Chinese Cataloguer at UC Berkeley

by Jing Liu ~ September 5th, 2006. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

Chinese Materials Cataloger
$41,376–$71,916 per annum, depending upon qualifications
The East Asian Library
University of California, Berkeley

Consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2006. Responsibilities:

The Chinese Materials Cataloger performs original cataloging of books, serials, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, microfilms, maps, and other library materials in the Chinese language. All original cataloging is performed according to AACR2, LC classification, and LC subject headings. Records are given full MARC tagging by the cataloger, who is also responsible for preparing authority records for GLADIS (Berkeley’s online catalog) and NACO. In addition, the Chinese Materials Cataloger prepares in-house training materials and advises cataloging staff on cataloging-related issues, participates in the formulation of general cataloging policy and system design relating to Chinese materials, and conducts special cataloging projects. Occasionally, the Chinese Materials Cataloger provides reference service on questions related to the use of the catalogs and other finding tools.

Qualifications:

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of current cataloging standards: AACR2, LC classification, MARC bibliographic formats, and LC subject headings. Familiarity with pinyin romanization and OCLC-CJK required. Excellent oral and written skills in Chinese and English are necessary, as is the ability to work well with staff of diverse backgrounds. Strong commitment to excellence in service and demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a complex, changing environment.

Preferred: Knowledge of Chinese culture and scholarship. Two or more years’ cataloging experience in a research library working with Chinese materials is strongly desirable. The successful candidate will show evidence of project planning, management, and completion.

Candidate must have excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility. Professional contributions beyond the primary job, e.g., publications, active participation in University and professional organizations, and other research and creative activities are required for advancement within the Librarian series. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contribution.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2006.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

An exclusive bargaining agent, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), represents librarians at the University of California. This position is included in the bargaining unit.

APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY IN WRITING, INCLUDING WITH THEIR LETTER A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS, A FULL RESUME OF THEIR EDUCATION AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, AND THE NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND PHONE NUMBERS OF THREE REFERENCES WHO ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THEIR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

You may mail your application package to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 The Library
University of California
Berkeley CA 94720-6000

Or FAX to: 510-642-8675
Or EMAIL to: librec@library.berkeley.edu

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA EMAIL PREFERRED.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

For complete information, please visit http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/librec.html

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