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Library Services Manager

  • Ohio History Connection
  • Columbus, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job


Responsible for managing the Library Services Department, which also oversees Research Services operations, cataloging (two-dimensional collections), library programs, and outreach. The Library Services Department Team serves researchers who access the print, manuscript, and State Archives collections through the libraries' Research Rooms, email, and mail. The department provides digital copies of Death Certificates and other collections for a fee. The department also provides programming on various research topics. The supervisor evaluates and recommends updates to processes, products, and new opportunities.

Job Duties:

Supervise, manage and evaluate the staff of the Library Services Department and Research Room to accomplish goals and objectives that align with the organization's strategic initiatives
develop and implement policies and procedures regarding access, care, and management of archival materials
Perform all administrative functions for the Library Services Department, including department budget management, performance assessments, staff coaching and development, and overall department project management
Work with other Cultural Resources and Libraries department managers to help the division director set direction, strategy, and tactics for the entire division
Work with department staff to offer programs related to research, genealogy, and other related topics
Lead grant applications and grant management
Lead collecting and deselection of print materials in conjunction with cataloging and acquisition staff
Maintain vendor relationships in conjunction with Digital Services
Work with Collection Management regarding storage and the accessibility of collections
Provide reference and research assistance to patrons and researchers
Collaborate with peers regarding the care, preservation, and access to archival materials of collections
Assist with the development of exhibitions and public programming related to the archives
Support digitization requests and online access to archival materials
Work with site management partners on collections guidance, issues, or questions
Provide research and resources for media requests through the Marketing and Communications team
Evaluate and recommend hardware, software, and products to support department and OHC goals for access and use
Promote the use of the archives via presentations offerings, hosting workshops, and leading tours


62,400 - 72,800

Required Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

Master's degree in Library Information Science or equivalent work experience preferred
Proven experience as a department manager, managing people, projects, and operations or similar roles
Experience with collections management software such as Worldshare and ArchivesSpace
Experience managing projects, including planning, setting timelines, and completing deliverables
Knowledge of cataloging standards and vocabulary

Employer Statement

Ohio History Connection is an equal opportunity employer.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a fingerprint background check processed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI) in accordance with the Volunteer Children's Act. Additionally, prospective employees will also submit to a drug test. Both will occur after the offer of employment is accepted. The results of the background check and drug test are not immediate disqualifiers to employment and are reviewed in accordance with Ohio History Connection policies and procedures. Inquiries must be directed to the Human Resources Director at 614-297-2390 or via email at [email protected]

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Submit application through Ohio History Connection careers website. Please include your resume, cover letter, and applicable application material in the Resume section of the application. For questions or accommodations requests, please email [email protected] or call 614-297-2500.

Posted On: Jan 31, 2023 / This posting expires: Feb 22, 2023