New Opening: Chinese Language Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)

by Jing Liu ~ October 27th, 2006. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

at UC LibrariesUCSD Libraries

Chinese Language Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)

Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian I – III with an approximate salary range of $40,008 – $44,736.
One year position with possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.

The Libraries of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seek applications from innovative, conscientious, and production-oriented professionals for an entry level, fulltime, one year temporary position (with possibility of extension) to catalog online Chinese language materials for the UC-wide Shared Cataloging Program. The position reports to the Head of the Shared Cataloging Program Unit. We seek to find an individual with energy and resourcefulness to join a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, and who has a basic knowledge of bibliographic and authority control, demonstrated skill in using the pinyin romanization system, strong communication skills, and a willingness to experiment with new techniques and batch processes for the manipulation of traditional MARC bibliographic records and other metadata schemes.

Responsibilities of the Position:
Has primary responsibility for developing strategies for gathering, sorting, analyzing, normalizing, and enriching records for online Chinese language materials for the University of California’s Shared Cataloging Program
* Determines the most effective ways to create and manipulate bibliographic and authority data, including extended and creative uses of metadata and of batch processes to create sets of records that meet UC standards
* Provides original and copy cataloging, and may establish an OCLC WorldCat Collection Set if appropriate
* Performs CONSER level maintenance and record authentication on Chinese language serials
*Serves as a member of the Shared Cataloging Program Unit and contributes to the development of cataloging policies and procedures for the Shared Cataloging Program
*Participates in library committees, task forces and special projects, particularly those related to cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic control.

Required Qualifications :
* Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services
* Chinese language skills sufficient to perform original and copy cataloging for online Chinese language materials
* Demonstrated skill in using the pinyin romanization system
* Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, and oral and written communication skills
* English language fluency
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
* Good organizational skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work
* Strong service orientation
* Demonstrated ability to work well in a changing environment, to work effectively in a large and diverse organization, and to exercise creativity and initiative
* Commitment to professional growth and development. UCSD librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance, and to be professionally active. Desirable Qualifications
* Library work experience
* Experience cataloging using AACR, LCRI, LC Classification, LCSH, and MARC
* Experience cataloging electronic resources and serials
* Experience with CONSER, NACO, SACO, or BIBCO standards and processes
* Experience using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system
* Familiarity with databases and data manipulation tools, such as macros, global updating, and other software tools
* Understanding of the principles of link resolvers and of the OpenURL standard
* Familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards (Dublin Core, CMARC, CNMARC, etc.)

Full job description available at:

Application consideration begins December 4, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Send application letter including a statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to, or to Stacey McDermaid, Library Human Resources, UCSD Libraries, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0175-H, La Jolla, CA 92093-0175. Telephone: 858.534.1279; Confidential Fax: 858.534.8634.

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