Friday, July 25, 2008

Japanese Catalog Librarian/Subject Librarian

Washington University in St. Louis

The Washington University Libraries invites applications for the position of Japanese Catalog Librarian/Subject Librarian.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working in the East Asian Library and reporting to the East Asian Studies Librarian, the Japanese Catalog Librarian/Subject Librarian is responsible for outreach, reference, instruction, and collection development and management on Japanese studies. This includes performing original and adaptive cataloging of Japanese language materials; selecting materials in all formats and languages on Japanese studies; developing and maintaining electronic resources and services; providing in-person and virtual reference, research consultation, and instruction services; and serving as a liaison to Japanese studies faculty and students.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS degree from an ALA accredited school or equivalent; fluency in written and spoken Japanese, and familiarity with scholarly trends in Japanese studies; and knowledge of AACR2rev, LCSH, LC classification, LCRI, and MARC formats required. Advanced academic work in Japanese studies, knowledge of electronic resources in Japanese studies, and knowledge of Japanese publishing industry desirable. Working knowledge of Korean desirable. Working experience in an East Asian library or an academic library preferred. Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team, and communicate effectively in both oral and written English.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. The East Asian Library is one of fourteen schools and departmental libraries serving the Washington University community. The library serves an essential role in the university’s East Asian studies program. For more information, please visit the Washington University/Libraries’ web sites at;, and the East Asian Library’s web site at


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Visit to apply. For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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