East Asian Information Services Librarian: Librarian I or II

by Jing Liu ~ November 22nd, 2007. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

It seems that U of T really emphasizes on public services in East Asian Studies. Librarians interested in applying for this position must submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae,
And the names, telephone numbers of three referees, in writing, to Library Human Resources, Robarts Library, Room 2054, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A5 or by fax 416-946-5543. This position will remain open until filled.
Qualification for this position is
Requires accredited Library Science degree, and a degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields of East Asian Studies. Knowledge of Pinyin and Wade-giles romanization systems and major bibliographic utilities (OCLC preferred). High level of professional competency in written and spoken Chinese, and working knowledge of Japanese and Korean. Excellent command of spoken and written English.

Demonstrated knowledge in China studies as an academic discipline, familiarity with East Asian scholarly publishing, understanding of and commitment to supporting scholarly needs in East Asian studies are essential. Strong service orientation, and interest in developing East Asian information services. Must be able to work cooperatively with colleagues and effectively as part of the East Asian Library team. Must exercise effective leadership skills to contribute to the success of the EAL reference and information support services. Highly self-motivated, and demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work effectively under pressure, and adaptability to a rapidly changing environment. Must be able to provide responsive, timely and proactive services. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong planning, organizational, supervisory, problem-solving and teaching skills. Demonstrated ability to achieve results through creative, consultative and cooperative approaches. Demonstrated good work and attendance record.

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