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.