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Subject: Position at Columbia

Position at Columbia

From: Janet Gertz <gertz>
Date: Monday, October 28, 2002
Assistant Director, Preservation Reformatting and Digitization
Preservation Division
Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative person
to manage the reformatting program for a premier collection, in one
of the largest and most active academic preservation departments in
the United States.

Reporting to the Director for Preservation, the Assistant Director
will have system-wide responsibility for Columbia University
Libraries' preservation reformatting program, including fiscal,
administrative, and operations aspects of microfilming,
digitization, photography, and preservation photocopying of rare,
special, and general collections materials.  The incumbent will work
closely with the new Libraries Digital Program Division to expand
operations. Duties include: managing library- and grant-funded
reformatting operations; supervision of staff who prepare materials
for reformatting (copy cataloging on OCLC, targeting, collating,
physical preparation, and quality control); managing the customer
order program for on-demand microfilm, still photography, and
digital conversion services; supervision of technical staff who
microfilm, digitize, and photograph materials and perform quality
control; writing and monitoring contracts with relevant service
bureaus and supply vendors.  Responsibilities also include assisting
in writing grant proposals and assisting in all aspects of the
Columbia Libraries preservation program, including training,
disaster prevention and recovery, and system-wide planning for

Requirements are: knowledge of preservation microfilming and
digitization policies and technical procedures, with 2 years of
experience in a reformatting operation or other relevant
preservation experience required; knowledge of bibliographic control
of microforms and metadata for digital conversion projects required.
Knowledge of current preservation trends, especially electronic
applications; ability to work in a fluid, complex organization and
to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; formal
study of preservation and supervisory experience in a large academic
library highly desirable.  Accredited MLS, or equivalent experience,
and knowledge of a foreign language and ability to handle
bibliographic records in a variety of languages are required.

Salary ranges for this PC II position are: Librarian I: $43,700 -
$54,625; Librarian II: $46,200 - $62,370; Librarian III: $49,200 -
$73,800; Librarian IV: $54,200 - $78,950. We offer excellent
benefits including tuition exemption for self and family as well as
assistance with University housing.

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
libjobs2 [at] columbia__edu and list the names, addresses and 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 # UL 70103008 and include
your e-mail address. Applications will be accepted immediately and
until the position is filled.

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

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Received on Monday, 28 October, 2002

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