Wednesday, October 28, 2015

University of Melbourne: Chinese Studies Librarian

The University of Melbourne is seeking a Chinese studies librarian (Senior Librarian, Chinese & Asian Studies). The position will be shared with Monash University Library (0.7/0.3). Both university libraries have strong Chinese-language print and electronic collections that support dyamic Chinese studies teaching and research programs.

For full details see
Please note that the position closes on November 17.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

University of Wisconsin, Madison: Original Cataloger & Japanese Studies Bibliographer
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Positions Vacancy Listing
PVL #84467

Working Title: Original Cataloger & Japanese Studies Bibliographer
Degree and area of specialization: Master's degree or equivalent post-graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent association/organization.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Required Qualifications
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Japanese.
- Knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
- Knowledge of and experience with cataloging standards and schema such as RDA, AACR2, LC-PCC PS, LCSH, and the MARC21 format.
- At least one year of cataloging experience using OCLC within an integrated library system.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, work independently, exercise individual initiative, and demonstrate flexibility as a team member in a dynamic work environment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in collection development, collection management, and reference service.
- Experience performing original cataloging, including use of LC classification and LCSH.
- Experience in an academic or large public library.

Principal duties:
Principal Duties - Original Cataloger
As part of the Memorial Library Central Technical Services, this position is responsible for original cataloging of materials in a variety of formats and languages, including electronic resources, and for creating or approving name and series authority records.

Primary Responsibilities - Cataloging
Provide original cataloging for library materials in a variety of formats, languages, and collections. This includes use of MACR21, RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, OCLC, and our local library services platform. Participate in the Library of congress PCC BIBCO and NACO programs, creating bibliographic metadata conforming to national standards.

Authority work
Creation and editing of name and series authority records, Assist in the management of authority records in the shared Alma database for the University of Wisconsin System campuses.

Professional development
Participate in library and campus committees and outreach activities to further the mission of the library. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations. Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly related to collection development, public services, and scholarly communication.

Principal Duties -- Japanese Studies Bibliographer
As part of the Memorial Library Research Services team, the Japanese Studies Bibliographer is responsible for all aspects of collection, liaison and public services related to Japanese Studies in Humanities and Social Science fields.

Primary Responsibilities
Collection development and management
Responsible for collection development and information resource management in all formats related to Japanese Studies in Humanities and Social Science fields. Identify needs and develop profiles for individual or comprehensive approval plans and blanket orders. Review, evaluate and initiate both physical and monetary gifts related to library collections. Continuously evaluate existing collections, conduct weeding and serial cancellation projects, and compile collection statistics. Attend and participate in collection forums within Memorial Library, the UW campus and the larger Japanese Studies community.

Liaison and public service
Establish and maintain relationships with the community of scholars and researchers in the area of Japanese Studies. Serve as the primary library contact for faculty and graduate students working in the areas of Japanese Studies. Provide in-person and remote reference and research assistance to faculty, students and the community. Conduct formal instruction sessions, develop course web pages and initiate other venues for information literacy in the areas of Japanese Studies. Recommend materials for digitization and explore emergent technologies as appropriate to support research in the fields of Japanese Studies.

This position reports to the Head of Bibliographic Control in the Cataloging Department.
Additional Information
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service learning conducted by its faculty, staff and students is far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, General Library System (GLS), an ARL institution, is accepting applications for this full-time academic staff. The title of Associate Academic Librarian, or Academic Librarian will be assigned depending on the credentials of the successful candidate. Benefits include 22 vacation days, sick leave, group health insurance and life insurance, and a state retirement plan. This position will work closely with the other original catalogers, the appropriate selectors, and other departments.

The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers, and institutes. The libraries are a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. The library values the depth of academic disciplines, requiring creative strategies to provide support for research and teaching.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Library collections and services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The General Library System with a budget of more than $24.7 million and a collection budget of approximately $8 million administers fifteen libraries including Memorial Library, the largest library in the State of Wisconsin, and other specialized and professional libraries. The overall campus libraries' collection budget is nearly $11 million.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

Employee Class:            Academic Staff
Department(s):               LIBR/CENTRAL TECH SRV
Full Time Salary:            Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Rate:                               Depending on Qualifications
Term:                              This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:    100%
Anticipated begin date:   DECEMBER 14, 2015
Number of Positions:      1

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 27, 2015

In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Anne Murphy-Lom
Phone: 608-262-276
Fax: N/A
728 State St
367 Memorial Library 
Madison, WI 53706-1418  
 Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

George Washington Univ.: Korean Project Cataloger

The GW Libraries seeks a project cataloger with Korean-language fluency
The GW Libraries seeks a Korean-language project cataloger to process the Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud (YKKR) collection on Korean language, linguistics and culture and to prepare the materials for web-based exposure and discovery within an open linked-data environment.  The wage-hour, project cataloger position has been created as part of a two-year Korea Foundation grant awarded to the GW Libraries. The project cataloger will:
●    Review, organize, and catalog the unprocessed Korean and English-language YKKR library, including original and copy cataloging;
●    Understand the principle and practice of RDA and create RDA compliant records;
●    Identify and apply Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs);
●    Manage the overall processing of the collection, including creating corresponding holding and item records, attaching barcodes and making the title ready for physical preparation ;
●    Ensure accessibility and discoverability;
●    Coordinate efforts with the GW Libraries Resource Description group;
●    Coordinate efforts with the GW Libraries' Scholarly Technology Group (STG) who will develop code to integrate linked data views into the Libraries OPAC, making the URI encoded catalog records globally accessible over the Internet;
●     Apply RDA standards and incorporate URI’s into previously cataloged Korean-language items in the Libraries’ catalog, as time permits.

Required Qualifications:
●    Reading and writing fluency in Korean.

Desired Qualifications:
●    Ability to perform original and copy cataloging following RDA standards within an integrated library system and using OCLC Connexion;
●    Familiarity with Library of Congress classification and subject headings;
●    Proven experience in using open source tools and/or free software such as MarcEdit, etc.
●    Familiarity with Semantic Web Linked data (e.g. BIBFRAME, RDF vocabulary, OWL, etc.)
●    Excellent oral and written English-language skills;
●    Detailed-oriented with good organization skill, and demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, collaboratively,

Time and Wage Rate: 20 hours/week at $30/hr
Term: 2-year project

Cathy Zeljak, Director, Global Resources
George Washington University Libraries
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-0124 (direct line)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oberlin College: East Asian Studies Librarian

Job Summary
The Oberlin College Library invites applications for the position of East Asian Studies Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional staff position reporting to the Collection Development Librarian.

Under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, the incumbent is responsible for: 1) selection, acquisition, and bibliographic control of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language collections; 2) liaison and instruction activities with faculty and students in East Asian Studies; 3) active involvement as part of the Library’s web development and digital initiatives teams.

Essential Job Functions
• Serve as the primary liaison between the Library and the East Asian Studies Program; consult with East Asian Studies faculty and lead collection development processes for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in all formats acquired by the library; work with library Collection Development, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Continuing Resources departmental staff to select, acquire and process Chinese, Japanese, and Korean materials.
• Provide research assistance and consultation to East Asian Studies faculty and students as needed, including information literacy instruction for East Asian Studies related courses.
• Provide complete original cataloging as well as [complex] copy-cataloging for CJK materials in all formats and subjects following national standards as well as local policies. Resolve database problems in wide range of relevant areas, including classification schedules, subject analysis, cataloging rule interpretations, and authority work.
• Train and supervise student assistants needed to support East Asian studies collection development and processing, including writing and maintaining documentation.
• Participate in the library’s web development and digital initiatives teams, assuming major responsibility in selected areas and assisting in others. Areas of need include: 1) design and development of the interfaces for the Library web site, OPAC, discovery tools, and institutional repository; 2) maintenance and support for locally produced databases, digital collections and exhibitions on a variety of proprietary and open source platforms.
• Work in collaboration with library and archives staff, students, and faculty engaged in digital scholarship projects.

Required Qualifications
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Written and spoken fluency in Chinese and/or Japanese. Familiarity of Romanization rules, such as Pinyin, Wade-Giles, and/or Hepburn. Knowledge of bibliographic databases, metadata standards, and reference tools, including AACR2, RDA, LCRI, LC-PCC PSs, LCSH, LC Classification Schedules, PCC & CONSER cataloging guidelines, and MARC formats. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to work well in a team; demonstrated ability to work with web development tools in a library environment.

Desired Qualifications
Written and spoken fluency in Korean. Ordering and/or cataloging experience using OCLC-Connexion and local library systems. Experience with East Asian book and serials trade. Experience in designing and implementing web-based databases and interfaces. Familiarity with proprietary and open source platforms such as ContentDM, Omeka, Wordpress, SubjectsPlus, and Drupal. Knowledge of markup, scripting, and dataset protocols such as HTML, XML, CSS,RSS, PERL, PHP, MySQL, and AJAX.

Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

To assure a full review of your application, please apply online by November 30, 2015.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

George Washington Univ.: Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center Librarian

Posting Number:     F000794
Academic Title:     Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center Librarian
Contract Type:     Time-Limited Appointment (provide appt period) - 11/01/15 - 10/31/16, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - Annually
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements:     Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
Proposed Start Date:     11/01/2015
Full-Time/Part-Time:     Part-Time
Position Description Summary:    

The George Washington University Libraries seeks candidates with a deep academic interest in contemporary Okinawa and Japan. The incumbent will join the staff of the Global Resources Center (GRC), a dynamic, multidimensional program whose members actively engage in shaping distinctive collections and services that reflect the University’s growing and rapidly evolving international focus.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:    

The Librarian for the Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center is responsible for developing, planning and managing the services and collections of the OC/JRC to include: identifying and acquiring resources in English, Japanese, and other languages relevant to the study of the region; providing research and instructional support; processing non-English-language content, and developing, evaluating and managing strong interdisciplinary collections. The GRC is open to the public, with outside researchers and analysts as frequent guests.

The incumbent will be a member of the OC/JRC advisory board, conducts ongoing outreach to faculty, students and researchers, develops associated programming, and actively promotes the content and services of the OC/JRC to communities within and outside GW.

GRC staff members work in collaboration with the broader GW Libraries community to develop coordinated services and collections. These include the Reference Services and Education and Instruction Group, the Resource Description Group, the Special Collections Research Center, and collections librarians offering related services.

As a member of the Global Resources Center team, the OC/JRC librarian will participate in the ongoing development of GRC collections and services, and may actively engage in development activities and grant writing. The position reports to the Director of Global Resources.

Minimum Qualifications:    
• Graduate degree in a social sciences or humanities discipline, with an emphasis on East Asia and with coursework relevant to the study of Japan;
• Reading and writing fluency in Japanese.

Advertised Salary:     Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Other Benefits:

Other Information:
Desired Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or similarly appropriate/equivalent advanced degree (e.g. MLIS, MIS, etc.);
• Experience working with students and faculty in a college or university setting;
• Experience living, studying, and or working in Japan;
• Creative programming (donor events, exhibit openings, etc.) experience;
• Experience identifying, collecting and making available academically relevant content;
• Ability to conduct classroom instruction;
• Demonstrated success in developing outreach initiatives in support of academic priorities;
• Excellent oral and written English-language skills.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: The George Washington University actively engages Washington, DC and the world. Our location in the heart of Washington places us at the core of U.S. government, policy, law and diplomacy. Strong, dynamic relationships between the University and its neighbors make GW a destination for internationally-focused researchers and analysts. The University’s academic community plays a pivotal role in establishing these relationships. Of note are GW’s globally-focused curricula spread throughout the university’s schools, departments and programs; the top-ranked Elliott School of International Affairs; and sponsored research efforts such as the Rising Powers Initiative, the Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific research and policy project, and the US-Japan Legislative Exchange Program.

THE LIBRARY: The Fundamental vision of the George Washington University Libraries is to sustain and expand our intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across and beyond the university. From scholarly communication and open access initiatives to embedded instruction, and distinctive, specialized collections the GW Libraries plays a critical role in advancing the University’s strategic vision, including its long history of support for the University’s globally-oriented mission. Launched in the 1970s as the Sino-Soviet Information Center, the Global Resources Center (GRC) is now a significant research support arm of the Libraries. The GRC includes six specialized resource concentrations that parallel the university’s international priorities. These include the Japan Resource Center (JRC); China Documentation Center; Taiwan Resource Center; Korea Resources section; the Resource Center for Russia, Eurasia, Central and Eastern Europe; and the Middle East and North Africa Research Center. The GW Libraries is also an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, a nine-member non-profit corporation with a strong track record of successful partnerships and shared collecting.

Through generous support from the Okinawa Prefecture Government, the library has established the new position of Librarian for the Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center and a related content acquisition fund to support the development of strong Okinawa-focused resources to be identified through close collaboration with faculty, students, outside researchers and analysts, as well as an advisory board to be established. The Okinawa Collection and JRC’s expanding content will support the study of international and domestic policy, economics and society, history, culture, language, and linguistics as they relate to Okinawa and by extension Japan.

Special Instructions to Applicants:    

To be considered, please complete an online faculty application and upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualification, and curriculum vitae.

Review of application will begin October 23, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Appointment: Part-time, limited-term appointment with possibility of renewal.

Department Link:
Open Until Filled:     Yes
EEO Statement:    
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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