Japanese Technical Services Librarian
East Asia Library, International Collections & Research Support
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Please Note: Position may open to external application after November 28,
Fixed Duration: Two
(2) years from date of hire, with possibility of extension
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work
Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately
five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library
readers. For additional information on the Yale University
Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
The Japanese Technical Services Librarian provides original and complex copy
cataloging for Japanese script materials in all formats and supervises support
staff involved in all aspects of technical processing (serial and monographic
acquisitions and cataloging) for the Japanese Collection.
The Librarian also provides statistical reports and other management
information on Japanese technical services, provides testing and analysis
related to Japanese scripts in library-wide systems, and participates in Yale
library policy making on cataloging issues.
Representative Job Summary
Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West,
Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate
flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help
shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide
consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs
of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
The Librarian I is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate
excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job
description and annual goals. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the
library, university, and/or community. Begin to fulfill the
criteria for professional contributions.
1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to
demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by
the job description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library,
university, and/or community.
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional
4. For a complete description of the position and department,
please see the department URL.
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skills and Abilities
1. Appointment to Librarian 2 requires a minimum of two years
of professional library experience and professional accomplishments.
Appointment at Librarian 3 level requires a minimum of five years professional
experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
2. Excellent knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCRI, LCSH, LCC, and
PCC standards, and good understanding of authority control. Familiarity with
current trends and best practices in cataloging and metadata services.
Experience with bibliographic services such as OCLC and network-based
3. Excellent communication skills (reading, writing,
speaking) in Japanese and understanding of the ALA-LC Romanization scheme for
Japanese (modified Hepburn). Excellent communication skills in English.
4. Excellent computer skills, including experience with
personal computer hardware and software as needed to perform library
5. Demonstrated ability to succeed in a collaborative, team-
based environment. Ability to set priorities and adhere to deadlines in a
fast-paced work environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Familiarity with RDA and Library of Congress Policy Statements (LCPS).
Experience in Japanese acquisitions processes. Familiarity with Japanese rare
book descriptive cataloging standards and practices. Experience using non-MARC
metadata schemas. Familiarity with non-Latin script searching and indexing.
Knowledge of Japanese studies scholarship trends.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
19581BR. Please be sure to reference #19581BR in your cover
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal
candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position
based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent on successful completion of the required background check.
Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
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