Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ohio State: Manga Special Collections Cataloger

A new two-year position has been posted this week for a project coordinator (Manga Special Collection Cataloger) at Ohio State.  This position was created to address preparations for the move of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to new facilities in 2013.  For more information about those collections see: 

Deadline for applications is January 15.   Please see information below and also at:


Position Information

Number of Positions Available
University Title
Project Coordinator
Working Title
Manga Special Coll Cataloger
Collection & Technical Srvcs
Department Location
Requisition Number
Summary of Duties
Term-appointment for two years. Primary responsibility is to coordinate the cataloging of the Japanese Manga collection, primarily housed in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, including books, serials, audiovisual materials and original art; secondary duties include providing original and copy cataloging of Japanese language and other materials in other Special Collections; works under the general supervision of Head of Special Collections Cataloging and in consultation with the Curator of Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and Japanese Studies Librarian; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. Supervisory responsibility: May supervise or assist in supervision of student assistants or volunteers.
Additional Information
This is a two term position.
Pre Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; reading/writing native or master level Japanese language skills; experience Romanizing Japanese; independent and detailed work; effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills; works in archival storage conditions.
Desired Qualifications
Experience cataloging using AACR2/MARC; experience Romanizing Japanese according to ALA-LC Romanization Tables; knowledge of the history/development of Manga; experience using OCLC Connexion Client; experience using III MillenniumILS; experience in project planning, workflow development/documentation; Master’s Degree or equivalent education/experience; MLS or related field or Master’s Degree in Japanese, East Asian Studies, or related field.
Target Salary
$35,609.60 - $39,000.00 Annually
Job Category
Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)
Full/Part Time
Temporary or Regular
Posting Start Date
Posting End Date
Dept Contact Name
Newman,Greg Edwin
Dept Contact Phone