Library Services Specialist II, California State University, Fresno


The Henry Madden Library obtains, organizes, preserves, and promotes the use of materials of all types to support the University’s mission to educate and empower students for success. The Library, staffed by over 60 professionals and paraprofessionals, holds over 1.4 million print volumes, has digitized over 80,000 items, subscribes to over 300 databases and electronic resource packages, and has established an institutional repository (IR) to preserve the intellectual and cultural output of the University. The Library includes collections that focus on music and media, K-12 curricular materials, children’s literature, and maps and government documents as well the Special Collections Research Center and University Archives.

The Digital Services Division in the Henry Madden Library includes the Metadata and Resource Description, Electronic Resources, Digitization, and Information Technology units.

Position Summary:

The major duties of the job include:

  • Contributed cataloging of all formats, including electronic, print, and special formats
  • Adaptive copy cataloging of library materials in various formats, including monographs, serials, DVDs and government documents, which may include data CDs and microforms
  • Updating and maintaining bibliographic records in the library catalog
  • Adding items for new materials
  • Transferring orders between bibliographic records

The secondary duties of the job include:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current cataloguing standards for monographs, serials, DVDs, using ACR2 and RDA standards
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records
  • Working knowledge of institution’s and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources
  • Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of library standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations
  • Knowledge of cataloging and/or metadata creation using an integrated library system and with a bibliographic utility (such as OCLC)
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings, and other cataloging methodologies
  • Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems
  • Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to:
    • Interpret library policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes
    • Effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers
    • Complete full DLC, copy, and contributed cataloging using MARC21\Fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons
    • Adapt to emerging trends and technologies in resource description
    • Multi-task and work quickly and diligently across multiple projects
    • Learn new skills
    • Work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification
  • Two years of related library and/or clerical experience

Filing Deadline:

Applications received by November 20, 2017 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.

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