Friday, March 21, 2014

UC San Diego:Data Services and Collections Librarian

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

About the Position
The Data Services and Collections Librarian is the leader within the UC San Diego Library for managing and providing data and statistical services, with a focus on social science data.  The position reports primarily to the Director of the Library’s Reference & Research Advisory Services Program with additional assigned responsibilities in the Library’s Collection Development & Management and Research Data Curation programs.

Responsibilities of the Position
•    Provides leadership for the management and implementation of data and statistical services and collections.
•    Serves as the specialist for dataset and statistical analysis for research assistance, assisting in person as well as virtual users and providing in-depth research consultations by appointment. 
•    Conducts data and statistics reference training (new and ongoing) for other reference providers and facilitates library communications about data and statistics resources.
•    Selects and manages datasets, statistical materials in all applicable formats, and statistical software to meet curricular and research needs of the campus.
•    Participates in and provides feedback for data-related local and/or UC-wide collection management activities and projects, including assessment of holdings, de-accessioning and relocating materials as needed.
•    Engages with campus communities, providing a combination of targeted or specialized services, including instruction, for dataset and statistical software users.
•    Provides general reference and research services both in person and virtually.
•    Works with the Research Data Curation Program to develop data curation and repository services for social science collections.
•    Engages with campus partners to make digital scholarly work and data openly discoverable and accessible for the long term.
•    Partners with curation and subject librarians for data curation outreach to campus.
•    Serves as the Library’s liaison to ICPSR and DDI initiatives and represents the UC San Diego
•    Library at pertinent meetings and conferences.

Salary:  Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date:  Application consideration begins April 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to:

For more information and a full Position Description please visit:

Victoria Chu 朱慰慈
Director (interim), Reference & Research Advisory Services
& Chinese Studies Librarian
UC San Diego Library
La Jolla, CA


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tsukuba University: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Archival Science

Dear Colleagues:

I was asked to forward this job posting. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.

The deadline for applications is March 20, 2014 (Japan time).

NOTE! This job posting is not limited to those specialized in Archival Science. Applications from Japanese studies specialists, users of archival institutions, or manuscript researchers will also be accepted. Japanese citizens will be given priority.

Best regards,

Fabiano Takashi Rocha  |  Japan Studies Librarian
University of Toronto Libraries  | 130  St. George Street | Toronto ON  M5S 1A5  | 416-978-2300

Monday, March 17, 2014

Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation: Librarian, Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist

Librarian, Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist    
Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation,
Sarasota, Florida
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 03/15/14
Deadline: 05/15/14


The Elling O. Eide Foundation of Sarasota, Florida seeks an experienced Librarian, Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist to be responsible for establishing and developing a collection that focuses on pre-modern China and Central/Inner Asia. The Eide Library consists mainly of modern and thread-bound books in Chinese, some published before 1911; volumes in Western languages, Japanese, and Korean; and about two-hundred periodicals.  It will be housed in a state-of–the-art facility with compression shelving and storage buildings to enable growth. Located on a natural preserve, the library is expected to be a center for workshops and residential visits by researchers.

The successful candidate will manage this private collection’s transition into a special library serving the needs of the broader scholarly community. S/he will perform original and copy cataloging for the collection backlog as well as future acquisitions using current codes and carrier standards, and be the liaison with outside firms contracted for assistance. S/he will make the library’s catalog and selected materials accessible in multiple formats, and work with the foundation’s board to plan the library’s future.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications, experience. Benefits included.


    ALA-accredited Masters’ degree in Library and Information Science;
    Minimum of three years of cataloging and reference experience;
    Proficiency with automated library systems;
    Demonstrated proficiency with prevailing cataloging rules and standards (RDA, AACR2), LC application of them, LC subject headings and classification system, and MARC21 or other data carrier formats;
    Understanding of technical services operations;
    Strong computer skills, including experience with local and network-based input, editing, and mapping tools;
    Proficiency in modern Chinese and in reading the classical language;  familiarity with the pinyin romanization system;  some competence in Japanese and Korean desirable;
    Knowledge of Chinese history, literature, and culture;
    Good interpersonal and communication skills in English; strong service orientation;
    Ability to determine priorities, guide collection development and manage the flow of materials effectively.

Application materials

    Cover letter and names/mailing addresses of three references who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, email addresses);
    Curriculum vitae or resume (include telephone number, mailing address, email address).


Complete applications must be received by 5:00 pm, May 15, 2014.  Submit by email to:

For information about the Elling O. Eide Foundation, an equal opportunity employer, see the website:  Prospective candidates will be subject to a pre-employment screening which may include motor vehicle and credit checks.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hoover Institution Archives: East Asia Collections Project Archivist

 (Two year Fixed-Term)

The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic archivist with language skills in Chinese and/or Japanese to work on the arrangement and description of collections related to twentieth century East Asian history.  This position will be a full-time fixed-term appointment for a period of two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of large, complex archival collections according to professional standards and current archival procedures. Analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of initiative, originality, and judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to complex and unique collections.
•    Participate in the formulation and implementation of project planning, management, and work flow; determine project goals and schedules; and survey archival holdings to identify materials in need of additional attention. Assist with the development of procedures and the establishment of work flows to address the backlog of unprocessed collections in Chinese and/or Japanese.
•    Search local and national databases for background information on individuals and archival materials in Chinese and/or Japanese. Prepare original collection description including abstracts, finding aids, metadata, EAD encoding, and other descriptive tools.
•    Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatments and archival storage decisions, and provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance.
•    Provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in multiple languages during daily shifts at the Archives public service desk and remotely by phone, email, or social media.
•    Collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve processing, preservation, and reference functions.


•    M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty, or equivalent degree
•    Reading and writing knowledge in English as well as Chinese and/or Japanese
•    Ability to read traditional Chinese characters
•    Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills.
•    Established understanding of archival collections, principles of arrangement and description, and primary source research
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
•    Advanced subject knowledge of the history of East Asia and a comprehensive understanding of the research use of primary sources
•    Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative
•    Demonstrated high level of productivity
•    Technical skills with databases, spreadsheets, office software and other applications
•    Experience using MARC format and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
•    Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

: Library
: Hoover Institution
Department URL:
: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P1

Thu Phương Lisa H. Nguyễn 阮秋芳
Hoover Institution Library and Archives | Stanford University
Email:  Phone: 650.723.2050
Twitter: @hooverarchives

Friday, February 28, 2014

Australian National University:Information Access Coordinator

The Australian National University is seeking an Information Access Coordinator (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) to provide specialist services in a range of areas for research and student communities with a particular focus on Asia Pacific studies.

The advertisement is now available on the ANU web:  Closing date is 16 March 2014.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

University of California, Berkeley: Head, Technical Services

Head, Technical Services
C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Hiring Range: Associate Librarian V – Librarian III
$63,468-$86,700 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting August 1, 2014

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 2,000 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library of the University of California, Berkeley houses one of the largest research collections of print and electronic books and periodicals, manuscripts, rare editions, and graphics in the East Asian languages outside of Asia. Its comprehensive holdings encompass over 1 million print volumes, over 800 thousand e-books and electronic journals, over 80 thousand microfilms and media items, and over 3 thousand current print serial titles. Languages represented include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and to a lesser extent, Tibetan, Manchu, and Mongolian. The East Asian Library supports teaching and research on East Asia, serving the campus community and a substantial number of off-campus users.

The Library’s Technical Services unit processes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials for the East Asian Library, all other libraries within the University Library system, and affiliated libraries on campus. It employs nine career staff in addition to temporary and student employees. Its operations include original and copy cataloging, serials processing, and the cataloging of digital resources using appropriate metadata schema to facilitate access to digital collections.


The Head of Technical Services reports to the Director of the East Asian Library and serves as a member of the Library’s management team. The incumbent will be responsible for overall supervision of technical operations. The incumbent will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and processing in consultation with collection management librarians. The incumbent will provide training, evaluation, and supervision of technical services staff, serve as liaison to the University Library system’s Catalog Department as a member of the Cataloging and Metadata Council, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.

In addition to management and administrative duties, the incumbent will perform original cataloging in all formats in the Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language, depending on expertise, and will represent the Library in regional, national, and international cooperative programs concerning technical processing. The successful candidate should stay abreast of national trends and new developments in cataloging, with an emphasis on CJK resources, and network with research services, collection development, and other library professionals within the Berkeley Library system as well as outside the University. The incumbent will also perform other related duties as assigned.

Professional contributions beyond the basic requirements of the job—publications, active participation in University and professional organizations, and other research activities—are required for advancement within the Librarian series. Candidates must show evidence of such contribution.

Basic Qualifications Required by Time of Application

•            MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
•            Expert knowledge of written and spoken Chinese, Japanese, or Korean
•            Substantial knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC
•            Two or more years of library management experience

Additional Qualifications


•            Knowledge of library applications of computer technology and electronic information resources
•            A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment
•            Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility


•            An additional advanced degree in an appropriate subject area or knowledge of East Asian studies as an academic discipline
•            Previous work experience in a research library, preferably an East Asian collection   

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.
DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by April 21, 2014.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720–6000
(510) 642–3778

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: Research Assistant

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin welcomes applications for:
Research Assistent (E 14 TVöD)
Reference: SBB-IIIF-1-2013

The East Asia Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin has consistently expanded its electronic services in recent years. It operates CrossAsia as the electronic platform of the East Asia collection and its connected services which are partly funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). CrossAsia provides users with an interface to the East and Southeast Asia collections as a whole and to other special subject-related services, such as subject related  electronic resources, digitization projects in the context of the East Asia collection and access to “CrossAsia Search” which acts as an anchor for all activities in the national context.

• Research, selection and description of materials from the PR China (incl. Hong Kong and Macao) and Taiwan as well of materials from countries worldwide relating to China (PR China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) in the context to the DFG supported special collection East and Southeast Asia
• Active  collaboration on the Virtual Library East- and Southeast Asia – CrossAsia and contribution to a strategic and long-term development of novel and cutting-edge services
• Organization and senior management of digitization projects
• Contribution of texts for information materials and other documentation and their dissemination to the relevant services for academics and students in Germany
• Conducting of tours for users and participation in conferences

Selection Criteria:
• Degree (or equivalent) in Chinese Studies (pre-modern and modern)
• Excellent knowledge of pre-modern and modern written and spoken (Mandarin) Chinese and English
• Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and structure of sciences, and the publication industry in China (incl. Taiwan and Hong Kong)
• Excellent knowledge of bibliographic tools and material in this context
• Good knowledge of basic technical terminology and a broad knowledge of the needs of Chinese literature in Germany
• Good knowledge of digital products from China and Taiwan (and possibly Japan)
• Experience in digitization projects and metadata, and their detection system in research and the presentation of research collections
• In-depth knowledge and experience in the field of electronic information in East Asia / in the East Asian Studies
• High proficiency in dealing with MS Office products and web applications, content management systems and modern communication media
• Ability to discover and evaluate products and applications, and to communicate between users and programmers or to assist in finding solutions
• Ability to co-operate in a small team to develop excellent conditions for supra-regional, national and location-independent use of the East Asia collection and its services
• Applicants need to be self-motivated and work well in a team.

• Thorough knowledge of the need of East Asian scientific and research literature in Germany
• Comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the development of the Chinese and East Asian Studies publication sector as well as excellent knowledge of the procurement opportunities and supply routes of East Asian publications
• In-depth knowledge of the East Asia collection of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, its origins and development over time
• In-depth knowledge if another language and / or script of East Asia (such as Japanese or Manchu)

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. Applications from female researchers are welcome. We also encourage and welcome applications from disabled persons. Where qualification and suitability of applicants are equal, applications submitted by disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration. Part-time work is generally possible.
All applications (incl. all documents) must be received by March 5th 2014 by mail (please do not send your application in electronic form)
Applications can only be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope is sent together with the application.

For questions, please contact Matthias Kaun ( / telephone: 0049 30 266 436 000)

Please visit our website:

Best regards,

Matthias Kaun
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
East Asia Department
Potsdamer Str. 33
D-10785 Berlin
T: 0049 30 266 436 000
F: 0049 30 266 336 001