Tateuchi Cataloger for Japanese Retrospective Conversion
(Two year temporary position)
LOCATION: East Asia Library, University of Washington Libraries
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than
5:00 p.m., Friday, October 31, 2008.
Among the largest academic research libraries in North America, the
University of Washington Libraries has a collection of seven million
cataloged volumes, an equal number in microform format, more than 50,000
serial titles, and several million items in other formats. Students and
faculty recognize the value provided by the Libraries and rank the
Libraries as the most important source of information for their work. The
Libraries also receives the highest satisfaction rating of any academic
service on the surveys of graduating seniors conducted by the Office of
Educational Assessment. The Libraries was commended in the University's
2003 accreditation review for its rich collection, well-qualified staff,
and "exceptional service to students, staff development, and a commitment
to planning and assessment of service." The University Libraries was the
proud recipient of the 2004 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.
EAST ASIA LIBRARY:
The East Asia Library at the University of Washington is among the ten
major such collections in North America. Services and collections are
housed in the main branch located in Gowen Hall, and a large auxiliary
stacks space nearby ensures growth space for the collections. The library
enjoys strong support within the University of Washington Libraries, with
its Director reporting directly to the Dean of University Libraries. The
East Asia Library supports the research and educational programs of the
China, Japan and Korea Studies Programs.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The University of Washington Libraries seeks an energetic cataloging
librarian committed to providing high quality access to library materials
to fill the two-year temporary position of Tateuchi Cataloger for Japanese
Retrospective Conversion. Reporting to the Japanese Studies Librarian, the
Tateuchi Cataloger performs original cataloging and enhances available
cataloging copy for Japanese materials in all formats from the Japanese
cataloging backlog of the East Asia Library. The cataloger is responsible
for managing the backlog cataloging project for Japanese materials,
training and supervising student employees for copy cataloging, and for
reporting the progress of the project to the Japanese Studies Librarian.
The position demonstrates the ability to communicate appropriately,
effectively, and positively.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
* Performs original cataloging in OCLC using MARC21 formats, LC
subject headings, LC classification schedules, AACR2 - 2002 revision, and
LC Rule Interpretations.
* Enhances existing cataloging records in OCLC as appropriate, in
accordance with OCLC policies and guidelines.
* Works with the Japanese Studies Librarian and Japanese Cataloger to
carry out the workflow and procedures for processing and cataloging the
Japanese backlog materials and for meeting productivity goals.
* Maintains detailed statistics for the backlog project for Japanese
* Trains and supervises student assistants in cataloging-related
* Participates in East Asia Library staff and librarian meetings to
contribute toward library goals by accomplishing duties related to the
* Maintains daily and monthly reports of work completed.
* Performs other duties related to the project as assigned.
1. Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies
2. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the
contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
3. Demonstrated reading proficiency in the Japanese language.
4. Demonstrated strong communication skills in the English language.
5. Demonstrated knowledge and professional skills of original
cataloging in OCLC using MARC21 formats, LC subject headings, LC
classification schedules, AACR2 - 20002 revision, and LC Rule
6. Strong commitment to excellence in service and demonstrated ability
to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing
7. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills,
initiative, and flexibility.
1. Previous professional working experience with Japanese cataloging
and familiarity with OCLC CJK cataloging conventions.
2. Working experience with Innovative Interfaces integrated library
system or other similar integrated library systems.
SALARY: $42,600 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of
Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, The Vanguard Group, and/or Fidelity
Investments) on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24
working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year.
No state or local income tax.
Charles E. Chamberlin
Senior Associate Dean
University of Washington Libraries
482 Allen Library
Seattle, Washington 98195-2900
Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume including a
work telephone number, email address, salary requirements, and the names,
street addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three
references who are knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications for
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The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages
applications from female and minority candidates.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the
University is required to verify and document the citizenship or
employment authorization of each new employee.