The Ohio State University Libraries seeks an innovative and analytical person to fill the position of Digital Accessibility and Licensing Analyst. The person in this position will be an integral part of the Electronic Resources Management team and will focus on supporting accessibility of Libraries’ purchased electronic resources.
Essential duties: The position will perform accessibility reviews of electronic resource platforms and communicate results to support the OSU Digital Accessibility Policy. Evaluations will determine if new and existing platforms (databases, e-journals, e-books) meet the university's minimum digital accessibility standards, currently WCAG 2.0 AA. Following established accessibility workflows, this position coordinates the electronic resources acquisitions accessibility workflow, including: communicates results of evaluations and institutional expectations to vendors and documents outcomes. Collaborates with the eResources Licensing Coordinator to ensure license appropriately supports accessibility. Other support for licensing program includes: organize license-related documents and files, and entering key terms in the Sierra Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system. This position reports to the Contracts Analyst and works collaboratively with staff across OSUL departments, including IT and liaises with vendors and consortia partners. The position will be located at the Libraries Tech Center on west campus. Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Content & Access unit. All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in education, disability studies, computer science, web development, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience testing and troubleshooting or providing user support for software, web applications or library vendor products. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Experience managing multi-step processes and tracking results. Experience managing multiple deadlines and tracking progress. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with a variety of audiences (internal and external partners, vendors).
Target Salary: $21.63 - $24.04 Hourly
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 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.