Korean Specialist Librarian Post at the University of Hawaii

Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed for the posi­tion of Kore­an spe­cial­ist librar­i­an in the Asia Col­lec­tion of the Thomas H. Hamil­ton Library, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i at Manoa. This is a full-time, tem­po­rary, non-tenure-track library fac­ul­ty posi­tion (posi­tion no. 84473T).

Duties and Respon­si­bil­i­ties

Pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al librar­i­an sup­port to the ref­er­ence, col­lec­tion devel­op­ment, and bib­li­o­graph­ic instruc­tion activ­i­ties of the Asia Col­lec­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly relat­ed to mate­r­i­al about Korea. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will work with fac­ul­ty and stu­dents who study and research Korea. Close con­tact is main­tained with fac­ul­ty who teach Korea-related sub­jects.

The per­son select­ed will pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ence ser­vice at the Asia Col­lec­tion ref­er­ence desk as sched­uled and respond to ques­tions and requests for infor­ma­tion and research assis­tance from fac­ul­ty, stu­dents, and the gen­er­al pub­lic. Pro­vide in-depth per­son­al con­sul­ta­tion to researchers and stu­dents who require it. The librar­i­an will work col­le­gial­ly with the oth­er area spe­cial­ists in the Asia Col­lec­tion, will be active­ly involved in depart­men­tal affairs, and will par­tic­i­pate in library-wide activ­i­ties.

The Korea spe­cial­ist will offer spe­cial­ized bib­li­o­graph­ic instruc­tion to stu­dents in Asian stud­ies, Kore­an stud­ies, and oth­ers with needs for such instruc­tion. Work in coöper­a­tion with oth­er Asia Col­lec­tion librar­i­ans and the teach­ing fac­ul­ty to devel­op spe­cial­ly tai­lored instruc­tion­al pro­grams. Pre­pare spe­cial­ized bib­li­o­graph­ic guides in print and online to aid in instruc­tion.

Col­lec­tion devel­op­ment respon­si­bil­i­ties include exam­in­ing new­ly pub­lished mate­ri­als in all for­mats relat­ed to Korea in human­i­ties and social sci­ences sub­ject areas and mak­ing deci­sions regard­ing which pub­li­ca­tions to pur­chase or make avail­able for the library. Knowl­edge of the strengths and weak­ness­es of the col­lec­tion and teach­ing and research inter­ests at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i are essen­tial to per­form­ing this task. Work with Kore­an pub­lish­ers and expect­ed to be knowl­edge­able about Kore­an pub­lish­ing trends. Par­tic­i­pate at the nation­al lev­el with oth­er Kore­an spe­cial­ists and in con­sor­tia.

The librar­i­an is expect­ed to be famil­iar with recent devel­op­ments in infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy, be com­pe­tent in Web page devel­op­ment and main­te­nance, and knowl­edge­able about dig­i­ti­za­tion and its appli­ca­tion to libraries.

Min­i­mum Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Librar­i­an II: ALA accred­it­ed MLS. Abil­i­ty to read and trans­late Korean-language research mate­r­i­al, work with English-language mate­r­i­al, and roman­ize Kore­an char­ac­ters. Excel­lent English-language oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.

Librar­i­an III: In addi­tion to the min­i­mum qual­i­fi­ca­tions for Librar­i­an II, at least three years of post-MLS expe­ri­ence in a research library and 24 post-baccalaureate cred­its in an Asia-related field.

Desir­able Qual­i­fi­ca­tions

Writ­ing and receiv­ing grants. Famil­iar­i­ty work­ing with a con­sor­tium of libraries. Pre­vi­ous ref­er­ence and bib­li­o­graph­ic instruc­tion­al expe­ri­ence in a spe­cial­ized col­lec­tion. Knowl­edge of oth­er East Asian lan­guages.

For appli­ca­tion instruc­tions, vis­it http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/. Clos­ing Date: March 30, 2007. Inquiries: 808–956-7207. The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i is an EEO/AA Employ­er.