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Lead Library Learning Experience Specialist – Columbia University

gottemanThe Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University seek a Lead Library Experience Specialist to guide efforts to enhance a powerful library learning environment combining physical and virtual elements to support learning and teaching in a dynamic graduate school community.

The Learning Experience Specialist will:

  • Design, develop, and maintain technologies in library learning spaces, including physical spaces (e.g., classrooms, group rooms, workstations, learner spaces, and event spaces) and virtual spaces (e.g., course platforms, digital archives, online publishing environments)
  • Educate and prepare other members of the library services team to support the use of learning and teaching technologies
  • Partner with the library’s education program by developing the infrastructure for showcasing and amplifying exhibitions, events, and related activities
  • Partner with the library’s reference services team to provide support and instruction to patrons in the use of library learning environments
  • Study current and emerging learning and teaching needs of students, faculty, and staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science, education or a related field
  • Demonstrated administrative and management experience including technology, staff training, and strategic development
  • Experience using existing and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library and learning services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of computer software and hardware
  • Demonstrated experience in operational and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with groups and individuals outside of regular work area or unit
  • Record of innovation and creativity
  • Experience working with learners and educators

If interested in this position, please send a cover letter along with your resume to edlabjobs@tc.columbia.edu. Please put “Application for the Lead Library Learning Experience Specialist” in the subject of your email.

Substitute Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian – City Tech


The successful candidate will report to the library’s director of technical services and oversee cataloging, serials, and electronic resources operations.  She or he will be responsible for some original cataloging, oversee vendor-ready cataloging, and manage a small number of print journals and continuations, with supervision of support staff and other duties as assigned.

This librarian will maintain timely, accurate data about these resources in systems such as link resolver (SFX), integrated library system (Aleph 500), OCLC Connexion, ejournal portal (Serials Solutions), and the library website (Drupal).


Required: Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution. Two years of technical services and/or electronic resources experience, preferably in an academic or research library, and excellent communication skills.  Appointment is at the lecturer or assistant professor level.  For appointment as an assistant professor a second master’s is required.

Preferred: Experience with the following = SFX or another link resolver; Aleph 500 or another integrated library system; vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia; MarcEdit; Serials Solutions; and Drupal.  Also proficiency with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

The successful candidate will begin work as early as this November.  New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York is adjacent to Brooklyn Heights, near downtown Brooklyn, not far from the Brooklyn Bridge.  Applicants are advised to send a cover letter and CV by e-mail to Prof. Tess Tobin, Administrative Services Librarian, TTobin@citytech.cuny.edu.