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Position at Columbia

From: Janet Gertz <gertz<-a>
Date: Friday, September 2, 2005
Audio/Moving Image Project Archivist/Surveyor
Preservation Division
Columbia University Libraries

Experienced audio/moving image archivist to conduct a survey of
approximately 40,000 items held in the Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Burke
Theological Library, Starr East Asian Library, and Weiner Music
Library of Columbia University.  The project is intended to collect
accurate, quantifiable information about quantities and types of
media, their physical condition, existence of intellectual control
and rights information, and potential research value using a
Microsoft Access relational database, in order to develop proposals
for future work.  The archivist will use qualitative and
quantitative measures to assess these factors and produce reports.

The project archivist will establish benchmarks, monitor progress,
supervise part-time student assistants, and assure that deadlines
are met.  The project is scheduled to be completed in two years,
pending funding of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Requirements:  ALA accredited MLS or MA in archival management or
equivalent, with emphasis on audio and/or moving image management;
and a minimum of one year of experience in the field of audio and/or
moving image management.  Knowledge of management and preservation
of audio and/or moving image collections; knowledge of Microsoft
Access or similar database software; ability to work effectively,
both independently and as a member of a team; strong organizational
and project management skills; ability to combine accuracy and
efficiency; excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The salary for the PC I position is commensurate with experience. We
offer excellent benefits including tuition exemption for self and
family and assistance with University housing.  Columbia will also
pay 50% of tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for
an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or university.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to
libjobs2<-a t->columbia< . >edu and list the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three references.  You may also mail your resume to

    Human Resources Office
    519 Butler Library
    Mail Code 1104
    Columbia University
    535 West 114th Street
    New York NY 10027

Your cover letter must specify Job Search # UL70105014 and include
your e-mail address.  Review of applications will commence on
September 22, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

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

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