Joshua Hutchinson

Josh Hutchinson, grinning

Head, Acquisitions & Cataloging and Assistant University Librarian
USC Libraries Technical Services
Office: 3434 S. Grand Ave.


  • Responsible for all print monograph acquisitions and cataloging for USC Libraries;
  • Manages physical backlogs, including cataloging backlogs and donations, etc which need to be checked;
  • Manages monographic and archival acquisitions, ensuring timely purchase and receipt of library materials;
  • Supervises and manages librarians and library assistants within the Acquisitions and Cataloging Department;
  • Trains and advises catalogers on cataloging policy and practice; updates and creates local cataloging documentation and policy as needed;
  • Integrates archival processing and rare books cataloging into tech services, including through membership in the Working Group for Specialized Collections and Technical Services;
  • Participate in management of the USC ILS, such as through membership in the Technical Services-ILS Working Group;
  • Remain up to date on library and scholarly trends and practices relevant to the Acquisitions and Cataloging Department, and keep members of the department informed on these.


MScEcon Information and Library Studies (2014)
University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth, UK)
Dissertation: Chapbooks in Library Collections

MA (Dist.) Medieval History (2009)
University of Durham (Durham, UK)
Dissertation: The Influence of Economic Factors on Aristocratic Consumption of Non-Local, Luxury Goods: Evidence from Durham Priory Accounts, 1400-1460

BA (Hons.) History (2006)
Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Minors: French, Asian Studies and Government