Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

San Diego, CA
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Created: October 5, 2017


The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and
enthusiastic individual for a tenure track library faculty position as
Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian. The successful candidate will manage
daily operations for firm and standing order acquisitions, cataloging, and
authority control in Copley Library and will provide metadata expertise for
digital initiatives.

*Detailed Description *

Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of
the Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, the Acquisitions and
Cataloging Librarian is responsible for supervising two staff positions in
the Technical Services unit. He/she manages the acquisition and receipt of
firm and standing orders in digital or print format for Copley Library. As
Copley Library’s cataloging and metadata specialist, the Acquisitions and
Cataloging Librarian provides oversight for the description of digital and
print monographic, audiovisual and other non-serial materials. Duties
include performing original cataloging on a variety of formats and subject
areas; collecting and analyzing data and statistics of monographs and
audiovisual resources for budgeting and reporting; coordinating authority
control and database maintenance; staying abreast of emerging trends and
best practices related to metadata, digital and print monographs
publishing, and audiovisual format developments; serving on relevant
library and university committees; and participating in professional
organizations that focus on acquisitions and cataloging. This position
serves as a liaison to one academic department. This is a 12-month
tenure-track library faculty position.

*Job Requirements *

*Required:* ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree; two or more years of related
experience in cataloging or acquisitions within technical services
operation in an academic library; experience with an integrated library
system, preferably III’s Sierra; demonstrated training or experience
working in cataloging/metadata with knowledge of AACR2 and RDA standards;
MARC and Dublin Core formats; OCLC Connexion; and Library of Congress
subject headings and classification; experience with authority control;
Strong analytical, problem solving, time management, and organizational
skills, as well as attention to detail; excellent interpersonal, oral and
written communication skills; experience using spreadsheets; capable of
working with Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery and the Electronic
Resources and Serials Librarian; demonstrated commitment to service and
user access; serve on relevant library and university committees; serve as
a liaison to one academic department; demonstrated potential to meet
requirements of tenure and promotion of the library Reappointment, Rank and
Tenure process, including pursuing a research agenda and participating in
professional organizations within the field of academic librarianship or
job-related field; ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and
staff and faculty in academic departments; ability to work well
individually and within a team in an evolving work environment.

*Preferred:* Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems, such as XML,
Oxygen, MarcEdit; experience in collection development/acquisitions;
experience with cataloging a variety of formats; experience with metadata
and digital projects; experience communicating with vendors; supervisory

*Additional Details *

*Deadline:* Formal review of applications will begin immediately, and
continues until the position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and
underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package,
including relocation costs, a variety of housing options, medical, dental,
vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with
three year vesting period), education benefits, and access to on-campus
Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view
all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.

The University of San Diego is ranked #1 on the 2018 Best Choice Schools
the #1 most beautiful college campus in the United States.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more
information visit

*Background check:* Successful completion of a pre-employment background
check, to include social security verification and federal/county criminal

*Degree Verification Requirement:* Persons offered employment in this
position will be required to provide official education transcripts for
degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request
official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

*How To Apply *

To apply, go to and
follow these steps:

1) Click on the link for current faculty openings.

2) Click on the link for *IRC 25279*

3) Click Apply Now and register as an applicant.

4) Please upload the following documents (please do not send any
additional materials). If you have difficulty uploading any documents,
please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725 and
reference job posting IRC 25279

a) Letter of application

b) Resume

c) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University
Library, (619) 260-2379,

How to apply


Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
Dean of the University Library
(619) 260-2379


Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 15:35 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 15:35 UTC