Job: Special Collection Librarian, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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Special Collection Librarian, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Number position available:

$55,000 - $65,000 annual plus benefits

Job Category:
Special Collections

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and scholarly publishing.  

Key responsibility areas include:

Building, organizing, and creating access tools for special collections, including Digital USFSP, 

Establishing appropriate practices and procedures for collection acquisition, preservation, and security,

Developing and maintaining excellent donor relations and records, throughout the life cycle of the gift process,

Serving as an instruction and collection development liaison with assigned academic departments,

Fulfilling assigned reference and instruction responsibilities,

Providing outreach to the regional community and engaging in external projects as appropriate,

Participating in research & service, and

Supervising special collections staff, interns, student employees, and volunteers.


Start Date: July 1, 2018

Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution.  Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive 


Minimum Qualifications:

A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent 

3-5 years of relevant library/archives experience 

Experience with a digital archive

Demonstrated knowledge of current archival standards, practices, and technologies

Demonstrated knowledge of collection management

Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

An additional graduate degree, preferably in history 

Advanced coursework in archival management

Research and professional service accomplishments that meet expectations for candidate to earn rank of associate librarian in accordance with Promotion Guidelines for Librarians at USFSP

Demonstrated experience with Digital Commons & SelectedWorks (bepress)

Teaching experience and familiarity with online instruction and/or library research guides

A strong user-centered focus and genuine interest in the special collections/archives research community

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities

Demonstrated project management skills

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams

Outreach experience developing working partnerships with external partners 

Research publications and presentations at the national, state, university, or departmental level



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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Job Location:
Central Florida

140 7th Avenue South

Address 2:

St. Petersburg



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

140 7th Avenue South

Address 2:

Saint Petersburg



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Patricia Pettijohn

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