MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordination of the Campus History Collection (CHC) and digital Institutional Repository (IR). Serves as the primary contact for the CHC, including providing expert reference service related to all aspects of Cal Maritime's history, via in-person, email, and phone assistance, to both on-campus and off-campus patrons. Work with instruction librarians to incorporate CHC materials into the information fluency program. Accession, organize, and tag archival materials, both print and digital; take appropriate preservation measures; ensure orderliness of shelving, cabinetry, online files, etc.; prepare and track materials that need binding or preservation; compile statistical and descriptive reports when needed; plan and implement special projects such as displays and exhibits; conduct oral history interviews with alumni. Work with faculty, students, and staff to develop and promote the campus Institutional Repository as the primary digital archive of the scholarly work of the campus, including theses, student capstone projects, faculty scholarship, and other research projects. Work with library staff to create and maintain a user-friendly interface to the digital repository. Work with library dean and other library staff to develop policies for ongoing digital archiving of key artifacts related to the teaching and research mission of Academic Affairs, such as syllabi and curricular documents. Work with the California State University Institutional Repository working group to develop the structure, standards, and procedures for implementing the digital IR platform at Cal Maritime. Staff the library service desk, which includes providing basic informational assistance, referral of complex or in-depth reference questions, circulation of material, interlibrary loan processing, updating and maintenance of patron data in circulation system, and communication of all library policies and procedures to patrons. Participate in training and coordinating library student assistants at the service desk.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed 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. 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 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school education or equivalent certification plus three years of related library and/or archives experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures. In depth knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures pertaining to special collections (archives) and/or institutional records. Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance. Working knowledge of external on-line databases, systems and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches. Ability to investigate and research complex problems, including analyzing and interpreting information. Strong written and verbal communication skills to be able to prepare internal library reports and written and visual presentations on library resources and present them to library patrons, including students. Strong communication and interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs and guide them in the use of more complex library and on-line resources. Demonstrated expertise working with an institutional repository or digital collections system such as ContentDM, DSpace, Islandora, or Samvera/Hydra. Demonstrated expertise in archival arrangement and description, including Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Demonstrated expertise implementing basic preservation standards for special collections Working knowledge of library collection organization and the use of integrated library systems, such as Ex Libris Alma Experience with effective project management Demonstrated commitment to user-focused services Demonstrated ability to work independently Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree Graduate level course work in Library Science Familiarity with university organization Familiarity with digital preservation best practices Familiarity with legal and ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and digital rights management in relation to archival material Familiarity with metadata standards for resource description such as Dublin Core, MODS, and MARC Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archival system such as Archivists Toolkit Experience with XML editing tools Experience creating and installing exhibits Experience providing service at a library help desk SALARY RANGE: $3,090 - $5,457 per month (11/12 pay plan). Hiring salary will be $3,090 - $3,900 and commensurate with education and experience.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested parties must submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application, a cover letter and resume. Apply on-line at http://www.csum.edu/web/hr/careers. Based upon a review of applications and accompanying documents, only those persons whose qualifications best match job requirements will be interviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of interview appointments by telephone or email.
BENEFITS: The California State University Maritime Academy offers a broad range of benefits for qualifying positions including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, pension (CalPERS), tuition fee waiver, vacation and sick leave.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.
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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States ? and the only one on the West Coast.