Wednesday, January 18, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Assistant to the East Asian Librarian

Working Title: Assistant to the East Asian Librarian
Position Number: 00016924
Hiring Range: $39,041- $46,260
Closing Date: February 15, 2017

Position Description
Reporting to the East Asian Librarian, the Assistant to the East Asian Librarian is responsible for the overall management of ordering, processing and receiving of monograph, serials and electronic resource in the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. The assistant works closely with vendors in East Asia to monitor ordering, approval plans, and Chinese shelf-ready services shipping schedules to meet annual budget spending plan. The Assistant processes invoices and monitors fund expenditure in accordance with library’s fiscal deadlines. The Assistant manages East Asian Resources (EAR) serials, including serial exchanges and gifts. The Assistant also assists with acquisitions of English materials on East Asia.

The Assistant provides assistance to library patrons for their information needs, maintains/monitors EAR website, online subject guides and social media activities. The individual assists the librarian with outreach activities including library event planning. The Assistant serves as EAR’s office manager, compiles all types of statistics and drafts reports when requested. In consultation with the librarian, the Assistant creates and maintains up-to-date office files.

The Assistant hires, trains and manages student assistants. The Assistant assesses unit workflows, and actively engages with the supervisor to creatively reorganize EAR’s workflow for efficiency when appropriate.

Minimum Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The successful candidate must have:
  • Language skills: advanced Chinese language proficiency (reading, writing and the ability to pronounce standard Mandarin Chinese). Good command of English in reading, writing and speaking.
  • Knowledge/understanding of East Asian cultures
  • Effective Microsoft office suite skills, internet and social media skills and experiences.
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to effectively organize multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently.
  • Ability to adapt to change, ambiguity and issues that may arise in a positive way.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Reading ability in Japanese or Korean
  • Knowledge/experiences with library technology, such as the OCLC CJK (Online Computer Library Center – Chinese, Japanese and Korean) system (WorldCat), Library’s online system, such as the Millennium system.
  • Ability to understand relationships between multiple library systems
  • Public/customer/supervisory experiences

Special Physical and Mental Requirements: Must be able to move 3-5 lb. boxes

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 pm

To Apply
To apply for permanent staff (SHRA) positions, please visit the Office of Human Resources Careers at Carolina website. For more information on application procedures, applicants may contact:

Office of Human Resources
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
104 Airport Drive CB #1045
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 843-2300