Library Services Specialist III - Metadata Management
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Library Services Specialist III - Metadata Management
Job No: 517410
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services,
Probationary, Full Time, Library
Working Title: Library Services Specialist III - Metadata
Classification Title: Library Services Specialist III
Priority Application Deadline: Monday, August 22nd @ 11:55pm
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University
Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given
first consideration in the recruitment.
Under the general direction of the Head of the Collection
Management Services Department, this position places particular
emphasis on oversight and processing of Sacramento State theses,
projects, and dissertations in electronic formats, as well as
campus scholarship, campus research data, and open educational
resources to be uploaded to Sac State Scholars, the university's
institutional repository. The incumbent participates, and may lead,
bibliographic record maintenance projects. In consultation with the
Digital Initiatives Librarian, the LSS III creates descriptive,
administrative, and technical data for digital assets in compliance
with Dublin Core, DACS, and other metadata standards. This position
shares responsibility for Special Collections and University
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,528 - $6,505 per month
Hiring Range: $3,528 - $4,700, commensurate with the candidate's
education, experience, skills, and training.
Salary Grade/Range: 1
Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Schedule negotiable. Telework
negotiable after first (90 day) evaluation period.
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento
State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and
scholarly communication at the University by integrating the
library with student success programs and instruction. One of
twenty-three libraries in the California State University System,
the Sacramento State University Library holds over 1.4 million
volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials,
and is a U.S. Government Depository. The library's mission is to
inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly
The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a
forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the
campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse
backgrounds to join our growing organization of 25 library faculty,
30 staff and approximately 30 FTE student assistants. We take pride
in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and
faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment
to ensure one another's success.
The University Library is committed to ensuring our library is a
welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty,
staff, and community members. Sacramento State is a
minority-serving institution having the federal designation as a
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native
American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI). We strive
to provide equal access to educational opportunities and commit
ourselves to anti-racist and social justice objectives in service
to our communities. As an anchor university we aim to connect our
students, faculty, and staff with the community to achieve lasting
improvements through inclusive civic engagement.
In addition to Position Skill Level II requirements, work at this
skill level typically requires the following range of
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library
policies and procedures and an in-depth knowledge of library
operations, policies and procedures pertaining to assigned
functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work
functions and the ability to adapt work procedures.
- Working knowledge of library collection and its organization,
as well as classification schemes. Demonstrated expertise in
creating and correcting bibliographic records.
- Thorough knowledge of external online databases, systems and
resources, including the ability to perform complex online
- Thorough knowledge of institution and library's policies and
practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library
and online resources.
- 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.
- Demonstrated expertise in using library automated system(s),
especially subsystem(s) pertaining to the functional area,
including database maintenance.
- Ability to investigate and research more complex problems,
including analyzing and interpreting information.
- Working knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures
and allocation processes, and ability to apply this knowledge to
assist in handling vendor accounts and the budget process.
- 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 online resources.
- Thorough knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction
including assisting in employee selection, training employees in
new work procedures, assigning work, organizing workflow and
establishing priorities, reviewing work, providing input to
performance evaluations and promoting teamwork to optimize
effectiveness. Working knowledge of campus human resource practices
and payroll procedures.
- Strong organizational skills to oversee and lead workflow in
1. Two years of related library and/or clerical experience.
2. Experience using library systems and/or complex databases.
3. Experience using and interpreting bibliographic catalog records
in online catalogs.
4. Experience with drafting documentation of procedures and
providing training to others.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
5. Proficiency with standard office software packages and systems
(e.g. Microsoft Excel, Office 365) and the Internet.
6. Thorough knowledge of cataloging, following AACR2/RDA; MARC21
Format for Bibliographic Data and Authority Data; Library of
Congress and Superintendent of Documents classification schemes;
Library of Congress name and subject headings (LCNA, LCSH); OCLC
and other bibliographic databases; as well as bibliographic tools
such as MarcEdit and Classification Web.
7. Ability to investigate and solve complex bibliographic
8. Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards (Dublin Core, MARCXML)
for processing University theses/projects/dissertations, campus
scholarship, research data, and open educational resources.
9. Cataloging for Special Collections requires the knowledge to
recognize and notate unique characteristics of these materials and
ability to follow special physical handling requirements.
10. Ability to investigate and research complex problems, including
analyzing and interpreting information.
11. Strong communication skills.
12. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others in
a team environment.
13. Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills with the
ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
14. Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion in higher education.
15. Ability to frequently move (e.g. lift, carry) library materials
up to 10 lbs.
16. Proficiency in the use of the library management system Alma,
including Analytics, and of Primo, the Library's discovery
17. Library Technician certificate (2 year program). Baccalaureate
18. Experience working in an academic library.
19. Bibliographic and/or reading knowledge of foreign
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume, cover letter.
Failure to upload required documentation may result in
About Sac State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital
city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is
situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails
and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the
"Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and
livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a
million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the
Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country,
and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to
meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we
transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and
success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education,
innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher
education, Sac State is dedicated to student success, diversity,
equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code,
Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment
where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and
valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus
is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to
celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and
perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please
visit the Why Sac State? page.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current
California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the
position. One variation of background check required could be a
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certified LiveScan Service Center.
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facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
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Out of State Employment Policy
Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State
of California Employer. As such, the University requires all
employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy
prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work
outside the state of California.
CSU Telecommuting Program
Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program.
The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management
Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC)
union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All
CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still
comply with the CSU's Out of State Employment Policy.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical
condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully
authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to
provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with
disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you
need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the
application and/or interviewing process, visit
The University is committed to creating an education and working
environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual
violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For
more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report
(ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy
statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information,
crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and
drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains
statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last
three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request
at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the
U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring
agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).
Note to Applicants:
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an
interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.
Advertised: August 08, 2022 (8:50 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled
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