[KS] Korean Librarian Position in Vancouver

Baker Don ubcdbaker at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 8 18:55:49 EDT 2006

Could you distribute this job announcement for us? You can see that the 
deadline for applications is in three weeks! This job just opened up today. 
I appreciate your help getting the news out about this position.

Korean Reference Librarian, Asian Library, University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest research 
libraries in Canada. It is a depository library for publications of the 
governments of BC, Canada, and elsewhere. The University of British 
Columbia is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the city's 
West Side of Point Grey. The University Endowment Lands are situated to the 
east of the campus proper, and serve as a green belt between the city and 
the campus.

Only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, the spectacular 
University of British Columbia campus is a must see for any visitor to the 
city. The University boasts some of the city's finest attractions, 
including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Arts, and the 
UBC Botanical Garden.

Overview of the position:

Provides reference, information services and collection development in 
support of Korean studies.  Assumes responsibility for liaison with 
scholars working with Korean language materials.  Provides instruction and 
assistance in the use of information resources.  Routinely works with 
technical services staff on issues related to Korean language materials.  
Catalogues Korean language materials as required.  Participates in 
selection, configuration and presentation of electronic resources in Korean 
languages.  Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, 
and services as required.

Qualifications and requirements:  

A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited 
program, an academic background in Korean history and literature, and good 
working knowledge of Korean and English are required.  Familiarity with the 
bibliography of Korean language material is essential.  Strong written and 
oral communication skills are required.  Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, 
LCSH, LC Classification, USMARC, and LC/CanMarc formats are required and 
experience in using RLIN/OCLC is desirable.  Knowledge of the 
McCune-Reischauer romanization systems is essential.  Evening and weekend 
work is required.

Terms of Appointment:

This is a continuing position.  If eligible and qualified, the successful 
applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment.  Otherwise, there 
will be an initial three-year probationary appointment.  Normally, such an 
appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of appointment, and a 
recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed 

Commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.   

Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifically indicating 
the candidate's education, training, and work experience in the areas 
listed above, a current resume, and the names of three referees with their 
email addresses. Please forward this material to:

            Human Resources ? UBC Library

            2nd Floor, Koerner Library

            1958 Main Mall

            Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2

            Fax: (604) 822-8565

            Email: library.hr at ubc.ca


Closing date for this competition:  August 25, 2006


When sending an application via email one consolidated file is appreciated.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We 
encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and 
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


Don Baker
Associate Professor, 
Department of Asian Studies
Director, Centre for Korean Research
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z2
dbaker at interchange.ubc.ca

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