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UC San Diego: East Asia Serials Specialist

Payroll Title: LIBRARY AST 3
Department: UC San Diego Library
Hiring Salary Range: $19.89 – $22.59 / Hour
Appointment Type: Career
Appointment Percent: 50%
Work Schedule: Days, 4 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

The East Asia Serials Specialist maintains the UC San Diego Library Serial standing order and subscription records for all formats, both physical and electronic. This position is independently responsible and is the primary resource for the management of the Chinese, Japanese and Korean serial records. Approves payment for invoices, claims serial issues, processes serial and, bindery receipts and maintains serial holdings records.


  • Reading knowledge of Chinese and/or Japanese language(s) sufficient to identify bibliographic elements of serials, including but not limited to; title, date, issue, frequency and billing information and to interpret basic correspondence.
  • Ability to transliterate Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts into Romanized characters for acquisitions processing.
  • Library experience with knowledge of library terminology, bibliographic element, and publishing patterns of serial and monographic publication rules relevant to serials acquisitions.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to communicate courteously, effectively and persuasively while dealing with a variety of people.
  • Ability to seek out discrepancies and resolve problems independently.

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