Research and Education

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The Research and Education division provides services to students and faculty in direct support of their research, learning, teaching, and creative endeavors.

Services are delivered through consultation, workshop, online, one-on-one, and in the classroom.


Knowledgeable librarians, exceptional staff, and skilled specialists support research and creative endeavors, and advance teaching and learning initiatives. We are organized into disciplinary cohorts (arts, humanities and social sciences, and sciences) to help faculty, students, and researchers navigate the current and complex information landscape.

18th Avenue Library Operations

The 18th Avenue Library offers 24/7 services and study space, and houses science and engineering collections, the Music and Dance Library, and the Research Commons. The 18th Avenue Library helps support the continuous operations of department libraries.

Research Services

Research Services empowers knowledge creators by facilitating a robust network of services to help faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student researchers advance innovative research and creative expression.

As a research hub, Research Services and the Research Commons help scholars through all phases of the research lifecycle to connect with the university’s extensive network of research-focused resources, centers, offices, and experts.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning provides leadership and guidance to directly impact and indirectly support undergraduate education, information literacy mastery, and lifelong learning through active engagement with Ohio State undergraduate students and university faculty. Teaching and Learning focuses on undergraduate student success, and instructor development and support.

Professional and Organizational Development

Professional Development advances growth and development of the Research and Education division.


Assessment supports University Libraries’ mission by gathering and analyzing library and user data to identify continuous improvement opportunities.