(20171003) Business Librarian

Business Librarian

The Business Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries provides strategic direction and leads efforts to establish a programmatic approach to services, partnership development, and content delivery to the dynamic faculty, student body, and community of the world-class Fisher College of Business. The Librarian will be proactive, user-centered, and will create a wide-ranging support agenda for research and scholarship, as well as for teaching and learning. Collaboration and engagement will extend beyond the Fisher College of Business to include various business, technology, and social sciences communities and units, programs, and centers across the University. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist and others to ensure an efficient and dynamic approach to content acquisition, development, and delivery. The Librarian will actively engage with and advance efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The Librarian will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below. This position reports to the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Cohort.


  • Champion the library as an intellectual meeting place for programming, content, and inquiry.
  • Actively engage, communicate effectively, and develop strong collaborative relationships and deep partnerships with faculty, students, and staff in the Fisher College of Business, which includes the academic departments of Accounting & Management Information Systems, Finance, Management & Human Resources, Management Sciences, and Marketing & Logistics. This includes associated undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and various research and business partnership centers housed at both the Fisher College of Business and across the university.
  • Articulate the value of scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the development of new online tools, copyright, data management, affordability, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact to the business community.
  • Anticipate and respond to users’ research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.


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.
  • Demonstrated ability to support research and information needs in business or other related social sciences in collaboration with faculty, students, or staff.
  • Familiarity with collections in specialized and emerging formats, including ability for discovery and use of data sets of various sizes and formats, across business and other related social science disciplines.
  • 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/356/stream


Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced training or degree in business or related discipline.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with technologies and their application in libraries and higher education.
  • Experience in an academic, public sector, or corporate library environment or comparable setting.
  • Experience in delivering instruction and research support services for business-related information resources.


About The Ohio State University:

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.


The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.


The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University’s eminence as dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery for OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever-expanding community of world scholars. University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 13 locations across the Columbus campus to support the research, teaching and learning needs of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – in your home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and experts in associated research techniques are available for consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu. Additional information and a position description are available at http://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/faculty.



This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For 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.



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 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


Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 29, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at gall.108@osu.edu. Please include Business Librarian in the subject field. Contact Information: Kristin Gall, HR Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.


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.

Posted Date: 
10/03/2017 to 11/03/2017