Accessing Archivist, Tech Services Librarian, & Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging

By February 22, 2021

Website University of Southern CA

USC Libraries at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) invites creative, collaborative, and outstanding candidates to fill the following three full-time continuing appointment-track faculty positions with an anticipated start date of Summer 2021. Faculty rank commensurate with experience.

Accessioning Archivist (#365)

Technical Services Librarian (#366)

Head, Acquisitions and Cataloging (#367)

We are looking for candidates with experience and demonstrated knowledge in technical services (including acquisitions), archival processing, metadata development, collection management, and/or management of a technical services department (specifically acquisitions and/or cataloging) in academic or research libraries.

Job Qualifications:

  • A MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required.
  • One-year professional experience (three for the head position) and demonstrated experience in one or more of the areas outlined above is required.
  • Continuing appointment-track candidates are expected to demonstrate their ability to have a significant positive impact on the development and/or implementation of high-quality collections and/or technical services, grow in professional expertise, and continue their professional development.

We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a diversity of backgrounds and experiences who are motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and an investment in the future of librarianship and archives, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment.

Interested candidates should submit:

1.     Cover letter expressing interest and describing experiences and qualifications for one or more of these positions;

2.   Curriculum Vitae;

3.   The names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for a letter of reference;

4.   Statement describing your efforts to encourage equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must upload a single PDF file that includes the four required documents.  All candidates must apply via the “Apply” link on the USC Careers site at: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/librarian/1209/4339594592

Applications are due by March 29, 2021, to ensure consideration by the search committee. For questions about the position, visit https://libraries.usc.edu/jobs/library-jobs-librarians or contact search chair, Marje Schuetze-Coburn, at schuetze@usc.edu.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

To apply for this job please visit usccareers.usc.edu.