Metadata Assistant (term)
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Essential Functions: Reporting to the University Library Archivist, the
incumbent serves as a resource staff member regarding cataloging of continuing
special collections, archives, and library materials. The incumbent will
perform original descriptive cataloging using standard cataloging and
classification tools; provide guidance and support to cataloging staff related
to special collections materials, bibliographic control, authority data in the
integrated library system; assists in training staff; responsible for re-
cataloging materials; create descriptive metadata for digital collections in
compliance with national standards; identify and prioritize special and unique
materials requiring description and/or digitization; and assist researchers in
the Special Collections reading room on occasion.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Four years of library-related cataloging
experience or post-secondary education, or combination of both. Advanced
knowledge of Library of Congress cataloging rules, standards and practices;
familiarity with library collections, catalogs, research databases, and other
research tools, and integrated library systems; exceptional technical and
interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build work
relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels; strong organizational
and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail;
demonstrate expertise in creating and correcting bibliographic records.
Incumbent must have the ability to understand complex requirements for
encoding holdings data; resolve cataloging problems; work independently; and
keep current with changes in cataloging standards, tools and practices.
Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and
ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population. 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.

Special Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year
college or university. Advanced coursework in library science, history, or
related field. Post-undergraduate library work experience, preferably in
special collections, cataloging and Digital Collections. Experience with
digital management software.

Closing Date: Review of applications will continue until the position is
filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified
applications are received. A completed on-line Cal State L.A. employment
application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed

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

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