Thursday, November 6, 2014

University of Hawaii at Manoa: Chinese Language Cataloging/Metadata Librarian

Title: Librarian II, Librarian III
Position Number: 0083080
Hiring Unit: UHM, Library Services, Cataloging
Location: Manoa, Hamilton Library
Date Posted:  October 29, 2014
Closing Date:  Continuous - application review begins November 24, 2014
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualification and experience
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General Funds
Other Conditions:
General Funds, available November 1, 2014, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.     Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging, performs original and complex copy cataloging for library resources in Chinese (Mandarin) and other languages as necessary.
2.     Catalogs library resources in a variety of subjects and formats using RDA, LC-PCC PS, PCC standard record guidelines, LC classification and subject headings, and MARC21 formats.
3.     Contributes name, series, and subject authority records through NACO/SACO cooperative programs. Participates in the BIBCO program.
4.     Provides quality control of metadata, including bibliographic, authority, and holdings records.
5.     Helps support the growing need for metadata management beyond the traditional ILS in order to facilitate access to digitized and born-digital material.
6.     Participates in developing and reviewing departmental policies and procedures.
7.     Provides Chinese language assistance or consultation as needed.
8.     Maintains awareness of trends in cataloging, metadata, access, and discovery.
9.     Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and tenure track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Librarian II Minimum Qualifications
1.     ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
2.     Cataloging experience.
3.     Completion of cataloging coursework beyond an introductory cataloging course.
4.     Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (Mandarin).
5.     Working knowledge of or study of classical Chinese.
6.     Familiarity with Pinyin and Wade-Giles Chinese romanization systems.
7.     Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and in teams.
8.     Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Librarian III Minimum Qualifications
1.     Minimum qualifications for Librarian II.
2.     Three years of appropriate professional experience.
3.     Twenty-four post baccalaureate credits of academic study.

Desirable Qualifications
1.     Experience in the application of current and emerging cataloging standards, including AACR2r, RDA, LCRI, LC-PCC PS, and MARC21 formats.
2.     Experience with LC Classification.
3.     Experience with LCSH or other controlled vocabulary.
4.     Experience with NACO, SACO, and BIBCO.
5.     Experience cataloging audiovisual material.
6.     Experience cataloging continuing resources and familiarity with CONSER standards and guidelines.
7.     Experience with an integrated library system (e.g., Ex Libris Voyager) and OCLC cataloging software (e.g., Connexion client).
8.     Reading knowledge of one or more languages in addition to Chinese and English.
9.     Knowledge of Linked Data and BIBFRAME.
10.  Experience with non-MARC metadata schemas (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, TEI, VRA).
11.  Familiarity with technologies and standards used in organizing and presenting digital information and in management of metadata.
To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to HR Specialist. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on11/24/14 and will continue until the position is filled.

HR Specialist, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

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