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University of Hawai’i: Japanese Language Cataloger

Title: Librarian II or Librarian III (Japanese Language Cataloger)
Position Number: 0085915
Hiring Unit: UHM, Library Services
Location: Hamilton Library, Cataloging Department
Date Posted: January 9, 2023
Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins February 13, 2023
Salary Information: B2M11, Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Librarian II minimum $65,630); B3M11, Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Librarian III minimum $78,748)
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2023, subject to position clearance and/or availability of funds.

The University of Hawai’i Library seeks a dynamic Japanese Language Cataloger to join our Cataloging Department. The library boasts one of the top Japanese language collections in North America. The Center for Japanese Studies and the Center for Okinawan Studies are major campus centers that promote the interdisciplinary study of Japan and Okinawa. There are strong programs in Asian Studies, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese history as well as Okinawan studies programs. The Japanese and Okinawan collections support students, faculty and international scholars.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Under the direction of the Cataloging department chair, performs original and complex copy cataloging for library resources in Japanese, Okinawan, and other languages as necessary.
2. Catalogs library resources in a variety of subjects and formats using RDA, LC-PCC PS, PCC standard record guidelines, LC classification and subject headings, and MARC21 formats.
3. Contributes name, series, and subject authority records through NACO/SACO cooperative programs. Participates in the BIBCO program.
4. Provides quality control of metadata, including bibliographic, authority, and holdings records.
5. Helps support the growing need for metadata management beyond traditional MARC records in order to facilitate access to digitized and born-digital material.
6. Participates in developing and reviewing departmental policies and procedures.
7. Provides Japanese language assistance or consultation as needed.
8. Maintains awareness of trends in cataloging, metadata, access, and discovery
9. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion, including professional development, research, and service.

Librarian II Minimum Qualifications
1. ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
2. Cataloging experience or completion of cataloging coursework beyond an introductory cataloging course.
3. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese.
4. Working knowledge of classical Japanese.
5. Familiarity with the ALA Japanese romanization scheme.
6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and in teams.
7. Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Librarian III Minimum Qualifications
1. Minimum qualifications for Librarian II.
2. Three years of appropriate professional experience.
3. Twenty-four post baccalaureate credits of academic study.
4. Demonstrated experience cataloging pre-modern Japanese materials.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Experience in the application of current cataloging standards, including RDA, LC-PCC PS, and MARC21 formats.
2. Experience with LC Classification.
3. Experience with LCSH or other controlled vocabulary. 4. Experience with NACO, SACO, and BIBCO.
5. Experience cataloging audiovisual material.
6. Experience cataloging continuing resources and familiarity with CONSER standards and guidelines.
7. Experience with a library management system (e.g., Ex Libris Alma) and OCLC cataloging software (e.g., Connexion client).
8. Reading knowledge of one or more languages in addition to Japanese and English.
9. Knowledge of linked data.
10. Experience with non-MARC metadata schemas (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, TEI, VRA).

To Apply: Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents.  Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, CV, names and contact information (including email addresses) of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring).  Incomplete applications will not be considered. All documentation become the property of the school.

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Inquiries: Nancy Sack, sack@hawaii.edu

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