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Friday, October 31, 2014

Research Support/Electronic Rscs Librarian, Columbia U (NY)

Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia Univ – NY

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian at the Watson Library of Business and Economics.

The Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian will provide general and in-depth research support and outreach in the areas of business and economics. As a member of a team, the Librarian plans and coordinates the acquisition and implementation of business and economics databases, including recommending purchases and negotiating license terms.

The Research Support and Electronic Resources Librarian actively engages vendors and works to ensure that the Watson Library has appropriate resources to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty and students. This includes reviewing usage data on a regular basis, consulting with faculty and students about their needs, and staying abreast of new and developing resources. The Librarian will work with colleagues in the Social Sciences Libraries division to provide coordinated support for using resources across the social science disciplines. This position will report to the Head of the Watson Library of Business and Economics.

The Watson Library of Business and Economics’ collections and services directly support research and teaching in the Columbia Business School and the Department of Economics. The Watson Library actively supports other schools and departments on campus as they intersect with business and economics, including the Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of International and Public Affairs.


MLS or equivalent.
- 1-3 years of academic library experience.
- Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
- Familiarity with academic research process.
- Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.
- Experience with resources used in business and economics research.
- Strong public service orientation
- Experience dealing with licenses and vendors.

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