System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian

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Created: June 4, 2013


System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian
Job Description

The System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian for the University of South Carolina serves as the catalog librarian for the libraries of the ten campuses of the USC System located around the state. This position also coordinates the technical services activities of the system campuses with those of USC Columbia and serves as a liaison between the two groups. As manager of the System Cataloging Unit in the Cataloging Department in Thomas Cooper Library, the System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian supervises 1-2 full-time classified staff and reports to the Head of Cataloging in Thomas Cooper Library.

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, enrolls approximately 23,300 undergraduate students and 6,400 graduate students on the Columbia campus. University Libraries contains more than 3.5 million volumes, 1 million manuscripts, 325,000 maps, and 944,000 government documents; and houses the University's special collections. University Libraries is a member of LYRASIS, OCLC, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian. Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan.


The System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian’s primary duties include cataloging and classifying materials in all formats with original or contributed copy records, maintaining existing records in the catalog database for the campuses, and managing the staff and daily operations of the System Cataloging Unit. Travel to the system campuses is necessary on occasion. This position also serves as the primary point of contact between the system campuses and the Columbia campus libraries, assisting with questions ranging from cataloging concerns to strategies for system campus library projects, redirecting questions to other Columbia campus departments as appropriate. As the liaison to the system campus libraries, this position keeps current with activities in the Columbia campus libraries that might affect the other campuses and, in consultation with the Head of Cataloging, advocates on behalf of the system campuses when necessary.



ALA-accredited MLS.
A minimum four (4) years’ experience cataloging in an academic or research library.
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2.
Experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems.
Demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of materials or formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.).
Experience directing and assessing the work of others in a supervisory role.
Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication.
SLED background check is required.

Minimum of two years’ supervisory experience.
Experience planning and managing cataloging in a multi-campus environment.
Experience with Millennium (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) integrated library system.
Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, team-building, initiative, and resourcefulness.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Apply online at (search by Requisition 006273). The cover letter, explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, may be addressed to Chair of the System Campuses Catalog and Liaison Librarian. Three references submitted must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on June 24, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

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