Monday, July 6, 2015

LAC Group: Cataloger

LAC Group seeks dynamic candidates to work as Catalogers for a government agency in the Washington, DC area. The candidates must be able to catalog records in one or more of the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish. The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of Librarianship including the following:
  • Must have experience using the RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards.
  • Must be able to accurately complete cataloging in initial bibliographic records of Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish.
  • Provide dual-script descriptive cataloging data for Japanese, Korean or Russian language titles, with transliteration conforming to the ALA-LC Romanization Tables for Japanese, Korean or Russian, respectively.
  • Must be able to use the Voyager ILS.
  • Must be able to search for records first to prevent the creation of duplicate records.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a resume to Jonathan F. Barney at

Jonathan F. Barney
Client Services Manager
LAC Group
51 Monroe Street, Suite PE-04
Rockville, MD 20850-2442
240-292-0502 – Direct
301-231-5999 – Main
301-787-4577 – Mobile
800-987-6794 – Toll Free
301-231-5990 – Fax

Friday, June 12, 2015

Library of Congress: Reference Librarian

Job Title:Librarian (Reference Librarian)
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number:150026

SALARY RANGE:    $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to Monday, July 6, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-1410-09
DUTY LOCATIONS:     1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    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.
The Reference Librarian provides assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of the assigned countries and regions in the Asian Division. Clients include Congress, foreign and US Government agencies, national and international scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media. Librarians recommend items for acquisition.

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

The position description number for this position is 12535.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position may work a flextime schedule. May be required to work a variable work schedule as needed to ensure adequate coverage during the reading room hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The Reference Librarian develops and manages Library collections in the Asian Division. Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility. Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials and in developing strategies for the organization, preservation, and service of materials. Provides reference and instructional services to individual researchers and groups. Provides in-person and telephone reference service in the Asian Division reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Coordinates the acquisition of items that are of limited technical complexity. Consults acquisition policies to determine appropriate acquisitions. Maintains liaison with acquisition librarians and other recommending officers and subject specialists. Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids and assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

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.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to provide reference and research services. **

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in one or more Asian Languages and English.**

Knowledge of history, politics and literature of an Asian country.

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:

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-3960 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate an employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:

Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.
You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.
Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.
Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
Step 3: Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.
Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.
(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
(3) You may follow the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.
Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.
Step 6: Click on "Finish" after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.
If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.

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Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Library of Congress: CJK Law Cataloger

Library of Congress Legal Resource Cataloger

Job Title: Librarian
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number: 150048

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09

More Information, and Apply Online



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.
  • Knowledge of cataloging rules, procedures and practices.**
  • Ability to read Chinese, Japanese, and at least one modern European language.**
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, or other information technologies.
  • Knowledge of the subject area of law.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate other than in writing.
  • No additional requirements to those listed above.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

University of Toronto: Public Service Librarian

POSITION: Public Service Librarian (Librarian I or II, Permanent Stream)

DEPARTMENT: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (0.5 FTE) Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library (0.5 FTE)

DATE REQUIRED: As Soon As Possible

About the 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.

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library: The East Asian Library (EAL) is one of the major research libraries for East Asian Studies in North America. It has a collection of over half a million volumes, and also holds resources in electronic, multi-media and other formats. It supports teaching, learning and research on East Asian studies on all campuses of the university.

Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library:
The Canada-Hong Kong Library (CHKL) features a unique research collection on Canada-Hong Kong studies and an active outreach program. The library provides resources and services to accommodate the continuous growth of research interest in Hong Kong, its relations to Canada and other regions in the world, and Chinese Canadians.

University of Toronto Library System:
University of Toronto:
Policies for Librarians:

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director - East Asian Library and the Director, Canada-Hong Kong Library, the Public Service Librarian will provide a wide range of professional services to support the academic activities of faculty and students in East Asian studies and Chinese Canadian Studies. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating public services and outreach activities, which includes, but is not limited to participating in EAL & CHKL reference services and patron orientation/information literacy instruction sessions as well as library tours, hiring, training and supervising regular staff and student employees; communicating with faculty to address their access needs; maintaining faculty course reserve materials; handling patrons’ issues related to fines, etc. and creating/maintaining EAL & CHKL online access services & information. Other responsibilities may include assuming responsibility for EAL & CHKL collection development, assisting subject librarians with material acquisition in certain subject areas and regions including e-book acquisitions, monitoring budget spending in an assigned area of collection development and managing the activities related to gift donations and material exchanges.

Required Qualifications:
  • An ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree or equivalent 
  • In-depth knowledge related to one or more fields of East Asian Studies 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of China studies as an academic discipline, familiarity with East Asian studies 
  • Understand the trends of scholarly publishing and commitment to supporting scholarly needs in East Asian studies
  • Strong service orientation, and dedication to library public service 
  • High level of professional competency in written and spoken English and Chinese, and working knowledge of Japanese and Korean 
  • Fluent in Cantonese 
  • Knowledge of Pinyin and Wade-Giles Romanization systems and major bibliographic utilities (OCLC, Sirsi preferred) 
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with colleagues as a collegial member of the Canada-Hong Kong Library and East Asian Library teams 
  • Highly self-motivated, and demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work effectively under pressure, and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment 
  • Must be able to provide responsive, timely and proactive services 
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong planning, organizational, supervisory, problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of professional experience in an academic library, with relevant knowledge of public Services 
  • A graduate degree in East Asian studies or related areas 
  • Working experiences in acquisition and reference, public services in an academic library

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.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.

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 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. The deadline for applications is May 23, 2015. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.PS.Lib.]

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.

The University of Toronto is committed to diversity in its community. The University welcomes applications from

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

USC: Korean Acquisitions Specialist

Dear Eastlib colleagues,

The Korean Heritage Library of the University of Southern California is looking for Korean acquisitions staff.  While it is a 3-year fixed term position, the prospect of it becoming permanent is excellent.  Please forward to anyone who might be interested.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Please follow the link below to apply:

The Korean Acquisitions position has been posted. Requisition ID 1003182
Here is the link

Thank you for your help! 

Joy Kim
Korean Heritage Library
University of Southern California
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1825
213-740-3488 (fax)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

University of Oregon: Team Leader for Non-Latin Cataloging

Team Leader for Non-Latin Cataloging
Eugene, OR
Closes: May 1, 2015

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides leadership to catalogers performing cataloging for resources in languages that do not use the Latin alphabet. Coordinates matters of cataloging policy and practice for non-Latin cataloging in all formats. Represents the Library in policy discussions and deliberations related to non-Latin language cataloging at the regional and national level. Maintain policies on non-Latin language cataloging. Manages East Asian cataloging performing high-level original and complex copy cataloging of print and electronic materials in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) according to international standards focusing on Chinese materials in all formats. Supplies LC Subject Headings and call numbers; verifies all types of access points in catalog records and edits to conform to authorized forms and creates original authority records. Provides training and timely feedback to supervisees and conducts annual performance appraisals. Develops local workflow procedures as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and national committees, and continuing professional development, including, but not limited to, conference attendance, presentations and publications. Reports to the Head, Collection Services.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:

Qualifications and Application Procedures:

For a complete description, list of required and preferred qualifications, and application details, see: 

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Friday, March 20, 2015

UCLA: Japanese Cataloger/Acquisitions

The UCLA Library is currently recruiting for the following position and is actively seeking nominations and applications.

Working Title (Payroll Title): Japanese Cataloger/Acquisitions (Library Assistant IV)
Department: East Asian Library
Requisition #: 21573
Application Deadline: 04/02/15 
Position Status: Career
The complete posting, which includes the position description, complete qualifications and application procedures, is available on both the UCLA Career Opportunities Website at: and on the UCLA Library Employment and HR Website, at:

If you would like to nominate someone for this position, please contact Araceli Bermudez,