The System Campuses Librarian for the University of South Carolina serves as the cataloging and electronic resources librarian for the libraries of the seven other campuses of the USC System located around the state. This position also coordinates the technical services activities of the System campuses with those of UofSC Columbia and serves as a liaison between the two groups. This position reports to the Head of Cataloging in Thomas Cooper Library.
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.
University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The University Libraries also participate in NACO. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.
The University of South Carolina System includes libraries at the Aiken, Beaufort, Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union, and Upstate campuses. The system libraries hold more than 2.5 million volumes in total, with individual libraries' holdings ranging from less than 10,000 to over 550,000.
The System Campuses Librarian's primary duties include cataloging and classifying materials in all formats for the UofSC System Campuses with original or contributed copy records and performing database maintenance and working with the Thomas Cooper Library Shipping and Receiving Department to ensure delivery of library materials to and from the System Campuses. This position works with System Campuses Libraries and Thomas Cooper Library Collection Development and Acquisitions departments to budget, order, renew, activate, and troubleshoot electronic resources shared among the System Campuses. He or she serves as liaison to System Campus Libraries by keeping current with activities on the Columbia campus and advocating on behalf of the System Campus Libraries. As a tenure-track faculty member, it is expected the successful candidate will fulfill requirements in librarianship, service and scholarly activity as described in University Libraries tenure criteria.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum one (1) year full-time equivalent cataloging experience in a library. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA. Ability to perform macro-level editing of MARC metadata using library services platform and other tools. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle, including budgeting, ordering, renewing, activation, and troubleshooting. Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication. Demonstrated problem-solving skills, initiative, and resourcefulness.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 63220
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.