San Diego State University Library embraces innovation and collaboration, encourages diversity and deliberation, and looks for librarians who engage in a forward-looking perspective. SDSU Library seeks applications and nominations of a creative and dynamic individual for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian, appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. The Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing workflows for loading metadata for ebooks, streaming resources, and other digital objects into our Library Service Platform Alma. The position will also provide original and complex copy cataloging of various materials across multiple languages, formats and time periods in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national, consortial, and local standards. In collaboration with colleagues in Content Organization and Management this position will develop, evaluate, and implement cataloging policies and establish priorities for cataloging projects. SDSU Library is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented minorities.(https://diversity.sdsu.edu/planning/definitions) SDSU is in the process of Diversity and Inclusion Planning for all academic and administrative units/divisions, and has recently set up a Division of Diversity and Innovation (https://diversity.sdsu.edu/) to help foster inclusive excellence.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 35,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:
Coordinate the review, manipulation, and batch loading of metadata for ebook and streaming media packages, and other digital objects.
Provide original and complex copy cataloging of various materials across multiple languages, formats and time periods in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national, consortial, and local standards.
Work closely with colleagues within Content Organization and Management to develop, evaluate, and implement cataloging policies and establish priorities for cataloging projects.
Provide training, oversight, and guidance to library staff performing copy-cataloging.
Maintain flexibility and serve as an expert resource for cataloging issues.
Maintain high quality of local cataloging and contributions to consortial and national databases, by staying current with national and international cataloging standards, developments and trends in librarianship.
Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
Participate in professional development activities to demonstrate a continuous and meritorious record of contributions and achievements in the profession.
Other duties as needed.
ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree.
Minimum two years of cataloging experience demonstrating substantial, advanced work with a variety of materials and formats, preferably in an academic or research library.
Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, LCCS, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards.
Demonstrated understanding of current issues and emerging developments within the national cataloging environment, in particular, and within librarianship, in general.
Experience cataloging using the OCLC bibliographic utility.
Experience using a library resource management system, preferably Ex Libris’ Alma.
Experience with metadata transformation, remediation tools and techniques such as Oxygen, MARCEdit, PyMARC, OpenRefine, XSLT, and/or scripting languages), and batch record processing and metadata crosswalks.
Familiarity with principles of authority control.
Ability to work effectively as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, and administrators.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of people in individual and group settings.
A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Potential for meeting SDSU’s requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community.
Demonstrated, effective cataloging experience working within a shared consortial system, preferably an academic or research environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues in an academic library resource management system and discovery interface.
Familiarity or awareness about linked data principles and BIBFRAME
Thorough, up-to-date familiarity with policies of national cataloging programs such as NACO, SACO or CONSER.
Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of contributions and achievements in the profession.
Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline.
Working knowledge of at least one foreign language.
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. Salary range: $69,348-$78,000.
Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 28, 2020. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/73688. Anticipated start date is July 2020.
SDSU honors its residence on Kumeyaay land. For millennia, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. This land has nourished, healed, protected and embraced them for many generations in a relationship of balance and harmony. As members of the San Diego State community we acknowledge this legacy. We promote this balance and harmony. We find inspiration from this land; the land of the Kumeyaay.
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.
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.
San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.