Copyright Services Specialist

at The Ohio State University (view profile)
Published March 18, 2024
Location Columbus, OH
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $42,700
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $56,900
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Copyright Services Specialist within Copyright Services. Copyright Services provides information and resources to The Ohio State University community on topics and activities related to copyright. Reporting to the Head of Copyright Services, the Copyright Services Specialist assists in the development of instruction, guidance, communications, and advocacy on copyright issues for the university and University Libraries.


The Copyright Services Specialist serves as the first line respondent for routine copyright questions and provides information and resources on copyright-related topics to faculty, staff, and students of the university, including consultation services and instructional presentations. The Copyright Services Specialist assists in the research of rights status for materials in University Libraries collections.


The Copyright Services Specialist consistently demonstrates 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 the Content and Access unit. All other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's level degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years relevant experience such as copyright services or other related legal fields, rights management, or publishing. Ability to manage projects. Experience in creating and delivering trainings, presentations, or other instructional support. Positive customer orientation and strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work creatively both independently and collaboratively with diverse groups. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work, analyzing information, and managing competing deadlines. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Aptitude for learning new technology/software.


Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated interest in copyright law and libraries.

Posting Range

The posting range for this position is $42,700 to $56,900 annually. Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application.


Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application at


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