The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries (Los Angeles, CA) seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to join the Gaughan & Tiberti and Accounting Libraries. Reporting to the Head, Business and Accounting Libraries, the Business Librarian will provide research, instruction and support services to the faculty, staff, and students of the Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting, and others at the university who use business information. The Business Librarian will provide consulting services on using electronic and library resources, provide instruction in the use of business resources, conduct specialized research, and support Marshall Academic Information Services.
We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, who are motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and an investment in the future of librarianship and archives, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community. Duties may include weekend and evening hours.
USC Libraries faculty and staff work to advance consequential engagement with our academic and arts communities. We are committed to USC’s unifying values of accountability, integrity, excellence, open communication, well-being, and diversity, equity, and inclusion as we support the university’s students, faculty, and staff. USC Libraries take pride in our Digital Library, the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study with its Ahmanson Lab, our data and visualization services, and the library’s strong primary source collections including the history of Los Angeles and Southern California; LGBTQ history and culture, particularly relating to West Coast activities and activism; Cinematic Arts; and the Holocaust and genocide and exile studies. For more information on how our libraries support critical, creative, and ethical habits of mind at USC, visit https://libraries.usc.edu/facts-and-figures and https://libraries.usc.edu.
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Gaughan & Tiberti Library and Accounting Library
The Gaughan & Tiberti Library has evolved from a print-based collection to one that emphasizes electronic information resources and expert research assistance. The Accounting Library supports the students and faculty of the Leventhal School of Accounting, which is part of the Marshall School. Both libraries offer a rich array of electronic resources and services to patrons both onsite and virtually. For more information about the libraries and their electronic resources, see: www.marshall.usc.edu/library
Marshall School of Business & Leventhal School of Accounting
The Marshall School of Business offers Ph.D., MBA, and BS degrees and has a large executive education program. U.S. News & World Report has cited Marshall’s undergraduate education as one of the best in America, while MBA program in consistently ranked among the top 30 of all U.S. Business schools. The School provides significant support to the library for electronic resources; library staff work closely with Marshall Faculty to ensure that the School’s information needs are being met. For more information about the Marshall School of Business, see: www.marshall.usc.edu/
The Leventhal School of Accounting is a recognized leader in accounting education. The Leventhal School provides the essentials of a modern accounting education emphasizing group dynamics, analytic reasoning, and strong communications skills. For more information about the Leventhal School of Accounting, see: www.marshall.usc.edu/departments/leventhal-school-accounting
Position Responsibilities and Duties
Reporting to the Head, Business and Accounting Libraries, the Business Librarian will:
- Provide in-person, virtual reference, and research consultation services
- Support teaching and research-focused information services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Develop appropriate resources, services, and communication channels to further the academic and research endeavors of faculty, staff, and students in the fields of business and accounting
- Create and maintain library web pages and research guides related to subject responsibilities and incorporate appropriate technologies and techniques to deliver services
- Work collaboratively with other subject selectors, faculty, students on emerging research methodologies in support of business and accounting research and teaching
- Participate in library and other committees
- Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the on the Gaughan & Tiberti Library and the Accounting Library, and advance the strategic plans of USC Libraries and the university
- Provide evening and weekend service as assigned
Experience and Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of:
- Experience with business information resources in an academic or research library setting
- Strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community
- Proficiency in common tools used by researchers who work with business, financial and economic data, e.g., Bloomberg, Refinitiv Workspace, Capital IQ, FactSet, etc.
- Experience with emerging issues and technologies related to business librarianship
Faculty Appointment Rank and Salary
Rank: Librarian or Assistant University Librarian (commensurate with experience and qualifications)
Librarians at USC have faculty status. This is a full-time, continuing appointment track position. Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s criteria for granting continuing appointment—excellence in librarianship—which librarians achieve by having a significant impact on the development and/or implementation of high-quality collections and/or services. Additionally, librarians must demonstrate the expectation of continued excellence and growth in profession expertise.
This is a 12-month full-time position. The annual base salary range are listed below and in accordance to rank.
- Librarian $72,000-$75,000
- Assistant University Librarian $72,000-$90,000
When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
For more on criteria and qualifications for the appointment, promotion and continuing appointment of librarians at USC, visit: https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/2021-09/USC_Libraries_Criteria_Document_Approved_1-31-20.pdf
Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). For more information about benefits see: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/?????????
As part of the application, candidates must upload the following documents into a single PDF file:
1) a cover letter,
2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address),
3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee, and
4) a statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion (no longer than one page in length).
The annual base salary range for this position is $72,000 - $75,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Closing date for applications: April 28, 2023, or until filled.
For more information about this position, contact Marje Schuetze-Coburn, Chair of the Standing Search Committee, at email@example.com.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of: • Experience with business information resources in an academic or research library setting • Strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines • Effective oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community