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Subject: Position at Columbia

Position at Columbia

From: Janet Gertz <gertz>
Date: Friday, May 28, 1999
Library Specialist I
Head of Binding and Shelf Preparation
Columbia University Libraries
Available Immediately

Description:  The incumbent manages all activities of the Binding
and Shelf Preparation Unit (formerly Materials Processing):

    *   supervises 6.5 full-time staff and student assistants with
        responsibility for work performance, interviewing, hiring,
        and evaluation; trains staff in all unit tasks for spine
        labeling, insertion of security devices, book plating, and
        binding slip preparation;

    *   selects binding treatments and locates materials in process;
        communicates with and trains other library staff about
        binding and shelf preparation procedures and policies;
        advises library staff on binding options;

    *   manages the commercial binding invoicing process by
        processing all invoices and maintaining an online database
        of all invoices; prepares reports on the status of binding
        accounts; manages the commercial binding operation by acting
        as primary contact with the commercial binders; acts as
        liaison and problem-solver between vendors and library

    *   assists with other aspects of the Libraries' Preservation
        Program as assigned.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent required.
Demonstrated supervisory experience required. Ability to work with
bibliographic information in a variety of languages required.
Library experience and/or book binding experience preferred.
Knowledge of computer spreadsheet software preferred.

Salary and benefits:  Minimum salary as of July 1, 1999, will be
$33,950.  Benefits include 23 days paid vacation, medical plan and
tuition exemption for employee and family. For details, see html

Full details of the position and instructions for submitting resumes
are available online at:

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:92
                   Distributed: Friday, May 28, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-92-011
Received on Friday, 28 May, 1999

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