Monday, September 13, 2010

Systems and Digital Resources Librarian

This one is from the American Association of Law Libraries Career Center. It popped up in my Tweetdeck auto search for librarian AND job

Systems and Digital Resources Librarian
Department: Law Library Center (208)
Department Number: 208
Location: Morningside
Summary Description: The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University invites applications and nominations for the position of Systems and Digital Resources Librarian.This position has primary responsibility for leading the selection, migration and implementation of a new, preferably open source, library system while managing the effective use of the library's current electronic resources, services and systems.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Systems and Digital Resources Librarian will:
  • Lead the selection, migration and implementation of a new library system.
  • Ensure the effective administration, coordination and provision of support for all aspects of existing library automation and operating technology.
  • Continue development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure accurate acquisitions and monitoring of electronic resources.
  • Coordinate the continued development and maintenance of a library website that responds to the needs of library patrons for the dynamic delivery of library content and services.
  • Educate and assist the Law Library staff in implementing appropriate technology to enhance fulfillment of its mission.

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 experience and excellent benefits including 100% 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.
School/Institute/Unit: Libraries
Minimum Degree Required: MLS or PhD or equivalent

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. The ideal candidate for this position will be an enthusiastic, well-organized librarian with the experience and ability to work in a large, academic law library environment with staff at many different levels of technical capability. In addition, he or she will have an ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent combination of education & experience; knowledge of electronic legal information sources; the ability to manage an ILS migration and the library's electronic resources services; strong background with technology including experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl or Ruby; knowledge of library metadata , including harvesting and repurposing of existing data; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional work experience in an academic law library;
  • experience building web applications;
  • familiarity with open source content management such as Drupal;
  • knowledge of electronic resources management and its integration into workflow;
  • JD or equivalent experience with the unique content and research needs of the law school community.
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09-13-2010
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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