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Cataloging Specialist (Library Services Specialist II)

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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Cataloging Specialist (Library Services Specialist II)

Job No: 526171
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Library, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under the general direction from the unit head and in close consultation with the Cataloging Librarian and the Head of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), the Cataloging Specialist will catalog monographs and serials that were donated to SCUA in the few years prior to and during the pandemic closure. These items are being stored in a temporary location that is needed for other Library purposes and the department is unable to complete evaluation of any additional science fiction donations until they have been cataloged. The Cataloging Specialist will perform copy cataloging using the OCLC international cataloging database and the Library's Alma system.

It is expected that the incumbents will accomplish the following:
    • Accurately catalog monographs and serials in a timely manner, making them available for use by students, faculty, and staff.
    • Accurately follow the RDA and MARC21 international standards in concert with local policies and procedures.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position ending on December 31, 2023, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

Content Organization and Management (COM) comprises the acquisitions, electronic resource management, and cataloging functions of the library. The unit consists of 7.0 FTE faculty librarians, and 5.75 FTE Library Service Specialists, with occasional temporary LSS Staff and a number of student assistants. This unit is responsible for acquiring, describing, and managing new books and continuing resources in all formats, and maintains data in library systems. The unit, which handles work for both the SDSU and IVC libraries, collaborates with librarians and other teams within the library to find, acquire, describe, organize and maintain the materials that support the learning, teaching, and scholarship activities of the university's students, faculty, and staff.

The Cataloging members of the COM unit are responsible for providing effective bibliographic control for the library's collections. This includes adding bibliographic records for all new monographic and serials items to the library's Alma system, making all necessary local modifications to these records, keeping the records current with evolving national cataloging standards, and labeling all physical items.

For more information regarding the University Library, click here.

Education and Experience

The qualifications for entry to the position normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Key Qualifications
  • One or more years of experience with a content management system or an integrated library system, such as ALMA is preferred
  • One or more years of experience with MARC record structure is preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience with the Library of Congress classification system
  • Knowledge of or experience with bibliographic utilities, preferably OCLC Connexion
  • Knowledge of or experience with AACR2
  • Knowledge of or experience using RDA

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,729 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,551 - $6,402 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 24, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by April 23, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Tina Deesen at

Advertised: Apr 10, 2023 (3:00 PM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

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