Job Posting

Temporary Librarian

Position Type:

  • Part Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has a need for a part-time, temporary research project librarian that can assist with converting resources to library or Open Educational Resources to support our eText Initiative.

This temporary position could last through to end of spring term and would likely start at around 10 hours per week with the ability for the hours to fluctuate up or down based on the number of research project requests coming through and where we are the design schedule.  

The selected individual will review courses for alternatives to textbooks and courseware in existing library collections, potential purchase using GOBI, a network of Open Educational Resources. The temporary librarian will curate lists of scholarly articles for reading and weekly preparation in accordance with topics set forth by faculty, SMEs, and instructional designers and will work closely with the librarian team, eText initiative team, and instructional designers and faculty. The selected individual will also cover some in-person responsibilities at the library including on-call reference hours and occasional desk hours as needed.

We seek someone with a Masters in Library and Information Science or a student in MLIS coursework with at least 1 year of prior experience working in libraries being preferred. 

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

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