Library Services Specialist II/ John M. Pfau Library (504754)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Library Services Public Health

Job Description



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:

• Build your future

• Work with the best

• Be your authentic self

• Focus on you

• Make a lasting impact

• Work for a purpose that is greater than your own

• Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

The Cataloging Unit of the Pfau Library provides intellectual access to content for all materials that the Library acquires to ensure discovery of and access to these resources to support research, teaching, and learning for the CSUSB campus community.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Catalog Monographs

Perform copy cataloging for monographs in all tangible formats using Alma and OCLC Connexion. This task may include, but is not limited to:
  • Searching Alma and/or OCLC Connexion and selecting the best record for the item in hand
  • Editing Alma to add local MARC extensions as indicated by CSUSB Library's local policies and procedures
  • Shelflisting to incorporate the item in hand with existing materials in the collection and avoiding conflicts with items in Alma and the Library of Congress Catalog

Database Maintenance

Re-catalog/correct problem records in Alma. This task may include, but is not limited to:
  • Searching Alma and OCLC Connexion and selecting the best record for the item in hand
  • Editing Alma to add local MARC extensions as indicated in the CSUSB Library's local policies and procedures
  • Editing item and holding information

  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Employment Status:
  • This position is full-time, non-exempt and probationary (with the possibility of converting to permanent).

First Review Deadline:
  • This position will remain open until filled. The initial review of applications will begin on November 2, 2021 .

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some evenings and weekend hours may be required.

Key Qualifications
  • General understanding of a library's organization structure and key functional operations.
  • Basic knowledge of library terminology and bibliographic forms and structures.
  • General understanding of library automated systems and the ability to quickly learn and use campus library systems, as well as related on-line catalogs and systems.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply policies and procedures related to assigned functional work area.
  • Ability to use standard features of office support technology and standard software packages.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, including the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform standard arithmetic operations.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision to perform assigned work.
  • Ability to work within a diverse environment and be service-oriented in working with patrons and other library staff, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the library.
  • Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods.
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Ability to interpret library unit's policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
  • Working knowledge of institution's and library's policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  • Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution's standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  • Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to functional area.
  • Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.
  • General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform arithmetic operations to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.
  • Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources.
  • Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers and an understanding of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.

Education and Experience
  • Three years of library experience (preferably at the university level), or two years of library experience along with two years of college coursework, or one year of library experience and two years of college coursework.
  • One year of experience with the cataloging of library materials using Library of Congress (LC) subject headings; MARC records; Resource Description and Access (RDA) and/or Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2nd ed. Revised (AACR2).
  • Experience using library computer applications, including an integrated library system.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using Ex Libris' Alma system.
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
  • General knowledge of Library of Congress Classification.
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress cataloging practices, Resource Description and Access (RDA), and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd ed. Revised.
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability to implement policies and procedures, establish work priorities, and perform job duties with a minimum of supervision.
  • Familiarity with MARC records of different formats.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of people.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,246 - $3,379 per month

Classification Salary Range: $3,246 - $5,983 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

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 the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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