Web Developer

Description: 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. You will support,, and other busy library sites and partner with our communications professionals and usability specialist to build engaging interfaces for our innovative digital library, digital exhibits, and other systems. 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 websites and digital exhibits on PHP-based content management systems; developing modules and plugins with custom functionality; translating graphic designs into HTML, CSS and JavaScript; making sure websites are mobile responsive and universally-accessible Providing CMS technical support; may supervise student employees.

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 so 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.

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.

 Requied Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer & information science or engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience; 1+ years of experience supporting PHP-based content management systems, such as WordPress or Drupal; 1+ years of experience programming in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript; 1+ years of experience using graphics software, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Omnigraffle.

Applications will be accepted online at from January 23, 2016 through February 14, 2016.


Special Collections Description & Access Associate

Description: The Special Collections Description and Access Associate will support the work of the Special Collections Processing Program in Thompson Library, with a primary focus on archival accessioning tasks and maintaining/updating existing archival description records and catalog records for archival materials.  The Associate will also be responsible for receiving and distributing deliveries and assisting with supply inventories and ordering.  Work in this position will heavily utilize Archivists’ Toolkit, III Sierra, and OCLC Connexion, as well as other metadata management tools in use by OSUL.  Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Coordinator, in consultation with the Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator and the Head of Special Collections Description & Access.  Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated familiarity with special collections, archival materials, or the description of archival materials; experience producing clear, effective writing; strong organizational skills; ability to follow instructions and complete complex tasks with a high degree of accuracy; effective oral communication skills.  Frequently works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push carts weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired Qualifications: Previous work experience in a special collections or archives performing arrangement and description tasks and/or completed coursework in the area of archival arrangement and description; familiarity with DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard); experience using an archival collection management system and/or a catalog ILS.

Applications will be accepted online at from January 30, 2016 through February 21, 2016.


Rights Management Specialist

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Rights Management Specialist (Program Coordinator) within the Copyright Resources Center.  The Copyright Resources Center provides information and resources to The Ohio State University community on topics and activities related to copyright. Reporting to the Head of the Copyright Resources Center, the successful candidate will assist in the development of instruction, guidance, communications, and advocacy on copyright issues to the University and University Libraries.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience; Ability to manage projects; 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 will be accepted online at from February 6, 2016 through February 14, 2016.