[Metadatalibrarians] Job posting: Acquisitions and Discovery Cohort (3 faculty positions), Ohio State University Libraries

Morag Boyd mboydlists at gmail.com
Wed Nov 1 12:03:11 PDT 2017

*Acquisitions and Discovery Cohort*

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a cohort of innovative
tenure-track faculty librarians to join our team to redesign acquisition
and discovery activities.

The recently formed Acquisitions and Discovery program comprises multiple
units managing work in the arenas of content ordering, receiving, licensing
and negotiation, bibliographic description, metadata creation and
management, access management for electronic resources, and description and
processing of special collections content.

This cohort of librarians will join the University Libraries during an
exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan
aligned with the University’s priorities
<https://president.osu.edu/strategicplan>. Not only will the successful
candidates enrich existing faculty and staff expertise, but will join the
Libraries as we seek to grow and cultivate agile practices that value
iterative change through experimentation and risk-taking. The cohort, under
the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist, will join a
team of program area leaders and collaborate in building innovative
processes throughout the lifecycle of library collections. The University
Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a
user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of
library resources.

*Acquisitions Librarian*

The Ohio State University seeks a pro-active and analytical individual for
the position of Acquisitions Librarian. The Acquisitions Librarian will
lead the purchasing activities for unit orders and integration of these
workflows throughout the cycle from selection to availability. This
position collaborates with the Electronic Resources Officer, who has
responsibility for acquisition of most e-resources, to ensure efficiency
and effectiveness in all Acquisitions activities. The Acquisitions
Librarian develops and implements workflow and practices to support the
evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions, including
active participation in the OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance

*Head of Bibliographic Initiatives*

The Ohio State University seeks an innovative and collaborative individual
to join our team of faculty and staff catalogers in the role of Head of
Bibliographic Initiatives. This new position will lead and collaborate in a
vibrant cataloging environment to ensure high-quality bibliographic
description is created in a timely and efficient fashion. Engages with
consortial partners, including OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance, to
leverage distributed skills and identify efficiencies in cataloging. Seeks
opportunities to lead and innovate in the University Libraries and the
profession through adopting workflow automation, exploration of linked data
and other emerging frameworks for bibliographic metadata, and shaping
bibliographic description to meet the needs of diverse user communities in
a dynamic discovery environment. Collaborates with Metadata Initiatives
Librarian to position the University Libraries for the future of
user-centered description of library collections.

*Metadata Initiatives Librarian*

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a dynamic and self-motivated
individual for the position of Metadata Initiatives Librarian. The
University Libraries are currently accelerating and reconfiguring our
discovery environment and underlying infrastructures. Building on Digital
Collection <https://library.osu.edu/dc>s and other digital initiatives, the
Metadata Initiatives Librarian will help the University Libraries enhance
discovery and use of our rich collections and services. The Metadata
Initiatives Librarian will work collaboratively across the organization to
advance the University Libraries’ metadata program to initiate, plan,
prioritize, document, and execute metadata activities. Act to ensure that
metadata for digital collections (often represented by diverse data types)
are effectively integrated with traditional library collections across
various discovery tools, metadata is migrated between systems, and metadata
are being created and maintained according to best practices. Collaborates
with Head of Bibliographic Initiatives to position the University Libraries
for the future of user-centered description of library collections.

*Appointment: *

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

*Join Us! *

For complete information about these positions, including desired and
required qualifications, please visit: go.osu.edu/acquisitionsanddiscovery

 Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference
will be given to applications received by:

Acquisitions Librarian (November 6, 2017)

Metadata Initiatives Librarian (November 20, 2017)

Head of Bibliographic Initiatives (December 4, 2017)

Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and
requirements to Kristin Gall at gall.108 at osu.edu. Please include the title
of the position for which you are posting in the subject field.

*Contact Information: *Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil
Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794, gall.108 at osu.edu

*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.*

[image: The Ohio State University]
*Morag Boyd, MS(LIS), MA *
Acquisisitions and Discovery Strategist
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University Libraries
120A Library Technical Center, 1165 Kinnear Road, Columbus OH 43212
614-247-0015 Office
boyd.402 at osu.edu library.osu.edu

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