JOB: Cataloguer/Reference Librarian, Part Time On Call, Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University in San Francisco has an opening for a part time on call Cataloger/Reference Librarian. The details of the position are included below. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via our online job application system:

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Title: Cataloger/Reference Librarian
Department: University Library
Class: Part-Time
Position Type: N-Exempt Staff
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: Open until filled.


As a member of the University Library Team, this librarian will:

  • Develop original and copy cataloging of print materials and non-print resources
  • Provide quality control for physical processing of materials.
  • Participate in the acquisitions and de-accessioning of library materials.
  • Participate in collection development, assessment, and evaluation
  • Provide reference, information services, research and instructional services to Golden Gate University students, faculty, staff, corporate and alumni members at all locations, including those affiliated with the University via Cybercampus
  • When on duty as reference librarian, aid library assistants and student assistants in handling questions of policies, complaints, difficult patrons, and security issues
  • Orient patrons and prospective students to the range of print and online resources available
  • Work with Head of Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Web Librarians to ensure online library access and to provide online reference resources
  • Work with Instruction Librarian to create and facilitate workshops and training sessions, both in person and online
  • Collaborate with other staff in peer training and staff development
  • Collaborate with other staff in assessing qualitatively and quantitatively the effectiveness of collection development and identifying ways to make collection development even more effective and efficient
  • Participate in relevant listservs to learn about and share information about new resources, ideas, solutions and recommendations
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Library Director

Schedule includes evening reference shifts and one or more weekend days per month. Hours may range from 0 to 19 per week, not to exceed 999 hours within the year.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required qualifications:

  1. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program
  2. At least 2 years experience cataloging using AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification and MARC record format.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  5. Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of the III (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) ILS and the Millennium cataloging module.
  2. Experience using OCLC.
  3. Experience performing collection development.
  4. One year of professional reference experience.

Golden Gate University, founded in 1901, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.