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The East Asian Cataloger will provide intellectual access to tangible information resources in the Chinese language through descriptive and subject cataloging and classification. Describes Library materials in the Chinese language that require original cataloging or substantial upgrading of cataloging copy, using current cataloging codes and carrier standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC)). Assigns classification numbers, subject headings, and genre terms for items in all subject areas. Performs authority work for local, national and international files. Effectively manages the flow of materials according to Library priorities. Materials may cover many formats, including printed works, microforms, audio-visual Materials, and other tangible items. APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-year (12 month) term position.
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- MLS degree from ALA-accredited library school or combination of another graduate degree and relevant experience. - Minimum of three years of cataloging experience. - Native or near-native Chinese-language ability, including ability to read both traditional and simplified characters. Reading knowledge of Japanese and/or Korean highly desirable. - Demonstrated proficiency with prevailing cataloging rules and standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2), Library of Congress's application and interpretation of those rules, Library of Congress subject headings and classification system, and MARC21 or other data carrier formats. Commitment to contributing to international bibliographic databases and authority files. Experience describing multiple formats. - Familiarity with Romanization schemes for Chinese (e.g., Pinyin, Wade-Giles). - Strong computer skills, including experience with personal computer hardware and software and local and network-based input, editing, and mapping tools. - Successful experience working in collaborative, professional environment. - Degree and/or expertise in one or more subject specialties or formats. - Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources. - Evidence of ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
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