The Library invites applications for the position of Head of the Japanese Section in the Division of Special Collections. As the librarian in charge of Japanese material in the Library, the postholder will be one of four language specialists in the Asian, Near and Middle Eastern Group of the Library. S/he will be responsible for the development of the Japanese language collections to support all aspects of teaching, learning and research in the University, including the purchasing and cataloguing of new acquisitions in both printed and electronic form, and the management of existing collections, including rare printed and manuscript material. The postholder currently line-manages three part-time library assistants in the Japanese Section. An important part of the role is providing support to academic staff and students in the broad subject area of Japanese Studies and liaising with relevant members of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
The post offers an excellent opportunity for a library professional to enhance the Library's contribution to scholarship at Cambridge and to continue the Library's strong association with the Japanese-speaking world.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and outward-looking, with excellent organisational and communication skills. S/he should have native-level reading proficiency in Japanese, a good honours degree and a professional qualification in librarianship, together with experience of working in an academic/research library and an ability to manage and motivate staff.
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The closing date for applications is Friday 4th September 2015.
Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Ben Outhwaite (tel: 01223 764105, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Jill Whitelock (tel: 01223 765691, email: email@example.com), Joint Heads of Special Collections.
Please quote reference VE06776 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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