Yale University: Korean Studies and Public Services Librarian

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Korean Studies

Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) and the Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities, the Librarian for Korean Studies & East Asia Public Services is responsible for the selection of Korean language materials in all formats for Sterling Memorial Library and other libraries in the Yale University Library, as required. This includes selection of Korean imprints in all fields; in the field of Korean studies (primarily humanities disciplines) published in North America, Europe, and other imprint areas outside of Korea; and English language publications about East Asia as a whole. The Librarian manages the budget for the Korean collections; is involved in donor relations, gifts and exchanges, preservation and conservation issues; coordinates with technical services on the acquisition and processing of materials; provides expert advice to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates through research consultations, bibliographic instruction, and the development of research guides. The Librarian may apply for and/or administer grants for collection development, participate in digital initiates for Korea-related materials, develop physical and/or virtual exhibitions, and supervise student employees. The Librarian works closely with the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) and Yale’s Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) to respond to programmatic needs in Korean Studies.  Maintains relationships with library colleagues who support Korean Studies nationally and internationally, such as the Council on East Asian Libraries Committee on Korean Materials (CEAL-CKM).

Position Focus: East Asia Library Public Services

The Librarian is also responsible for the overall management of public services in the East Asia Library, including reference and research consultations, instruction, and communication with East Asian studies affiliates. S/he also serves as web master, coordinates East Asia Library social media, oversees orientations and tours of the East Asia Library, and undertakes assessment of East Asia Library instruction and outreach activities. Working closely with the Librarian for Chinese Studies and the Librarian for Japanese Studies, as well as the CEAS, ensures that service expectations for the East Asia Library are identified and met. The librarian contributes to DASHRS strategic planning; participates in Yale University Library (YUL) committees, task forces, and programs; and is active professionally through service in library organizations, research and publishing, or other means.

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