The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure track Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian position beginning in July 2017 or sooner to fulfill responsibilities primarily in the Collection Management Services division including leadership in the development, evaluation, and implementation of cataloging and metadata policies, standards, procedures, and workflows.
The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution that collaborates actively with the other CSU campus libraries on consortial purchasing of electronic and other resources and services. All of the CSU libraries will be migrating from individual campus integrated library systems to a CSU system-wide unified library management system (Ex Libris Alma and Primo) by July 1, 2017 resulting in significant new opportunities and challenges for collaboration and integration of policies, procedures and practices. The Library’s collections include more than four million items in all formats including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. Librarians have full faculty status and are expected to meet faculty requirements for tenure and promotion. The library faculty is committed to providing mentoring and support to tenure track colleagues. The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Library. Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available here.
• ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
• At least three years of recent cataloging experience.
• Experience in performing original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of languages and formats through a bibliographic utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system.
• Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards: MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
• Familiar with performing authority work and quality control for library collections.
• Experience working with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS and MODS.
• Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to meet departmental and campus criteria for promotion and tenure.
• Current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging and metadata management.
• Excellent analytical, communication, proactive problem solving and project management skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team.
• Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse campus constituencies.
• Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative.
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong service ethic.
• Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
• Experience with CJK cataloging.
• Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
• Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession.
• Knowledge and experience with group instruction, research assistance and collection development supporting university curricula
• Provide original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of languages and formats, applying national standards using MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
• Work closely with the Chancellor’s office Systemwide Digital Library Services and other CSU libraries to coordinate the implementation of cataloging and metadata services in the CSU Unified Library Management System network zone.
• Coordinate metadata creation and maintenance for library digital collections using a variety of metadata schemes.
• Supervise staff if assigned and collaborate with library faculty and staff in Collection Management Services, Special Collections, Digital Scholarship Center and Information Technology to develop and manage cataloging and metadata policies and procedures.
• Coordinate quality control for library collections.
• Maintain knowledge of current standards such as RDA, Linked Data/BIBFRAME, and emerging metadata standards.
• Work actively as a subject liaison to academic departments or programs if assigned.
• Contribute to shared governance by serving on committees, working groups and task forces for the Library, University, and CSU and actively participate in Library planning.
• Establish a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Detailed position description is available online.
Rank and Salary: Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian with salary and academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.
Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.
For full consideration, submit all materials electronically by January 3, 2017 to
Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.
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.