Applications are invited for the position of Korean specialist librarian in the Asia Collection of the Thomas H. Hamilton Library, University of HawaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 cooperation 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 HawaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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.
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 HawaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢i is an EEO/AA Employer.