Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Faculty, Part-time

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic, collaborative and service-centered cataloging and metadata librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and has experience working with cataloging and metadata standards and tools.


Reporting to the Head of the Collections and Processing (CPS) Unit, the Cataloging/Metadata Librarian works in close collaboration with personnel from appropriate Library units to coordinate cataloging and metadata work performed by staff or librarians in the CPS Unit for all types of formats.  In this part-time, 30-hours per week position, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating current procedures, developing policies, and assessing emerging standards and best practices in light of the evolving needs of the campus community.



·         Serve as Coordinator of the Cataloging Section.

·         Create and maintain original cataloging records.

·         Resolve complex copy cataloging and post-cataloging problems

·         Coordinate current cataloging policies in accordance with developing national standards and shifting local needs, including chairing the Cataloging Policy Team and writing Cataloging Policy Documents for the section.

·         Create and advise on the maintenance of authority records as needed.

·         Coordinate with vendors to acquire catalog records meeting appropriate standards.

·         Participate in CPS Unit leadership team, setting goals and defining strategies for making resources discoverable by the Cal State Fullerton community.



·         Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.

·         At least three years of experience cataloging library materials.

·          Knowledge of national standards, such as AACR2 (revised), USMARC, LCSH, LC Classification, MARCIVE, CONSER and RDA.

·         In depth experience with the cataloging module and OPAC from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) library system or similar ILS cataloging and OPAC modules.

·         Ability to coordinate with vendors to acquire cataloging records meeting appropriate standards.

·         Familiarity with workflow and metrics assessment.

·         Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

·         Well-developed analytical, organizational and communications skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).

·         Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects within other units of the library.



·         Experience with RDA formatted records and the developing RDA standard.

·         Experience working with PromptCat or similar provider of outsourced cataloging and processing.

·         Familiarity with load tables, XML and other methods for downloading and transferring data.


Rank & Salary
The position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian, part-time (30 hours per week). Annual salary range will be from $37,500 to $41,250, commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications.  Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; as well as access to campus child-care and new affordable housing program. For a detailed description of benefits, go to  Part-time faculty are reviewed annually to assess performance in the librarian position.

Appointment Date

March 15, 2012

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 24, 2012.  Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for appointments are made. 

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted via e-mail at [log in to unmask].  Please include in your email application 1) a letter of application to Richard C. Pollard, University Librarian, 2) your resume, and 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

The University
California State University, Fullerton is one of the largest of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.  The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California.  As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 48 programs, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral programs in educational leadership (Ed.D) and nursing practice (D.N.P.) .  The Pollak Library serves a total of more than 34,000 students as well as approximately 3,000 faculty and staff.  The University is committed to the support of learning through instructional technology as well as extensive training and development programs.  The University’s Web site is located at:  (


The Library
The Library’s Web site ( is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources.  The Library contains 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and over 200 electronic databases.  The Library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system, SFX, and Metalib.  The staff includes 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.