Published Materials Cataloging Assistant

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC4.3

Posting Number

Classification Title
Library Specialist

Internal Title
Published Materials Cataloging Assistant

Columbia 01

University Libraries

LIBR South Caroliniana Library


Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per week

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Temporary Position
Temporary Staff

Job Search Category
Other Professional

About UofSC

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.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers temporary employees expected to work at least 30 hours per week health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The South Caroliniana Library, a special collections library at the University of South Carolina, seeks an energetic librarian or library school graduate to assist the Published Materials Cataloging Librarian in cataloging maps currently described on catalog cards. The Published Materials Cataloging Assistant will perform basic and complex copy-cataloging functions, searching USC’s integrated library system ( ILS ) and OCLC Connexion, attaching copies to appropriate records, and assigning barcodes. Original cataloging in OCLC will also be required. The Published Materials Cataloging Assistant will report to the Published Materials Catalog Librarian. This is a one year appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding.

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


Required: attention to detail, enthusiasm for solving problems, familiarity with Windows 10 operating system, interest or expertise in materials pertaining to South Carolina history and culture, demonstrated written communication skills, ability to work as a team member, ability to stay on task in a rapidly changing work environment.

Desired: prior cataloging experience, familiarity with RDA cataloging guidelines, relevant experience working in a special collections library, ability to commit to a full year.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Proposed End Date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants will need to apply through the USC Jobs website and submit a letter of interest and resume. The letter may be addressed to Craig Keeney, Published Materials Catalog Librarian, South Caroliniana Library.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category

Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Are you a librarian or a library school graduate?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter