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|Head of Digital Collections and Preservation Systems
Columbia University Libraries (CUL) is seeking a dynamic library information professional to provide leadership in support of its expanding programs in digital collection building, digital archives and digital preservation. The acquisition, provision of access, and preservation of digitized and born-digital content and cultural heritage materials is a major programmatic area within the Libraries. CUL is engaged in a number of exciting, high-profile digital initiatives, grant-supported projects and software development and implementation programs, and is also involved in collaborative activities with other research libraries and colleague institutions.
The Head of Digital Collections and Preservation Systems is a new position reporting to the Director of Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies that will:
-guide and oversee the work of the Digital Collections and Preservation Systems team (currently four positions);
Required Education, Training, Skills, and Experience
-ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, MIS or the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree or experience working in an academic library
Preferred Education, Training, Skills, and Experience
-Familiarity with the Fedora/Hydra/Blacklight technology stack
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.. We have 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. Columbia University Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
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