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Topic: Public Services Libn. @ Columbia University
Posted By: miloa
Subject: Public Services Libn. @ Columbia University
Date Posted: 28/Aug/2017 at 4:41pm
*Public Services Librarian*

*The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary*
*Columbia University Libraries*

The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary seeks an experienced,
energetic professional to serve as Public Services Librarian. Reporting
to the Head of the Burke Library, the Public Services Librarian will
develop and coordinate access, instructional, and research support
services, expanding access to and usage of the Burke Library's rich
research collections and information resources. For more information
about the Burke Library, see

The responsibilities of this position include the development and
implementation of creative instructional and other educational
programming, such as orientations, workshops, course-related
instruction, and online guides. The Public Services Librarian serves as
the coordinator of access services and manages circulation, course
reserves, interlibrary loan, and document delivery services for the
library. The position will supervise two support staff members and
several student assistants. The Public Services Librarian also leads the
Burke Library's outreach activities, including events, exhibitions, its
website and social media presence. The Public Services Librarian will
collaborate with colleagues from across Columbia University Libraries,
including the Associate Director, Assessment and Analytics and the
Associate Director, Communications to plan and recommend new service
programs. The position will also participate on Libraries-wide task
forces and working groups.

The Burke Library is world renowned, containing rich collections for
research and teaching with holdings of over 700,000 items, including
unique and special materials. The Burke Library maintains its commitment
to the needs of both teaching and research, serving the faculty,
students, and staff of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University,
the New York Theological Seminary, as well as a wide spectrum of
national and international scholars and researchers. Union Theological
Seminary in New York City prepares students in professional and research
degree programs for leadership in the church, academy, and society. For
more information about UTS, see


-MLS or PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area required.
-Knowledge of public services and some previous related experience required.
-Effective supervisory skills required.
-Strong organizational and project management skills required.
-Excellent oral and written communications skills required.
-Successful experience working effectively with faculty, students, and
other staff in a collaborative environment required.
-Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse
environment required.
-2-3 years of experience in an academic library environment, preferably
supporting theological education, preferred.
-An advanced degree in theology or religion preferred.
-Evidence of effective teaching preferred.
-Demonstrated technical proficiency and interest in using new
technologies to enhance support for teaching, learning, and research
-Working knowledge of one or more languages used in theological and
religious studies research (e.g., Hebrew, Greek, Latin, German, French,
Spanish) preferred.

Columbia University has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in
values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the
curriculum and throughout University life. Columbia welcomes
applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster
their contribution to the University's educational mission. We invite
applicants who have demonstrated creative approaches to empowering and
mentoring staff, leading projects, solving problems, and developing
user-centric programs, services, or collections. We offer salary and
benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*Apply on-line at

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