Friday, July 8, 2016

USC: Japanese Studies Librarian

Japanese Studies Librarian (#315-1)

University of Southern California

Requisition ID: P0017534701



The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative librarian to build and promote a strong Japanese collection to support teaching and research at USC. The successful candidate will join the East Asian Library to support faculty and students from all departments and schools engaged in the use of Chinese, Japanese and Korean language materials.
The Japanese Studies Librarian is responsible for developing, cataloging and managing the Japanese collection, serving as a Japanese studies liaison to faculty and students and for assisting patrons in using these library resources.



The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC has a large number of international students and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit



East Asian Studies in Southern California date from 1911, when USC opened a department of Oriental Studies and Comparative Literature. The East Asian Studies Center (EASC) was established in 1975 by the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to provide dedicated leadership, coordination, and support for the growing interdisciplinary education, research activity, and community outreach concerning East Asia. For almost forty years, EASC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading centers for the development of East Asian area studies. USC is among a small group of elite colleges and universities to be designated a National Resource Center for East Asian studies by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, see:


The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Library collections encompass over 4.2 million volumes, 5.9 million microforms, 3.1 million images, 49,300 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, with access to over 113,800 serials in print and electronic formats, over 1,650 datasets, and nearly 724,000 e-books. For more information, visit



The East Asian Library directly supports the research and teaching of the East Asian faculty and students at USC and includes in its collections Chinese, Japanese and Korean-language materials in all fields, but
with an emphasis on social sciences and humanities. The Library’s location on the first floor of Doheny Memorial Library supports a broader mission of promoting the integration of East Asian perspectives into the learning and experience of the university community as a whole. For more information, see:



The Japanese Studies Librarian reports to the Head of the East Asian Library. The Librarian sets and implements goals and priorities for the Japanese Collection which includes Japanese language materials related to Japan in multidisciplinary research fields as well as some Western language humanities and social science materials related to Japan.
The Librarian is responsible for serving as the Japanese studies liaison for faculty and students. She/he actively collaborates with efforts to advance Japanese studies on campus and beyond and participates in efforts to secure and manage supplemental funding and other resources from grants and donations.

The Librarian works with the Technical Services staff on the technical processing of Japanese materials. She/he directly consults with Japanese vendors, book dealers, and government/ institutional bodies in Japan to acquire research materials and information. She/he develops and maintains user tools such as finding aids and research guides to aid and enhance access to the USC Japanese collection and other information resources. The Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference assistance to faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the general public to access and use all available Japanese collection and information resources. She/he provides research consultation and instruction services for the USC faculty and students related to Japanese studies. She/he serves at the reference desks in Doheny Library and Special Collections to provide general reference services and to help library users with archival resources. She/he will be required to work some evenings and weekends.



Minimum qualifications:
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must provide examples of:
  • Written and verbal fluency in Japanese and English.
  • Knowledge of current professional library trends, especially those relating to reference, instructional services, and collection development to serve a diverse population of users on and off-campus
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a Japanese specialist in an academic or research library, including reference, instruction, and collection development responsibilities or demonstrated equivalent.
Desirable qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a Japanese studies discipline
  • Knowledge of Japanese librarianship
  • Familiarity with the Japanese book trade, publishers and vendors
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging principles and their application to original cataloging
  • Experience applying for and/or administering grants
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of the application of current information retrieval, digital humanities, scholarly communications and other technologies applied to library services.



Assistant University Librarian: Continuing Appointment track rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time appointment.
Librarians at USC have faculty status. Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s requirements for the granting of continuing appointment, which is based on demonstrated excellent performance and the expectation of continued excellence and growth in professional expertise. For more information on Guidelines on Criteria and Qualifications for the Appointment, Promotion and Continuing Appointment of Librarians on the Continuing Appointment Track, see:



This position is full-time on a 12-month contract. Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance for the faculty member, his or her eligible spouse and dependent children, tuition exchange for eligible faculty children, life insurance and various other benefits, see:



Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:

As part of the application, candidates must upload (site to be inserted) one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee.

Closing date for applications: August 31, 2016

For more information about this position, contact Kenneth Klein, Chair of the Search Committee, at USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Library of Congress: Library Technician (Japan)

Library of Congress Job Posting: Library Technician (Processing Technician) GS-1411-05

For full posting, please visit
Library Technician (Processing Technician) (Vacancy #: 160179)
GS-1411-05 — Library Services (Asian Division) — $35,265.00 - $45,844.00
Opening Date: Jun 28, 2016
Closing Date: Jul 20, 2016



This position is located in the Collections Services Section, Asian Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The Asian Division provides services to members of Congress and their staff, librarians, scholars, government agencies, academic institutions, the press, publishers, profit and non-profit organizations, and the general public.
The incumbent provides support services in the Asian Division by following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the Division and utilizing knowledge of the Division's collections, subject and/or language areas.
Proficiency in reading, writing, and understanding both English and Japanese languages is required in order to maintain and process library materials.
The Japanese language is required in order to identify bibliographic elements of the collections, check in serials and maintain the collections.
The incumbent of this position will work a limited flextime work schedule and may be required to work until the reading room closes at 5:00pm. The incumbent of this position may also be required to work a variable schedule to ensure adequate coverage during the hours of the reading room operations.


The incumbent of this position will have some physical exertion such as standing for extended periods of time, walking, climbing, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling book carts, tubs, wire carts and lifting and carrying moderately heavy items such as oversized books. Incumbent may need to push wire carts up and down an incline for more than 100 feet on a recurring basis. A physical examination is required every two (2) years to perform the work of the position. After an offer of employment has been made and before commencement of duties, the selectee MUST be physically qualified by the Library’s Health Services Office.


The incumbent provides support services to all of the custodial collections in the Asian Division by following established procedures, guidelines, and standards of the Division and utilizing knowledge of the Division's collections, subject and/or language areas. The incumbent's duties include: assisting readers in the use of library resources by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, and shelving a variety of materials; preparing materials for use/storage; maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work. Proficiency in reading, writing, and understanding both English and Japanese languages.

Serves at the reference desk in the Asian Division reading room, accepting call slips from readers and giving guidance. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Assists library clientele by showing patrons how to find items using the public online catalog, electronic databases and other finding aids.

Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff.

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Maintains the Asian Division collections. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for appropriate correction. Continually shelf-reads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelf-list order.

Supports preservation and maintenance functions for the collections. Prepares materials for digital conversion, microfilming or binding. Performs basic repairs to collection materials, placing materials in alkaline file folders, manuscript boxes and protective enclosures with proper labeling.
Perform other duties as assigned.

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, write, and understand both English and Japanese languages in order to maintain and process library materials.**

Knowledge of library processes and procedures.**

Ability to use computerized search tools, web-based tools and databases.

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.

Ability to provide customer service.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

For full posting, please visit

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  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   

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

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