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[PADG:647] Project Position Available at Columbia

 Slavic Culture and History Microfiliming Project Coordinator
- Preservation Division -

The Project Coordinator has primary responsibility for managing a
two-year microfilming preservation project, including planning,
supervising staff, coordinating library and vendor activities, and
monitoring budgets and production statistics.  Duties include: 
developing procedures and workflows; hiring and supervising project
staff who perform identification of brittle volumes, bibliographic
and circulation procedures, quality control inspection of
microfilm, and disposition of filmed volumes and microfilm;
coordinating the work of external vendors contracted with for
preparation, bibliographic control, and microfilming to maintain
productivity and ensure that proper standards and procedures are
followed; monitoring budgets,  maintaining statistics and preparing
reports.  The Project Coordinator reports to the Director for

The fourth phase of the NEH-funded Slavic Culture and History
Microfilming Project will preserve 5,175 brittle monograph and
serial volumes dealing with the politics, economy, society, and
history of nineteenth-century Russia and Eastern Europe, the
Russian Revolutionary period, and the period of Soviet dominance.

Requirements:  In addition to an accredited MLS with coursework in
preservation and/or equivalent training, minimum one year?s work
experience in preservation.  Aptitude for analytical work and
strong organizational skills as demonstrated through previous
relevant experience; knowledge of preservation microfilming
policies and procedures; knowledge of bibliographic control
policies and procedures for preservation reproductions; ability to
work with staff at all levels in a fluid, complex organization and
to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; knowledge of
one or more foreign language.

Preferred qualifications include:  knowledge of Russian or another
Slavic language; previous supervisory experience; knowledge of MS
Access and MS Excel or similar database software and spreadsheets,
cost modeling, management statistics, and/or budgeting; experience
with technical processing in a large library environment.

The salary for this PC II position is commensurate with experience. 
We offer excellent benefits including tuition exemption for self and
family and assistance with University housing.  Columbia will also
pay 50% of tuition for your dependent child who is a candidate for
an undergraduate degree at another accredited college or

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.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume to
libjobs2@xxxxxxxxxxxx and list the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three references.  You may also mail your resume to
Human Resources Office, 519 Butler Library, Mail Code 1104,
Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. 
Your cover letter must specify Job Search # UL70105015 and include
your e-mail address.  Review of applications will commence on
September 22, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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