The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications
for the position of Government Information Librarian. The Libraries seek
an energetic, knowledgeable and technologically adept professional to
support research, instruction and training, and active outreach for
faculty and students in support of federal, state, local, foreign, and
international government information, and social sciences resources,
including data sources. The position oversees the Libraries’ federal
depository collection in all formats; maintains and updates item
selection; liaises with GPO; updates MARCIVE records profile; and
evaluates, selects, and recommends databases for purchase in the areas
of government information and international affairs. The incumbent will
develop and maintain government information services webpages, the
Lehman Library blog, and other social media for communicating programs
and services to the schools and departments directly served by the
Lehman Social Science Library and the University community at large. The
Government Information Librarian will engage technologies emerging as
critical to research and teaching, including those supporting
data-intensive research. The position will collaborate with colleagues
from across the Columbia University Libraries, including the Digital
Social Science Center, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship,
and the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning to support the
evolution and enhancement of innovative library services and technology
initiatives. This position will report to the Director of the Social
Sciences Libraries Division.

The successful candidate will have:
• An accredited MLS or an advanced degree in the social sciences or
equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs
for teaching, learning, and research
• Demonstrated experience with US federal government documents, social
sciences and international relations resources, including data sources
• Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex
organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team
• Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communications,
and interpersonal skills
• Experience in webpage creation, and demonstrated ability to
communicate/publish for the web/social media
• Demonstrated experience working with statistical datasets and the
ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff
about textural, numerical and spatial data resources
• Demonstrated experience using quantitative research tools such as
ArcGIS, Stata or R

Also highly desirable:
• Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications and
data management planning
• Demonstrated experience using qualitative research tools such as
NVivio or Atlas.ti
• Demonstrated experience using coding tools such as Javascript or Python
• Experience in identifying and evaluating software applications

Submit your application on-line at:

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 excellent benefits.