San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on Friday, January 3, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by Thursday, January 2, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. 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 ultimate objective of duties performed by this position is to facilitate discovery and access through the library's catalog, for all continuing resources. Accurate cataloging and coding provides multiple online access points and detailed location and data retrieval information necessary for patrons (faculty, staff, students, and the public) to make use of available materials.
Under the general direction of the Head of Content Organization and Management and in coordination with the Serials Cataloging Librarian, the Serials Cataloging Specialist performs copy cataloging using a national bibliographic utility (OCLC on-line cooperative cataloging system) for a range of library materials, including serials, periodicals, monographs, electronic-based materials, media materials, and other print and non-print materials. Occasionally creates new records using similar copy available in OCLC or another catalog/database.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,739 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,371 - $6,505 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.
Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.
Incumbents at this level perform the most complex paraprofessional and/or specialist library functions to support library operations and programs. Work often requires advanced subject knowledge and/or broader or more in-depth expertise in library operations, practices and principles as well as the regular application of paraprofessional expertise and judgment. Because of their advanced functional expertise, incumbents often are responsible for overseeing daily operations of (a) large or significant library unit(s), including directly or indirectly providing lead work direction to other library and clerical staff, as well as student workers assigned to the unit(s). Additionally, they may be involved in supporting the unit’s budgetary and/or other administrative functions.
These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level III 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.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Successful experience with library services, including using library management systems. Ability to research and resolve problems with complex entries, multiple formats and accompanying materials. Expertise in continuing resources cataloging with comprehensive understanding of cataloging rules and local practices specific to serials in all formats. Knowledge of MARC coding, RDA, AACR2, & CONSER practices. Comprehensive knowledge of the library's LMS, with understanding of the relationship of data fields to public display. Expertise in creating bibliographic, holdings, and item records, as well as updating changes, and identifying and correcting errors in the LMS. Expertise in searching, selecting the most appropriate records, editing, and downloading using the OCLC bibliographic database. Understanding of the application of OCLC MARC tagging. Comprehensive knowledge of the interface between OCLC and the library's LMS and how MARC tags map from OCLC to the library's LMS. Comprehensive understanding of the MARC 21 holdings format, standards, and coding for holdings data. Comprehensive understanding of handling procedures and requirements for collections in varying locations and formats. Expertise in using OCLC Local Holdings system and thorough knowledge of SDSU's current and historical practices for entering and maintaining holdings data. Understanding of historical practice enables conversion of records to current practice, thus supporting resource sharing.
Skill and ability to construct and perform complex Boolean searches (i.e. Analytics) in the library's LMS, to support data analysis pertaining to serials.
Ability to generate data output reports from the library's LMS, using Excel spreadsheets, and other tools available.
Skill in Excel or Access, including advanced skill in data analysis and comparison, including comparison of textual data from two or more spreadsheets.
Ability to work and communicate well with librarians and staff in all areas of the Library.
Skill to articulate explanations and concerns in discussion and ability to collaborate in implementing projects and goals.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal reports for Continuing Resources Cataloging as well as wider library audiences.
Ability to identify and verify appropriate online URL links in both serials and monographs records and to maintain them in a timely manner.
Skill in using the internet to search library catalogs, publisher websites, etc., and judgment in interpreting and applying the data to resolve cataloging problems.
Strong organizational skills to oversee and guide workflow in assigned areas.
Strong communication and interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs and guide them in the use of more complex library and online resources when assigned to a public desk.
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 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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke free campus.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
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