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.

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.

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.

     * 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 
and background.

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
     Box 352900
     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 
this position.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page address is:

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.