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The Ohio State University — Engineering Librarian

The Engineering Librarian serves as liaison to multiple departments in The College of Engineering. This position establishes programmatic approaches to building partnerships and delivering the University Libraries’ resources and services to a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff in the Ohio State University academic community and beyond. The Librarian provides research and instruction support for students and faculty in the College of Engineering, in collaboration with other Libraries faculty or staff where appropriate.

The Librarian builds and maintains relationships with centers, labs, programs, and initiatives across campus focused on engineering and related areas. The Librarian understands new technologies and research methodologies to advance and deepen research support, and to strategically advance teaching and learning initiatives aimed at student success.

This Librarian provides active outreach and engagement to users, which may include underrepresented groups, business and entrepreneurship, citizen science, and educational and outreach programming on campus and beyond.

This position reports to the Head of the Science Group and, as part of the team, works to identify emerging constituent needs, integrate information literacy into the curriculum, anticipate and respond to users’ research and information needs, and deliver the Libraries’ resources and services. The Engineering Librarian has the capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfills position expectations as outlined below. The Librarian consistently demonstrates an active commitment to the Libraries’ values and promotes an organizational culture of discovery, connection, equity, integrity, and stewardship ( as well as dedication to advance the work of the Division of Research and Education. All other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage actively and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff in assigned academic programs to develop strong collaborative relationships and deep partnerships.
  • Establish partnerships within University Libraries, with other campus constituencies, and with external groups to support the advancement of strategic activities related to research, teaching, and student success.
  • Anticipate and respond to users’ research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Work with the Collections Strategist to monitor collections in their subject areas, oversee individual title funds, and facilitate collections work.
  • Communicate the value of scholarly communication, digital initiatives, copyright, affordability, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact to the campus community.
  • Demonstrate a consistent commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity and Stewardship as well as dedication to advance the work of Research and Education.
  • Seek appropriate professional development opportunities for continued growth in a fluid environment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent library and/or information science program, or an equivalent combination of a relevant terminal degree (e.g., PhD in STEM discipline) and demonstrated knowledge of and experience with information and data science principles.
  • Familiarity with trends in STEM teaching and research.
  • Evidence of experience building and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations in creative ways in an evolving, collaborative, complex, and ambiguous environment.
  • Evidence of support for diversity, inclusion, equity and access in the workplace or academic environment.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, as described in the University Libraries’ criteria for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with STEM subjects in an academic library.
  • Degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Experience working with engineering researchers.
  • Teaching experience, both in-person and online.
  • Experience and/or interest in one or more of the following areas: data services, research impact, open science, open access, grant support, evidence synthesis, STEM entrepreneurship support, or other areas of support for STEM scholars.

Discover Ohio State
For over 150 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. 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 also includes 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.

About The Ohio State University Libraries
The Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Libraries faculty and staff live these values in all that we do: Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship. Learn about our strategic directions here

The Libraries’ greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways the Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, and staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

As a global leader, the Libraries is actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance our ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Information about the Libraries is available at

The Libraries strives to provide welcoming, supportive environments for all to pursue and share knowledge. The Libraries is guided by our strategic priorities that facilitate, celebrate and honor diversity, inclusion, access and social justice. All positions are expected to contribute to building and advancing this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

This is a full-time, regular, 12-month appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Faculty rank at either Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor are dependent on qualifications and experience.

The Ohio State University believes in diversity in people and ideas. What Ohio State does matters. And how we do it matters. When we are at our best, we make a real difference to people. We believe that the university should be a place where people can work and learn together in a safe environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, and intimidation. As such, finalists for any faculty position that carries tenure must sign an authorization and disclosure form, which will allow current or prior employer(s) to share information to the University regarding any findings of employment-related misconduct or disciplinary proceedings against a candidate and/or any pending investigations related to alleged misconduct. Such information shall include findings and pending investigations with respect to sexual harassment, violence, or harassment; research misconduct; financial fraud or misconduct; foreign influence violations, grant misuse or misconduct; and/or any other type of finding or pending investigation relating to a candidate’s employer’s policies and rules governing faculty conduct that may reasonably be expected to affect a candidate’s appointment. If the University becomes aware of any past finding of misconduct or pending investigations that were not disclosed, Ohio State will treat that as a serious omission and reserves the right to rescind an offer or terminate employment.

$70,000 to 80,000 annual salary negotiable.

The university offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days’ vacation, 15 days’ sick leave, 11 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-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:

Please submit cover letter, CV, references, and application at by April 30, 2023

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance