Program Coordinator - Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator within the Collections and Technical Services division, to support the work of the Special Collections unit. The Special Collections unit collects, preserves, and promotes the use of distinctive collections, unique resources and primary research materials. For additional information about the Special Collections Department please visit: Relocation assistance is unavailable for this position.

This Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator is central to our efforts to make locally owned collections of distinction accessible and discoverable which in turn supports many other areas of the Libraries’ strategic plan. Under the general direction of the Head of Special Collections Description and Access this position will coordinate a program of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools. Key responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog and establishes policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Develops and implements workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material. 
  • Manages daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging questions, and carrying out quality control.
  • Provides training for department staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs original and complex cataloging for a variety of collections as needed, with a focus on pre-1800 materials and collections that require a more detailed level of cataloging. When appropriate, applies Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials rules.
  • Coordinates receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions and curatorial personnel to verify receipt, process invoices, and determine priority and processing plans.
Target Hiring Range: $36,000 - $42,000/year.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the personnel postings at beginning October 18, 2014 through November 2, 2014.  Job Opening Number: 403008.   

Program Coordinator – Production Coordinator

University Libraries’ Digital Content Services (DCS) engages with partners across the University to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content. DCS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarship through the Knowledge Bank repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access publishing program. The DCS Production Coordinator performs and coordinates production work for the department across both programs and multiple platforms. The person in this position works closely with the Interim Co-Heads of the Department and the Administrative Associate for Knowledge Bank Metadata Input and Quality Control to develop and assess production workflows, and supports development of new publications and new projects. The incumbent provides technical support for authors and editors, communicates with partners on production-related matters, and performs production work as needed. The position requires an in-depth understanding of the suite of digital content services provided by the department, sound judgment, and decision making. Current department staffing includes two librarians, two staff members, and student assistants. There is a potential for supervisory responsibilities. Target Hiring Range: $36,000 - $42,000/year.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the personnel postings at by 10/19/2014.  Job Opening Number: 402095.