Social Sciences and Social Work Research Support Librarian
August 7, 2018
New York, New York
Summary Description: The Social Sciences and Social Work Research Support Librarian engages and collaborates with a diverse body of faculty and students across the School of Social Work, the School of International and Public Affairs, and other social science departments at Columbia University. The Librarian will support research and learning through outreach to faculty and students, research support services to undergraduates and graduate students, and collection building in Social Work and in other areas as needed. As part of the Science, Engineering, and Social Sciences team, 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 social sciences to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Librarian will also participate in service programs across the Libraries on research information management and new forms of scholarly communication.The Librarian will collaborate with Humanities & Global Studies librarians to ensure that the School of International & Public Affair's teaching and collections needs are met.
Minimum Qualifications: - MLS or PhD or other advanced degree in a related field-Working knowledge of the academic research process- Ability to provide service and support in a technology rich environment- Commitment to supporting and working with diverse populations- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills- Excellent problem solving abilities
Preferred Qualifications: - Undergraduate degree in social science or other appropriate discipline - Knowledge of emerging technologies in academic libraries- Understanding of qualitative research methodology- Collection building skills- Innovative mindset
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66850
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.