Web Developer

The University Libraries is on a mission to preserve and make accessible its distinctive digital resources. It’s an ambitious goal, and we need a creative web developer like you to join our growing team to make it happen. As a full-stack PHP developer, you will customize and maintain the Libraries content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka). You will support,, and an expanding digital exhibits program. It’s a great opportunity to make a significant, positive impact on how patrons experience our content and services. You will also gain marketable experience working on open-source systems with the latest technologies and, at the same time, give back to Ohio State. 

Here's primarily what you'll be doing:

  • Building custom modules for PHP-based content management systems, primarily Drupal
  • Translating graphic designs into responsive CMS templates and themes
  • Integrating external services into websites via API

The Libraries is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the Libraries’ mission. We value work/life balance. You will have opportunities for remote work, and on-call time is limited. Travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.

On Call Support:

Systems and applications are assigned primary and secondary developers who are expected to respond to critical incidents during off-hours. These incidents are very rare. Our weekly scheduled maintenance window is 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursdays.

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 3+ years of programming experience in PHP;
  • 1+ years of experience supporting PHP-based content management systems, preferably Drupal;
  • 1+ years of experience programming in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of responsive web design fundamentals;
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards

Applications are accepted online at from April 23, 2016 through May 8, 2016.


Human Resources Manager

The Ohio State University Libraries is a highly valued partner and campus leader in advancing discovery and learning for OSU, for the state of Ohio, and for an ever expanding community of world scholars. University Libraries employs approximately 61 faculty, 175 staff and 400 student employees in 11 locations across the Columbus campus to meet the diverse and changing information needs of the University's students, faculty, and staff.  We seek a knowledgeable, dynamic, results-oriented Human Resources professional to join our team of exceptional employees and to lead the day to day activities of our HR function.  

Under direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Human Resources Manager performs in both a strategic and hands-on role that provides comprehensive Human Resources support to the University Libraries community. This role is critical in executing our strategic initiatives, ensuring the provision of brilliant internal customer support, in driving and delivering HR functional excellence and championing continuous HR process improvement. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for contributing to, managing, and implementing the HR strategy and solutions for University Libraries and ensuring the business needs are appropriately understood and represented in those plans. The position works collaboratively with colleagues and has specific accountability to ensure all HR programs, processes and initiatives are efficiently and effectively operationalized and executed. 

The Human Resources Manager assists Libraries’ leadership in talent management planning that enhances and advances our strategic plan; leads the Libraries' Human Resources team in executing a variety of human resources related functions including strategic workforce planning, selection and recruitment, orientation, onboarding and exit processing, designing training programs that support both workforce performance and employee professional development; champions and facilitates libraries diversity initiatives designs, develops and continuously improves our performance management process;  manages the employee relations activities and advises on related policies and procedure interpretation; provides distinguished customer service; plans and implements timely, efficient and accurate execution of actions and activities; resolves and follows up on challenges; suggests and implements best practices; ensures compliance with law, policies and procedures; completes and supports proper retention of documentation; supplies reports and statistics as well as performs appropriate analytical interpretation to inform decision making; serves as liaison to various Library departments and committees as well as University partners including but not limited to the Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Compliance and the Office of Human Resources. 

The HR Manager will demonstrate the ability to;

  • Create vision and goals for the HR team and inspire and motivate the team to achieve excellence in terms of customer support and core HR processes, to implement efficient and effective operations and assess service quality.
  • Understand the business goals of the unit and recommend creative approaches to meet the business needs while ensuring execution consistent with rules, polices and regulations.
  • Partners with Senior Administration into library-wide planning, policy making, and the development and evaluation of relevant services.
  • Act as a change agent/leader and culture steward.
  • Collaborate with the University’s HR Centers of Expertise to execute enterprise-wide programs and solutions that meet business needs.
  • Ability to lead projects at both an administrative level and shared stakeholder perspective to influence and obtain buy-in, and then drive execution and achievement of the intended results.
  • Develop and implement plans and actions to improve employee engagement and manager effectiveness, and foster diversity and inclusion.
  • Support leaders as strategist, coach, facilitator and architect.
  • Remain comfortable with high volume workload and a rapidly changing set of priorities in a complex environment.
  • Champion and support Human Resources service delivery processes.
  • Understand and utilize technology to efficiently deliver HR outcomes.
  • Foster a collaborative work environment, encouraging personnel to partner across departments within the Libraries to support goals and initiatives.

Required qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in Human Resources or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of progressively responsible professional experience delivering comprehensive HR service which includes but is not limited to strategic workforce planning, culture transformation, benefits and compensation, designing and delivering innovative training and development programs as well as extensive employee relations experience.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of all applicable federal and state employment laws.
  • Collaborative management style that emphasizes partnership in service delivery.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and collaboration skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.

Desired qualifications:  

  • Academic or large complex organization experience.
  • Prior experience leading, coaching and mentoring direct reports.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, oversight, and administration of an HR function including effective leadership, supervisory, and budgetary skills.
  • Experience with University policies and procedures as well as systems including PeopleSoft

Applications are accepted online at from April 16, 2016 through May 1, 2016.


Rights Management Specialist (3-year Term)

Reporting to the Head of the Copyright Resources Center (HCRC), the Rights Specialist will assist in the development of instruction, guidance, communications, and advocacy on copyright issues. The Rights Specialist will create and deliver instructional presentations, brochures, and web-based materials with particular emphasis on supporting faculty and staff creators of digital content in collaboration with the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE). The Rights Specialist will serve as the first line respondent for copyright questions specific to the creation of digital and online content. S/he will provide standard replies and links to resources and route complicated or intricate queries to HCRC as needed. The Rights Specialist will provide consultations for ODEE staff and for faculty/staff in need of resources and information on copyright related issues.  S/he will also be responsible for other general department duties and projects as assigned.

The Copyright Resources Center (CRC) provides information and resources to The Ohio State University community on topics and activities related to copyright. Through presentations, consultations and seminars for faculty, staff and students, the CRC provides information on all copyright-related issues, including, but not limited to using or providing access to copyright protected materials. The CRC also tailors sessions for particular audiences, including for specific courses which may touch on copyright matters. The CRC provides consultations on a variety of topics including: Fair Use, Teach Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Digitization. In addition, staff within the CRC work with Library or campus faculty/staff and University Counsel to create copyright-related documents and agreements to meet needs of the Libraries and other relevant stakeholders.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) supports faculty in the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning and research.  The CRC has partnered with ODEE to provide support and assistance to faculty and staff in the creation and completion of online curriculum and teaching tools. Specifically, CRC staff has consulted on issues related to the needs of ODEE grant recipients, partnered with ODEE to create the “Copyright and eLearning” brochure to provide information on using and creating copyright protected materials in distance and electronic education, collaborated to provide direct resource support for faculty creating material for OSU’s iBooks and iTunesU interfaces, and worked on with copyright issues as they may relate to the Digital First initiative.

As ODEE continues to expand, the demand for collaborative work and support from the CRC will continue to grow, giving the need for a dedicated Rights Specialist to meet these rising needs.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Business or related fields relevant to the pre-law area of academic interest or equivalent combination or experience required; demonstrated ability to manage projects; demonstrated experience in the development and facilitation of training and instructional programs; positive customer orientation and strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work creatively both independently and collaboratively with diverse groups; excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work, analyzing information, and managing competing deadlines; excellent written and oral communications skills; aptitude for learning new technology/software.

Desired qualifications:

Experience working with content/learning management systems; experience in course development and design; demonstrated interest in copyright law and libraries.

Applications are accepted online at from April 16, 2016 through May 1, 2016.