NYPL Librarian I, HSS/Asian Division

by Jing Liu ~ July 8th, 2008. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

I always miss New York Public Library, and the interesting reference questions and people back there. Heard they had to close some divisions, and this position Librarian I (Temporary through June 30, 2010) in the Asian Division means alot.
Position Requirements
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and
relevant work experience in a research library or similar institution.
Master’s degree in the history and culture of China preferred. Successfully
demonstrates reading knowledge of the Chinese language, classical and
modern. Successfully demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the rules and
techniques of cataloging. Successfully demonstrated knowledge of cataloging
monographs and serials in the Chinese language following AACR2 rules, and
NAF and SAF guidelines. Experience in all aspects of maintenance of online
catalog records. . Successfully demonstrated experience working with the
Internet and other electronic resources. Strong interpersonal, oral and
written communication skills in English, including demonstrated ability and
flexibility in meeting the varied needs of a small and specialized division
and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff. Experience
using the Chinese script in OCLC preferred.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Chief Librarian, Asian and Middle Eastern
Division, and in consultation with the Assistant Director of Special Format
Processing, catalogs Chinese language rare books and manuscripts in various
formats. Performs derivative and original cataloging, following AACR2 rules
and NAF and SAF guidelines, as well as the Cataloging guidelines for
creating Chinese rare book records in machine-readable form. Performs
bibliographic searching, catalog maintenance and revision of records in
various formats in OCLC and CATNYP and Millenium. Creates item-level
records for newly cataloged books. Performs other tasks as assigned.

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