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The Ohio State University: Chinese Cataloging Associate

Position Summary: 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 creating detailed 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 and Sierra) and 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.

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Closing date for applications: October 23, 2022