Fresno State campus

Temporary Faculty - Catalog Librarian (part-time)

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Education/Library Science, Temporary, Part Time, Time Varies

The Henry Madden Library invites applications for a temporary, part-time Catalog Librarian to organize and ensure access to the Library’s resources. The individual will perform original cataloging and complex copy cataloging of print and/or non-print materials utilizing OCLC, and perform database maintenance of the online catalog.

Temporary part-time Librarian for the Henry Madden Library 

Position Summary:

The Catalog Librarian will perform original and complex cataloging in multiple languages (preferably Portuguese) and formats. The Catalog Librarian will work on special projects, following national cataloging policies and standards, local procedures and workflows, and CSU-wide consortia-level cataloging policies and procedures such as those related to the shared Ex Libris Alma/Primo Unified Library Management System (ULMS). The person in this position will work closely with the faculty and staff in the Library Technology and Collection Management Division.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to the order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure-line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range  

Commensurate with experience. 

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time librarian for the department to draw on as necessary. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.

  • The Fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December;
  • The Spring term begins mid-January and ends in late May;
  • The primary location will be on-campus once Fresno State repopulates according to CDC guidelines.
  • Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.

Required Qualifications:


  1. ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.


  1. One year of post-MLIS cataloging experience
  2. Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, LCCS, LCSH, and MARC 21
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and library stakeholders
  4. Experience cataloging using the OCLC bibliographic utility
  5. Experience using a library services platform (preferably Ex Libris’ Alma)
  6. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, which may be exhibited through prior teaching experiences and teaching evaluations or other evidence.  
  2. Demonstrated experience cataloging a range of material formats
  3. Demonstrated experience cataloging in Portuguese
  4. Current awareness of new trends and emerging technologies in cataloging and technical services
  5. Excellent analytical and pro-active problem solving, organizational, and project management skills
  6. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
  7. Ability to adapt to rapid change and to exercise creativity and initiative
  8. Ability to switch from one project to another
  9. Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline
  10. Active involvement in professional development activities 

Application Procedures: The review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. The closing date is March 1, 2021.  Complete an online application at and attach the following materials:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
  4. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
  5. The application will require the names and contact information of three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation.

For inquiries

Contact Dean Hornbuckle at

Library Overview

The library has over a million print volumes, hundreds of thousands of electronic resources, and significant special collections of children's literature, teacher resources, music and media, World's Fair materials, local and regional history, and hosts numerous rotating exhibitions and campus and community events. For more information, visit

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, is the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the 339,000 square foot library serves as the hub of the campus community. It provides innovative services including technology lending to both faculty and students, a growing digital repository, integrated information literacy instruction, and student-centered campus partnerships.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community at

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno 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.

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