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Thursday, May 9, 2013

F/T - Research Services Coordinator - Columbia Univ. Libraries (NY)

Research Services Coordinator; Columbia University Libraries, Science and Engineering Libraries Division – NY

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Services Coordinator, Science and Engineering Libraries division. The Research Services Coordinator will assess the needs of researchers, investigate model programs at peer institutions, and draft recommendations for future service programs appropriate for the science and engineering community at Columbia.This is 2 years appointment.

The position will investigate and propose design and implementation strategies for service programs supporting the activities of current and future researchers, including but not limited to data management, grant writing, course design, online education, and virtual services, and new forms of scholarly publishing. The position will serve as the primary service and collections liaison to the students and faculty of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in a new innovation space currently under development. The position may be eligible for a permanent appointment.

Reporting to the Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries division, the Research Services Coordinator will provide direct service to students and faculty, including virtual reference, instruction and outreach, and research consultations. The Research Services Coordinator will work closely with colleagues from the division, the digital centers, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, and the Assessment Coordinator to plan and recommend new service programs. The position will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups. The position will work with colleagues to develop and maintain collections in engineering and the applied sciences, including the selection of materials and monitoring collections budgets.

Required qualifications:

◦MLS or other advanced degree in the sciences or engineering or other appropriate discipline

◦An awareness of the issues involved in developing sustainable support for research and teaching in the sciences and/or engineering

◦Experience providing service in a technology-rich environment

◦Experience in managing complex projects

◦Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

◦An ability to clearly articulate ideas through excellent writing and presentation skills

◦Experience in web page creation, including the ability to write effectively for the web and social media

◦Knowledge of visualization applications such as LaTeX, Matlab, or R.

Preferred qualifications:

◦Undergraduate or advanced degree in science or engineering or other appropriate discipline and knowledge of emerging technologies in academic libraries

◦Experience in instructional design

◦Knowledge of statistical and spatial data software applications.

For immediate consideration please apply to: