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:

For more information and a full Position Description please visit:

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


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).

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  | 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


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.


    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).


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

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hoover Institution Archives: East Asia Collections Project Archivist

 (Two year Fixed-Term)

The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic archivist with language skills in Chinese and/or Japanese to work on the arrangement and description of collections related to twentieth century East Asian history.  This position will be a full-time fixed-term appointment for a period of two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of large, complex archival collections according to professional standards and current archival procedures. Analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of initiative, originality, and judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to complex and unique collections.
•    Participate in the formulation and implementation of project planning, management, and work flow; determine project goals and schedules; and survey archival holdings to identify materials in need of additional attention. Assist with the development of procedures and the establishment of work flows to address the backlog of unprocessed collections in Chinese and/or Japanese.
•    Search local and national databases for background information on individuals and archival materials in Chinese and/or Japanese. Prepare original collection description including abstracts, finding aids, metadata, EAD encoding, and other descriptive tools.
•    Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatments and archival storage decisions, and provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance.
•    Provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in multiple languages during daily shifts at the Archives public service desk and remotely by phone, email, or social media.
•    Collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve processing, preservation, and reference functions.


•    M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty, or equivalent degree
•    Reading and writing knowledge in English as well as Chinese and/or Japanese
•    Ability to read traditional Chinese characters
•    Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills.
•    Established understanding of archival collections, principles of arrangement and description, and primary source research
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
•    Advanced subject knowledge of the history of East Asia and a comprehensive understanding of the research use of primary sources
•    Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative
•    Demonstrated high level of productivity
•    Technical skills with databases, spreadsheets, office software and other applications
•    Experience using MARC format and Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
•    Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

: Library
: Hoover Institution
Department URL:
: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P1

Thu Phương Lisa H. Nguyễn 阮秋芳
Hoover Institution Library and Archives | Stanford University
Email:  Phone: 650.723.2050
Twitter: @hooverarchives