Position: Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator, Senior Assistant
or Associate Librarian
Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2021/2022
Available: March 1, 2022
Location: Walter W. Stiern Library
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 60LIB
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Contact: Kirstin Houghton - email@example.com
Deadline: January 10, 2022, but; will continue until the position
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield
(CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university
serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's
service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a
socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students.
CSUB is the only four-year degree-granting institution within a
100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in educational
obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the
region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington
Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018),
Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out
of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News
and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate,
credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's
students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native,
7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Walter W. Stiern Library within the
Division of Academic Affairs at CSUB is committed to academic and
inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and
The Walter W. Stiern Library opened in 1994 and is the largest
building on the California State University, Bakersfield campus.
The 150,000 square-foot building houses nearly half a million print
volumes and provides electronic access to thousands of periodicals
and eBooks. The library is managed and operated by 23 staff members
and faculty librarians. The library also maintains a branch library
at the CSUB Antelope Valley campus in Lancaster. The Dean of
Libraries oversees all operations and services.
Position Description: The Walter W. Stiern Library at California
State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks a Cataloging and
Metadata Coordinator, a position designed to support the delivery
of library and research service to the campus community. This
includes participating in CSUB's efforts to engage minoritized
and/or underrepresented communities. CSUB is designated as a
Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
The Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator is a part of a team whose
primary assignments are to ensure the quality and accuracy of the
library's catalog as well as manage electronic resources. The
Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator works to ensure students and
faculty have access to all items in the collection regardless of
format. In addition, this position participates in the collection
development of assigned subject areas and provides reference and
information literacy instruction for the library. Reporting to the
Dean of the Library, the librarian will work collaboratively with
library faculty and staff.
As an integral member of the library faculty, this position
explores emerging trends in librarianship and contributes to the
development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of
The successful candidate will:
• Oversee catalog maintenance for main collections in the Walter
Stiern Library and the Antelope Valley satellite campus.
• Perform original and complex copy cataloging for monographs,
serials, and materials in all physical and digital formats using
national systems and standards, including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA,
SUDOC, LCSH, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
• Create queries to identify areas needing correction, develops
plans for addressing problems identified, and tests batch editing
and loading tools for data clean-up.
• Communicate with vendors and CSU stakeholders regarding metadata
and configuration issues for electronic resources.
• Participate in strategic planning for Cataloging and ERM by
developing, documenting and implementing cataloging policies and
working with Library Services staff to document procedures and
• Participate in the management of Alma.
• Perform authority control and maintenance in Alma.
• Participate in reference and information literacy
• Serve as library liaison and share in collection development
activities for designated departments.
• Maintain a program of continual learning that promotes
professional growth and contributes towards the achievement of the
library's organizational mission.
• Participate in library and faculty governance with teams and
• Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of,
respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of
other cultures and backgrounds.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science.
• Three years of experience in cataloging, authority control, and
e-resource management using OCLC and integrated library
• Knowledge of MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, and other metadata
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to organize, plan, and test job tasks.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
• Experience in providing reference, instruction, and public
service to diverse populations in an academic setting.
• Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely
manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing
• Independent problem-solving and decision-making.
• Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library
users in a diverse, multicultural setting.
• Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and
• Commitment to professional development.
• Experience with Alma and Primo
• Experience with batch editing tools such as MarcEdit, bulk
COVID-19 Requirement: CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who
are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or
declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any
candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be
prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can
be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
[calstate.policystat.com] and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and
experience. CSUB offers a generous benefits package (e.g.,
excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)
• In application materials, please include a statement about
fostering an inclusive environment.
• Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the
applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity,
and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service at
• Please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae,
unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, diversity
statement, and names and contact information of three professional
references to email@example.com
• Prior to hire, official transcripts and 3 letters of
recommendation will be required.
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records
check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be
offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Mandated Reporter: 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
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus, and on property within, or immediately adjacent
to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
[calstate.policystat.com] and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability, or covered veterans' status.