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University of Maryland Libraries: Librarian, Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist

University of Maryland Libraries

Title: Librarian, Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist
Category: Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chinese Cataloger/Subject Specialist. The person in this position will be responsible for all aspects of managing the Chinese language materials and related user services. For more information on UM Libraries, visit the website:

Responsibilities: Selects Chinese materials and manages the Chinese Collection. Performs original and copy cataloging for these materials in all subject areas and formats via OCLC and the UM Library’s integrated library system. Participates in national cooperative cataloging programs. May lead the Non-Roman Production Team on a rotating basis. Provides reference and user education services. Serves as a liaison to the University faculty on Chinese studies. Engages in Libraries’ outreach activities. Hires, trains, and supervises staff and students. Maintains excellent working relations with the Library faculty and staff within Technical Services, East Asia and Prange collections, and other units within the UM Libraries. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets the Libraries’ organizational citizenship expectations.

Qualifications and Experience:
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science; minimum of one year of relevant cataloging and reference experience; proficiency with automated library systems, AACR2, LCRIs, LC classification, LSCH, and MARC21 formats, via a national bibliographic utility; understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices , and emerging cataloging issues and trends; native fluency in Chinese language; ability to read and transliterate Chinese characters using pinyin romanization system; knowledge of Chinese history, literature and culture; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; strong service orientation; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Preferred: experience with name authority work; understanding relationship between pinyin and Wade-Giles romanizations.
Desirable: knowledge of metadata standards for digital projects; demonstrated record of professional activity.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

Applications: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names/addresses of three references by August 11, 2006. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to: Jane Williams, Library Personnel, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011.
E-mail application to:
Fax: 301-314-9960.

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