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Journalism and Government Information Librarian
Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries
Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position Journalism and Government Information Librarian. The Journalism and Government Information Librarian will engage and collaborate with faculty, students, and administrators in the Columbia School of Journalism and across the University relating to research and data support in the area of government information. The Librarian will collect materials in the areas of journalism, news and current events, and government information. The Librarian will manage collection funds, select materials, and coordinate outreach for the School of Journalism, and government information and data. The Librarian will also monitor and choose appropriate Federal, NY State, and NYC government documents, and work with other liaisons when making selection decisions for both current and historical materials in all formats. Working collaboratively as part of the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Library team and the Research Support group, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The Librarian will support digital scholarship initiatives and engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in the sciences and social sciences to meet the evolving needs of faculty and students. The Librarian will also participate in service programs across the Libraries including data services.

The Columbia School of Journalism is one of the oldest and most cutting-edge journalism schools in the country. The School includes the Tow Center for Digital Journalism; the Brown Institute for Media Innovation; the Columbia Journalism Review; and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. The School offers over a dozen areas of study with MA, MS, PhD, and Dual Degree programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Business and Research Support, this position provides outreach, instruction, and collections services to researchers at Columbia University. The Journalism and Government Information Librarian develops, manages, and assesses print and digital collections to support research, teaching, and learning. The Librarian participates in planning and marketing instruction, outreach, and special programs for the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries. Additionally, the Librarian participates in Library-wide initiatives, serves on committees and task forces, and takes part in professional activities and organizations, as appropriate.

Required qualifications include:
●     ALA MLS or advanced degree in an appropriate discipline such as communications, journalism, or equivalent in the social sciences or other appropriate discipline
●     Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
●     Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse environment
●     Ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative work environment
●     Ability to learn new technology-related skills and procedures
●     Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications and data
●     Experience providing service and outreach in a technology-rich environment

Preferred qualifications include:
●     Demonstrated experience working with statistical datasets and the ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students, and staff about textual numerical and spatial data resources
●     Teaching or training experience
●     Experience in identifying and evaluating software applications
●     Familiarity with emerging technologies and social media

To apply for this position please visit the following link:

The Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries Division collections and services directly support the research and learning activities of the departments of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Sociology, and Statistics. The Division also includes support for the Columbia Business School, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of International Affairs and Public Administration, the School of Journalism, and the School of Social Work. The Division also actively supports the pedagogical and applied uses of geospatial tools, statistical packages, and research data support. In addition to assistance with research data support, the Division offers guidance writing research data management plans and open access issues.   

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

-- Rachel
      Schaedler Human Resources Generalist Columbia University Libraries
      535 W. 114th St. New York, NY 10027 Room 511 212-854-7610
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