Apply now Job no: 503823
Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Part Time

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more:


Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Archivist assists with collections, public services and research assistance, outreach, and exhibits preparation duties in Special Collections & Archives.

  • Accessions archival collections across the unit including creating accession records and other required documentation and performing basic preservation work.
  • Participates with faculty and Special Collections & Archives staff in ongoing collection preservation and description activities.
  • Prepares descriptive finding aids and metadata records for the Library and Online Archive of California (OAC).
  • Communicates with campus partners, donors, community organizations, faculty, and students from CSUN and/ or other universities regarding Special Collections & Archives. Participates in project meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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  • Four (4) years of Library Assistant experience with High School or equivalent certification; OR three (3) years Library Assistant experience with equivalent to an Associate’s Degree (60 units); OR two (2) years Library Assistant experience with equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (120 units) in job related field required.
  • ALA-accredited MLIS degree or Master's in Information Science or related Archival Science degree is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret overall library policies and procedures and an in depth knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures pertaining to assigned functional area, including a solid understanding of individual work functions and the ability to adapt work procedures.
  • Working knowledge of library collection and its organization, as well as classification schemes.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and correcting descriptive records.
  • Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system and resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches.
  • Thorough knowledge of institutions and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to archives, library and on-line resources.
  • Working knowledge of national standards pertaining to library and archives operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to interpret and apply them, as well as explain them to patrons, to ensure compliance.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification: 2888 / Library Services Specialist III
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $1764 -$2277, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $1764 -$3253 per month.
  • HOURS: Part Time; 20 hours per week; Monday through Friday.
  • TEMP: This is a Temporary-renewable position, end date to be determined.


General Information

  • Applications received through September 14, 2021 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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 may be 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 employment.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: 
  • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.


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