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Head, Knowlton School of Architecture LibraryThe Ohio State University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and forward-looking librarian to lead the Architecture Library at OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture (KSA). An integral part of the Knowlton School, the KSA Library is well-positioned to advance even closer collaboration with, and service to, faculty and students in the School with its programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning. The Head of the KSA Library will develop and implement a vision for digital and as well as print collections that serve the unique research needs of faculty and students in architecture and related disciplines and be a teacher and collaborator in traditional as well as online courses. The Head will also participate in ongoing development of the KSA Digital Library through partnership with the School’s Digital Resources Curator, and the Libraries’ Head of Digital Initiatives.Responsibilities:• Lead the KSA Library and ensure effective engagement of its programs, collections, and services with the design disciplines.• Serve as liaison to the Knowlton School and its programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning.• Serve as expert consultant to faculty and students in the School on architectural information in all formats—architectural drawings, monographs, periodicals, images, and CAD drawings and equivalents.• Develop information literacy classes for KSA courses.• Develop collections in all formats appropriate for architecture and related design disciplines and manage collections funds.• Identify materials for possible digitization for both OSUL Digital Initiatives and the KSA Digital Library.• Prepare exhibitions using architectural collections, working with the Libraries’ Exhibits Subcommittee or other appropriate local groups.• Increase awareness within the School of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues, in collaboration with the Head of Copyright Resources.• Participate in community initiatives focused on documenting architectural landmarks.Required Qualifications:• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.• Experience in a library serving a design discipline.• Knowledge of collection development practices and information resources, both print and digital, of particular use in the design disciplines.• Familiarity with digital and traditional research methods and scholarship in the design disciplinesDesired Qualifications:• Experience in an academic or special library.• Experience with digital architecture and design research tools and approaches.• Experience providing instruction in library resources and research methods.• Supervisory experience.About The Ohio State University:Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University’s eminence as dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery for OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever expanding community of world scholars. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu. Additional information and a position description are available at http://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/faculty.Rank/Salary:The position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment and reports to the Associate Director for Research and Education. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.Benefits:The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-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 http://hr.osu.edu/hrpubs/ben/fs-bensummaryreg.pdf.Application:Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 15, 2013. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email using the subject line to identify the position title to Greg Newman at newman.25@osu.edu.Contact Information:Greg NewmanHuman ResourcesThe Ohio State University Libraries305 Thompson Library1858 Neil Avenue MallColumbus, OH 43210To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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