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Job Posting: Art and Design Librarian

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  In an academic environment where the arts are increasingly dynamic, evolving, and relevant, the Art and Design Librarian leads efforts to connect people, services, and content to a multifaceted faculty, student body, and community. The successful candidate will be proactive, user-centered and identify opportunities for library engagement with both digital and traditional arts scholarship, exhibitions, and projects, and will help lead University Libraries in creating a wide-ranging support agenda for arts research and scholarship across the University. The Librarian will promote engagement with the arts and design disciplines at the University, and specifically support scholarship in collaboration with other units and visual arts leaders in the campus community and in the Columbus area. The Librarian will liaison with the Wexner Center for the Arts, Hopkins Hall Gallery, ACCAD (Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design), and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum as they grow support of the visual and performing arts through its Arts Initiative. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist. The Librarian will be committed to supporting efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The candidate 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 Arts Cohort.

  • Champion the library as an intellectual meeting place for programming, content, and inquiry.
  •  Actively engage and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff in areas of Art; Arts Administration Education & Policy; Design; and History of Art to develop strong collaborative relationships and deep partnerships.
  • Communicate the value of scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the development of new online tools, copyright, data management, affordability, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact to the arts community.
  • Anticipate and respond to users’ research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers, subject librarians, special collections curators or others to advance innovative arts research and promote integration of visual arts approaches to enrich the curriculum and research.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced training or degree in art, design or related discipline relevant to the collections and users of an art or design library.
  • Familiarity with traditional research methods along with emerging technologies in the visual arts.
  • Previous experience in an academic library or an organization serving a visual arts community.
  • Knowledge of collection management practices and information resources for art, art history, and design disciplines.

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It’s where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University’s main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 13 locations across the Columbus campus to support the research, teaching and learning needs of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – in your home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and expert in associated research techniques are available for consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at


This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.


All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at Please include Art and Design Librarian in the subject field.

Contact Information: Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-2925794.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Job Posting: Instructional Designer

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: Under supervision of the University Libraries; Teaching & Learning Department, the Instructional Designer is responsible for: applying sound instructional design methods to develop learning objects for scalable and sustainable information literacy instruction across a wide range of disciplines and in different learning environments; working closely with librarians and library staff across the organization who are seeking to improve their teaching through evidence-based methods; recommending, implementing, and maintaining instructional technologies; providing support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of faculty development programming about information literacy and related topics. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position. This is a two-year term position.

Required qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in education or related appropriate field or equivalent combination of education or experience; two years of professional experience in design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials; proven ability to work across academic content areas; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects effectively; high quality customer service in an educational setting; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired qualifications: Advanced coursework in instructional design or educational, instructional, or learning technologies; experience with academic technologies, software, and tools including Canvas; previous experience in a higher education setting; familiarity with copyright or accessibility considerations.

Please apply online at from August 19 through August 27, 2017.

Job Posting: Archival Technical Services Assistant

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: Under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager, this position is involved in a variety of archival arrangement and description activities within the Processing Program of the Special Collections Description & Access Department (SCDA) at Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); working as a member of a highly collaborative team, contributes to archival description creation, migration, and cleanup, quality control projects, accessioning, and processing (with emphasis on the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model); coordinates the regular ordering of archival supplies for all Special Collections units and for SCDA; determines appropriate shelving for archival materials stored on-site and maintains accurate documentation of shelving locations for materials; collaborates in the supervision of several student assistants; assigns and reviews their work; works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with several other Processing Program staff members; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.

Works occasionally in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of full-time experience in position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and description tasks (such as processing, accessioning, or writing/revising archival description) two years of experience writing and editing finding aids following DACS. 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.

Desired qualifications: Diverse archival arrangement and description experience, including experience working with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing and/or describing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; thorough knowledge of DACS rules; demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy; experience using an archival collection management system (especially Archivists’ Toolkit); previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

Please apply online at from August 12 through August 20, 2017.

Calvin Cleary accepts position at Ohio Wesleyan University / Job Posting

Submitted by Christina Schneider:  Calvin Cleary, Reference/Instruction Librarian on the Lima Campus, has accepted a position as the humanities liaison at Ohio Wesleyan University, beginning August 1. Calvin started at OSU-Lima in August 2013, and has played a key role in reorganizing library space, building LibGuides, teaching ARTSSCI 2120, becoming active in ALAO, and co-publishing a book chapter with Tina Schneider. He has co-presented at ALAO and the Society of Ohio Archivists as well. Good luck, Calvin! You will be missed.

A search is under way for his replacement:

Job Posting: Prgm Asst, Special Collections

Submitted by Kristin Gall:

Description: The Program Assistant for Special Collections organizes and coordinates operations, procedures, and resources that facilitate collaboration, streamlining, and efficient customer service in Thompson Library Special Collections (THO SC); provides operational support services for the Thompson Library Special Collections Head, curators, staff, visiting scholars, and other patrons.

This position is responsible for administrative support, calendaring and scheduling, correspondence, database entry and management, invoice creation and completion, e-requests, supply ordering, acquisition order submission, event coordination support, donor and stewardship support, equipment inventory and maintenance, and is the first contact for visitors and incoming calls. Some evening and weekend hours required.

This position is a 2-year term position. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Humanities, or Arts or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience with MS Word and Excel; detail-oriented; excellent planning and organizing skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired qualifications: Experience in an academic library or large institution setting; experience working in non-profit organizations and customer service; knowledge of University policies, rules, regulations, and fiscal procedures; knowledge of TAS (The Advancement Systems) or other customer relation management database.

Please apply online at from July 22 through July 30, 2017.

Job Posting: 18th Avenue Library CR Stacks Manager (Library Associate 2)

Submitted by Kristin Gall: 

Description: Responsible for processing and maintenance of the 18th Avenue Library Reserves Collection. The 18th Avenue Library reserves are the 2nd largest reserves in the library system and the collection includes print and other equipment for loan; manages book stacks maintenance and weekly paging and re-shelving operations for the library. Provides collection support; hires, trains, and supervises student employees; acts as primary back up for circulation desk operations and support for other operations as necessary; performs other duties as assigned.

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

Desired qualifications: Ohio Link and/or Sierra experience; personal computing experience including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; excellent communication skills and attention to detail; At least six months of direct customer service experience.

Please apply online at from July 22 through July 30, 2017.

Job Posting: Senior Applications Developer

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  

Description: The University Libraries is on a mission to build a digital library platform to preserve and highlight the Libraries’ many distinctive digital resources. We want researchers and students at Ohio State and from around the world to be able to view online our rare materials, including thousands of cartoons and images of historical artifacts. It’s an ambitious goal and we need creative application developers to join our growing team to make it happen. You will gain marketable experience working on large open-source systems with the latest technologies and, at the same time, give back to Ohio State.

Position Description: Actively plans iterations with the project manager, communicate those plans to the developers, clarifies business requirements, monitors progress in meeting sprint goals, and provides status reports; acts as a liaison between Applications Development & Support and Infrastructure Support within the IT Division in commissioning, configuring, and monitoring server resources; architects solutions to optimize applications and systems for stability, reliability, reuse, security and performance; facilitates problem-solving and decision-making among developers in designing technical solutions; mentors developers through pair programming, code reviews, and refactoring exercises; develops internal development standards and procedures, based on engineering best practices, for source code control, change management, and deployment routines.

Our Team: We currently have six developers, along with a project manager and business analyst. We collaborate closely with our systems administrators to build reliable and scalable systems. The developers work on Macs with free and open-source software whenever possible. Our primary language is Ruby. We support a few legacy PHP-based apps and content management systems. We practice agile software development with emphasis on short iterations, lightweight requirements-gathering, and partnerships with customers. Our typical week includes Maintenance Monday (dedicated to ticket resolution and application maintenance), daily standups, and four days of project work. We value a collaborative environment, face-to-face conversations, and innovative ideas. We are committed to work/life balance. You will have opportunities for remote work and on-call time is limited. You will write code, maintain applications, and support systems.
Read more about us at:

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. Travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer and information science or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five years of programming experience in one or more of the following programming languages: Ruby, PHP, Java; 5+ years of experience working with relational databases (preferably MySQL or PostgreSQL); demonstrated experience working with search servers, such as Solr or Elasticsearch; proven expertise working on linux/UNIX-based systems; demonstrated experience developing with APIs; excellent communication and facilitation skills.

Desired qualifications: Knowledge of software engineering best practices, such as MVC, test-driven or behavior-driven development (TDD/BDD), pair programming, source code control, automation, continuous integration; experience in agile software development using frameworks such as Scrum or XP.
Please apply online at from July 15 through July 30, 2017.

Job Posting: Production Assistant-Publishing Services

Description: The Production Assistant reports to the Publishing Services Lead and performs production work for publishing services across multiple software platforms (e.g. DSpace, Open Journal Systems, WordPress), on multiple simultaneous projects. Production work includes: submitting content, creating metadata, layout editing, author proofing workflows, DOI registration, designing and documenting workflows, monitoring and ensuring the quality of data input, tracking projects in project database, and scheduling and supervising the production work of student assistants. The Production Assistant works collaboratively with the Head of the Department and other departmental staff. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs.

About Us: University Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services (PRS) engages with partners across the university to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, working papers, technical reports, and faculty articles. PRS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarly material through the Knowledge Bank repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Program.

Required qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; familiarity with the scholarly publishing process; familiarity with metadata standards; excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail; ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated experience with Excel; familiarity with HTML or XML.

Desired qualifications:  Experience with workflow development; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems.

Please apply online at from July 8, 2017 through July 23, 2017.

Job Posting: Human Resources Associate

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: 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. Aligned with the University’s vision to be the world’s preeminent public comprehensive university, the Libraries advance student and faculty success by delivering distinctive content and fostering intellectual connections.

The University Libraries’ HR team serves approximately 62 faculty members, 170 staff and 400 student employees in 10 locations across the Columbus campus. The term Human Resources Associate works as a key member of the Libraries Human Resources Team to support: selection and recruitment, orientation, on-boarding and exit processing, and performance management process tracking. This position is a full-time term appointment for up to 2 years.

Key Responsibilities
Supports the recruitment and hiring process, updates positions and posts vacancy notices, supports interview scheduling process, generates offer letters, prepares new hire checklists and disseminates communications, monitors and prepares on-boarding materials; initiates and approves personnel actions into the HR Action system; gathers HR analytics for salary analyses, quarterly reports, organization charts and department spreadsheets; facilitates resignation and retirement process; supports new volunteer requests process; assures compliance with state/federal law, policies, and procedures; provides distinguished customer service; acts as a resource for basic HR-related policies and procedures; ensures records retention policies are followed; assists with transition to electronic personnel files; all other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience; one year of demonstrated human resources experience; at least one year of demonstrated experience with full recruitment life cycle including position development, candidate screening, scheduling and conducting interviews, reference checks, salary analyses, and on-boarding practices; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired qualifications: Proficient in PeopleSoft or other HR Information Management system; academic or large institution experience; superior customer service skills; ability to maintain confidentiality and instill trust within the organization; excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently on projects; PHR or SHRM-CP certification.

Please apply online at from July 8, 2017 through July 16, 2017.

Job Posting: Publishing Services Lead

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: The Publishing Services Lead reports to the Head of the Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services Department and leads an established program for Open Access publishing in the Libraries. The Lead keeps abreast of latest trends and best practices in the publishing environment and will contribute to the Libraries’ strategic initiatives by providing innovative and sustainable publishing services to support the sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. The Lead collaborates across the Libraries (Research Commons, subject and area specialists, Copyright Resources Center) and campus (including the OSU Press) and works with current and potential partners, conference organizers, and journal editors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly material. Specific responsibilities include: Supervise production staff; design, implement, document, and coordinate workflows for multiple concurrent publishing projects; support and develop outreach and educational programming; facilitate communication among project stakeholders; perform and/or manage production tasks including layout editing and data input; provide consultation and publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content; serve as product owner for publishing software infrastructure.

University Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services (PRS) engages with partners across the university to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to conference proceedings, journals, monographs, working papers, technical reports, student scholarship, and faculty articles. PRS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarly material through the Knowledge Bank repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Program. PRS currently uses Open Journal Systems, DSpace, and WordPress.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience; three years of related experience; experience with scholarly publishing editorial practices and the editorial infrastructure of digital publishing platforms (e.g. Open Journal Systems, WordPress); strong understanding of current academic scholarly communication principles and requirements; excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to explain technical concepts to a nontechnical audience; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; demonstrated experience with HTML or XML.

Desired qualifications: Experience documenting relevant policies, procedures, and local standards related to digital scholarly publishing projects; experience with creating and delivering effective presentations and marketing strategies for outreach and engagement; experience with managing metadata, text, images, and other forms of digital research content; experience with CSS or PHP; supervisory experience.

Please apply online at from July 8, 2017 through July 30, 2017.

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