The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC has a large number of international students and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit www.usc.edu.
The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Leavey Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Library collections encompass over 4.2 million volumes, 5.9 million microforms, 3.1 million images, 49,300 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, with access to over 113,800 serials in print and electronic formats, over 1,650 datasets, and nearly 1.3 million e-books. For more information, visit libraries.usc.edu.
This Collection Development Specialist will report directly to the Associate Dean, Technical Services and Collection Development. The responsibilities for this position will include developing a comprehensive analysis of online collections that includes usage statistics, overlap analysis and cost per use. Other responsibilities will include evaluating new packages and offers for overlap and cost value; taking the lead for annual renewals; coordinating some vendor communication and planning meetings. This position would also take the lead for streaming media including answering questions and searching for titles that are requested by USC students, faculty, and staff and in particular those that are requested for course reserves. Supervises staff and student workers engaged in performing specialized library services such as collection maintenance, circulation of library materials, bindery operations, technical processing, database maintenance, bibliographic cataloging, etc. Reports directly to a senior manager, director or administrator. Assists in management of administrative duties related to planning, budgeting, reporting and special projects as needed.
Oversees and coordinates electronic records and reporting systems. Gathers and tabulates library statistics. Prepares reports, interprets data, analyzes trends, and presents results with recommendations
Revises processes to improve efficiency or adapt to new requirements, software, or other operational systems changes. Analyzes and maps workflows. Develops forms, manuals, flow charts, process maps, web content and other documentation. Communicates and documents revised processes and procedures
Assists library management in developing policies, procedures and processes and coordinates the implementation. Ensures that library patrons and supervised staff comply with all applicable library policies and procedures and has authority to make exceptions to policy. Interprets policies and procedures for library personnel or patrons. Maintains currency with library, division, and University policies
Supervises day-to-day operations of a large library facility, center, department or unit that provides specialized and varied library services. Advises senior management on operational, administrative, personnel and budgetary matters
Represents the library or library unit on appropriate library and University committees and task forces
Participates in the development of department budget or library facility budgets. Provides data and projections. Administers budget. Monitors and tracks budget activity and analyzes variances. Produces interim financial reports
Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
5 year experience
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Comprehensive knowledge of library operations and technical systems in a large or specialized academic library. Office management and budget administration experience combined with specialized knowledge of University policies and procedures
As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) Resume (including telephone and e-mail address).
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contactingÂ email@example.com.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Extensive knowledge of library operations and technical systems. Supervisory experience. Office management combined with experience in budget administration.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.