6450 Cataloging Specialist (Library Services Specialist II) Library and Information Access

San Diego, California
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $1,629 per month. CSU Classification Salary
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by October 22, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is for two (2) part-time (0.50 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before 06/30/2018. These positions are designated non-exempt under FLSA and are eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under the general direction from the lead worker in Monographs Cataloging and in close consultation with the Assistant Head of Special Collections and University Archives and our Serials Cataloging unit, these staff members will catalog monographs and serials that have been acquired by Special Collections—both donated and purchased items.

The two staff members in these positions will perform copy cataloging using the OCLC international cataloging database and the Library’s Alma system.

It is expected that the incumbents will accomplish the following:

  • Accurately catalog monographs and serials in a timely manner, making them available for use by students, faculty, and staff.

  • Accurately follow the AACR2, RDA and MARC21 international standards in concert with local policies and procedures.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $1,629 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $1,550.50 - $2,738 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

Incumbents at this level work independently to perform more complex technical tasks in a specified functional area within a library unit and may provide functional oversight for assigned area. Work requires them to be fully proficient in all aspects, methods, and procedures associated with their assigned functional area, including the ability to use judgment in interpreting policies and solving problems, and a general knowledge of overall library activities, policies and procedures. Incumbents also may be responsible for coordinating work of student workers assigned to the area and may participate in hiring, training, evaluating, and payroll processing of student workers.

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level II normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Minimum of two years’ experience with an integrated library system.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience recognizing the unique characteristics of individual items that require appropriate modification of local and/or international cataloging policies and procedures for monographic items.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with OCLC and MARC record structure and the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with AACR2.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience using RDA.
  • Experience using ALMA
  • Experience cataloging serials


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an 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.

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