Southern California Institute of Architecture – Assistant Librarian

Southern California Institute of Architecture



Job Title:         Assistant Librarian

Department:    Library

Reports To:     Library Manager

FLSA Status:   Full-Time, Non-exempt


The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is seeking an Assistant Librarian to be a part of a diverse community of 500 students, 80+ faculty and 50 staff.  SCI-Arc brings together accomplished architectural professionals who encourage creativity, share knowledge, and foster independence by focusing on the individual learning experience.


The Assistant Librarian position is a great opportunity for an individual with library experience and a naturally hospitable demeanor. This position is responsible for covering the front desk and assisting all students, faculty, staff and visitors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist patrons with research and locating print and digital resources
  • Check in and check out books and media equipment
  • Manage media equipment circulation and reservations
  • Help the Library Manager to process and catalog new books and magazines
  • Manage student workers
  • Help build up the collection in support of the pedagogy
  • Cover the front desk which includes answering phone inquiries, supporting photocopier, computer workstations and scanning equipment
  • Help maintain a secure, quiet and comfortable environment in the library
  • Shelving material
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Library Manager



  • MLS preferred, but not required
  • 2+ years of experience with library reference or patron assistance
  • Literacy/experience with the Avery Index, and other research databases
  • Knowledge of Architecture or Art required


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a benefits package with medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.


SCI-Arc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, go to and complete the online job application. In addition, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to

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