East Asian Cataloging Librarian

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Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • High level of professional competency in written and spoken Chinese or Japanese. For Chinese, also have an understanding of the ALA-LC Romanization Table for Chinese (pinyin) and familiarity with both simplified and traditional Chinese scripts. For Japanese, also have an understanding of the ALA-LC Romanization Table for Japanese and familiarity with both classical and modern Japanese scripts.
  • Familiarity with OCLC Connexion.
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC/PCC PS, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 formats, CEAL CJK cataloging best practices, and familiarity with authority control and AACR2.
  • Excellent communications skills (oral and/or written) and the ability to effectively communicate with the intended audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Recent cataloging experience.
  • Experience with the systems and tools used in the department including one or more of the following: Alma, Primo.
  • Familiarity with Unicode and issues related to the input, indexing, and display of CJK scripts in one or more library systems.
  • Familiarity with non-MARC metadata formats, such as MODS or EAD.
  • Familiarity with BIBFRAME and linked data, and a general understanding of transition paths from MARC to BIBFRAME.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Successful completion of NACO training.



Application Details:

In order to be eligible for interview, applicants must upload the following and mark them as “relevant files” when you upload the documents:

  1. Cover letter that clearly addresses how you meet each of the required and any desired qualifications of this position. To ensure strongest consideration, applicants are encouraged to state directly how they meet each of the required qualifications.
  2. Current resume
  3. Statement regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI). Include an applicant statement to include examples of ways you have advanced diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community, or provide other evidence of your demonstrated commitment to DEAI. 


This job ad will be posted through January 31, 2023 and may be removed from posting and filled any time after that date. Please contact andrea-rost@uiowa.edu if you have any questions about the position.

The hiring salary range for this Specialist Librarian position is $52,500 - $72,000

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. References will be requested from candidates at a later point in the interview process.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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