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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 26, 2014
With holdings exceeding 1 million items, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean publications and special collections in North America. The Library serves the campus community and a substantial number of off-campus and overseas researchers.
- Ordering new acquisitions: checking titles against current holdings and order files; creating
- purchase orders; placing and tracking orders; communicating in Japanese with vendors; searching
- book dealers’ catalogs and websites for OP/OSI titles.
- Processing materials received: checking books and invoices; updating records and statistics;
- determining circulation status of newly received material; determining whether conservation
- treatment is required; processing invoices for payment.
- Dispersing duplicates: preparing lists of duplicate titles; dispersing lists to North American
- Japanese collections and scholars; taking orders for sales; invoicing, shipping, keeping records of
- duplicates sales.
- Sorting materials received through gifts and exchange for retention.
- Supervising student library employees.
- Back-up reference consultation.
- Expert knowledge of modern Japanese and college-level knowledge of classical Japanese.
- Knowledge of Hepburn system of romanization.
- Related library experience.
- Awareness of current academic trends in Japan.
- Familiarity with the Japanese publishing industry and the Japanese new and used book markets.
- Familiarity with Japanese databases.
- Familiarity with bibliographic components and MARC format.
- Background in Japanese literature, history, culture, historical bibliography.
- Knowledge of library operations.
- Familiarity with basic principles of cataloging.
- Familiarity with OCLC Connexion.
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