Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

The Scholarly Sharing Strategist leads a dynamic program area that promotes new models for sharing and disseminating scholarly works to advance learning, research, and creative expression. The newly conceived Scholarly Sharing area brings into closer dialog two highly successful programs, Copyright Services and Publishing & Repository Services, and creates new capacity for innovation and partner engagement. Together these units include one faculty librarian and six administrative and professional staff. Reporting to the Associate Director for Content and Access, the Head will propel and align strategy and practice for the programs in a rapidly evolving environment. The Head coordinates Libraries-wide strategic initiatives and projects, embracing new scholarly sharing models based on institutional, regional, and national partnerships. This program already enjoys close collaboration within OSU Libraries with teams of developers and IT infrastructure specialists, and the staff of the Research Commons. The position supervises the head of Copyright Services and the head of Publishing & Repository Services, and works collaboratively across the Libraries to help create and implement innovative approaches for supporting scholarly content creators and fostering impactful publishing. Our publishing program currently supports journal hosting and publishing, conference publishing, and we aim to provide sustainable support for new-model publishing. Copyright Services provides consultation and workshops, and aids the OSU community with permissions requests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Based on a deep and evolving understanding of the challenges of the traditional scholarly communication models, effectively articulate and apply complex concepts related to new/emerging areas in scholarly sharing. Monitor national and international trends in the field and assess opportunities for alignment and leadership by the program.
  • Design and lead innovative program and outreach activities critical to the Libraries’ strategies advancing new models of scholarly publishing and informed decision-making by content creators on campus.
  • Foster greater understanding of and enthusiastic support across the Libraries for appropriate management of copyright by content creators and for new, more efficient and effective modes of scholarly publishing. Provide effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the Libraries’ strategies and programs for scholarly sharing.
  • Engage with partners within the Libraries, with other campus constituencies, and with external partners to advance strategic activities in scholarly sharing. Position the Libraries as a leader in campus conversations relating to scholarly sharing. Promote engagement with and leadership contributions to national conversations relating to scholarly sharing.
  • Think creatively and critically about the affordances and challenges of existing and emerging technologies relevant to scholarly sharing and advocate for appropriate application to OSUL services.
  • Support and advance the Libraries’ programs in copyright and publishing services. Elevate the existing cohesive team environment among the leaders and staff within the Libraries’ scholarly sharing programs.
  • Build and maintain a research program and service profile related to publishing, copyrights, and/or scholarly communication. Present and publish in appropriate venues in order to raise own and Libraries’ profile.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Strong expertise in many facets of professional practice relating to copyright, publishing, and repository models and trends.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience including progressively responsible leadership experience resulting in outstanding leadership capabilities.
  • A track record of building effective partnerships and sustaining relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Experience with new and emerging technologies that support digital scholarship and scholarly communication.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Record of successful mentorship, coaching, and leadership development.
  • Evidence of scholarly contribution and engagement with organizations or multi- institutional initiatives in the arena of scholarly sharing.
  • Knowledge of academic and research library publishing processes.
  • Track record of engagement in Open Access initiatives in research institutions.

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For 147 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It’s where friendships are forged. It’s where rivalries and revelry are born.

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.
University Libraries supports 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

This position 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 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:

Join Us!
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at 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.

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.