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Sunday, August 9, 2009

F/T - Engineering Librarian - Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries seeks an innovative,
service-oriented professional to join the Science & Engineering
Libraries Division as Engineering Librarian. The Engineering
Librarian develops and maintains electronic and print collections and
provides instruction, outreach, and research support services to the
faculty and students of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and
Applied Science
. The Engineering Librarian will work closely with
colleagues to assess, plan, and implement forward-looking collections,
services and facilities that meet the current and future research,
teaching, and learning needs of science and engineering faculty and
students, taking active advantage of the resources and expertise of
both the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and the Center for New Media Teaching and
Learning, The Engineering Librarian will
coordinate preservation activities for five libraries within the
division, including the identification of items for digitization
and/or inclusion in Academic Commons, Columbia's institutional
repository. The Engineering Librarian manages a materials budget of
approximately $643,000 and a staff of 3 FTE.

The Ambrose Monell Engineering Library,, includes a collection of
approximately 220,000 volumes and receives approximately 900 serials.
The collection covers civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and
nuclear engineering, computer science, metallurgy, mining, operations
, applied physics, and applied mathematics. The Fu Foundation
School of Engineering and Applied Science
is comprised of
approximately 170 faculty, 1,400 graduate and 1,400 undergraduate

The successful candidate will have:

* Experience providing proactive, user-centered services in support
of research, teaching, and learning in engineering, the applied
sciences or a related science discipline

* Collection development experience in engineering, the applied
sciences or a related science or business discipline

* An ability to work effectively in a strong team-based environment

* An interest in the management and archiving of e-science data

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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 including 100% Columbia tuition exemption for self
and family and assistance with University housing. Columbia will also
pay 50% tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for an
undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university.

For immediate consideration please apply online at:

Originally posted on a library school listserv.