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