California State University, Chico
Tenure-Track Librarian for Metadata and Cataloging
Recruitment Number: FA0060
Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Department: Library Administration
CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
One full-time 12 month tenure track Metadata and Cataloging Librarian.
The Meriam Library is seeking a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian to serve as the library's lead on metadata creation and original cataloging at CSU, Chico. This position will provide expertise in cataloging and metadata creation for digital collections. The successful candidate will have a passion for developing new programs, creating metadata schema, and collaborating in the creation of digital collections at CSU, Chico.
This position will enhance resource discovery and improve access to collections by implementing and supporting metadata strategies associated with digital scholarship and collections. The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian maintains awareness of and engagement with the national and international trends and developments in cataloging and metadata standards, bibliographic and authority control, and knowledge management. This position currently oversees two assistant cataloging positions and is part of the Collection Management and Acquisitions Unit. The incumbent works closely with staff and librarians and participates in library committees, task forces, special projects related to metadata and cataloging and is involved in the California State University (CSU) system-wide initiatives. Position is contingent on funding.
Minimum Education and Experience:
ALA accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
One year of recent cataloging experience using MARC bibliographic records.
Experience cataloging materials through a cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment.
Knowledge of and ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress classification (LCC), and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data.
Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically and to work in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.
Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
Leads the library in keeping current with evolving cataloging and metadata standards.
Creates guidelines, procedures, and determines workflows for metadata creation, transformation, remediation, and enhancement.
Creates descriptive metadata and assign controlled vocabulary terms to digitalized and born-digital objects.
Develops and delivers training on metadata and consults with partners on metadata creation.
Creates original bibliographic and authority records using accepted standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and Dublin Core.
Acts as a library liaison to the campus and community regarding the development of digital collections such as repositories and digitization projects.
Sets priorities and participates in planning for the department and library.
Leads, trains, and supervises cataloging staff.
Participates in CSU-wide consortia projects, planning, and initiatives.
Participates in reference, instruction, and liaison work as assigned.
Engages in activities to meet research and service requirements to attain tenure.
Experience working with metadata in digital libraries or institutional repositories.
Experience with non-MARC metadata schemes.
Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats.
Experience with reference and instruction.
Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
Evidence of involvement in or contribution to professional research activities.
Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Jodi Shepherd, Hiring Committee Chair
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0295
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Phone: 530 898-5862 Fax: 530 898-4443
The incumbents will hold the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Librarians in the California State University have full faculty status and are represented by the California Faculty Association. Faculty retention, tenure and promotion are based on demonstrated achievement in librarianship, professional development and contributions, and service to the profession, university and community.
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About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the masters degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. Further information about the Meriam Library is available on our website
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As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the Universitys 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The University 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.
California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.csuchico.edu/up/
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