Job Title: Library Services Specialist III

Classification: Library Services Specialist III – Range A

AutoReqID: 8727BR

Department: University Library- Administration

Sub-Division: University Library

Salary Range: $3,371 – $5,836 per month (Department anticipated hiring range: $3,371 – $3,917 )

Appointment Type: Ongoing

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Job Summary:

The Pollak Library seeks a forward-thinking, positive, and experienced copy cataloger to join the Cataloging Section in the Collection and Processing Services (CPS) Unit as a Library Services Specialist III.

Under the general direction of the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and the CPS Unit Head, the Library Services Specialist (LSS) will copy catalog, prepare original descriptive catalog records from existing templates, and support the maintenance of accurate catalog records for Pollak Library physical and electronic materials. As the California State University System prepares for a system-wide migration to Alma, the Cataloging LSS will actively participate in catalog migration preparation from the current ILS (Millennium). Copy catalogs physical and electronic materials for the Pollak Library, such as monographs, government documents, audiovisual materials, and CSUF theses. In addition, the Library Services Specialist serves as the primary copy cataloger for federal, state, and international government documents collection in both print and electronic formats and collaborates with the Government Documents Librarian on related projects, such as weeding and physical processing. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

High school diploma or the equivalent and a minimum of two years or related experience or the equivalent. Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures. In depth knowledge of library operations, policies, and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures. Working knowledge of the library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records. Thorough knowledge of external online databases, systems, and resources, including the ability to perform complex online searches. Thorough knowledge of campus and library policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and online resources. Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them. Demonstrated expertise in using library automated systems and subsystems pertaining to the functional area, including the ability to provide database maintenance. Ability to investigate and research more complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information. Possession of strong written and verbal communication skills in order to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on library resources. Possession of strong communication and interpretive skills. Knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training employees on new work procedures, assigning work, organizing work flow, establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input on performance evaluations, and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness. Possession of strong organizational skills to oversee and lead work flow in assigned area. Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work as a part of a team in a complex, changing environment.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of three years of experience cataloging library materials. Experience with Integrated Library Systems (e.g. Millennium, Sierra, Voyager, and Alma) and online bibliographic utilities and library systems (e.g. OCLC Connexion). Extensive experience with and thorough knowledge of MARC and RDA. Demonstrated ability to make consistently sound decisions when interpreting policies and procedures.

Special Working Conditions:

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

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.

California State University, Fullerton utilizes the E-Verify program and is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Hiring Preference:

On-Campus CSUEU Employees

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