East Asian Cataloging Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Indiana University Bloomington
July 16, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Seeking knowledgeable, self-motivated, service-oriented professional to serve as expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to Head of Area Studies Cataloging, will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries’ integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including revision of local practices and improvement of database content.Responsibilities: create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects; create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series; identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in Libraries’ collections; maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices; collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed; provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects.
To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: email@example.com. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Required:ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with advanced degree in elevant subject area and appropriate experience in academic setting will also be considered; demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO); language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese; evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects; excellent oral and written communication skills in English; ability to meet the requirements a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf). Preferred: minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in large academic library; bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese; aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.
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