Monday, September 8, 2014

University of Toronto: Korean Studies Librarian

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially  welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons  with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further  diversification of ideas.

POSITION: Korean Studies Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
DATE REQUIRED: Immediately

The University of Toronto Library invites applications for a Korean studies librarian in the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. The Library seeks an energetic librarian to take care of a wide range of professional duties related to Korea studies materials and services, faculty liaison, and cataloging.

The University of Toronto is the largest university in Canada serving a population of approximately 50,000 students from diverse cultures, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in East Asian studies, and has a collection of 400,000 volumes in the East Asian Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
The position will report to the Director of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library.
The incumbent will:
  • Actively engage with faculty and students in the Korean Studies Program and academic departments and programs in the humanities and the social sciences that offer courses on Korea.
  • Develop strategies to learn about and understand the information needs of relevant academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
  • Serve as subject liaison librarian and be the primary contact for research and educational needs in Korean Studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University of Toronto.
  • Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library, the Korean Studies programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science, affiliated programs and research units, and other departments and programs as assigned.
  • Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Korean Studies faculty and students.
  • Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Korean Studies.
  • In collaboration with Collections and Materials Management, develop and maintain collections in Korean-language resources in all formats in support of the various Korean Studies academic programs
  • Serve as the primary Korean Studies specialist for reference and research assistance.
  • In collaboration with Collections and Materials Management, undertake original cataloguing on Korean materials in all formats and supervise a FTE original cataloguer and a GSLA cataloguer.
  • Supervise a 0.5 FTE acquisition associate utilizing Sirsi acquisition module.
  • Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding acquisitions cataloging, maintenance and the preservation and conservation of Korean-language resources.
  • Work with other University of Toronto campuses in collaborative collection development efforts.
  • Serve as University of Toronto representative to the Korean Collections Consortium of North America.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications :
  • ALA accredited MLS, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Advanced academic work in Korean Studies, or demonstrated knowledge of Korean Studies as anacademic discipline.
  • Knowledge of Hancha and the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance, select and manage resources for the collections, and participate in course-integrated instruction in Korean Studies.
  • Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Korean Studies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects, particularly those related to digitization initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective planning, organizational and interpersonal skills, team skills, interest in library and university committee responsibilities, ability to manage a diverse workload and attention to detail.
  • Excellent proficiency in reading, written and spoken Korean, working knowledge of Japanese and Chinese, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous work experience in an academic or research library.
  • Advance degree in an Asian studies related field is preferred.
  • Experience in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
  • Experience in providing instruction, reference, collection, and/or outreach services to a research community.
  • Experience supervising in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on campus.
  • Experience working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of acquisition of information resources.
  • Experience coordinating digitization projects
  • Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Korean electronic resources.
  • Previous experience in original cataloguing and authority control in an automated environment in an academic or research library setting with working knowledge of AACR2, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Classification Web and OCLC Connexion

Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a continuing appointment (Permanent Status Stream) position to be filled at either Librarian I or II level dependent upon qualifications. Salary and appointment level are based upon experience and qualifications.
Librarian I-$58,100 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian I)
Librarian II-$60,700 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian II)

NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

How to Apply:
Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at utlhr@utoronto.ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543. At least two of the referees should be supervisory. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname, First Name. Korean.Studies.Lib. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2014.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those applicants selected for an interview.

University of Toronto Libraries:
The University of Toronto is a major public research institution with a student body of over 67,000 full and part-time students and over 7,000 faculty members who teach and perform research in hundreds of different disciplines. The University of Toronto Libraries, which is the largest academic library in Canada and ranked third in North America, supports teaching and research in all disciplines through service and outreach, excellent collections and access to extensive digital resources and services.

University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/
University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx
Policies for librarians:http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/about-hr-equity/policies-guidelines-agreements.htm#agreements
University of Toronto Faculty Association: http://www.utfa.org/

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

UC San Diego: Chinese Studies Librarian

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated,  innovative, and proactive library professionals to join the UC San Diego Library as our subject librarian for Chinese Studies.

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

The University and the Library

With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and  postdoctoral levels.  UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is ranked 5th among top universities in the nation in total R&D expenditures. In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the University’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

UC San Diego offers a variety of humanities and social sciences courses in Chinese Studies through many constituents, including the Chinese Studies Program, History, Literature, Political Science, Visual Arts, Sociology, and Music Departments. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) offers advanced degrees with regional specializations including Greater China; it is the only professional school of international relations in the United States that focuses on the Pacific region of Asia and the Americas, and was recently ranked as a Top 10 graduate program by “Foreign Policy” magazine. The Chinese Studies community also includes IR/PS affiliated research units such as the 21st Century China Program, Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China, Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and Global Leadership Institute.

The UC San Diego Library acquires significant amounts of resources in the humanities and social sciences on Greater China, including English- and Chinese-language resources in all formats pertaining to pre-modern, modern and contemporary history, international relations, economics, politics, sociology, popular culture and society, art, visual arts, music, film and literature. The East Asia Collection, established in 1988, focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese, and Japanese and Korean (CJK) language materials in the humanities and social sciences. It is rapidly becoming recognized as a new regional as well as national resource center for researchers and students in the field of East Asia area studies.

Responsibilities of the Position

The position will report to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program. The incumbent will:

•    Implement liaison services to and actively engage with faculty and students in the Chinese Studies Program, the Chinese History Program, the China regional specialization at the School of IR/PS, as well as academic departments and programs in the humanities and the social sciences that offer courses on China.
•    Develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
•    Serve as the primary contact for research and educational needs in Chinese Studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
•    Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library, the Chinese Studies programs in both Arts & Humanities and International Relations and Pacific Studies, affiliated programs and research units, and other departments and programs as assigned.
•    Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Chinese Studies faculty and students.
•    Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Chinese Studies.
•    Develop and maintain collections in Chinese and English-language resources in all formats, including film, media, and data, in support of the various Chinese Studies academic programs.
•    Serve as the primary Chinese Studies specialist for reference and research assistance.
•    Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information, media, and data literacies within Chinese Studies curricular and research programs.
•    Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding acquisitions, vendor selection and relations, approval plans, and cataloging of Chinese-language resources.
•    Collaborate with librarians and staff on collection management related issues including cancellations, consolidations, preservation and conservation of relevant materials.
•    Work with other UC campuses in collaborative collection development efforts, and responsible as California Digital Library’s Resource Liaison for select Chinese electronic resources.
•    Serve as lead UC San Diego representative to the UC East Asian Bibliographers’ Group. As such, evaluate new and ongoing Chinese digital resources, and coordinate consortial acquisitions efforts and serve as a lead in negotiating terms of access and content for select resources.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
•    Advanced academic work in Chinese Studies, or demonstrated knowledge of Chinese Studies as an academic discipline.
•    High level of professional competency in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua/Mandarin) and English.
•    Knowledge of Classical Chinese and the Pinyin and Wade-Giles Romanization systems.
•    Ability to provide advanced research assistance, select and manage resources for the collections, and participate in course-integrated instruction in Chinese Studies.
•    Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Chinese Studies.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
•    Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
•    Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Professional experience in an academic or research library.
•    Experience in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
•    Experience with collection development and management, reference and instructional services.
•    Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on campus.
•    Experience working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of acquisition of information resources.
•    Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Chinese electronic resources.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

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 8/31/2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00595

Please provide the following:
•    A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
•    A resume of education and relevant experience
•    The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
•    A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

University of California Berkeley: Asian American Studies Librarian

Asian American Studies Librarian-Ethnic Studies Library

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian
$59,089 – $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015
The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Asian American Studies. As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will enhance access to Asian American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.

The Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department. The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries. These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library. At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies. In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers. The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Asian American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Asian American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections. The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Asian American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will work towards the establishment of digital research tools, including an Asian American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

Experience working with Asian American communities
Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections
Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans
Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing
Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies
Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning.
Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Asian American Studies

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.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month 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: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00423. 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. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

For inquiries contact:
Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library
csl@library.berkeley.edu

Saturday, May 24, 2014

UC San Diego: Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian

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

The University and the Library
UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels.  With more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong, and is ranked 5th among top universities in the nation in total R&D expenditures.  In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement.  The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.
UC San Diego offers a variety of humanities and social sciences courses in Korean and Japanese Studies as well as a major in Japanese Studies. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) offers advanced degrees with regional specializations including Korea and Japan; it is the only professional school of international relations in the United States that focuses on the Pacific region of Asia and the Americas, and was recently ranked as a top-10 graduate program by "Foreign Policy" magazine. The Korean and Japanese Studies communities also include affiliated research units such as the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Korea-Pacific Program; Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; and the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab.
The Division of Arts & Humanities’ growing Program in Transnational Korean Studies is the recent recipient of a five-year (2013-18) grant from the Academy of Korean Studies as a Core University Program for Korean Studies, which will enable the program to offer a number of new courses and research internships. This will offer potential opportunities for course-integrated instruction and for liaison with faculty and students. The Library acquires significant amounts of history and social science material on Korea and Japan, especially pertaining to international relations, economics, politics, and modern and contemporary history, popular culture and society, and selects fairly broadly (in English, Korean and Japanese) in the anthropology, sociology, visual arts, music and literature of Korea and Japan.

Responsibilities of the Position
The UC San Diego Library seeks a subject librarian for Korean and Japanese Studies to develop and implement liaison services to the students and faculty working in these areas in the Division of Arts & Humanities and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). The Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian will also be responsible for collection development for Korean and Japanese Studies in Korean, Japanese, and English languages.
The position will report to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program, with additional assigned responsibilities in the Collection Development & Management Program. The incumbent will:
•    Actively engage with faculty and students in the Program in Transnational Korean Studies and the Japanese Studies Program within the Division of Arts & Humanities and the Korean and Japanese regional specializations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
•    Develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
•    Serve as the primary contact for research and educational needs in Korean and Japanese studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
•    Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library; the Korean and Japanese Studies programs in both Arts & Humanities and IR/PS; affiliated programs and research units; and other departments and programs as assigned.
•    Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information literacy within Korean and Japanese Studies programs.
•    Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Korean and Japanese Studies faculty and students.
•    Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for assigned subject areas.
•    Develop and maintain collections in Korean, Japanese, and English-language materials for Korean and Japanese Studies. 
•    Collaborate with librarians and staff in Content Acquisitions and Metadata Services regarding acquisitions, vendor selection, approval plans, and cataloging of Korean and Japanese language resources.
•    Serve as the primary Korean and Japanese Studies specialist for research assistance.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
•    Academic work in a field of study that includes knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Korea and Japan.
•    Strong language skills in Korean and English, spoken and written.
•    Ability to provide research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in assigned subject areas.
•    Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources for Korean and Japanese studies.
•    Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
•    Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
•    Excellent analytical, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
•    Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Strong language skills in Japanese, spoken and written.
•    Experience in working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of the acquisitions of information resources.
•    Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units in a University setting.
Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

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 July 13, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to:
         https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00559

Please provide the following:
•    A short application letter addressing your interest in leading this program and applicable qualifications
•    A resume of education and relevant experience
•    The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
•    A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00532

For more information and a full Position Description please visit:
http://libraries.ucsd.edu/jobs/

 
Victoria Chu 朱慰慈
Director (interim), Reference & Research Advisory Services
& Chinese Studies Librarian
UC San Diego Library
La Jolla, CA
92093-0175R
USA

858-534-7782
vchu@ucsd.edu

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).

http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/update/pdf/h26jobopen_archive_re.pdf

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
fabiano.rocha@utoronto.ca  | 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

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Requirements:

    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).

Deadline

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

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