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Saturday, November 23, 2013

F/T - Public Svcs Librarian, Columbia Univ. (NY)

Public Services Librarian, Columbia Univ/Burke Library - NY

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services seeks an experienced professional to serve as Public Services Librarian for The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary. This position is located in Morningside, NY.
Reporting to the Director, the Public Services Librarian will develop and coordinate access, instructional, and research support services, expanding access to and usage of the Burke Library’s rich research collections and information resources. For more information about the Burke Library, see

The responsibilities of this position include the development and implementation of instructional and other educational programming, such as orientations, workshops, course-related instruction, online guides, etc. The Public Services Librarian serves as the coordinator of access services and manages circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and document delivery services for the library. The position will supervise one support staff member and several student assistants. The Public Services Librarian also leads the Burke Library’s outreach activities, including events, exhibitions, its website and social media presence. The Public Services Librarian will collaborate with colleagues from across the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (including the Assessment Coordinator and the Communications Coordinator), the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning to plan and recommend new service programs. The position will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups.

The Burke Library is world renown, containing rich collections for theological study and research with holdings of over 700,000 items including unique and special materials. The Burke Library maintains its commitment to the needs of both teaching and research, serving the faculty, students, and staff of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, the New York Theological Seminary, as well as a wide spectrum of national and international scholars and researchers. Union Theological Seminary in New York City prepares students in professional and research degree programs for leadership in the church, academy, and society. For more information about UTS, see

Minimum Qualifications:
-An accredited MLS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or an equivalent combination of education and experience
-Effective supervisory skills
-Strong organizational and project management skills
-Excellent oral and written communications skills
-Successful experience working effectively with faculty, students, and other staff in a collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications:
-2-3 years experience in an academic library environment, preferably supporting theological education
-An advanced degree in theology or religion
-Evidence of effective teaching
-Demonstrated technical proficiency and interest in using new technologies to enhance support for teaching, learning, and research
-Working knowledge of one or more languages used in theological and religious studies research (e.g., Hebrew, Greek, Latin, German, French, Spanish)

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