full-time

Serials Program Assistant

Location: 
Columbus, Ohio
Organization: 
The Ohio State University Libraries
Hours: 
Duties: 

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks an innovative individual to fill the position of Serials Program Assistant. This position serves as an integral member of the Electronic Resources Management Team (Acquisitions and Discovery Program, Content & Access Division). Reporting to the Electronic Resources Officer, the position focuses on cataloging activities for serials materials (all formats). Collaborates with colleagues, including those working on the batch loading program and electronic resources knowledge bases, to provide intellectual control over serials. Coordinates recording of print retention commitments and ensures accuracy for serials holdings statements. Performs analysis and uses judgment to identify and resolve issues. Plans and implements short-term and long-term projects to achieve accuracy goals. Manages the print serials check-in process and supervises student employees performing check-in. All other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements: 

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; one year of cataloging experience, including serials cataloging experience; knowledge of periodicals publishing and formats; demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; attention to detail; ability to manage projects; excellent oral and written communication skills; aptitude for learning new technologies or software.

Desired qualifications: Workflow analysis, project management and/or documentation experience; knowledge of the CONSER serials description framework; experience working with library software, such as OCLC Connexion, Innovative Sierra Integrated Library System, or similar systems; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to complete complex tasks.

 

Optional Info: 

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/93296 from March 9, 2019 through March 24, 2019.

 

Contact Info: 
Expires: 
March 24, 2019
Job Type: 

Innovation Lab Supervisor

Location: 
Westerville, Ohio
Organization: 
Westerville Public Library
Hours: 
Full-time; 4 week rotating schedule; one weekend out of 4, one evening a week.
Duties: 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Within the Innovation Lab environment the Supervisor will have a unique opportunity to assist our staff and customers learn, use and apply emerging technologies. These emerging technologies include: extended realities (VR/AR/MR/XR), a recording studio, 3D design/printing, expanded format printing, and digital media creation. The Supervisor will use multiple methods including live/virtual, recorded and digital interactions to accomplish their goals. The Supervisor is also responsible for leading the team of Technology Center Associates as they provide personal computer assistance to customers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in assessment, design, (initial creative process) scope and project cost estimates for project creation.
  • Participate in the assessment, validation and implementation of new technologies to the Lab.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of equipment and community technology needs.
  • Answer questions regarding the use of emerging technologies.
  • Design programming to help customers integrate new technologies, skills, and processes to their needs.
  • Provide training classes and/or demonstrations for staff and the public.
  • Recruit volunteer Subject Matter Experts as speakers, trainers and consultants on emerging technologies.
  • Ensure that safety protocols are in place for all Lab equipment.
  • Organize, clean, and prep all Lab materials, including ordering, fabricating, and inventorying of supplies and tools.
  • Troubleshoot and report equipment failures working with Computer Services staff as needed.
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant emerging technologies and apply new knowledge.
  • Maintain and grow relationships with other local maker space labs to coordinate services, programs, training, and sharing of technology.
  • Recruit, interview and hire new Technology Center Associates as needed.
  • Schedule Technology Center staff based on anticipated workload and ensures that adequate staffing levels are maintained to meet the library’s needs.
  • Evaluate, coach, develop and discipline direct reports.
Requirements: 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Master’s degree preferred (MLIS or technology related).
  • Experience working in a maker space/technology lab setting is a plus.
  • Experience teaching technology skills to youth and adults (programming, computer basics, digital media production, engineering, STEM or web).
  • Project management/startup experience or interest in developing these skills.
  • Interest and ability to instruct in both a group and one-to-one setting.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience sourcing alternative funding for programs/equipment including grants, partnerships and sponsorships preferred.
  • Ability to read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and present information to others.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize customer requests.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across multiple departments.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a consistent, friendly and professional manner.
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to accept change.
  • Ability to learn, operate, and teach complex computer applications and programs.
  • Must have excellent communication skills including the ability to convey information effectively to others.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing duties of job, employee typically handles office equipment, objects or controls and frequently communicates with others. Work requires light physical exertion, including bending, kneeling, stooping and standing; some lifting and moving of objects/book carts (up to 10 lbs).
  • The majority of the work is performed in an office setting. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
Optional Info: 

** NOTE: This is a new position. Candidates applying for this job should be comfortable with an evolving role and participating in ensuring this role aligns with the future strategic goals of the Library.

Expires: 
March 29, 2019
Job Type: 

Electronic Resources Librarian

Location: 
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Organization: 
The University of Toledo
Hours: 
Monday-Friday, regular business hours
Duties: 

The Electronic Resources Librarian is a tenure-track faculty position based in The University of Toledo Libraries collection services division.  This position is responsible for managing the life cycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources (except for the Law Library’s) and oversees all workflow related to their acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation.  These resources include databases, e-books, e-journals, streaming media, hosting services, and access and discovery tools.  The multi-faceted nature of electronic resources management requires this position to work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external constituents.  They include the Libraries’ subject specialists and cataloging, systems, and reference and instruction divisions; the University’s information technology, purchasing, and accounts payable departments; state and national library consortiums; and commercial publishers and product vendors.  This position also keeps current on emerging trends, practices, and standards in electronic resource management and the publishing industry, and implements new initiatives; supervises and trains support staff and student workers; serves as liaison to one or more academic departments with responsibility for outreach, instruction, research consultation, and collection development; develops and maintains user guides and other online self-directed learning materials for assigned departments and outreach areas; occasionally staffs the reference desk, including in-person, phone, chat reference, and on-call; and participates in projects, strategic planning, and other library-wide initiatives. 

In addition, this position has scholarship and service responsibilities required for fulfilling tenure standards of the College of University Libraries.  These responsibilities include publications, presentations, and various levels of professional service. 

Requirements: 

• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent, or earned doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.

• At least three years professional experience in some aspect of library electronic resource management.

• Working knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing, and managing access to electronic resources.

• Working knowledge of resource access and discovery products, such as proxy software, single sign-on services, link resolvers, and discovery layers.

• Ability to analyze and resolve complex problems.

• Strong customer service focus. 

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

• Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities in a time-sensitive environment.

• Demonstrated potential to meet The University of Toledo criteria for tenure and promotion, including publications, presentations, and various levels of professional service.

• Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusion, as shown by a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, competencies, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Optional Info: 

Why The University of Toledo? 

As the successful candidate, you will be joining the third largest public university in the state and with its many professional programs one of the more comprehensive institutions of higher education in the country.  The university is also recognized for its leadership in distance and online education, its open access to students of underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds, and its large international population.  Accordingly, the University Libraries encourages and supports diversity, innovation, and professional growth among its staff.  As Electronic Resources Librarian, you will play a key role in the success of constituents across the university’s two campuses and beyond in a variety of fields and disciplines – from helping to further Lake Erie research to supporting patient healthcare to broadening the humanities offerings for faculty and students at the Toledo Museum of Art to contributing to undergraduate student success.  As a university faculty member, your opportunities for campus and professional service and community engagement are abundant. 

For more about the University of Toledo, please see:  http://www.utoledo.edu/ or https://youtu.be/YfP4o3_d304.

For more about living in Toledo, please see:  https://youtu.be/tyOjp3GsCEM.

To apply for this position, go to:  https://utoledo.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/5/home?c=utoledo.

Contact Info: 

For additional information or questions about this position, please contact:  lucy.duhon@utoledo.edu.

Expires: 
March 22, 2019

Adult Services Librarian

Location: 
Organization: 
Shaker Heights Public Library
Hours: 
This position works a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.
Duties: 

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovated and people-oriented Adult Services Librarian to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse community.  Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and creating programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the community.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for business and career services and programming. Experience or training in one or both areas is preferred.

Requirements: 

Must have strong technology skills and oral and written communication skills, thrive within a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to change.  Must enjoy working with all kinds of people. Will serve as Senior Person as assigned.  MLS from an ALA accredited school required.   

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

Submit resume, cover letter, and completed application (available at www.shakerlibrary.org) to: 

 

Shaker Heights Public Library 

16500 Van Aken Boulevard 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 

Attn: Human Resources 

Fax: 216-991-5951 

Email: hr@shakerlibrary.org 

 

Applications and resumes received by February 8, 2019 will receive first consideration.  

Expires: 
February 10, 2019
Job Type: 

Museum Specialist

Location: 
Westerville, OH
Organization: 
Westerville Public Library
Hours: 
M-F, occasional rotating Saturday coverage.
Duties: 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Museum Specialist has the responsibility of assisting the Local History Manager in all aspects
related to the Local History museum experience. This includes working with special historic
collections, developing a roster of historic exhibitions that engage existing and target audiences and
providing public programming.
RESPONSIBILITIES
 Assures that the user experience within the Local History museum is exceptional by responding
to customer needs and offering assistance in a pleasant, friendly and professional manner.
 Responds to collection based reference questions in print, online and in person in the Local
History/Anti-Saloon League Museum.
 Conducts presentations, tours and programs on local history related content.
 Manages the local history exhibitions for the museum from concept to implementation including
compiling histories of artifacts in relation to exhibits.
 Produces various multi-media presentations for the museum and the local history area.
 Generates, edits, publishes and shares content for the Westerville History app, Facebook page
and YouTube page that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to
take action.
 Instructs customers in the use of local history databases and online services.
 Schedules and maintains rotation of monthly art exhibits and display cases.
 Works with library staff to coordinate displays and exhibits throughout the library.
 Coordinates and keeps detailed records of adult volunteers for the library, collaborating with
departments that have opportunities and matching with volunteer skills and interests.
 Looks for alternate funding sources for the museum including grant-writing.
 Maintains confidentiality of staff and customer needs.
 Explains library policy to customers and handles customer complaints.
 Attends and participates in library and Local-History services related committees, organizations
and workshops as required.
 Keeps current in the field and new technology through professional reading and
conference/workshop attendance.
Requirements: 
REQUIREMENTS
 Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ Degree strongly preferred in a related discipline (i.e.
history, library science, museum studies, political science).
 Two years of experience in a public library or museum.
 General knowledge of library and museum principles, practices, technology and procedures.
 Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and procedures involved in the interpretation and
exhibition of history for diverse audiences.
 Must possess a proven capacity for full creative and technical management responsibility of
exhibit design projects.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Strong organizational skills.
 Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and video editing software for MAC.
 Working knowledge of social media platforms from a business perspective including technical
ability to create and upload various types of media.
 Willingness to learn computer applications and cataloguing protocols specific to the Local
History Department.
 A positive attitude and willingness to accept change.
 Ability to interact with public and staff in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 Physical requirements include: moderate activity work – exerting up to 30 pounds of force
occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to carry, lift, push, pull or otherwise
move objects.
 Periodically requires leading a local area tour of up to three miles in any type of weather.
 Standing for long periods may be required on an occasional basis.
 The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a
computer terminal; extensive reading.
Optional Info: 
Expires: 
February 8, 2019
Job Type: 

ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ADULT SERVICES

Location: 
631 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Organization: 
Euclid Public Library
Hours: 
Duties: 

Euclid Public Library has a full time employment opportunity for a service-oriented Assistant Manager to support the Adult Services department.  The successful applicant will have excellent customer services skills, the ability to manage and advocate for the Page staff, experience with collection development, the ability to write and analyze reports, and to work at a public service desk.

Responsibilities include: supervising the Page staff, providing reference and readers advisory services, assisting the Manager in developing and managing Adult Public Services, and serving as senior in charge of the building.

Requirements: 

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of three years of experience working in a library environment, the ability to work evening and weekend hours, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications.

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

For a full description and to apply for the position, visit:  http://www.euclidlibrary.org/Jobs

Expires: 
March 1, 2019
Job Type: 

Adult Services Librarian

Location: 
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Organization: 
Shaker Heights Public Library
Hours: 
40 hours per week. This position works a variety of daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Duties: 

Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking an innovated and people-oriented Adult Services Librarian to help us meet our mission of strengthening our community and transforming lives by bringing together people, information and ideas. We are a busy, first-ring suburban library serving a diverse community.  Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons, developing and maintaining a part of the library’s collection and creating programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the community.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for business and career services and programming. Experience or training in one or both areas is preferred.

Requirements: 

Must have strong technology skills and oral and written communication skills, thrive within a fast-paced environment and be able to adapt to change.  Must enjoy working with all kinds of people. Will serve as Senior Person as assigned.  MLS from an ALA accredited school required.   

Optional Info: 
Contact Info: 

Submit resume, cover letter, and completed application (available at www.shakerlibrary.org) to: 

Shaker Heights Public Library 

16500 Van Aken Boulevard 

Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 

Attn: Human Resources 

Fax: 216-991-5951 

Email: hr@shakerlibrary.org 

Expires: 
January 29, 2019
Job Type: 

Curator of Dance

Location: 
The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Organization: 
The Ohio State University Libraries
Hours: 
Duties: 

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the position of Curator of Dance.  The Curator of Dance is a crucial partner in the development and provision of teaching and research in dance notation with a strong focus on Labanotation, dance, and the movement arts.  The Curator of Dance leads the Libraries’ engagement and building of distinctive collections in these areas to advance discovery and learning in an information-rich environment that respects the multiple ways in which dance is notated, documented, preserved, and represented as well as the growing importance of and opportunities for digital scholarship. The Curator of Dance is responsible for promoting the rich holdings of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute (TRI) through outreach to and engagement with on- and off-campus constituencies, collection development, research and reference services across the Curator’s area of coverage, and building partnerships to participate in shared professional practices that connect the Libraries’ learning environment, expertise, resources, and services with the varying needs of a diverse constituency.  This position reports to the Curator of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engages and communicates effectively with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong working relationships and serving as an authoritative resource for those seeking teaching and research support in engagement with dance notation, dance, and movement arts special collections including Labanotation and other forms of dance notation.
  •  Seeks opportunities to collaborate with Dance and the Dance Notation Bureau Extension, and other academic departments to create meaningful and impactful strategies that incorporate TRI’s dance notation, dance, and movement arts holdings into the University’s teaching and research programs.
  • Builds and manages TRI’s distinctive research collections of dance, dance notation, and movement arts materials to support the curricular and research needs of the University’s faculty and students, as well as those of external researchers. The Curator will continually assess user needs and emerging scholarly trends to develop and maintain relevant, high-quality services and collections.
  • Builds cooperative collection development relationships for collaboration, access, and the development of shared resources.
  • Actively develops local, regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries; represent TRI and OSUL in appropriate forums such as International Council of Kinetography Laban (ICKL), Association of Performing Arts Libraries and Museums (SIBMAS), Dance Notation Bureau, Dance Studies Association (DSA), Dance USA, OhioDance, or similar professional and academic organizations.
  • Supports and engages in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and outreach that strengthen the Libraries’ programs, in partnership with the University’s Office for Advancement.
  • Participates proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams to integrate TRI’s dance holdings into the Libraries’ wider strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with Music/Dance Library librarians, Special Collections curators, Area Studies and other Subject librarians to develop interdisciplinary solutions to integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the University’s wider academic environment.
  • Contributes actively to scholarship in special collections librarianship and academic fields related to dance notation and dance through active professional engagement and research, presenting at professional and scholarly conferences, and publishing in appropriate venues.
  • Is knowledgeable about and able to speak to a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, digital humanities initiatives, copyright issues, and the pedagogical importance of Special Collections materials in undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Participates in OSUL’s exhibition program by curating gallery exhibitions focusing on dance and dance notation.
Requirements: 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis completed by the time of appointment; or, MFA or PhD in Dance obtained by time of appointment.   
  • Intermediate to advanced level Labanotation reading skills.
  • Ability to employ a repertoire of communication skills to understand the perspectives and needs of faculty, students, and campus stakeholders, in order to best assess the needs of individuals, programs, and departments.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/1017/stream

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • A professional degree, certificate, or coursework in a dance-related field, combined with relevant academic library experience.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Experience in special collections or archives.
Optional Info: 

Discover The Ohio State University Libraries

The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about our strategic directions.

 

Our greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

 

We provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – accessible from your home or office, inside one of our welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.  Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

 

Appointment

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.  Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

Benefits              

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State.  The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, 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:  https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview.

Contact Info: 

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 10, 2019. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Brittany Steingass, steingass.14@osu.edu.  Please include “Curator of Dance” in the subject field.

 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Expires: 
February 10, 2019
Job Type: 

Adult Services Manager

Location: 
Westerville, Ohio
Organization: 
Westerville Public Library
Hours: 
Duties: 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Adult Services Manager has the responsibility for implementing library policies, recommending, designing, directing, supervising, and evaluating all services in the Adult Department to meet the needs and wants of the adult population of the Westerville Public Library District in accordance with the goals and objectives established by the Library Board and Library Administration.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop, publicize, and implement a regular schedule of culturally and intellectually diverse life-long learning opportunities and events for Adults which encourage reading, viewing, listening and the use of library facilities and materials.
• Envisions, interprets and anticipates community needs and develops programs and services for the Adult population of the district.
• Supervises the Adult Services staff in the provision of quality library service and solves library related problems.
• Allocates to staff members specific work assignments and responsibilities pertaining to departmental operations and services.
• Interviews, hires, develops and evaluates department staff.
• Insures that department staff are responsive to customers in a consistent, friendly and professional manner.
• Insures that the user environment within the Adult Services department is pleasant, friendly and services meet the needs of customers.
• Provide reference, reader's advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic information resources. Directs and guides the Adult Services staff in doing the same.
• Instructs customers in use of technology.
• Resolves customer complaints in a pleasant, timely and professional manner.
• Responds in writing to customer suggestions.
• Supervises the preparation of reports and relevant statistics, as may be required.
• Maintains contact with and provides services to local organizations and educational groups serving adults.
• Collaborates with the Collection Development department to evaluate and select materials for library acquisition to meet user demand.
• Coordinates with Collection Development on an effective weeding program to assure the Adult collection is current to meet the needs and wants of the customer.
• In concert with the Fiscal Officer, administers the budget and expenditure of funds within the department and meets all requirements as established by the Fiscal Officer.
• Routinely acts as Librarian-in-Charge.
Requirements: 
REQUIREMENTS
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Five years library experience, two of which include supervisory experience in a public library setting.
• Knowledge of emerging technologies and project management experience a plus.
• Proven ability to direct and motivate others in an effective, professional manner.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent public relations skills in interacting with library customers and community organizations.
• Ability to resolve conflict effectively between staff members and resolve customer complaints.
• Must possess a positive work attitude and have the ability to interact well with others.
• Must have a proven track record of a positive customer service orientation.
• Must possess the skills to independently plan, analyze and structure staff assignments to provide efficient and effective library service.
• Must possess a general knowledge of information technology and be committed to continued individual development.
• Must be committed to and skilled in participative management.
• Must be able to lift and push heavy book carts.
• Must be able to reach top and bottom bookshelves.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• While performing duties of job, employee typically handles office equipment, objects or controls and frequently communicates with others. Work requires moderate physical exertion, including bending, kneeling, stooping and standing; some lifting and moving of heavy objects/book carts (up to 40 lbs).
• The majority of the work is performed in an office setting. The job involves standing for long periods of time.
Optional Info: 

Schedule is full-time working a rotating 4 week schedule that includes at least one evening a week and one weekend out of four.

Expires: 
January 16, 2019
Job Type: 

Manager, Reference and Research Services

Location: 
Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Organization: 
The Cincinnati History Library and Archives at Cincinnati Museum Center
Hours: 
Full-time position, 40 hours per week, normally 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but must be flexible if needed to arrive early or stay late. Must work at least one Saturday per month.
Duties: 

Position Overview
The Manager of Reference and Research Services has overall responsibility for the management of the Cincinnati History Library and Archives’ public services and for the supervision of the reference staff. The manager is responsible for the running of the library’s reading room and overseeing the research services provided to the public and staff. The Manager works in close cooperation with the collection curatorial staff. The Manager is a direct report to the AVP for Collections and Preservation.

Responsibilities/Duties:

Reference Services (60%)
• Management of the library reference services and library operations and supervision of the library staff.
• Performance of reference desk duty a minimum of four shifts per week and one Saturday per month.*
• Reference assistance via email, phone, letter, and in-person.*

Public History and Outreach (20%)
• Serve as CMC’s managing editor of the quarterly journal Ohio Valley History.
• Serve as history collections staff coordinator for CMC curator’s blog.
• Performance of library outreach and public programming activities.

Administrative Duties (20%)
• Performance of administrative duties such as reference desk scheduling to cover Monday through Saturday public hours, management of the library budget, compilation of library use statistics, training of new library staff, and special projects and other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions
• Work is performed in a typical library environment. Workspace is indoors, with adequate lighting, ventilation, and temperature. Normal office exposure to dust, noise, stress, and disruptions. Normal work place is in the library space in Union Terminal and on occasion at the museum’s Geier Collections and Research Center.

• Must have the mobility to work in an environment that includes sitting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, carrying, climbing, and overhead reaching. May sit for extended periods of time in front of a computer or may stand for extended periods of time while working at the reference desk or in the stack area or when presenting a program.

• Must be able to retrieve library materials from shelves as low as floor level to shelves up to 6 ½ feet from the floor (with the aid of a step stool or ladder).

• Must have the vision necessary to read various printed materials and a computer screen.

• Must be able to hear and speak with the public both in person and over the phone.

• Must possess the manual dexterity to use a computer keyboard as well as the ability to handle fragile library materials.

• Must be able to lift 20 to 30 pounds.

Requirements: 

• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from ALA accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree.
• Minimum five years of experience as professional reference librarian, and three years of experience as a supervisor.
• Good research skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
• Budget management experience.
• Knowledge of genealogical research practices and resources desired.
• Knowledge of Cincinnati-area regional history desired.

Optional Info: 

The Cincinnati History Library and Archives at Cincinnati Museum Center houses one of the most significant regional history collections in the United States. The collections contain printed works, audiovisual materials, and manuscripts and archival records. All of the library’s collections are available for use by the public in the reading room facilities located at Museum Center’s location at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

Contact Info: 

Applications will be exclusively accepted on line at
https://www.cincymuseum.org/jobs

Expires: 
November 30, 2018
Ohio