Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.
THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY
The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the China Studies Program, the Japan Studies Program, the Korea Studies Program and the Center for Korea Studies, and the Taiwan Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies. It is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among the national community of East Asia libraries and known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. The East Asia Library is located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces and has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 770,000 holdings of publications on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchu, and other languages. See http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/ for further information about the East Asia Library.
Reporting to Director of the East Asia Library, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for Japanese materials in all formats, including Japanese classic and rare books, historical maps and media materials. The position provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources and serials including electronic journals, e-books, and databases in the CJK languages; and maintains cataloging records received from vendors. Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired library resources and timely resolves access issues. The Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding CJK cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian contributes to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for CJK language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and actively participates in public and user services.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Japanese language material including rare books and special collections in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, including CEAL CJK cataloging best practices.
Performs original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources including e-books, e-journals and databases in the CJK languages.
Maintains vendor records received from outsourcing and other services.
Performs original and enhancement cataloging of serials in the CJK languages and serves as the resource person on copy cataloging of CJK serials.
Works closely with the supervisor of EAL Technical Services to coordinate with Cataloging and Metadata Services and serials operations of the main library on policies and practices regarding serials and e-resources cataloging and maintenance.
Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of CJK cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality cataloging and metadata.
Participates in EAL public and user service activities.
Provides reference assistance to users of the Japanese collection in the absence of the Japanese Studies Librarian.
Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs other East Asia Library staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.
$52,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ANTICIPATED START DATE
While we hope to fill the position by October 1st, 2019, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.
Internal Number: 63132
About University of Washington
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