Archival Projects Librarian

Full time

Created: December 19, 2012
Los Angeles
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Description

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a part-time experienced Archival Projects Librarian to contribute to the Libraries’ archival processing activities, primarily grant-funded projects. This half-time contract position requires a solid foundation in best practices related to archival processing and national standards, with direct experience processing collections, creating finding aids, and working with grant-funded projects. The successful candidate is expected to be up to-date on relevant archival and library trends and practices, work collegially across the university, and be able to apply this knowledge to have a significant, positive impact on the USC community.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Reporting to the Archival & Metadata Librarian and working closely with the Director of Grants and Research Communications, the Archival Projects Librarian will:
  • Primary responsibility is to support archival processing of grant-funded projects
  • Process, arrange, and describe archival collections in USC Libraries according to established library practices and procedures, as assigned
  • Assist with management of grant projects and financial reporting.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC; at least two years professional archival experience. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated:
  • Formal training in archival theory and practice or relevant professional archival experience
  • Experience processing and cataloging manuscript and archival collections
  • Experience creating and maintaining online archival finding aids, including EAD encoding
  • Experience obtaining and managing grant-funded projects
  • Project management experience
  • Familiarity with Archivists’ Toolkit, DACS, MARC21 and LC cataloging standards
  • Working knowledge of XML
  • Working knowledge of data file formats and software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, and Filemaker Pro
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desirable qualifications: More than two years professional archival experience; and familiarity with preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.

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