Monday, September 23, 2013

Rice University: Asian Studies Curator (Reopened)

Reopened. Originally posted January 2013

Asian Studies Curator (Search Re-opened)--Houston, TX, USA

Rice University, a private university located in Houston, Texas, is seeking a highly motivated librarian committed to building academic library collections and services tailored to the present and future needs of our community. The successful candidate will work to build library collections for the recently created Chao Center for Asian Studies, including assisting with library services, and working with the staff of the Chao Center and Fondren Library to promote Rice University’s developing program. The successful candidate will contribute to primary resource collections, including digitization projects, in Fondren’s special collections. Position reports to AUL for Collections.

Requirements include: ALA-accredited MLS; minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in collection development in an academic setting, fluency in English and Chinese languages including reading knowledge of classical Chinese, demonstrated experience and facility with digital content. Preferred: second advanced degree in relevant humanities or social sciences discipline.

Salary/benefits: This position is funded by a grant from the Chao Center; $52,000 minimum; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; TIAA/CREF and Fidelity; health and life insurance; tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library ( is a research library with over 2.6 million volumes and over 81,000 serial titles. The Library has a state-of-the-art offsite shelving facility and completed a major building renovation project in 2006. An active program of digital resource development and delivery is underway.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.

For more information, see:

Applications received by November 8, 2013 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery, Assistant University Librarian/Search Coordinator at (713) 348-3773 or e-mail Rice University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Korean Cataloger Position at Duke University and Librarian Position at UNC

Dear Colleagues,

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting a search for Korean Cataloger and Librarian.  To see the full posting, please click here:

Korean Cataloger at Duke University and Librarian at UNC
•    4 Years Term Appointment
•    The Librarian and Cataloger for Korean Language Resources will perform original and complex copy cataloging at Duke and will develop the Korean collection at UNC, providing support to faculty, students and the library for information in Korean.  At Duke, the position reports to the Head, Monographic Cataloging Section in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department. At UNC, the position reports to Head, East Asian Resources. This position is for 30 hours per week and a 4-year term appointment.

1. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Korean language resources in all monographic formats and subjects, and for other languages in which there is competence. 
2. Ensures compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
3. Inputs and edits bibliographic, holdings, and item information as needed to ensure accuracy and completeness of information; determines choice and form of names, subject headings and series title entries; assigns Library of Congress Classification call numbers; enhances or replaces OCLC records within established guidelines.
4. At Duke, catalogs digital resources using the appropriate metadata schema to facilitate access to digital collections.
5. At UNC, develops and manages collections to support research and instruction in Korean Studies.  Manages all technical processes related to collection development for Korean materials, including ordering, invoicing, monitoring expenditures, managing donations, corresponding with vendors, cataloging and compiling statistics. 
6. At UNC, provides in-depth specialized research consultations and reference and designs strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for library users.
7. At UNC, serves as primary liaison to Korean Studies faculty and takes the initiative to identify, meet and facilitate ongoing communication about their research needs and service expectations.
8. Serves as a resource for and assists with training and revising the work of new staff and student assistants performing similar work.
9. Stays abreast of national trends and new developments in cataloging, with an emphasis on Korean language resources; reviews professional literature; and networks with research services, collection development and other library professionals outside the University.
10. Contributes to library-wide initiatives; participates in departmental and library-wide activities; serves on library committees and task forces.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program or a combination of relevant education and experience.
Preferred: Advanced degree related to Korean studies.
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at  Please include KOREAN in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin in mid-September and will continue until the position is filled.

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Miree Ku
Korean Studies Librarian
Duke University, 235 Bostock
Box 90195, Durham, NC 27708-0195
Tel: 919-660-5817
Fax: 919-668-3134

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pro Libra Associates: Japanese cataloging job

Hi all,

A colleague here asked me to announce the following temporary (project-based) job:

Pro Libra Associates, a library service company, has a project-based job available for cataloging Japanese materials. The end client is Newark Museum in Newark, NJ. The job will be in early 2014. In terms of the pay, it will be based on the number of items cataloged and the price is negotiable.

If you happen to know someone that might be interested in the job, please have the person contact Pro Libra directly. Its contact information can be found on its website:

There is no need to contact me about this job since I won't be able to provide any additional information or help. Thanks!

Best regards,

Tao Yang
East Asian Librarian, Rutgers University