January 23, 2008
Opening: Serials Librarian, Columbia University Diamond Law Library
The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University invites applications and nominations for the position of Serials Librarian.
Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Serials Librarian is responsible for overseeing the bibliographic and physical control of continuing resources. Essential duties of the position include: reviewing continuing formats cataloging and record enhancement; working closely with other units to solve problems in the maintenance of bibliographic and check-in records; administering and managing the Serials Unit which consists of 4 FTEs and student assistants in all duties related to serials control of over 6,000 active titles in various media, languages and scripts. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in library planning, committees and task forces and to participate in campus, regional, and national professional development and collaborative activities.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess superior communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrate a strong service orientation and an ability to work with varied user groups, be able to function effectively in a team environment, be able to train staff in computer applications for serials control, materials processing and bibliographic control, and have an awareness of current trends in law library technical services.
MLS; demonstrated supervisory abilities and experience; knowledge of bibliographic classification systems and cataloging rules; experience with the serials marketplace; experience with library computer systems, some knowledge of the nature of academia; working knowledge of two foreign languages.
Professional experience working with serials in a major research or law library; working knowledge of additional foreign languages; experience with the US GPO and UN depository systems, some knowledge of the law or of the law serials trade. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self and family.
One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.
For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to: email@example.com and list the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources Office, Box 18 Butler Library MC 1104, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. Your cover letter must specify Job Search #70107028 and include your e-mail address. Screening of applications will begin immediately; search will remain open at least 30 days from date of posting.
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