Chinese Librarian Position at Duke

by Jing Liu ~ September 12th, 2006. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

Librarian for Chinese Studies

The Perkins Library System is seeking a librarian to develop, manage, and evaluate the collections from and about China and to provide specialized reference assistance and instruction to library users. The position reports to the Head of the International and Area Studies Department.Position requires an ALA-accredited MLS or the combination of an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and related experience, MA/MS in a relevant subject area, a plus. Experience as a Chinese studies librarian (including collection development responsibilities from a variety of sources) or comparable academic experience, knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of China, especially contemporary China; familiarity with the Chinese publishing industry and book trades; familiarity with electronic resources and reference tools for Chinese Studies; knowledge of the principles and practices of collection development and management for both print and electronic resources; ability to manage multiple projects; must be service-oriented; ability to work effectively and creatively with faculty, students and other library staff in a highly collaborative, service-oriented environment. Must have a highly level of fluency, both spoken and written, in Chinese and good oral and written communication skills in English;

Preferred: Three years relevant library experience; familiarity with Chinese film and Chinese art history, as well as contemporary Chinese social sciences; familiarity with trends in academic and research libraries as well as knowledge of the issues confronting higher education; familiarity with best practices in bibliographic instruction
and the concepts of information literacy; demonstrated leadership in establishing and implementing successful new programs; working knowledge of the ExLibris Aleph system. Due to possible focus on Korea, knowledge of Korean; familiarity with the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Korea; familiarity with Korean publishing and book trades, a plus.

Salary and librarian rank depend on qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring range is $40,000 – $55,000

TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at Please include CHINESE in the subject line. If you do not have access to e-mail, please mail your application materials to Box 90194, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Review of applications will begin in mid September and will continue until the position is filled.
Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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