Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Asian Language Cataloger, Ingalls Library

The Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art seeks an Asian Language Cataloger. This individual will be responsible for original and copy cataloging of book and non-book materials in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages in the field of art utilizing national cataloging standards, LCCN, LCSH, CJK characters and standards and transliteration standards. The Cataloger will also perform associated name and series authority work for ArtNACO funnel projects, resolve complex cataloging and authority problems, translate Asian language information for museum staff and act as an interpreter for visitors as needed.

The Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art reference library (including image library and museum archives). Founded in 1916, the library contains approximately 450,000 volumes, including journals, 92,000 auction catalogues, and 24,000 clipping files. The image library contains approximately 285,000 digital images, and 6,000,000 photographs of works of art and architecture, including individual photographs and microfiche.

Qualified candidates will possess an ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science (required) and a Bachelor’s degree in art history (desired) coupled with at least two years of related experience; comprehensive knowledge of current cataloging practices required, including working knowledge of AACR2 rev. ed. cataloging rules, knowledge of RDA, LC classification, LCSH subject headings, and MARC21 format; familiarity with an integrated library system and OCLC required; fluency in English and Chinese required; reading knowledge of Japanese and/or Korean desired; knowledge of common digital metadata standards desired.

Position available immediately. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with three references by September 30, 2010 to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Attention Human Resources, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or email to: resume@clevelandart.org.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Metadata and Media Cataloging Librarian: The University Libraries, University of California, Riverside

Assistant Librarian II - Associate Librarian V

$47,087 - $60,408

Organizational Unit
Collections & Scholarly Communications Division
Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Head of the Technical Services Department, the Metadata and Media Cataloging Librarian implements metadata standards for various projects and catalogs library resources in various formats, including media. This position is also responsible for cataloging all Manga resources for the Eaton Science Fiction Collection and maps cataloging, especially those in Japanese and Korean.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging of monographs and serials in Japanese. Performs original and copy cataloging of Anime and Manga for the Eaton Collection.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures relating to the cataloging and processing of Anime and Manga resources.
  • Works with the Special Collections staff to provide quality and timely access to the Eaton Collection media resources.
  • Helps to develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures for metadata schema for the Cataloging Unit.
  • Describes/Catalogs digitized resources and other formats as appropriate.
  • Maintains knowledge of and provides guidance to the use of various established and evolving metadata schema.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging of video recordings and other media.
  • Serves as a resource for media cataloging and keeps informed of media issues.
  • Works with the Multimedia Library staff to provide quality and timely access to media resources.
  • Works with the Archives staff to insure quality and timely access to digitized and archived resources.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging of maps, specifically those in Japanese and Korean.
  • Works with the Map Library staff to insure quality and timely access to maps and atlases.
  • Provides back-up cataloging for Music Library resources in the absence of the Music cataloger.
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent;
  • Reading and writing knowledge of Japanese and romanization of Japanese;
  • Experience in cataloging  media, books, serials, and maps;
  • Experience with a bibliographic utility (preferably OCLC) and Innovative Interfaces or similar integrated library system;
  • Knowledge of AACR2, national standards and practices;
  • Experience with the application of metadata schemes to organize and provide access to digital collections;
  • Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork and responsiveness to clients;
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly and in a timely and effective manner;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse workforce and to professional development in support of the University’s and the Libraries' goals of excellence and diversity. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong, independent, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Recent MLS graduate;
  • Reading and writing knowledge of  Korean, and romanization of Korean.  
Salary and Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $47,087-$60,408.  Appointment at Assistant Librarian II – Associate Librarian V rank depending upon qualifications and experience.  Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.  Within close driving distance to Los Angeles (60 miles) and beach areas.
Application Information:   Position available immediately.  For priority consideration please respond by April 15, 2010; final date for receipt of applications is May 17, 2010.  Applications should include a letter discussing interest and relevant experience, a current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Submit materials to:  David Rios, Director of Library Personnel, University of California, University Libraries, P.O. Box 5900, Riverside, CA 92517, or fax to (951) 827-2255 or e-mail to david.rios@ucr.edu.

Chinese-Canadian History Librarian/Archivist (20 months from date of hire)

UBC Library
The University of British Columbia Library is the second-largest academic library in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 21 branches and divisions, including two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), three off-site hospital libraries, Robson Square Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, its newest multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

Our collections include 5.9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, over 65,000 electronic journals, over 19,000 numeric databases, 1.6 million digital pages, and over 830,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees -- librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff -- provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.

For more information about UBC Library, please visit www.library.ubc.ca.

Overview of the position:
The University of British Columbia is a recipient of a grant from the Community Historical Recognition Program.  The focus of the project is to create a web-based portal and archive on Chinese-Canadian history which will encompass digital assets created by UBC and other CHRP recipients. 

We are seeking a professional librarian/archivist to be responsible primarily for coordinating digitization activities related to the project at UBC, and for supporting the digitization activities of community partners at other organizations. The incumbent undertakes collection analysis and creates metadata for UBC Library resources chosen for inclusion in the project. The position assists in project coordination and design of various schemas, guides, and digital resources as appropriate. Furthermore, the Chinese-Canadian History librarian/archivist supervises students and library assistants and works closely with other project staff.
This position reports directly to Eleanor Yuen, head of the Asian Library and will also take directions from Dr. Henry Yu, Associate Professor, Department of History who is the grant recipient.
A detailed job description can be viewed at www.library.ubc.ca/careers/ and we welcome you to view the UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015 www.library.ubc.ca/strategicplan/.

Required qualifications:
A graduate degree in Library or Archival Studies (MAS/MLIS) or equivalent is required from an accredited institution.
Experience working with digital collections.
Demonstrated ability in developing metadata for archival and non-traditional materials.
Experience with computer technology and software, particularly library and archival management systems and digitization technology is essential.
Experience working with archival and/or non-traditional collections, such as oral histories, audio-visual collections, born-digital collections etc.
Experience with managing projects and/or workflows in an archival or library setting.
Knowledge of digital preservation initiatives, standards and best practices.
Ability to manage a diverse set of responsibilities and tasks.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Experience in developing partnerships with evidence of successful collaborations.
Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills in both English and Chinese language environment
Ability to read and write traditional Chinese, and speak Cantonese.

Preferred qualifications:
Knowledge of various metadata standards such as Dublin Core, Rules for Archival Description and AACR/RDA.
Knowledge and understanding of archival theory.
Knowledge of intellectual property, privacy and copyright issues.
Knowledge of Chinese-Canadian history and the Community Historical Recognition Program.

Terms of Appointment and Salary:
This new position will be filled as a full-time 20 month term from the date of hire.

Salary will commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. 

The position is appropriate for a Librarian with up to 5 years of professional experience.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications for this exciting opportunity to be submitted by e-mail in one consolidated file (PDF or Microsoft word format) and will include:  A letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, indicating the candidate’s education, training, and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees, including at least two professional, with their email addresses.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 5:00 pm PST on Sunday July 11 2010 to:

            Human Resources -- UBC Library
            2nd Floor, Koerner Library
            1958 Main Mall
            Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2

Email:  library.hr@ubc.ca  

6/8/2010 9:25 AM
Recruitment Launched for Head, East Asian Library (REVISED POSTING)
The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Head, East Asian Library and is actively seeking nominations and applications.  The first consideration date for this position is July 6, 2010.

For your convenience, the complete posting is available as a PDF document -- it includes the position description, complete qualifications and application procedures.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should send their application to jobs-hr@library.ucla.edu or to Jenifer Abramson, Assistant Director of Library Human Resources, UCLA Library, 21520 Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575.  Applications should include:  a cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position and a summary of qualifications and experience related to the position;  a current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and full contact information (work address, home and work phone numbers, FAX number, and email address) for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor (please indicate relationship to candidate for each reference).

Candidates applying by July 6, 2010 will be given first consideration.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Head, Rivera Reference Services Department

The University of California Riverside Libraries seeks a creative, dynamic, and user-focused librarian to lead the Reference Services Department of the Tomás Rivera Library. The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is one of ten campuses of the University of California system.

The Head of Reference Services is a critical position in the Libraries’ support of campus academic programs and research.  Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services, the successful candidate will manage the department comprised of 11.75 professional and staff personnel.  The candidate will lead the Rivera Library Reference Services Department in developing, implementing, and assessing innovative reference, instruction, information literacy, and outreach services and programs in support of learning, teaching and research.   Salary Range: $56,496 - $95,388.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Information: Review of applications will begin August 27, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a letter discussing interest and relevant experience, a current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Submit application to:  David Rios, Director of Library Personnel, University of California, University Libraries, P.O. Box 5900, Riverside, CA 92517, or fax to (951) 827-2255 or e-mail to david.rios@ucr.edu. 

For the complete job announcement visit: http://library.ucr.edu/employment/listing.php

Ann Frenkel
Assistant University Librarian
for Research and Instructional Services
University of California, Riverside
PO Box 5900
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Phone: (951) 827-4824
FAX: (951) 827-2255

7/1/2010 8:16 AM
Associate Director for Special Collections and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries
The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking four dynamic and creative new leaders for its administrative team. In addition to implementing a new organizational model for the Libraries, these individuals will collaborate to carry out key elements of the Libraries' strategic plan, forge new partnerships, and develop innovative programs for campus constituents. Position descriptions and application information are available from the Libraries' web site, at http://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/administration/ In order to build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.
Associate Director for Special Collections and Area Studies (PDF)

Job Vacancy at University of Maryland Libraries

The Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries, is seeking a Coordinator. The Coordinator is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks in the collection.

The job announcement can be found at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=139912.
The Position Number is 114963.

For more information, contact Tracy Gibbs
(Tel: 301-405-9249; email: tgibbs@umd.edu).

For more information about the Gordon W. Prange Collection, visit the collection website at http://www.lib.umd.edu/prange/index.jsp.