The Librarian and Cataloger for Korean Language Resources will perform original and complex copy cataloging at Duke and will develop the Korean collection at UNC, providing support to faculty, students and the library for information in Korean. At Duke, the position reports to the Head, Monographic Cataloging Section in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department. At UNC, the position reports to Head, East Asian Resources. This position is for 30 hours per week and a 4 years term appointment.
1. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Korean language resources in all monographic formats and subjects, and for other languages in which there is competence.
2. Ensures compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
3. Inputs and edits bibliographic, holdings, and item information as needed to ensure accuracy and completeness of information; determines choice and form of names, subject headings and series title entries; assigns Library of Congress Classification call numbers; enhances or replaces OCLC records within established guidelines.
4. At Duke, catalogs digital resources using the appropriate metadata schema to facilitate access to digital collections.
5. At UNC, develops and manages collections to support research and instruction in Korean Studies. Manages all technical processes related to collection development for Korean materials, including ordering, invoicing, monitoring expenditures, managing donations, corresponding with vendors, cataloging and compiling statistics.
6. At UNC, provides in-depth specialized research consultations and reference and designs strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for library users.
7. At UNC, serves as primary liaison to Korean Studies faculty and takes the initiative to identify, meet and facilitate ongoing communication about their research needs and service expectations.
8. Serves as a resource for and assists with training and revising the work of new staff and student assistants performing similar work.
9. Stays abreast of national trends and new developments in cataloging, with an emphasis on Korean language resources; reviews professional literature; and networks with research services, collection development and other library professionals outside the University.
10. Contributes to library-wide initiatives; participates in departmental and library-wide activities; serves on library committees and task forces.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Library staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program or a combination of relevant education and experience.
Preferred: Advanced degree related to Korean studies.
Required:Fluent language skills in Korean; knowledge of contemporary Korean society and culture; knowledge of McCune-Reischauer Romanization rules; a minimum of two years of cataloging experience in an academic or research library, with at least one year of original cataloging experience; experience in the use and application of AACR2r, LC subject headings, LC rule interpretations, and MARC format; experience using a standard classification system and at least one library utility and local library system; excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written English communication skills; proficiency using computer applications; ability to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the applications of new technology as applied in library settings; commitment to collaborative work; commitment to providing outstanding customer service; demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.
Preferred:Bibliographic knowledge of a second foreign language; working knowledge of OCLC Connexion, ExLibris, RDA, NACO, BIBCO or other PCC programs; previous experience in serials cataloging; experience using the Library of Congress Classification System; and knowledge of non-MARC cataloging and metadata standards; demonstrated ability to manage complex technical projects.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/
Send 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 email@example.com. Please include KOREAN in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-September and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.
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