The Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the
position of E-Book Program Development Librarian.
This is a temporary, 2-year position (with the possibility of extension)
created to provide comprehensive analyses and recommendations to support the
planning and development of multiple aspects of the Libraries' program for
acquiring e-books and making them available to patrons. Reporting to the
Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection
Development the incumbent will be responsible for:
1. Gathering and summarizing information pertaining to specific aspects of the
Libraries' e-book program, including comparative information from other
university libraries and information on trends in e-book publishing and
technology; identifying areas of potential improvement and recommending
courses of action
2. Working with a Data Analyst and the Assessment Librarian to prepare
statistical reports and analyses relating to the Libraries' e-book program;
analyzing data to identify trends and issues, and areas for potential
3. Participating in meetings of committees, task forces, and other groups
involved in developing procedures and policies relating to e-book collection,
management, and use; participating in strategic planning related to e-books.
4. Assisting in planning, developing, and coordinating collaborative
arrangements involving e-book acquisition with the Libraries' collecting
partners (BorrowDirect, MaRLI, 2CUL, etc.)
5, Working with publishers, e-book vendors, library organizations, and
standards organizations to identify and propose improvements in e-book data,
licensing terms, functionality, archiving, and similar areas.
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.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and
excellent benefits including assistance with University housing.
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