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Princeton University: Chinese Language Cataloging Librarian

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks candidates for the position of Chinese Language Cataloging Librarian in the East Asian Library.

The Chinese Language Cataloging Librarian reports to the Leader of the Non-Roman Script Languages Cataloging Team and actively supports Princeton University’s teaching and research mission by providing timely and accurate access to PUL Chinese language collections through the creation and maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, and authority records for resources in all formats.

PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries, supporting a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include over 7 million printed volumes, 85 thousand manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive digital text, data, and image collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Primary Responsibilities:
*Create metadata (original and copy cataloging plus related authority work for Chinese names) according to national and local standards for newly-acquired resources in Chinese, as well as for other Library material in various formats and subject areas based on department needs
*Update and enhance existing metadata according to national and local standards to reflect the most recent metadata rules, and practices for monographic and serial publications in both OCLC Connexion Client and the Library’s local database
*Participate in professional activities, scholarship, and committee assignments within the Library, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet criteria for continuing appointment.
*Assist with special projects, as assigned, and collaborate with colleagues on cataloging resource description and access issues.
*Maintain current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, metadata, and related areas.

Key Qualifications:
*Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or advanced degree in a relevant field
*Proficiency in Chinese and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
*Thorough knowledge of metadata content and encoding standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, and MARC 21
*Grounding in cataloging principles and familiarity with current developments in resource description
*Knowledge of library software applications and integrated library systems.
*Analytical and problem-solving skills
*Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects with a variety of colleagues

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Associate Librarian or more senior rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications must be submitted via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/35282 and include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. The work location for this position is in-person on campus at Princeton University.

PUL is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University’s commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL’s work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL’s “About” page (https://library.princeton.edu/about). Princeton is especially interested in highly qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

How to Apply
Please click the link: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=35282