Job Posting: Chinese Language E-Resources Cataloger, UCSD Adolfo Tarango 09 Nov 2006 18:11 UTC

UCSD Libraries

Chinese Language Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)

Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian I - III with an
approximate salary range of $40,008 - $44,736.
One year position with possibility of extension contingent upon available

The Libraries of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seek
applications from innovative, conscientious, and production-oriented
professionals for an entry level, full time, one year temporary position
(with possibility of extension) to catalog online Chinese language
materials for the UC-wide Shared Cataloging Program. The position reports
to the Head of the Shared Cataloging Program Unit. We seek to find an
individual with energy and resourcefulness to join a dynamic and
intellectually stimulating environment, and who has a basic knowledge of
bibliographic and authority control, demonstrated skill in using the pinyin
romanization system, strong communication skills, and a willingness to
experiment with new techniques and batch processes for the manipulation of
traditional MARC bibliographic records and other metadata schemes.

Responsibilities of the Position:
Has primary responsibility for developing strategies for gathering,
sorting, analyzing, normalizing, and enriching records for online Chinese
language materials for the University of California's Shared Cataloging Program
  *  Determines the most effective ways to create and manipulate
bibliographic and authority data, including extended and creative uses of
metadata and of batch processes to create sets of records that meet UC
  *  Provides original and copy cataloging, and may establish an OCLC
WorldCat Collection Set if appropriate
  *  Performs CONSER level maintenance and record authentication on Chinese
language serials
  *Serves as a member of the Shared Cataloging Program Unit and contributes
to the development of cataloging policies and  procedures for the Shared
Cataloging Program
*Participates in library committees, task forces and special projects,
particularly those related to cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic control.

Required Qualifications:
•       Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate
degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library
•       Chinese language skills sufficient to perform original and copy
cataloging for online Chinese language materials
•       Demonstrated skill in using the pinyin romanization system
•       Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, and oral and written
communication skills
•       English language fluency
•       Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
•       Good organizational skills and an aptitude for complex analytical
and detailed work
•       Strong service orientation
•       Demonstrated ability to work well in a changing environment, to
work effectively in a large and diverse organization, and to exercise
creativity and initiative
•       Commitment to professional growth and development.  UCSD librarians
are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and
governance, and to be professionally active.

Desirable Qualifications:
•       Library work experience
•       Experience cataloging using AACR, LCRI, LC Classification, LCSH,
and MARC
•       Experience cataloging electronic resources and serials
•       Experience with CONSER, NACO, SACO, or BIBCO standards and processes
•       Experience using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system
•       Familiarity with databases and data manipulation tools, such as
macros, global updating, and other software tools
•       Understanding of the principles of link resolvers and of the
OpenURL standard
•       Familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards
(Dublin Core, CMARC, CNMARC, etc.)

Full job description available at:

Application consideration begins December 4, 2006 and will continue until
the position is filled. Send application letter including a statement of
qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the
names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your
qualifications for this position to, or to Stacey
McDermaid, Library Human Resources, UCSD Libraries, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept.
0175-H, La Jolla, CA 92093-0175. Telephone: 858.534.1279; Confidential Fax: