Submitted by Randall McKenzie:
The Accessioning Assistant supports the work of the Accessioning and Processing Program in the Archival Description & Access Department at Ohio State University Libraries, with a primary focus on accessioning new archival materials arriving in the unit and maintaining or updating existing archival description records for these materials. Completes accession records in Archivists’ Toolkit documenting contents, conditions, and features of each accession as found at the time of arrival. Inventories contents of accessions, or compares contents to provided inventories as appropriate; enters inventories into Archivists’ Toolkit. Creates or edits archival collection records for publication. Follows and appropriately applies DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard), archival theory, and local documentation consistently across collections of various topics, formats, complexities, sizes, and other variances to ensure that all work completed meets accepted standards of archival best practice. Utilizes and accurately applies Library of Congress subject headings, name authority records, and other controlled vocabularies. Ensures all accessioned materials receive appropriate housing. Assesses scope of work involved in each accession and determines work appropriate to assign to student assistants; provides instruction, supervision, and feedback on student work. Further supports the work of the Accessioning and Processing Program by completing archival processing for designated collections. Participates in unit quality control program for archival description.
Work in this position will utilize Archivists’ Toolkit, III Sierra, and other metadata management tools in use by the Archival Description & Access Department. Works under the supervision of the Accessioning and Processing Program Coordinator. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Content and Access unit. All other duties as assigned.
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 (e.g., processing, accessioning, or writing/revising archival description). Demonstrated experience accurately applying archival theory, archival best practices, and archival standards (DACS). Demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines or workflows with a high degree of accuracy (90% accuracy on the first pass). Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, open office environment. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail. Ability to work in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; ability to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs. with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Desired qualifications: Diverse archival arrangement and description experience, including experience working with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities. Significant experience using an archival collection management system (e.g., Archivists’ Toolkit). Demonstrated familiarity with application of Library of Congress subject headings, name authority records, or other controlled vocabularies. Experience supervising undergraduate student employees (or an equivalent level of supervision). Experience performing quality control on work completed by others.
Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/101780 from February 29, 2020 through March 15, 2020.
Program Director for Impact Analytics
The Ohio State University Libraries, one of the nation’s leading academic research libraries, has proudly served Buckeyes, the local community, national and global partners and other stakeholders for generations. Pairing a rich heritage with a drive to constantly push the boundaries of the modern academic research library, our organization is simultaneously grounded and visionary. As University Libraries continues to propel forward and deliver on our mission, we are seeking a data driven, continuous improvement focused analytical professional experienced in designing, conducting, and analyzing research to measure impact and effectiveness. They will support our team that includes approximately 65 faculty, 175 staff and 400 student employees in 10 locations across the Columbus campus.
The Program Director, Impact & Analytics reports to the Chief Administrative Officer within the Ohio State University Libraries. This role is a key contributor to the advancement of University Libraries’ strategic plan and supports continuous improvement by: designing, conducting, and reporting on original research measuring the institutional impact of University Libraries’ service offerings; collecting and reporting organizational statistics; ensuring alignment between Libraries’ assessment efforts and institutional strategy; assisting with local evaluation design and execution; providing evidence and guidance on best practice; and managing priority projects. The Program Director will develop and implement a programmatic framework for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data related to priority initiatives and outcomes to ensure alignment with strategic intent as well as increase analytical capacity within the unit. They will collaborate with university partners, such as the Office of Student Academic Success, the Office of Research, and the Office of Institutional Research and Planning on broader academic and research success projects and initiatives.
Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of Planning & Administration. All other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications: Master’s degree or advanced graduate-level training in a relevant social science discipline, mathematics, statistics, information science, data analytics, business analytics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate-level coursework or equivalent work experience in quantitative research methods. Working knowledge of and experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Knowledge of SQL and database reporting tools. Six years of experience leading complex statistical or analytical projects focused on outcomes/impact assessment, service improvement, and/or business intelligence. Experience must clearly demonstrate not only the ability to conduct the research but also translate the data analysis into actionable information for use in decision-making. Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Strong judgment, reliability, ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Desired qualifications: Proficiency with writing code/syntax in SAS, SPSS, R, or a similar program. Graduate-level coursework or equivalent work experience in qualitative research methods. Experience drafting and revising research papers and presentations, either independently or as part of a team.
Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/101778 from February 29, 2020 through March 15, 2020.