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JOB POSTING: Head, STEM Library Programs and Services @ University of Southern California

  • 1.  JOB POSTING: Head, STEM Library Programs and Services @ University of Southern California

    Posted 11-15-2019 15:51

    The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, strategic, and service-focused information professional to lead STEM Library Programs and Services. The Head will foster a creative and collaborative team-based environment in developing library programs and services that will support STEM fields. The Head will lead STEM Library Programs and Services to reimagine the S&E Library as a state-of-the-art discovery and learning center that supports and strengthens researchers' collaboration, innovation, experimentation, and entrepreneurship within a critical information literacy environment. The Head will provide leadership, guidance, and management of a team of librarians and staff to ensure quality services and collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of USC students, faculty, and staff.


    The USC Libraries support the discovery, creation, organization, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. We develop and deliver collections, services, and programs that support and encourage the academic, research, clinical, and creative endeavors of our community; cultivate an inclusive community of intellectually curious, critical thinkers; and help develop engaged, informed global citizens. Through these means, we participate in the continuing success of the University of Southern California as a private, global research institution committed to the greater public good.


    Librarians at USC hold faculty appointments. In addition to the MLIS or its non-US equivalent, the position's minimum experience and qualifications consist of:

    • Evidence of increasing professional responsibilities in an academic or research library environment
    • Experience setting priorities and managing budgets and projects within an academic or research library setting
    • A strong commitment to delivering public services to diverse user populations, including user- centered reference, outreach, instruction, and collections
    • Effective organizational, oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of current professional trends in STEM library



    For additional information about the position, its responsibilities and duties, the application process, and benefits offered by USC, please check:


    Christy Kane
    Business Librarian
    University of Southern California