The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University seeks applicants for a temporary library faculty lecturer Cataloging Librarian to provide original and contributed cataloging and data maintenance in a Unified Library Management System (Ex Libris Alma and Primo).
Temporary Library Faculty Position
This position will work closely with Cataloging Services Coordinator, Cataloging Librarians and California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office to provide original and contributed cataloging and data maintenance in a Unified Library Management System (Ex Libris Alma and Primo).
The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution that collaborates actively with the other CSU campus libraries. All of the CSU libraries are using a unified library management system (Ex Libris Alma and Primo). Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available at: http://www.library.sfsu.edu
- Perform original and complex contributed cataloging of materials in various formats applying national standards using MARC 21, RDA, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings. May contribute to foreign language cataloging.
- Work closely with other Cataloging Librarians to coordinate the workload for original cataloging and special cataloging projects.
- Work closely with Cataloging Services Coordinator to perform data clean up, maintenance and troubleshooting in the CSU Unified Library Management System.
- Assist with developing cataloging and processing policies and procedures.
- Participate in quality control for library collections.
- Maintain knowledge of current cataloging standards such as RDA, Linked Data/BIBFRAME.
- Serve on assigned committees for the Library, University, and CSU.
- ALA-accredited Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
- At least two years of recent cataloging experience.
- Experience in performing original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of 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 quality control for library collections.
- Current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging management.
- Excellent analytical, communication, problem solving 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.
- Strong service ethic.
- Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
- Experience with foreign language cataloging.
Rank and Salary: Appointment is expected to be equivalent at the rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Time base up to full time.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references via email to
Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
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.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as 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.