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Coordinator of Technical Services

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00045PO17
Classification Title Affilate Librarian
Internal Title Coordinator of Technical Services
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Library
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location of Vacancy Spartanburg, SC
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Hours per year 2080
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Work County Spartanburg 42
Tenure Information Non-Tenure-Track
Job Search Category Faculty-Non-Tenured

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a premiere flagship research institution in South Carolina and one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report. With more than 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina employs almost 14,000 people. At the University of South Carolina, our employees include some of the brightest minds and most accomplished professionals in the world. The diversity of thought and active engagement of our colleagues makes for a dynamic and interesting work environment. The University has been named a best place to work, and a big part of that is the people. Our diverse faculty and staff embody a dedication to serve our students, so that a job becomes a passion with no limits.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.

Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the technical services unit to provide organization and enhanced bibliographic access to all library materials. This includes (but is not limited to): Monitors receipt and payment of all invoices to insure efficient payment and record keeping by establishing and maintaining accounts as well as furnishing information about purchases; Works closely with staff at USC Columbia to ensure excellence in online records; Responsible for review and development of the technical services unit policies, procedures, and attending professional development; Monitors library materials budget and makes regular reports to the Coordinator of Collection Management and the Dean of the Library; Maintains statistical data regarding collections growth, expenditures, withdrawals, etc.; Implements and adapts processes to accommodate rapidly changing technological environments and needs of our users; Assists in the professional development of other library faculty and staff; Supports role of the Public Services librarians them identify, select, and locate materials that best contribute to overall mission of the library; Is a member of the Library Management Team and the Electronic Resources Committee; Serves on library and university committees as needed; Supervises 5 full-time staff.

USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement, and active learning pedagogies, such as service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application; and experience with teaching online or hybrid courses. USC Upstate provides extensive support
for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.

For all positions, with the specific college/school information added: The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U. S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition “America’s Best Colleges” ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges South. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting
the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university’s international character. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an
equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, “Apply for this Posting.” Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; therefore, it is necessary to hit the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. In addition to the online application, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.

Frieda Davison, Dean of Library and/or
Camille McCutcheon, Chair of Search Committee, USC Upstate Library 800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303
Email: or

Required Education and Experience

Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; 2-3 years experience as a professional librarian in an academic library; Understanding of technical services operations and workflows including but not limited to cataloging, Library of Congress classification, periodicals management, binding, approval plans, direct orders, invoicing, and national standards and guidelines; Experience with providing and managing electronic resources.
Successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Job Open Date 07/28/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Conditions for Eligibility
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, veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other Supporting Documents
  5. List of References and Contact Information