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Job Posting: Networked Electronic Resources Librarian

Columbia University Libraries
Networked Electronic Resources Librarian

Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the
position of Networked Electronic Resources Librarian. We seek a dynamic
individual to coordinate and support the acquisition, processing, and
maintenance of electronic resources for Columbia's Digital Library.
Working closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections
and with Libraries selectors, this position provides an opportunity to
participate in the development and advancement of networked electronic
services in a collaborative environment.

Reporting to the Director, Technical Support & Acquisitions, the
successful incumbent will coordinate the acquisition, processing, and
maintenance of the networked electronic resources selected for Columbia
University Libraries. Responsibilities include researching and analyzing
vendor products and offers, reviewing license agreements, setting up
trials and pilots, as needed, troubleshooting issues related to access and
maintenance, and working closely with the Library Systems Office to
conduct initial technical reviews. In addition to assessing products,
aggregators, and services, the position is expected to acquire resources
and process changes and renewals, communicating with vendors to obtain the
best terms and conditions available. The incumbent works with a
cross-section of Libraries staff to streamline the process for acquiring
and providing access to electronic materials, to analyze and resolve
problems, and to develop and use statistical and other management reports.
This will include working with the Library Systems Office, vendors,
publishers, and other members of various consortia regarding orders,
terms, licensing, access, payments, and other performance matters. This is
an outstanding opportunity to help shape the future of the Libraries
networked electronic resources.

The Columbia University Libraries is the nation's ninth largest academic
library system with holdings of over seven million volumes. The
collections are organized into 20 libraries, each corresponding,
generally, to a specific academic or professional discipline. Annually,
the Libraries is devoting an increasing portion (approximately 10% last
year) of its $10+ million materials budget to electronic formats.

Requirements are: an accredited MLS or equivalent relevant degree, and
experience with electronic materials; knowledge of electronic services and
licenses, bibliographic records, library automation, and web environments;
knowledge of standard business practices, licensing terms, and the ability
to apply that knowledge to electronic resources; the ability to work
within a large, complex and changing library environment; effective
written and oral communication skills; strong analytical skills; the
ability to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with a broad
cross section of Columbia Libraries staff; and knowledge of scholarly
publishing & publications. Preferred qualifications include: working
knowledge of one or more European languages (preferably one Romance and
one Germanic), including the ability to understand general business terms;
previous serials or acquisitions experience at a professional level;
experience in a large research library; and familiarity with licensing and
Intellectual Property issues.

Salary ranges are: Librarian I: $40,500-$50,625; Librarian II:
$43,000-$58,050; Librarian III: $46,000-$69,000. Excellent benefits
include assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self
and family.

Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers
of three references to: Robert Reiter, Human Resources Office, Box 18,
Butler Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY
10027. Cover letter must specify Job #UL70101007. Please include email
address in cover letter. Screening of applications will begin 2/1/01.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.