Capital University
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life and critical illness insurance and free parking.

The Head of Technical Services is responsible for leading the planning, implementation, workflows and evaluation of all technical services activities for the Blackmore and Hamma Libraries (Library Services). In addition, this position serves as the libraries' cataloging and metadata librarian, oversees acquisitions and budgets, and provides systems support for the ILS (Sierra). The position supervises technical services paraprofessional and student staff, and works closely with librarians, faculty, and other staff to ensure the accessibility of library resources.

As a team, we pride ourselves on supporting one another in pursuit of our goal to provide outstanding library services and resources to our campus community. The successful candidate will be able to: develop effective relationships with library staff, university colleagues, vendors, and members of OhioLINK and other consortia; manage multiple projects and priorities efficiently and effectively; serve as a role model and leader for technical services staff; and ensure that the libraries' cataloging practices and collections reflect current approaches to information organization, discovery, and access.

As a member of the librarian team, the Head of Technical Services will provide search, reference, and discovery assistance through virtual services such as email and chat when scheduled.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two years experience with cataloging and metadata for print and online formats.
  • Thorough understanding of cataloging standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, FRBR, LCSH, Dewey, & Dublin Core.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with library acquisitions and III Sierra system.
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.

Capital University requires all employees in all positions to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full COVID-19 vaccination OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Capital University, visit our website at

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.

Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.

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