degree from Syracuse University, and is a Certified Archivist. She is a member of the METS Editorial Board, a participant in the OCLC Research working group on single search in libraries, archives and museums, and editor of the resulting white paper, Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail.