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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library: World Languages Cataloging Coordinator

World Languages Cataloging Coordinator

(Clinical Assistant Professor)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available: Position available immediately and may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule. For more information, consult the Library’s Guidelines and Workflows . This is a 100%, twelve-month, permanent Clinical Faculty position in the University Library.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement: The University Library of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and we strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates who share these values to apply. Additional information can be found on the Library’s DEIA webpage: https://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/deia/

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an experienced and forward-thinking professional to serve in the position of World Languages Cataloging Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions and Cataloging Services (ACS) unit, the World Languages Cataloging Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the World Languages Cataloging Team within the unit. This Team is responsible for cataloging materials in multiple languages of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, etc. The Coordinator provides leadership within the Library for non-English language cataloging, by collaborating with other units in the Library to determine appropriate workflows and assess ongoing non-English cataloging needs. The Coordinator provides training, documentation, and communication of national rules and standards related to non-English language cataloging and works with others to determine local cataloging policies.

Detailed responsibilities include:

–Coordination and management of the World Languages Cataloging Team

  • Coordinate the overall work of the World Languages Cataloging Team by developing priorities and managing workflows;
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in the International & Area Studies Library to assess non-English cataloging needs;
  • Coordinate world languages cataloging workflows with other library units, including Collection Management Services and International & Area Studies;
  • Work with colleagues in the unit to create and maintain internal documentation;
  • Supervise the staff, hourly employees, and student assistants assigned to the World Languages Cataloging Team, including hiring, training, and evaluating team members;
  • Conduct training and provide documentation for the World Languages Cataloging Team.

— Cataloging of collections in world languages

  • Perform cataloging for materials in all subject areas using national and local standards, OCLC’s Connexion Client, and the Alma integrated library system;
  • Contribute authority records to national authority files.

— Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service, and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations.



  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one language other than English;
  • Experience with cataloging in an academic library setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RDA, LC PCC Policy Statements, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Classification systems, MARC 21 bibliographic formats;
  • Working experience with OCLC bibliographic and authority databases;
  • Working experience using an integrated library system;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.


  • 2-3 years of working experience with cataloging in an academic library setting;
  • Experience with original cataloging;
  • Working experience with Library of Congress Classification;
  • Experience designing or updating cataloging workflows;
  • Knowledge of 2-3 additional languages other than English;
  • Knowledge of Slavic languages;
  • Working experience with serials cataloging;
  • Experience with training;
  • Experience with writing documentation;
  • Familiarity with current developments in cataloging standards and initiatives.

Appointment Information

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice – all of which support the University’s missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

Salary and rank: Minimum starting salary for clinical faculty positions in the Library is $60,000 and is commensurate with credentials and experience. The University of Illinois Library is committed to competitive salaries and attending to equity in compensation within the organization.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 12 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 2,765 faculty members who serve 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 126,638 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://illinois.edu or https://www.champaigncounty.org.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be received by 6:00pm (CST) on June 16, 2023 Please create your candidate profile, upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of four professional references by the close date. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact 217-333-8169. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

 Requisition ID: 1017745
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu