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Position Opening: California State Univ., Northridge Jina C. Wakimoto 05 Jan 2005 00:37 UTC


Department: Technical Services
Effective Date of Appointment:  August 2005(Subject to Budgetary

Rank:  Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian
Salary:  Dependent on qualification and experience.  Senior Assistant
Librarian minimum $50,100; Associate Librarian minimum $57,612.

Position:  Cataloging Coordinator.

This is a 12-month tenure track position.

Mandatory Qualifications:  MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited
program, with a minimum of two years experience in bibliographic control
in an academic or research institution; extensive experience and
knowledge of cataloging standards such as AACR2, MARC 21, LCRI, Library
of Congress Classification and LCSH; extensive experience with OCLC or
RLIN, LC Classification and an integrated library system, especially III
Millennium; strong oral and written communications; high degree of
computer literacy; awareness of current trends and emerging technologies
in Cataloging and Bibliographic Control; strong interpersonal,
leadership and management skills; ability to work well independently and
within a team environment; ability to plan, coordinate and manage
personnel and projects.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to
working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong record of involvement in professional
organizations and activities; experience working with a consortium;
experience cataloging a wide variety of foreign language material; at
least a year of supervisory experience in Cataloging and Bibliographic
Control; experience and knowledge of several metadata schemes such as
USMARC, Dublin Core, EAD; and knowledge of electronic resources and
digital format cataloging standards.

At time of appointment, the successful applicant, if not a U.S. citizen,
must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services to work in the United States.

Responsibilities: Oversees the operations of the cataloging unit; has
overall responsibility for cataloging of all materials for the library
including database maintenance, government documents processing, and
organization. Provides training, prepares reports, and develops
procedures for the unit. Works closely with the Chair of Technical
Services and the Collection Development Coordinator to provide strong
leadership and management of the department in a collegial academic
environment. Assignment includes service at the Reference Desk, with
occasional evening and weekend hours. Depending on background and
experience, bibliographic instruction and/or a collection development
assignment are possible.

Application Deadline:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, current
vita, and names and contact information for three (3) references prior
to March 31, 2005. Those submitting applications prior to that date will
be given first consideration. Position is open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Doris Small Helfer/Chair, Technical Services
California State University,Northridge/Oviatt Library
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8328

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23
campuses of The California State University system, is located
twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando
Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million
people. The University enrolls approximately 32,000 students (24,000
FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Eight
Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 50 disciplines, master's degrees
in 41 fields, and credentials in the field of education. For more
information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge
has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at  Print
copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of
Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may
contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled
veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Jina Choi Wakimoto, Cataloging Coordinator
CSU Northridge Library-8328
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8328
818-677-6299 (voice) 818-677-4928 (fax)