Senior Library Assistant - Union
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of faculty, students, and staff who help to make the university an exciting place to work. The USC Libraries' Technical Services unit is seeking a Serials Cataloger/Authority Control Coordinator to join its team. The Serials Cataloger/Authority Control Coordinator is an integral part of the Libraries' Serials and Music Cataloging Section. As such, the individual will provide bibliographic records for serial titles missing from the catalog, create and maintain MARC21 holdings records, and coordinate authority control activities across the department. The person in the position will perform the following specific and other related duties:: Create and maintain MARC21 holdings format records (serials) Create and maintain MARC21 bibliographic format records (serials) Create and maintain MARC21 authorities format records Process serials change requests from Public Service units Initially, the Serials Cataloger/Authority Control Coordinator will provide support primarily for the Grand Depository Library inventory project, concentrating on providing needed MARC21 holdings records. As that project winds down, the emphasis will shift to authority work instead, which will become the main focus for this position over time. The incumbent will be responsible for: training and supervising student assistants engaged in authority work; reviewing reports from the local SirsiDynix Integrated Library System (ILS); and reviewing reports from the Library of Congress and OCLC. Eventually, this individual will assume the role of Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) contact for USC. The successful candidate will have experience with: MARC21 formats for bibliographic, holdings, and authority data AACR2 and/or RDA and the Library of Congress classification schedules Library of Congress Subject Headings OCLC and online integrated systems Non-English language materials Working under pressure at a variety of tasks This is a full-time position and is eligible for employee benefits consistent with the positions status at the university. USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the university's medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family members; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to a wide variety of world-class sporting events and entertainment. USC is an equal opportunity employee.

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Minimum Education:
High school or equivalent Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
2 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Thorough knowledge of general library operations. Understanding of library databases and Library of Congress standards. Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools. General knowledge of department and library activities, policies, and procedures. Ability to work under pressure at a variety of tasks. Aptitude for detail and accuracy. Understanding of cataloging rules and procedures. Ability to train and supervise student assistants.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

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