Front End Web Developer - 2 year term

Description: As a member of the AD&S team, the front end web developer will design and build discovery and access interfaces for the digital library, content management systems, library catalogs, digital exhibits, learning resources, and other systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing accessible and responsive interfaces to these products to provide a positive experience for partners, students, and Libraries staff and faculty. This position provides a great opportunity to design creative and usable solutions, making a significant impact on how patrons and staff experience services at the University Libraries.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience; significant experience programming in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS; significant experience in responsive and mobile web design (such as flexible grids, flexible images, and media queries); significant experience using graphics software, such as InDesign, Photoshop, or Omnigraffle; significant experience building themes/templates for content management systems (such as Drupal and WordPress).

 Please apply online at from March 18, 2017 through March 26, 2017.



AV Assessment & Processing Assistant - 2 year term

Description: Working under the supervision of the Head of Preservation & Reformatting, the incumbent will develop and implement a plan for assessing the Ohio State University Libraries’ audiovisual collections, with a focus on rare and unique items. The incumbent will also develop and pilot a workflow and create associated documentation for on-demand reformatting of rare and unique audiovisual collections in a range of formats through trusted audiovisual preservation and reformatting vendors. In the context of a vibrant and developing infrastructure for managing and preserving digital collections and maturing programs of digital reformatting and born-digital curation, this position will work closely with colleagues and in different spaces across the organization, particularly in the Special Collections Description and Access Department, Thompson Library Special Collections, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Archives, the Music and Dance Library, and the Library Information Technology Department. May include supervision of student assistants.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; working knowledge of a variety of analog and digital audiovisual formats and the preservation concerns associated with each. Experience with digitization; ability to communicate effectively in writing, on the phone, and in person in a variety of settings; ability to work independently but maintain excellent communication with supervisor. Ability to work on one’s feet, push and pull carts, lift up to 30 pounds.

Desired qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with the principles and practices of digital preservation and archiving; advanced training in a field related to media, archival, museum, information, or preservation studies; some coursework relevant to audiovisual preservation; experience working with audiovisual preservation vendors; experience surveying and assessing library, museum or archives collections; experience developing and implementing workflows.

Please apply online at from March 18, 2017 through April 2, 2017.



Data Visualization Specialist - 2 year term

Description: The Data Visualization Specialist will help researchers and project teams understand and use data visualization techniques to support their work. The specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University relating to data visualization and visual thinking. The specialist will provide consulting services to faculty and students and collaborate with other campus units already providing visualization and design services. The specialist will work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the GIS Specialist, the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in both the Research Commons and elsewhere in University Libraries to increase understanding of visual data issues, ranging from preparing data for visualization to limitations of data visualization. The specialist will be responsible for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation. This position reports to the Manager of the Research Commons.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Information Science, Graphic Design, related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; experience or background in data science, data analytics, or experience in graphic design; experience working with a variety of proprietary and open source data visualization applications, such as those used to create timelines, maps, dashboards, infographics, charts, graphs, etc.; experience with, and knowledge of, digital research tools and methods; understanding of university research environments and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment; excellent communications skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently on projects.

Desired qualifications: Master’s degree or other advanced degree in Computer/Information Science or field related to Art, Technology, or Design; experience teaching data visualization techniques using specific software such as Tableau, Gephi, Excel, ArcGIS, InDesign or Google Fusion Tables; teaching experience in higher education; experience or familiarity with web-delivered interactive visualizations; experience or familiarity with creating visualizations from real-time data streams; experience with visualizing text analysis.

Please apply online at from March 18, 2017 through April 2, 2017.



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Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; A demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data; Experience developing user-centered instruction including work with scalable solutions and online delivery mechanisms; Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others; Familiarity with the DMPTool or the DMPonline; Experience with data management and curation, with a focus on research practices relating to data organization, metadata schemas for data sets, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval; Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Ability to work with faculty and research support staff in a higher education setting.