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Sunday, June 6, 2010

F/T - Reference Librarian - Columbia University

Reference Librarian

POSTED: Jun 03
Salary: Open
Location: New York City
Employer: Columbia University
Type: Full Time - Entry Level
Categories: Academic/Law School, Reference/Research
Required Education: MLS/MLIS

Job Description

The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has an entry-level opening for a Reference Librarian. Reference Librarians provide general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Law School Library; and share departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis. Responsibilities also include searching electronic legal and bibliographic databases and other sources; training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching, the leading of tours, and one-on-one instruction; preparing bibliographies and instructional materials; assisting with the coordination of interlibrary loan transactions; and other related duties. Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours during the academic year.
We offer excellent benefits including 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.
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.
Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

JD and MLS from accredited institutions or the equivalent combination of training and experience; reading knowledge of at least one foreign language; extensive experience with use of legal and non-legal electronic information resources; good communications skills; strong service orientation and organizational skills; and high level understanding of digital information systems and software. Experience with web site creation is preferred.

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