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Research Support and Data Services Librarian
Watson Library of Business and Economics
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications
for the position of Research Support and Data Services Librarian in the
Watson Library of Business and Economics.

The Research Support and Data Services Librarian will provide research
support and outreach in the areas of business and economics with a
specific focus on assisting faculty and students in acquiring and using
business and economics data. As a member of the research team providing
high-end research and data support in the Watson Library, the incumbent
will assist users in acquiring and finding, manipulating and analyzing
numeric data and assisting in the use of statistical software, both in
Watson and in the Data Service at the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC).

The Research Support and Data Services Librarian will engage
technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in business
and economics, including those supporting data-intensive research. The
incumbent will actively acquire data to support the research and
teaching needs of diverse campus constituencies and work with colleagues
from across the Social Science Libraries division and the Columbia
University Libraries to provide coordinated support for using research
data. The incumbent will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces
and working groups and will represent the organization at appropriate
regional and national forums. This position will report to the Head,
Watson Library of Business and Economics.

The successful candidate will have:
• MLS or advanced degree in a social science discipline such as
business, statistics, economics, etc., or an equivalent combination of
education and experience
• Experience providing research support in an academic library setting
• Demonstrated experience using quantitative research tools such as
SPSS, Stata, R, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and
across organizations
• Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex
organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team
• Strong public service orientation
• Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communications
and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated record of success designing projects and bringing them to
a conclusion in a timely fashion

*Submit your application on-line at:*

The Watson Library of Business and Economics’ collections and services
directly support research and teaching in the Columbia Business School
and the Department of Economics. The Watson Library actively supports
other schools and departments on campus as they intersect with business
and economics, including the Department of Mathematics, Department of
Statistics, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the
School of International and Public Affairs.

The Watson Library has a collection of over 400,000 books and over 1,000
journal titles. Special focus is placed on the topics of accounting,
economics, business history, management of organizations, corporate and
international finance, and money and financial markets. Watson also has
an extensive collection of historical annual reports and SEC filings.
Research help is provided mostly through consultations; librarians are
also on call during the day for quick research help. For more
information about the Watson Library, see

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.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent benefits.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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