Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, Science & Engineering Libraries, Columbia University

Columbia University in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian

Temporary 2-year Appointment

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

 

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, in the Science and Engineering Libraries division. The Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian will design an organizational framework for developing collections in a large science and engineering research library environment. The incumbent will analyze usage statistics; develop evaluation models for current and new products; assess print and electronic collections including overlap analyses and identify potential digitization projects and collaborative collection development opportunities. This position will serve as the primary service and collections liaison to the faculty and students in the departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy.

 

Reporting to the collection development lead for the Science and Engineering Libraries division, the Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian will provide direct service to faculty and students, including virtual reference, instruction and outreach, and research consultations. The position will develop, manage, and assess print and digital collections to support research and teaching in Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy. The position will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups and represent the organization at appropriate regional and national forums.

 

Required qualifications include:

  • MLS or an advanced degree in the sciences, engineering or related discipline
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Proficiency with core research resources in the sciences and engineering
  • Familiarity with scientific research, data management, and scholarly communications trends, including open access publishing
  • Experience providing service and outreach in a technology-rich environment
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • An ability to clearly articulate ideas through excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a science, engineering, or related discipline
  • Successful experience working in an academic or research intensive environment
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and social media

 

For immediate consideration please apply to: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58737

 

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. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.  

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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