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Responsible for the overall planning and operation of the East Asian Library to provide effective library services to faculty and students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and East Asian Studies Program. Responsible for collection development in all East Asian languages and materials, as well as for overseeing cataloging of all vernacular materials in these subject areas. Responsible for outreach, reference, instruction, and collection development and management for Chinese studies. Supervises the Japanese Studies Librarian and staff of the East Asian Library.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identify information needs of faculty and students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and East Asian Studies Program; plan, implement, and evaluate library services and programs to meet those needs; and develop and maintain effective working relationships with library users, library staff, and University community. Provide specialized reference services, including programs for user education and training. Create and maintain access to appropriate electronic sources including initiatives in the Digital Humanities as appropriate. Oversees collection development efforts in all areas. Coordinate services with and direct supervision of the Japanese Studies librarian and other staff of the East Asian Library.
Act as bibliographer in Chinese studies and be responsible for collection development and liaison work in that area; perform original and adaptive cataloging and/or review outsourced cataloging of Chinese language materials for the libraries. Manage vendor relations and work closely with Acquisitions and others in invoicing and payment of vernacular materials including managing electronic resources.
Recruit all staff, recommend their appointment; supervise and provide for continued training, and carry out the Libraries' approved performance appraisal program for all staff. Plan for student staffing and prepare budget requests.
Responsible for managing facilities maintenance, including safety and security for users, staff and collections in the East Asian Library.
Maintain professional currency and participate in professional development activities as they relate to East Asian Studies librarianship and technology. Participate in library-wide programs, serving on committees or task forces as appropriate.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent
Fluent command of both written and spoken Chinese and English.
Subject knowledge of East Asian cultures and issues
Two years professional experience in acquisitions or as a bibliographer/subject specialist
Knowledge of databases, serials and monographic acquisitions issues and practices
Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills including the ability to coach a team
Strong service attitude with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to do detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population
Flexibility and adaptability in a changing environment
An understanding of the information needs of a research university
Commitment to engage in continuing professional development
Second master’s degree in East Asian or Chinese studies
Reading knowledge of Japanese or Korean
Working experience in an East Asian library or an academic library
Experience with vendor relations
Experience in acquiring and managing access to electronic resources
Experience with integrated library systems. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra system desirable
Evidence of contribution and involvement in professional development
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Olin Library at the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $58,441 - $76,011 annually.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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