E-Book Program Development Librarian

Full time

Created: November 7, 2012
New York City
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Description

The Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of E-Book Program Development Librarian.

This is a temporary, 2-year position (with the possibility of extension) created to provide comprehensive analyses and recommendations to support the planning and development of multiple aspects of the Libraries' program for acquiring e-books and making them available to patrons. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development the incumbent will be responsible for:

1. Gathering and summarizing information pertaining to specific aspects of the Libraries' e-book program, including comparative information from other university libraries and information on trends in e-book publishing and technology; identifying areas of potential improvement and recommending courses of action
2. Working with a Data Analyst and the Assessment Librarian to prepare statistical reports and analyses relating to the Libraries' e-book program; analyzing data to identify trends and issues, and areas for potential improvement.
3. Participating in meetings of committees, task forces, and other groups involved in developing procedures and policies relating to e-book collection, management, and use; participating in strategic planning related to e-books.
4. Assisting in planning, developing, and coordinating collaborative arrangements involving e-book acquisition with the Libraries' collecting partners (BorrowDirect, MaRLI, 2CUL, etc.)
5, Working with publishers, e-book vendors, library organizations, and standards organizations to identify and propose improvements in e-book data, licensing terms, functionality, archiving, and similar areas.

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.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits including assistance with University housing. 

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.  -Substantive experience working with digital content in an academic library, or in publishing
-Knowledge of library methods of collection development and acquisition
-Knowledge of academic publishing, particularly in digital formats
-Effective verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to work collaboratively across organizational units
-Analytical skills and project management skills 

Preferred Qualifications:  Education or experience in business, intellectual property law, or digital technologies


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