Job Opportunities


DLST is hiring! The positions listed here are open until filled. If you're interested in digital libraries and library web services, we'd be excited to hear from you. We hire in two employment groups: Officers of the Administration, which designates general professional staff at Columbia, and Officers of the Libraries, librarian positions which have additional educational requirements and a dedicated system of professional ranks and governing policies.

Special Collections Analyst

Summary

This is an Officer of the Libraries position with our infrastructure and applications team. The incumbent will play an important role in designing and implementing our evolving dataflows and integrations supporting archival description and discovery, digital access to non-custodial collections, and other digital libraries projects. Candidates with experience programmatically manipulating libraries and archives metadata who are interested in having this work be a more formally recognized part of their job description are invited to apply - there is an opportunity to define a role akin to systems librarianship for archival metadata and digital collections here.

Position Description

Columbia University Libraries (CUL) seeks a creative and engaged Special Collections Analyst Librarian to design, coordinate and collaborate in planning and implementing ongoing integration, discovery, and syndication, and usage analysis efforts around the Columbia Libraries’ collections metadata, digital collections and licensed digital resources.

The Special Collections Analyst acts as a systems analyst, requirements developer and technical support provider for the diverse range of systems and services comprising Columbia’s digital library and scholarly technologies infrastructure. As part of the Development Infrastructure and Applications Team within the Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies (DLST) group, the incumbent will report to the Head of the Development Infrastructure and Applications Team and will work with the team, with the Libraries’ Special Collections units, and other Libraries and University staff to support existing archival description and digital collections workflows, to plan and develop requirements for new projects, and to improve access to the Libraries’ digital materials. The Special Collections Analyst/Librarian will bring an innovative, data-centered approach to all online projects and will thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

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Web Services & User Experience Librarian

Summary

Reporting to the Head of Web Services, this position is part of the Web Services team and works with the Libraries’ Research & Learning group, Special Collections teams, and other Libraries and University staff to support existing web projects, to plan for and implement new online projects and new designs, and to improve the Libraries’ web presence. The Web Services User Experience Specialist will bring an innovative, user-centered approach to all online projects and will thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Position Description

The Web Services and User Experience Librarian assists in advising and consulting with other units within Columbia University Libraries related to the Libraries’ web presence and will communicate with content contributors and the Libraries as a whole about usability findings, best practices, accessibility needs and standards, and emerging technologies as well as industry standards. This position will participate in secondary assignments based on interests and institutional need.

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Programmer/Analyst

Summary

This is an early/mid career Officer of Administration position with our infrastructure and applications team. The incumbent will contribute to a variety of projects, eventually acting as the technical lead for our institutional repository (source repository) and as a key contributor for our digital collections management tools (source repository).

These applications are currently built with Rails and Blacklight, but we invite applications from candidates with a portfolio in any of our core platforms who are motivated to develop the ability to contribute to Ruby web projects. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in open source and/or collaborative development in the higher education or cultural heritage sectors!  

Position Description

Reporting to the Head of Development, Infrastructure, and Applications, the Programmer Analyst-A develops, maintains, and integrates computing systems and software in support of Columbia’s Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies Program. This includes working as necessary in all of the Development, Infrastructure & Application Group’s principal languages, tools and platforms. In addition to application development, the position is responsible for supporting data conversions and migrations directly, via tool development, and with process automation. The position is responsible for researching and evaluating new software solutions. The position may be asked to mentor junior colleagues.

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