Public Services and Digitization Coordinator
Ohio State University Libraries
Job Location: Ohio
Apply By: 10/03/2022
Date Created: 09-20-2022
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) holds the largest collection of cartoon and comics material in the world. Its facility on Ohio State’s campus, which opened in 2013, includes a special collections reading room and equipment for digitizing patron requests. The Public Services and Digitization Coordinator is responsible for providing services to both on-site and off-site researchers. This position works with Ohio State University Libraries staff and faculty, researchers, cartoonists, donors, and campus and community partners. The Public Services and Digitization Coordinator communicates reading room operations and digitization efforts. Hours vary including some weekends, evenings, and possible holidays.
This position supports patron services in the Lucy Shelton Caswell reading room, including serving students, faculty, staff, donors, artists, and members of the public. The position also assists with providing service to off-site patrons, including reference requests and virtual reading room visits and serves as the first contact for visitors and incoming calls for the library reading room.
This position oversees fulfillment of patron image digitization orders; works collaboratively with and serves as the point person to other units including Metadata Initiatives and Preservation and Digitization Department; provides day-to-day supervision of student staff. This position establishes and implements guidelines, workflows, and procedures for art and artifact digitization in accordance with Libraries’ and Ohio State policies and accepted professional standards and practices.
This position must be reliable, organized, attentive to detail and able to prioritize multiple simultaneous projects and demands. 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 Special Collections and Area Studies. All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science, Arts, Humanities or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- At least 2-years of experience in Special Collections Public Services or equivalent library experience;
- Demonstrated experience with academic research or library research resources;
- Digitization/scanning and/or photography experience;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail;
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
- Basic competence with office applications in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) and Adobe software (Acrobat, Photoshop);
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push carts weighing up to 80 lbs., with or without, reasonable accommodation;
- An interest in and/or knowledge of cartoon history, newspaper history, and/or graphic art;
- Demonstrated knowledge of/or experience with Special Collection reading room best practices and procedures including delivering special collections and digital collections to users;
- Professional experience handling rare and fragile books, documents, photographs, and artifacts;
- Experience using Library of Congress Call Number System;
- Experience with Sierra, MARC Records, Archival Finding Aids, PastPerfect or equivalent resources;
- Supervisory, project management, and data entry experience;
- Professional experience documenting and training others in digitization processes.
The posting range for this position is $46,100 - $50,000 annually.
University Libraries is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are taking steps to meet that commitment and especially encourage members of under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with different abilities. We know there are great candidates who have backgrounds less traditional to our field of work—if that is you, please apply and tell us about yourself.
Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Public-Services-and-Digitization-Coordinator_R60134. This posting will close on October 3, 2022.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
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