[Eril-l] Job posting: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, San Francisco State University

Ya Wang wangy at sfsu.edu
Wed Feb 16 16:17:57 PST 2022

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Cataloging and Metadata Librarian position at the rank of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian beginning July 2022 or sooner. We seek a colleague who will provide leadership in the development, evaluation, and implementation of cataloging and metadata policies, standards, procedures, and workflows, in coordination with a Head of Collection Management Services & Scholarly Communication. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment to prioritizing access to a diverse user population, especially for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and first-generation students.


The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will perform original cataloging and complex metadata creation in multiple languages, formats, and time periods. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will lead planning, evaluation, and implementation of metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures, and workflows, as well as representing the library in implementing CSU-wide consortial level cataloging policies and procedures such as those related to the shared Ex Libris Alma/Primo Unified Library Management System (ULMS)<https://ulms.calstate.edu/>. The person in this position will provide lead work to the Cataloging unit and will work closely with the faculty and staff in the Collection Management Services & Scholarly Communication and Special Collections & Archives divisions.

In addition, library faculty members are expected to develop an active ongoing scholarship program or program of creative work in one’s area of specialty, and maintain ongoing committee and service assignments.



  *   ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  *   Minimum of one year of applied cataloging/metadata experience
  *   Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and library stakeholders


  *   Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, DCRM(b), LCCS, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards
  *   Experience cataloging using the OCLC bibliographic utility
  *   Experience using a library services platform, preferably Ex Libris’ Alma
  *   Demonstrated experience cataloging special collections materials, including rare books and serials, ephemera, audiovisual materials, music, organizational records, and manuscripts, in multiple languages, formats, and time periods
  *   Current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging and technical services, including critical perspectives on current and past cataloging and metadata practices
  *   Excellent analytical and pro-active problem solving, organizational, and project management skills
  *   Ability to work independently and as a member or leader of a team
  *   Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative
  *   Active involvement in professional development activities
  *   Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library’s criteria<https://facaffairs.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/RTPCriteriaLibrary2019.pdf> for primary assignment, scholarship, and service

Rank and Salary: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/sf/en-us/job/510841/cataloging-and-metadata-librarian<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.pageuppeople.com%2F873%2Fsf%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F510841%2Fcataloging-and-metadata-librarian&data=04%7C01%7Cwangy%40sfsu.edu%7Ced660a490aee450c8cbc08d9f1a9baee%7Cd8fbe335822c41a987747f16709aac9f%7C0%7C0%7C637806533973383824%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Bd%2BTdCUP0ObOYj%2FM8VxKL%2FjaVFtAE5f5K9ZvUKvrJOE%3D&reserved=0>

to begin the application process and upload the following materials:

1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. An equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement of no more than 500 words that addresses your past contributions and/or future plans for contributing to equity and inclusion in a diverse academic environment, whether through your primary assignment, research and scholarship, or service. Framing this statement in relation to your understanding of barriers that exist for historically under-represented individuals in higher education and librarianship is encouraged.

4. The names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Elizabeth Detrich, Library Personnel Coordinator, at edetrich at sfsu.edu<mailto:edetrich at sfsu.edu>.

Application review will begin March 31, 2022 and continue until filled.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Library Personnel Coordinator, Elizabeth Detrich, at edetrich at sfsu.edu<mailto:edetrich at sfsu.edu> or (415) 338-3641.

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exceptions.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

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