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Find all of our open positions at Steely Library. To apply, please visit; you can find the specific job details and submit your application by searching for the titles listed below.


Digital Humanities Resident Librarian

As members of the Association of College and Research Libraries Diversity Alliance, Steely Library seeks a dynamic, patron-focused, early-career librarian to participate in a 2-3-year diversity residency program and is a non-tenure track position. This program will provide a collaborative, supportive environment to allow the resident to gain the requisite skills and competencies required to thrive in academia. This position will also provide a unique opportunity for the resident to help assess how digital humanities are used on campus, research possible services that the library can support, and implement a new digital humanities program that will have lasting impact on NKU’s community (e.g. geospatial/mapping, publishing and document preparation, data analysis and visualization, interactive timelines). As part of the Digital Scholarship and Communication Services department, the resident is encouraged to bring their own interests, areas of expertise, and willingness to learn as they help develop these exciting new services. View the full job listing to learn more.

Open Educational Resources Librarian

Steely Library seeks a dynamic, patron-focused, non-tenure track librarian to enhance an established Open Educational Resources (OER) program, work directly with and provide support to faculty to adopt,  adapt, and create new resources for their courses, and lead initiatives  to enhance the program. As part of the Digital Scholarship and Communication Services team, the OER Librarian will cultivate relationships with students, faculty, and staff, participate in projects that support scholarly communication, copyright/intellectual property, and digital humanities work of the department. Aligning directly with the University’s strategic plan, this position will play a pivotal role in ensuring equitable and high-quality resources are available to support student learning outcomes. View the full job listing to learn more.

Project Archivist

NKU’s Special Collections and University Archives Department seeks an energetic, curious, new to the field archivist as a full time, one year, non-tenure track, temporary Project Archivist to help complete several important projects. This is an entry level position requiring coursework and experience in electronic records. The first priority will be to finish processing electronic records, formatting the finding aid and other miscellaneous tasks from a U.S. Senator’s collection. Second will be to create a course in Canvas that meets department requirements and populate it with files. This position will work under the supervision of the University Archivist/department head. View the full job listing to learn more.


Library Systems Support Specialist

This position will support the integrated library system and discovery products, provide database maintenance of associated products, and support other hardware and software as appropriate.

Key Responsiblities Include:
  • Configures, troubleshoots, maintains, and upgrades integrated library system and discovery software and associated products in consultation with library staff and vendors. 
  • Coordinates new product demos, testing, implementation and training as appropriate.
  • Manage Springshare products, including LibGuides.
  • Manages library’s OCLC-hosted proxy server. Performs regular patron loads.
  • Generates statistical reports, maintains awareness of best practices,
    and communicates trends in library systems and discovery. Serves as
    liaison to counterpart in IT.

Learn more about the position on the Library Systems Support Specialist Job Listing.


Whether you want to get a jump-start on your career, or want to earn money for school, you’ll find a wide range of student employment opportunities in the Steely Library. Our student workers tell us that both the experience and the contacts they’ve made are very helpful when looking for full-time employment after graduation. View the NKU Jobs page for Steely's current open student work opportunities.