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Job Posting: Head of the Fine Arts Library, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

In an academic environment where the arts are increasingly dynamic, evolving and relevant, the Head of the Fine Arts Library leads efforts to connect the Libraries’ art and design collections and research services to a multifaceted faculty, student body and community. The Head will oversee the Fine Arts Library, develop its collections and promote engagement with the arts and design disciplines at the University, and specifically support digital scholarship in art and design in collaboration with other units and visual arts leaders in the campus community and in the Columbus area. The Head will engage deeply with University efforts to strengthen the Arts District, including 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 and its strategy to grow support of the visual and performing arts through its Arts Initiative. The Head will also identify opportunities for deeper library engagement with both digital and traditional fine arts scholarship, exhibitions, and projects, and will be the Libraries’ leader in creating a wide-ranging support agenda for digital and fine arts research and scholarship across the University.

Management and Supervision

  • Provide vision and manage an efficient and effective department library through planning, leadership, assessment, review of physical plant, and effective delegation.
  • Provide direct supervision of two staff positions: assign job responsibilities, coach and mentor, conduct performance evaluations, and facilitate staff development and training opportunities.
  • Work closely with other Research and Education department heads to move forward an ambitious agenda for the entire Division.

Engaged Librarian

  • Actively engage and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas of Art; Arts Administration Education & Policy; Design; and History of Art, to develop strong working relationships.
  • Understand a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the development of new online tools, copyright, data management, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Analyze trends in departmental teaching and research programs, stay abreast of scholarship in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to anticipate users’ research and information needs to develop, refine, assess, and sustain research and information services and programs in all formats.
  • Champion the library as an intellectual meeting place for programming, content, and inquiry.


  • Strategically select material in all formats to serve the current and future research, teaching, and learning needs in assigned subject areas.
  • Broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers, particularly related to data.
  • Build on collections of distinction that may also serve regional, national, and international users.
  • Work effectively with colleagues to enhance acquisition, access, discovery, and use of library collections.

More information and application: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/70574

Job Posting: (2) Subject Librarians for the Humanities, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Job Description:
The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the entry-level positions of Subject Librarian for Humanities, one of two positions. These two (2) positions provide an ideal learning environment for new library school graduates or early-career librarians to develop general reference, collection development, teaching, and subject librarian experience, while also affording the opportunity for growth in subject-specific knowledge and the integration of new public service areas of librarianship. We seek innovative candidates who are looking to strengthen their academic library experience; comfortable in a changing environment; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere; committed to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds; willing to learn and develop professionally; and energized by an exciting future.


The Subject Librarian for Humanities builds on relationships with faculty and students to identify opportunities for the development of new partnerships and to expand and strengthen existing services. These librarians provide excellent reference via chat, email, and consultation and develop innovative approaches to information literacy, collection building, and research support services. Reporting to the Head of Reference, as integral members of the Reference Department, the Subject Librarian also participates in the work of the department and provide reference services to the general campus community. This position is actively involved in library and campus committees and teams and is engaged with the library professional community.

Essential Functions for the Position

  • Delivers online and in-person instruction and research assistance to students and faculty in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments
  • Partners with faculty in developing students’ critical thinking and research skills
  • Collaborates with faculty to ensure the collection meets their curricular and research needs
  • Manages an acquisitions budget for purchasing materials in the discipline
  • Participates in the daily work of the department including reference services, library instruction, and web content development
  • Engages in regular professional development activities as part of a continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness
  • Serves on library and campus teams and committees
  • Actively engages with the library profession

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science required at time of appointment. New MLS or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach research concepts and skills to users with varying information seeking experiences and abilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy issues in an higher education environment
  • Undergraduate degree in the humanities; or previous experience providing reference services in an academic library
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-informed decision making processes
  • Ability to understand and manage materials acquisitions funds
  • Ability to become proficient with disciplinary research databases and modes of scholarly communication
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of collection development and reference practices in a college or university library
  • Demonstrated success promoting teamwork and fostering collaborative relationships
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic library
  • Experience with teaching and learning in an online environment
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Advanced degree in a humanities discipline
  • Foreign language skills
  • Familiarity with course or learning management systems
  • Experience with web-based library applications such as Springshare products, discovery tools, and integrated library systems
  • Familiarity with government documents collections or services
  • Familiarity with library services directed to the first-year undergraduate

More information and application: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176217301&Title=Subject%20Librarian%20for%20the%20Humanities

Job Posting: Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State

Summary of Duties:

The Digital Resource Archivist and Curator, within Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA), leads ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description and access to digital materials, including video and analog materials converted to digital, in accordance with emerging standards and best practices; consults with and advises creators of digital content and external donors of content, when necessary; acts as school liaison to The Ohio State University Libraries; creates standards, policies, procedures, and tools for processing, discovery, and access to the school’s collections, and collaborates with faculty and staff on the active use of these materials; works closely with school leadership, faculty and staff in managing acquisition of digital content in all formats for digital records in the KSA Digital Library Office and School Archive; manages the Digital Library Office, which includes a large-format scanner, and School Archive; oversees operational budget and supervises undergraduate and graduate student staff; writes grants to secure additional funding for core activities; serves as the school’s Carmen and Mediasite affiliate via the affiliates program in the OSU Office of Distance Education and eLearning; responsible for maintaining the school’s Digital Library website.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Library Science with an emphasis on digital collections or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired; knowledge of metadata schemas, including ARTstor Core; experience with managing digitization projects; proactive work ethic and ability to work effectively, productively and collaboratively with only modest direct supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

Ability to lift and carry 35- to 40-pound boxes; demonstrated experience with web design and related software including Adobe Creative Suite; programming experience using Drupal, HTML, CSS,PHP, and JavaScript; experience with various database systems including MySQL; excellent visual and written communications skills pertaining to design; experience in website development and managing digital assets; experience working with images and video production; experience in office management and hiring, training and supervising student employees.

Target Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

More information and application: http://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/7895762?utm_source=BoxwoodIndeed&utm_medium=Indeed&utm_campaign=Boxwood%2BIndeed%2BFeed

Job Posting: Liaison Librarian – Fine Arts, Denison University, OH

Full-time, Exempt, Salaried Position. 40 hour standard workweek. Additional evening/weekend hours required as job demands.

Basic Function 

Collaborate and partner with teaching faculty in the Fine Arts Division regarding campus-wide information literacy to determine instructional needs, methods, outcomes, and collection development and management. Participate in normal activities of all University librarians.

Essential Job Functions

Partner with the Fine Arts Division as the Liaison Librarian. Assist in providing instructional needs for the Division. Select and monitor library collections in all media in support of the Fine Arts in consultation with the Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Resources. Promote the use of information and technologies in research and teaching in consultation with the Assistant Director for Education and Research Services. Collaborate with teaching faculty in the Fine Arts to acquire and determine best use of information resources to enhance instructional methods and improve learning outcomes.

Participate in the normal activities of all librarians, including but not limited to general reference work including weekend and evening rotations, committee assignments, and basic and course-specific instruction. Perform collateral duties in library operations, such as digital-metadata creation, technology support for library personnel, or library web page maintenance, depending upon skills and interests of the Liaison and the needs of the library.

Minimum Qualifications 

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, completed or near completion, or equivalent master’s degree in an information-related field. Demonstrated subject expertise/degree in the fine arts. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and colleagues. Strong competency in written and oral communication. Ability to manage projects and programs. Demonstrated ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines. Demonstrated aptitude for detail-oriented work, while grasping major trends and exhibiting creative thinking. Demonstrated ability to create effective web pages or willingness to learn. Exhibit a strong public service orientation, a commitment to service excellence, flexibility, initiative, and the ability to flourish in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Second master’s degree in the fine arts. Previous experience in instruction.

More information and applicationhttps://employment.denison.edu/postings/1104

Job Posting: Librarian/Archivist, University of Dayton, OH

The University Libraries at the University of Dayton is seeking a highly motivated nine-month project Librarian/Archivist to work on a collaborative project with The Dayton Art Institute Library and Archives. The position will work at the museum location near downtown Dayton and report to the University Archivist at the University of Dayton. TheDAI Librarian/Archivist will analyze the DAI Library and make recommendations to provide the best possible access to current and future collections. This position will evaluate the DAI Library and make recommendations about selection, replacement, and withdrawal of print and non-print materials. Additionally, this position will identify materials in the Dayton Art Institute Library that are required to support the work of the Curatorial and Education Departments.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master’s Degree in History with an emphasis on archival coursework or training.
Knowledge of processing archival collections.
Knowledge of basic library science/library operations.
Strong written communication skills.
Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to approximately 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years professional experience in archives and libraries.
Experience working in an art museum.
B.A. in Art History or related field.
Demonstrated successful experience with:
1. Evaluating and assessing library and archival collection.
2. Arranging, describing and cataloging collections of archival materials.
3. Basic library operations including cataloging and classification.
4. Integrated Library Systems (ILS) such as Innovate Interfaces.
Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make decisions, and complete assigned duties by deadline.
Ability to work independently.
Effective interpersonal communication skills.
Valid Driver’s license with less than six points.

More information and application: https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/18530

Job Posting: Library Applications Analyst for IT, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is looking to add a Library Applications Analyst to its Information Technology team, to support the business process of the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives and provide asset- and information-management expertise for special projects.

About the Library Applications Analyst position:

Duties of the Library Applications Analyst include administration of a commercial integrated library system, including module configuration, custom reporting, and data manipulation; implementation and maintenance of custom Access and open-source LAMP applications, including tracking applications and secondary resource catalogs; support of library-specific peripherals; and administration of the library’s website and opacs.

Requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or IT operations management, and 5-6 years of technology-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience; 2-5 years experience administering an integrated library system, or other commercial asset management system, in a production environment; experience manipulating large sets of structured data; experience with application configuration and report customization, including SQL scripting and XML/XSL/CSS; and experience in web-based applications development and open-source LAMP implementation. Proven success in creative collaboration, problem-solving, effective communication, technical documentation and training, and project management are also required.

Desired qualifications for this position include an Master’s degree in library and information science (MLS or MLIS) from and ALA-accredited institution; working knowledge of MARC, MARCXML, and EDI exchange formats; familiarity with emerging trends in library service and systems; experience with academic library operations and procedures; and knowledge of data privacy laws and best practices.

About the museum and library:

The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top five art museums in the country, and a significant international forum for art scholarship and education, exhibitions, and performing arts. Its collections include more than 40,000 objects, and span 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum campus is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood, and is currently in the midst of a multi-phase expansion.

The museum’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives is a nationally-recognized art reference library, housing 456,000 catalogued volumes, including monographs; exhibition and collection catalogues; auction and dealer catalogues;  serials; electronic publications; artist clipping files; and approximately one million images in microfiche and microfilm collections, study photographs, and digital images. The museum’s history and heritage are preserved by the Museum Archives, with holdings including administrative records of museum offices; audio and visual recordings of programs and events; oral histories; ephemera; and manuscript collections.

The museum and its research library were founded in 1916, and boast strong local, regional, and national support.

Those interested in applying for the Library Applications Analyst position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to resume@clevelandart.org by Sunday, April 15, 2012.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/M/F/D/V).