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Ohio State University: Chinese Cataloging Associate

The Chinese Cataloging Associate position is a dynamic and rewarding opportunity to actively apply Chinese language expertise to fulfill the Libraries’ mission of preserving information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State. The duties focus on identifying accurate descriptions of the books and other materials in Chinese for the online catalog. The Associate will learn and apply cataloging rules and standards. This position searches, evaluates, and modifies bibliographic records in online databases (OCLC WorldCat and OSU Libraries), updates, saves, and imports records; identifies, packs, ships, and receives Chinese-language materials for outsourced original cataloging, and makes appropriate updates to online databases. Coordinates with the Gift Program Lead in Collections Management to process materials received through the Chinese gift exchange. Identifies materials that require action or decision by another staff member and provides appropriate documentation for those processes. Attends and participates in workshops, meetings, and committees. Identifies problems and discrepancies in databases and reports them to the supervisor. Consistently demonstrates commitment to the Libraries’ values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Content and Access division. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in reading Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified and including the Pinyin romanization system) and in reading, writing, and speaking English. One year of experience in a detailed-oriented position, such as data entry or professional translation work. Aptitude for organizing information. Ability to apply principles and procedures to daily work. Desire to engage in ongoing learning related to the position.
Desired Qualifications
Experience with data entry. One year of experience with bibliographic cataloging or other relevant library experience.
Posting Range
The posting range for this position is $19.52 – $21.64 an hour.


Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Chinese-Cataloging-Associate_R91046-2. The posting with close on November 8th.

University Libraries is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We are taking steps to meet that commitment and especially encourage members of under-represented communities to apply. We know there are great candidates who have experiences less traditional to our field of work—if that is you, please apply and tell us about yourself.

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