Archival Library Assistant (temporary), Los Angeles, CA

LAC Group is seeking an Archival Library Assistant to work at a prestigious university library in West Los Angeles. The selected individual will support archives processing and assist with collections, reference and other areas as needed. This is a full-time position that will continue through the end of the year. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MLIS graduate looking to gain experience in an academic library or archives setting.


  • Assist in the processing of collections by rehousing, arranging and describing materials in accordance with DACS standards; editing and creating records in Archives Space; encoding and uploading finding aids; accessioning new collections according to departmental procedures.
  • Assist in the staffing of the front desk and provide reference services and monitoring of researchers in the reading room as needed.
  • Assist in the shipping and receiving of special collections materials sent off-campus for digitization, etc., including data entry, condition reporting and photography, packing and shipping.
  • Participate in a departmental culture of preservation, assisting in the identification and recording of preservation issues encountered in the performance of routine duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.


  • Minimum of 1 year related library or archives experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the proper care and handling of special collections
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities.
  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills
  • Basic computer knowledge and fluency in Microsoft Office Suite

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