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Job Posting at Columbia Law School Eric Glass 10 Feb 2006 15:56 UTC

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The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University invites
applications and nominations for the position of Serials Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Serials Librarian is
responsible for overseeing the bibliographic and physical control of
continuing resources. Essential duties of the position include: reviewing
continuing formats cataloging and record enhancement; working closely with
other units to solve problems in the maintenance of bibliographic and
check-in records; administering and managing the Serials Unit which
consists of 5 FTEs and student assistants in all duties related to serials
control for over 6,000 active titles in various media, languages and
scripts. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in library
planning, committees and task forces and to participate in campus,
regional, and national professional development and collaborative

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, possess superior
communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrate a strong service
orientation and an ability to work with varied user groups, be able to
function effectively in a team environment, be able to train staff in
computer applications for serials control, materials processing and
bibliographic control, and have an awareness of current trends in law
library technical services.

Requirements: MLS; demonstrated supervisory abilities and experience;
knowledge of bibliographic classification systems and cataloging rules;
experience with the serials marketplace; experience with library computer
systems, some knowledge of the nature of academia; working knowledge of two
foreign languages.

Preferred qualifications: professional experience working with serials in a
major research or law library; working knowledge of additional foreign
languages; experience with the US GPO and UN depository systems, some
knowledge of the law or of the law serials trade.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits
include assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self
and family.

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.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to and list the names, addresses and phone numbers of
three references. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources Office,
Box 18 Butler Library MC 1104, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street,
New York, NY 10027. Your cover letter must specify Job Search # 70105017
and include your e-mail address. Screening of applications will begin
immediately; search will remain open at least 30 days from date of posting.