Category: NN Jobs (page 1 of 5)

Job Posting: Sesquicentennial Archives Assistant

Submitted by Kristin Gall: 

Description: The Sesquicentennial Archives Assistant will focus on the already underway projects related to the University’s sesquicentennial. The Assistant is responsible for answering reference questions from university departments related to sesquicentennial work, particularly from the staff in the Sesquicentennial Office. The Assistant will work with Archives’ staff to create social media posts related to the sesquicentennial and assist the University Archivist with outreach activities, including physical and digital exhibitions. The Assistant will supervise sesquicentennial interns assigned to the University Archives and serves as a back-up for University Archives services as needed.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent; one year of experience performing archival reference with both manuscripts and photographs; one year of experience writing and editing entries related to history; ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; must be able to work in archival storage conditions where stacks reach 30 feet high at temperatures of 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit; must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience with Ohio State University archival collections; experience with providing tours and other outreach activities; one year of experience using Archivists Toolkit.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82530 from November 4 through November 12, 2017.

Job Posting: Head of Conservation

Submitted by Kristin Gall: 

Description: The Head of Conservation is a core member of the Ohio State University Libraries’ collection stewardship team and leads a dynamic, well-established conservation program. In close partnership with colleagues across the organization, the Head of Conservation is responsible for physical treatment, collections care, and preventive conservation of circulating and non-circulating collections in a range of formats, chiefly books and works on paper.

At the heart of one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in the country, the Ohio State University Libraries aspires to be the leading research library advancing the education, research, and engagement missions of a national flagship public university. Our collections, initiatives, partnerships, and services reflect the breadth and depth of stakeholders and our ambition. The Libraries’ collections include a variety of distinct special collections and archives and extensive general collections that are widely circulated throughout the OhioLINK statewide consortium, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and well beyond. The Libraries has a number of renovated, well-managed facilities for safe and secure storage, processing, and display of collections, including Thompson Library, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and two off-site, high-density storage facilities.

Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Preservation & Reformatting, the Head of Conservation is a key strategic and operational leader. The successful candidate will lead a team of talented and enthusiastic staff, students, and volunteers in a well-equipped and well-appointed Conservation Lab located in the Libraries Tech Center. They will communicate, coordinate, and collaborate extensively throughout the organization to plan, implement, streamline, manage, and document sustainable workflows for responsibly stewarding OSUL’s research collections at all stages of their life-cycle. In consultation with curators, collections managers, catalogers, and other colleagues, the Head of Conservation will perform and oversee a full range of conservation treatments, stabilizations, and housings, with an emphasis on books and paper.

The successful candidate will substantially contribute to the Libraries’ emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. They will interface regularly with the Libraries’ maturing digital reformatting and exhibitions programs, and liaise with external vendors, facilities and operations colleagues, and others on the logistics of internal and external collection handling and transport. The Head of Conservation leverages their involvement in local, regional, national, and international forums to advance the Libraries strategic goals. The Head of Conservation serves as a resource for the OSU, Columbus, and Ohio community regarding the appropriate care, handling and treatment of collections, engaging in a variety of in-reach, outreach, training, consultation and other educational activities.

Required qualifications: A graduate-level degree in conservation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience leading to knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques and ethics of cultural heritage conservation; five years of experience in conservation providing demonstrated experience in: identifying the causes of damage, triaging materials and selecting appropriate treatments, carrying out a wide range of conservation treatments, and developing and managing multiple workflows; ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Desired qualifications: Experience working with both circulating and non-circulating library collections; professional experience in an academic library setting; demonstrated experience assessing existing workflows and implementing process improvements; two years of experience managing, training, and delegating work to staff, students and/or volunteers with varying levels of conservation knowledge and skill; active involvement in professional organizations focused on the preservation and conservation of library collections, such as the American Institute for Conservation, the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists and others.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82534 from November 4 through November 26, 2017.

Job Posting: Library Associate 2 – Collection Management Team

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: Manages the gifts program for the Libraries, implementing selection guidelines and working with other staff to streamline gifts processing as needed. Manages, develops and performs tasks integral to collection management initiatives under the direction of the Head, Collection Management Team (CMT), including project management. Coordinates with other team members and appropriate organizational groups to perform team functions. Develops, identifies, and recommends alternative processes for transfers and withdrawals as needed (T/W) to Head, CMT. Develops, maintains, and recommends training materials for staff regarding (T/W) to Head, CMT. This position supervises staff and students in the absence of the Head, CMT. Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent certificate; 600 hours training in library practices and procedures (or six months of experience.); 100 hours training in management/supervision (or one month of experience); or equivalent.

Desired qualifications: At least two years of work experience with editing and managing item records in a public, academic, or research library; experience using Sierra ILS; proficient in searching library databases; knowledge of library catalog records.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82370  through November 5, 2017.

Job Posting: eResources Access Coordinator

Submitted by Kristin Gall: 

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) seeks an innovative and analytical professional to fill the Electronic Resources Access Coordinator position. The individual in this position will serve as an integral member of the Serials and Electronic Resources Unit (Acquisitions and Discovery Program, Content and Access Division) with a focus on facilitating access management and enhancing discovery for the continuously expanding OSUL electronic resource collections. The position will coordinate electronic content access by overseeing the data management needs for e-resources relating to acquisitions functions. Duties include activation and maintenance of access to University Libraries e-resources, including databases, e-journals, and e-books; configuration of supporting interfaces for user discovery; trouble-shooting reported access problems. This work includes the backend administration of discovery management services and related knowledge bases for database and journal lists (i.e. Serials Solutions A-Z, 360 MARC), OpenURL link resolver (i.e. 360 Link) and holdings management for discovery and resource sharing (i.e.OCLC WorldShare Management Knowledge Base, Innovative Sierra ERM). In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for tracking and assembling usage data from multiple sources (i.e. 360 Link, direct w/ platform provider) and will work with Collections Strategy staff to configure and analyze data for collections assessment. This position reports to the Electronic Resources Officer and works collaboratively with staff across OSUL departments, including IT and liaises with vendors and consortia partners. The position will be located at the Libraries Tech Center.

Required qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills, especially for resolving issues and implementing changes; highly proficient in Excel and other applications for the purpose of data organization and manipulation; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to complete complex tasks; excellent interpersonal and communications skills to seek input and keep stakeholders informed of changes or issues.

Desired qualifications: Project management skills; knowledge of databases or electronic resources; experience with data management or library management systems, such as Serials Solutions products or III Millennium/Sierra systems; some knowledge of one or more of the following: HTML, JavaScript, SQL; experience working in a library setting.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82367 from October 28, 2017 through November 12, 2017.

Job Posting: Library Associate 2 – Collection Management Team

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  

Description: Manages the gifts program for the Libraries, implementing selection guidelines and working with other staff to streamline gifts processing as needed. Manages, develops and performs tasks integral to collection management initiatives under the direction of the Head, Collection Management Team (CMT), including project management. Coordinates with other team members and appropriate organizational groups to perform team functions. Develops, identifies, and recommends alternative processes for transfers and withdrawals as needed (T/W) to Head, CMT. Develops, maintains, and recommends training materials for staff regarding (T/W) to Head, CMT. This position supervises staff and students in the absence of the Head, CMT. Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent certificate; 600 hours training in library practices and procedures (or six months of experience); 100 hours training in management/supervision (or one month experience); or equivalent.

Desired qualifications: At least two years of work experience with editing and managing item records in a public, academic, or research library; experience using Sierra ILS; proficient in searching library databases; knowledge of library catalog records.

Accepting only internal applications from October 14 through October 22, 2017. Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82086

Job Posting: Library Associate 2

From Kristin Gall:  

Description: Under the direction of the Head of the Architecture Library, this position is responsible for the daily operations of the Architecture Library; ensures staff coverage necessary to open/close the library during public service hours during days, evenings and weekends; oversees circulation services; hires, trains, manages, and supervises student employees; provides assistance to customers in using electronic resources and locating materials in the library; responsible for daily stacks maintenance and assisting with collection projects; maintains library services in absence of the librarian; serves as facilities liaison to FOD and Knowlton Hall; coordinates with other units in the libraries and across the university as needed and performs other duties as assigned. May work evenings and/or weekends.

Required qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent certificate; 600 hours training in library practices and procedures (or six months of experience); 100 hours training in management/supervision (or one month experience); or equivalent.

Desired qualifications: Experience working in a service-oriented environment; ability to work independently; aptitude for multi-tasking and attention to detail; must possess the skills to plan and structure staff assignments to provide efficient and effective library service; proven ability to direct and motivate others in a professional and effective manner; ability to effectively resolve customer issues; computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; Qualtrics; Sierra and OhioLINK.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/82034 from October 14 through October 22, 2017.

Job postings: Acquisitions and Discovery Cohort, including Acquisitions Librarian, Head of Bibliographic Initiatives and Metadata Initiatives Librarian

 Submitted by Kristin Gall:  The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a cohort of innovative tenure-track faculty librarians to join our team to redesign acquisition and discovery activities. The cohort includes an Acquisitions Librarian, a Head of Bibliographic Initiatives, and a Metadata Initiatives Librarian

The recently formed Acquisitions and Discovery program comprises multiple units managing work in the arenas of content ordering, receiving, licensing and negotiation, bibliographic description, metadata creation and management, access management for electronic resources, and description and processing of special collections content.

This cohort of librarians will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan aligned with the University’s priorities. Not only will the successful candidates enrich existing faculty and staff expertise, but will join the Libraries as we seek to grow and cultivate agile practices that value iterative change through experimentation and risk-taking. The cohort, under the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist, will join a team of program area leaders and collaborate in building innovative processes throughout the lifecycle of library collections. The University Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources.

Complete job descriptions available here

Job posting: Scholarly Sharing Strategist

The Scholarly Sharing Strategist leads a dynamic program area that promotes new models for sharing and disseminating scholarly works to advance learning, research, and creative expression. The newly conceived Scholarly Sharing area brings into closer dialog two highly successful programs, Copyright Services and Publishing & Repository Services, and creates new capacity for innovation and partner engagement.Together these units include one faculty librarian and six administrative and professional staff. Reporting to the Associate Director for Content and Access, the Head will propel and align strategy and practice for the programs in a rapidly evolving environment.

Complete job posting here.

Job posting: Business Librarian

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  The Business Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries provides strategic direction and leads efforts to establish a programmatic approach to services, partnership development, and content delivery to the dynamic faculty, student body, and community of the world-class Fisher College of Business. The Librarian will be proactive, user-centered, and will create a wide-ranging support agenda for research and scholarship, as well as for teaching and learning. Collaboration and engagement will extend beyond the Fisher College of Business to include various business, technology, and social sciences communities and units, programs, and centers across the University. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist and others to ensure an efficient and dynamic approach to content acquisition, development, and delivery. The Librarian will actively engage with and advance efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The Librarian will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below. This position reports to the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Cohort.

Complete job posting here.

Job Posting: Access Archives Project Assistant

Submitted by Kristin Gall: 

Description: The Access Archives Project Assistant will enhance and edit archival description for materials from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the Ohio Congressional Archives collections using Archivists Toolkit. Archival and manuscript collections will be accessioned and processed through the arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids and archival metadata that advances the organization, long-term preservation, and discovery of analog, digitized, and born-digital materials. All projects will heavily utilize Archivists’ Toolkit and other computer-based metadata management tools in use by the Archives. The Access Archives Project Assistant works under the general supervision of the Head of Archives with direction in best practices, standards, and workflows from the Special Collections Processing Program, and consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. The Access Archives Project Assistant may processing digital collections into the Libraries’ Digital Collections repository, serves as a back-up for University Archives services as needed, and may perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or education/experience equivalent; one year of experience performing archival arrangement and description; one year of experience writing and editing archival description following DACS; ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; ability to work in archival storage conditions where the stacks are 30 feet high and temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: metadata transformation or migration (particularly using XSLT or complex spreadsheet manipulation), archival collection clean-up, including re-processing archival collections, finishing processing on a collection started by another processor, and/or cleaning up inaccurate archival description; diverse processing experience, including experience with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; creating and editing EAD (Encoded Archival Description); previous experience accessioning archival material; research in or other advanced knowledge of the topical strengths of the collections to be worked on during this project, particularly political collections and polar history.

Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/81687 from September 30, 2017 through October 8, 2017.

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