Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: We offer salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.




535 West 114th Street
New York
New York
United States


Columbia University Libraries seek a Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager in the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of the Libraries.

The Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager manages special projects, primarily larger digitization projects carried by vendors, of time-based media, published materials, and archival collections ; also as appropriate, condition surveys, inventory projects, and other activities related to digitization efforts. Over the next 6 years most of the Project Manager’s time will be devoted to a major effort to digitize and preserve CUL’s unique holdings of time-based media. The incumbent reports to the Director, Preservation and Digital Conversion Division.


  • Under general guidance from the Director, design, document, and manage project workflows, procedures, statistics, and polices. Assist in selection of vendors and developing vendor contracts. 
  • Supervise and train support staff and student assistants; assign work, coordinate flow of materials; act as liaison to other CUL units involved in projects. 
  • Act as liaison to vendors, resolve problems, assure schedules are met, and assure services meet quality and technical specifications. 
  • Assist with other PDCD activities as needed, including disaster response.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or PhD or equivalent
  • Accredited graduate degree in preservation of time-based media, or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge of time-based media preservation and digitization 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills 
  • Supervisory experience working in a large academic library or archives 
  • Project management experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Excel and/or similar tools 
  • Commitment to supporting and working in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with bibliographic records in a variety of languages 
  • Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and procedures 
  • Familiarity with library and archives preservation, including audiovisual 
  • Familiarity with library and archives digitization 
  • Familiarity with collection maintenance policies and procedures 
  • Experience with digitizing library and archives materials 
  • Collection maintenance experience 
  • Experience with preservation

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1704

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic multicultural intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries/Information Services comprises a diverse, collegial and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, leadership, collaboration and professionalism.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement