DescriptionThe 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.
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.
Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 17:26 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC