Acquisitions and Cataloging

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Work type: Staff
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Library, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)


Library Services Specialist III


Performs core functions of acquisitions, receiving, cataloging, and bibliographic control. Oversees library acquisitions processing from ordering library materials (including print, non-print, and specialized materials) to receiving and processing materials on the library system and preparing them for use. Verifies the accuracy of materials received against the order placed; monitors acquisition expenditures and processes vendor purchase orders and invoices for payment. Compiles expenditures for annual statistics and audit reports. Performs copy cataloging of library materials using a bibliographic database and bibliographic utilities for a selected or wider range of library materials, such as monographs, serials, periodicals, on-line journals, music scores, electronic-based materials, media materials, and other print and non-print materials. Under the direction of a librarian, may perform original copy cataloging or selected library materials, conduct bibliographic searches, and update and maintain bibliographic records on the library's systems. Acquires bibliographic records from electronic resource vendors and provides access through the campus on-line catalog. Creates authority control and cross reference records.

Provides lead work direction to other library and clerical staff and student assistants. Assists with ordering, receiving, copy cataloging, and maintaining bibliographic records for library materials, and assists in supporting the unit's budget keeping for acquisitions. Works closely with all library areas on projects as needed that have library-wide impact. May provide public service at the circulation desk, including nights and weekends. May serve in the cashiering role, as trained by the Student Business Services Office, by collecting fees and charging for community cards. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related subject with 3 years of financial or accounting experience and 2 years of experience in a library position (for 5 years total). Thorough working knowledge and understanding of campus and library acquisitions procedures, library accounting and budgeting procedures, and allocation processes. Ability to apply this knowledge to assist in handling vendor accounts and the budget process; copy cataloging, Alma or similar Integrated library management system, collection arrangement and management and Library of Congress call numbers.

Must have the ability to work accurately with attention to detail. Ability to use discretion in applying rules, regulations, and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively and thoroughly, multitask, and work cooperatively with others. 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. Must have excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills. Must have 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, and promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness. Knowledge of campus human resource practices and payroll procedures for student assistant hiring. Must demonstrate a commitment to public services.

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.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Hiring Range: $3,775 - $5,015 per month

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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