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Library Consultant

  • State Library of Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

The State Library of Ohio invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Library Consultant located in Columbus, Ohio.

About Us: We are a state agency that serves state government, all types of libraries and residents. The vision of the State Library of Ohio is a Smarter Ohio where every Ohioan can access the necessary resources to be engaged citizens, excel at their jobs, participate in the workforce, and pursue their passions and interests.

Who is eligible to apply?
Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have your master’s degree in library science from an accredited college or university? Do you have excellent customer service skills? Do you have at least 5 years full-time experience in a library science position? Do you meet the additional minimum qualifications listed in this posting? If so, you're eligible to apply for this opportunity.

What are this position's duties?
Advises & consults with librarians, trustees, governmental agency employees & professional groups, and other agency staff on grants specific to Library Programs & Development.

Assists Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) applicants with program development and assessment tools.

Reviews LSTA-related applications for eligibility and allowable costs, ensuring compliance with federal and state guidelines.

Establishes and works with review teams on evaluation of LSTA applications.
Speaks at library conferences and makes onsite field visits to monitor progress of projects.

Provides excellent customer service to all of the State Library's internal and external customers.


$27.26 hourly

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from accredited college or university; 12 mos. exp. in library science position performing budgeting & project management tasks or in management &/or administration; 5 yrs. exp. in library science position.
Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment may be substituted for the experience requirement.

Knowledge: Library science & technology; public relations; governmental regulations*;
government structure; grant budgeting & accounting; project management; customer service; public relations; English language (e.g. rules of composition & grammar); education & training; agency policies & procedures.*

Skills: Business office software applications; operation of personal computer & office machines; service orientation; active listening; reading comprehension;
coordination; presentation & facilitation; problem solving; social perceptiveness; critical thinking.

Abilities: Oral comprehension & expression; flexibility; written comprehension & expression; information ordering; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; speech clarity; inductive reasoning; run meetings; design & develop surveys and presentations; analyze information; work with minimal supervision and/or in a team environment.

Competency in: Customer Focus.

(*) Developed after employment

Employer Statement

Work Location : State Library of Ohio 274 East First Avenue Columbus 43201

This position is unclassified per ORC 124.11(A)(7)(b) and as such, serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

The State Library of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any other State employee or candidate for State employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40
years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, as those terms are defined in Ohio law, federal law, and previous Executive Orders. When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Background Check Information
All final applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to a urinalysis and successfully complete a background check.

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How to Apply

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What’s in it for you:
At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website!
Our benefits package includes:
Medical Coverage
Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service.

Time Away from Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation
The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access
and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Posted On: May 2, 2022 / This posting expires: May 23, 2022