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Kimberly E. Esser

Business Information Specialist

USC Libraries
University of Southern California
701 Exposition Blvd.,  HOH 201F
Los Angeles, CA   90089-1422

(213) 740-6255  or


Professional Experience

  • Business Information Specialist, Crocker Business Library, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California  (2003 to present)
  • Business Information Specialist, McKinsey & Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Librarian, Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA
  • Special Project Archivist, Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • Special Projects Archiver, Universal Studios, CA
  • Library Technical Assistant, Mary Norton Clapp Library, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA



  • Bachelor of Arts - English, California State University, Los Angeles



  • Disney Media Networks: quality entertainment in the post-network era, Marshall International Case Competition (Feb. 2010, deferred) / Prof. Michael Coombs and Kim Esser
  • Target Stores: maintaining momentum during economic downturns, Marshall Case Challenge (Nov. 2008) / Michael W. Coombs and Kim Esser
  • The Los Angeles Times Case Study, Marshall International Case Competition (Feb. 2008) / Michael W. Coombs and Kimberly Esser
  • The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists / David Wallechinsky (LittleBrown, 1993); contributing researcher


Guest Lecturer, University of Southern California

Selected classes in which information literacy guest lectures were provided:

  • Advanced Writing for Business
  • Business Case Analysis
  • Business Case Competition
  • Business Communication and Business Communication for International Students 
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Trends
  • Entertainment Industry Economics
  • Entrepreneurial Feasibility Analysis (undergraduate and MBA)
  • Exploring Enterpreneurship for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Food Management Institute
  • Global Country Commerce
  • Global Strategy
  • International Strategy and Analysis
  • International Music Industry
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing Research
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Power, Politics and Influence
  • Summer Leadership Program for the Leventhal School of Accounting


University of Southern California Service

  • Business Librarian Search Committee (2008 and 2004)
  • UPIA/Urban Policy International Affairs Team (2004 to 2007)


USC Marshall School of Business Service

  • Business Research Coach, Marshall Case Team student organization (2007 to present)
  • Staff participant for LINC/Learning About International Commerce undergraduate program trip abroad to Singapore (Spring 2009)
  • Guest judge, Exploring Entrepreneurship student finals (Summer 2008 to present)
  • USC Marshall School of Business Outstanding Staff Award nominee
  • Academic Information Services (2003 to present)