Tuesday, May 3, 2016

University of Virginia: East Asian Collections Librarian

The University of Virginia Library seeks a librarian to develop and manage East Asian collections.  We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change.  Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community.  A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions. 

The University of Virginia Library connects users with the resources necessary to support research, teaching, and instruction in East Asian studies. The incumbent in this position supports that mission by developing and managing East Asian collections in all formats, as well as collaborating in the management of Alderman Library's East Asian Studies Room. This position will provide the strategic planning, development, and coordination necessary to achieve this goal. He/she will also maintain numerous relationships, working closely with external vendors, UVa's Research Librarian for East Asian Studies, and staff from across the library system. This position will collaborate with other Library staff to ensure cost-effective, efficient, and ethical acquisition and deployment of descriptive metadata to support the University's mission. 

Education: Master Degree in Library/Information science or other relevant Master degree.

Degree: Master's degree or equivalent experience required

Required KSAs:
•    Fluency in Chinese or Japanese
•    Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals both internal and external to the Library
•    Able to effectively engage with colleagues from the Library
•    Able to effectively engage with vendors of (CJK) Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials

Preferred KSAs:
•    Additional proficiency in either Chinese, Japanese, or Korean
•    Project planning
•    Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
•    Commitment to professional development

Anticipated Salary: $50,000-60,000

Benefits: Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance (including vision and dental), a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to 12 or more paid holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service). The University of Virginia also offers retirement plans, tax deferred savings plan options with cash match and much more.

To Apply: The University of Virginia Library has an expedited hiring process—please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=78839  providing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current, professional references. 

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Stanford University: Public Service Librarian


This position is double-posted at the Librarian 1 or Librarian 2

Job Description
Public Services (50%)
• Develops and manages activities in promoting, marketing, and enhancing access to library resources and services.
• Develops and implement outreach programs that engage library user communities at Stanford and beyond.
• Manages public spaces (lecture, seminar, and group-study rooms) in the library facility.
• Works with other departments in the Stanford Libraries system and various academic units on Stanford campus to organize public events in the East Asia Library.
• Organizes exhibits in the East Asia Library.
• Maintains and updates the website and social media sites of the East Asia library.

Bibliographer for East Asian Studies (40%)
• Develops the collection of European-languages materials on East Asia, and manages related book funds.
• Develops the collection of European-languages materials on Southeast Asia, and manages related book funds.
• Provides reference services to the faculty and students in East Asian and Southeast Asian studies, especially those with questions concerning European-languages materials. Creates and maintains online resource guides for relevant collections.
• Collaborates with bibliographers at Green Library in collection development, reference services, and the management of library stacks.

Other duties assigned (10%)

Required Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in East Asian studies with at least one year of working experience in an academic library, or MLIS degree with strong academic background in East Asian studies.
• Working knowledge of one East Asian language and one European language other than English (French or German preferred).
• Familiarity with East Asian studies resources and literature. Demonstrated excellence in using library catalogs and digital scholarly resources.
• Knowledge and skills in using computer systems and software needed for performing library job duties.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms, and to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner.

***How To Apply:  Applicants should submit a cover letter (1-2 pages) and a detailed resume along with three references.***

Review of applications will commence on July 1, 2016.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Logos Evangelical Seminary: Assistant Librarian

General Description
An Assistant librarian will manage most of tasks in technical services and provide information services in library with head librarian. The general responsibilities include the acquisition, cataloging, storage, maintenance, preservation, access and record keeping for books (electronic and print), periodicals (electronic and print), electronic serials, e-books, databases, and other electronic resources. 

Major Duties/ Responsibilities include but not limited to the following
1.    Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials.
2.    Oversee local integrated library system.
3.    Involve in acquisition process.
4.    Develop and maintain library websites as well as social media.
5.    Assist Librarian establishing and executing policies and procedures.

Qualification Requirements
Education: MLS degree with ALA accredited and MACS is preferred.
Experience: Working experience as an academic librarian.
Skill: Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance.
Proficiency in MS office with both English and Chinese word processing; excellent   interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of AACR2, LCC LCSH, OCLC, MARC format and CJK cataloging Knowledge of academic publications will be helpful. 
Other Requirements: Willing to work in details; must be fluent in Chinese and English speaking, reading, writing, and typing; the work schedule for this position will involve evenings and/or weekends.

Date Available: Immediately

Contact Information:   Logos Evangelical Seminary   
ATTN: HR Office   
9350 Telstar Ave., El Monte, CA 91731   
Website: www.logos-seminary.edu 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sarasota, FL: Temporary Chinese Cataloger

Immediate opening
Backstage Library works is looking for a temporary Chinese cataloger to work onsite at a library in Sarasota, Florida. The project is expected to last 5-6 weeks with full-time hours beginning April 25th (the start date may be negotiable). If not local to the Sarasota area, all expenses, including room and board, will be provided.
Pay starts at $16.00/hr.

Job description
Library cataloging, including LC classification and subject headings for ~500 monographs in Chinese and English languages. Copy cataloging will be from WorldCat in the OCLC WMS system with original cataloging if no copy is found, plus holdings. Non-Roman item original cataloging includes transliteration and script.  Physical processing includes handling items, attaching barcodes, printing spine labels and label attachment.

·         Must accurately type 50+ wpm
·         Ability to work productively and intelligently with minimal supervision
·         Attentiveness to detail
·         Strong organizational skills
·         Knowledge of cataloging standards including RDA, AACR2, ISBD, MARC21, LC classification, LCSH and LC Chinese transliteration
·         Experience searching WorldCat – training on OCLC WMS will be provided
·         Must pass a background check and drug test

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@bslw.com

Monday, March 21, 2016

British Library: Project Manager, ‘Literary Icons’ China Partnership Project



Salary range is £39,000 - £46,020 per annum
Full Time (36 hours per week)
Fixed Term Contract for one year initially; with possibility to extend to 31 March 2019

This an exciting new opportunity to project manage all aspects of the British Library’s major new ‘Literary Icons’ partnership project with organisations across China. As part of this role, you will work with internal and external partners in the UK and in China to plan, implement, monitor, and measure a diverse series of work packages.

You will have excellent project management skills and experience of managing complex international projects, and will also have working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin), as well as excellent written and oral communication skills more broadly. You will be able to work with multiple delivery partners to plan projects, including timescales, budgets, dependencies, and risks through to completion.

You may also have PRINCE2 or another project management qualification or equivalent experience, as well as experience of working in China and/or on touring exhibitions.

Closing Date: 4 April 2016, Interview Date: w/c 18 April 2016

Library of Congress: Library Technician


Job Title:  Library Technician
Department:  Legislative Branch
Agency:  Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:  160098
SALARY RANGE: $35,265.00 to $45,844.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 18, 2016 to Friday, April 8, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-05
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:Washington DC, DC View Map
Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.


About the Agency

This position is located within Library Services, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, North East Asia Section.

The incumbent must be proficient in English and Japanese, in order to perform major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description for this position is 128316.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for Washington, DC area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.





Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Searches entries in automated catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Performs routine searches of various online computer catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to read, understand, and apply Japanese language and apply this language in identifying and transcribing bibliographic data elements.**

Ability to apply rules and procedures.

Knowledge of a library's processes and procedures.

Ability to use computer search tools, databases, and functions in an automated environment.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

No additional requirements to those listed above.


The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.
To preview questions please click here.


You can review our benefits at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php

Friday, March 4, 2016

UBC: Japanese Language Librarian (Full-Time Term until March 31, 2017)

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/ To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library - Why work with us.

The Asian Library is a hub of scholarship, learning and community connections, where research meets community. The Asian Library’s collections, totalling over 637,000 volumes across Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indic languages, provide key resources in support of teaching and research of Asian studies. The Council on East Asian Libraries consistently ranks UBC among the best in the world—#1 in Canada and #12 in library holdings across North America. The Asian Library’s rare and special materials further distinguish it as a top-tier research library. For more information about the Asian Library, please visit us at http://asian.library.ubc.ca/.

Provides reference, information services and collection development in support of Japanese studies. Assumes responsibility for liaison with scholars working with Japanese language materials. Provides instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. Supervises the handling and recording of Japanese materials. Acts as liaison with the Japanese specialists at the University and the Japanese-Canadian community, and serves on the University’s Japanese Studies committees. Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services as required. May be required to work evenings or weekends. Performs other assigned duties and related projects.

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Academic background in Japanese history and literature.
  • Excellent proficiency in reading, written and spoken Japanese, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Familiarity with the bibliography of Japanese language materials and the Japanese book trade are essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Hepburn Romanization system and supervisory experience highly desirable.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Japanese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carry out projects, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of electronic information technologies and their applications to reference, as well as knowledge of best practices in online learning pedagogies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to adjust to and accommodate changing demands within Libraries and academic institutions.
  • Experience in an academic library setting.
  • Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification and OLCLC is strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Korean and Chinese.
  • Familiarity with the UBC Library system.
  • Familiarity with the UBC Asian Studies department.
Reports to the Head, Asian Library. Consults with colleagues, faculty members, and the Library Development Office, as necessary. Works with the Technical Services staff on the cataloguing and processing of Japanese language materials. May supervise the work of library support staff and student assistants.

Reference, Instruction and Liaison Services
1. Provides comprehensive reference and research services in Japanese studies. Develops web resources to support and extend reference services. Assists users in locating Japanese materials from other East Asian collections in North America as well as Japan and facilitates inter-library loans when required.
2. Develops and participates in instructional programs related to the Japanese language collection and the use of information sources. Undertakes specialized instructional programs. Prepares guides and handouts in electronic and paper formats and organizes user groups on the advanced use of electronic resources. Participates in Library orientations and bibliographic instruction programmes for new students, faculty, and staff.
3. Acts as liaison between the Asian Library and the Japan specialists at UBC in matters concerning the Japanese collections and Library services and other units in the Library System in matters concerning Japanese materials.
4. Translates Japanese into English and English into Japanese within the framework of the services and practices of the Asian Library.

Technical Services, Collection Development and Management
1. Selects material for the Japanese language collections and both print and electronic material for storage, according to curricular and research needs of faculty and students. Suggests new print and electronic serials titles based on faculty needs and monitors and evaluates the Japanese language periodical collections. Assists in the development of collection policies.
2. For electronic material in Japanese, works with the Head and other library staff to create access and resolve user support issues, which may include licensing, systems configuration, presentation and evaluation.
3. Selects monographs and serials in print and electronic format. Consults with the Head and the AUL, Collections Management in cases of expensive and rare materials.
4. Identifies Japanese language materials that should be moved to a storage facility, or weeded from the collection.
5. Assesses, selects, and processes Japanese materials received through gift or exchange. Initiates requests of book donations from individuals or organizations. Performs monetary evaluations as required.
6. Administers the Japanese Government Publications Depository Programme and scans the new shipments before they are sent to other divisions for processing. Maintains and facilitates access to the Japanese special collections.
7. Keeps up with literature and research developments in support of the Asian Library. Maintains expertise in electronic information resources and technologies and assists in the acquisition and application of Japanese software for technical services.
8. Manages the Japanese book funds and monitors expenditures to ensure consistency with the allocations. Assesses, selects and processes materials received as gifts or on exchange. Does monetary evaluations as required.
9. Advises and assists regarding Japanese monographs and serials binding.
10. Works closely with Technical Services staff regarding acquisition and cataloguing of Japanese materials.

Community Engagement
1. Serves as liaison with the Japanese-Canadian Community.
2. Prepares or curates book displays or exhibits on Japan or Japanese Studies.
3. Organizes community engagement activities or events related to Japan or Japanese Studies.

This is a full-time term appointment that will end on March 31, 2017.
We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 6 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/22867 by midnight on April 4, 2016.