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Digital Collections Assistant (Library Services Specialist II)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Part Time, Library

Position Summary

The Digital Collections unit is responsible for the digitization, organization and discovery of the university’s archival and unique products.  This unit manages and populates the university’s institutional repository including theses and dissertations, syllabi, course catalogs, student works and university archives images among other collections.

The Digital Collections Assistant creates metadata for the university’s institutional repository including university publications, theses and dissertations, syllabi, student and faculty works as well as audio/visual materials and images; quality control checks existing metadata records and makes corrections and alterations according to the unit’s standards; assists with the digitization of incoming archival and university materials; and quality control checks the work of student digitizers.

For more information regarding Digital Collections, click here.

This is a part-time (0.5 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with metadata.
  • Experience with archives.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience in providing excellent customer service.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $1,623 (Part-time Salary Equivalent) per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,246 - $5,983 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on July 30, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by July 29, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

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 employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

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.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at


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