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East Asian Cataloging Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Job Title: East Asian Cataloging Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Job Location: Bloomington , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-07-16
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

East Asian Cataloging Librarian (Assistant Librarian)
Indiana University-Bloomington

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.

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Job Requirements

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 (

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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

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

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:

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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.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 205
Indiana University, 1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington , IN 47405
United States
Phone: 8128558196
Fax: 812-855-2576

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