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University of Oregon: East Asian Librarian

University of Oregon

Position: East Asian Librarian

Deadline Date: Application requested by September 23, 2011

The East Asian Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries, works with other library subject specialists, faculty, and graduate students to develop the East Asian Collection and collaborates closely with Digital Library Services to develop digital collections in East Asian languages. This position participates in the preparation and management of collaborative grants involving the UO Libraries and the departments and centers on campus; consults with library staff in acquisitions and metadata on East Asian materials; provides reference and consultation services and contributes to the instruction program of the UO Libraries; and contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission and to the profession through professional development, which may include service on regional, national, and international committees; attendance and participation at conferences; and publishing. Reports to the Head, Reference & Research Services.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; fluency in Chinese or Japanese; reading knowledge of both languages; experience with collection development in Chinese and Japanese resources.
Preferred: graduate degree in Asian languages/studies; reading knowledge of Korean; experience in the digitization of East Asian language materials; public service and instruction experience in an academic library. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:

Application Deadline: Applications received by September 23, 2011 will receive priority consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

To Apply: Send Word or PDF attachments via e-mail and include the following: cover letter, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references (one of whom must be indicated as most current supervisor) to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources at:

For complete details: The UO is an AA/EOE/ADA-compliant institution committed to cultural diversity.

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