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Title: East Asian Acquisitions Specialist
Classification/Rank: SS0D
Job Listing: 07056P

Position: 00031902

FTE: 50% This is a half time position.

Summary: Coordinates and processes the order and receipt of monograph materials in all formats for all Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan languages, and Western European based languages for the Bloomington Campus and five regional campus libraries: manages and oversees East Asian blanket and approval orders, acts as liaison between collection managers and vendors; oversees and prepares bibliographic records from Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) records from vendors or create brief bibliographic records according to departmental standards and local policies to prepare for order and receipt process.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Required: Two years of college level coursework and one year of relevant library experience; and experience supervising employees.

Reading knowledge of Chinese and bibliographic knowledge of one or more Western European languages required. Knowledge of library procedures and resources; experience with standard office systems, including email, Internet applications, database searching, and working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook). Strong organizational skills; ability to investigate and resolve problems independently and effectively; ability to perform complex duties with high degree of accuracy; ability to pay attention-to-detail and follow established guidelines; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; illustrative supervisory skills; and reading knowledge of Chinese. Knowledge of book industry; experience working in an integrated and complex library system.

Preferred: Knowledge of Japanese and or Korean languages; experience in technical services.

Physical: Ability to work on desktop computer for extended periods of time, requiring mental concentration; ability to lift and open boxes of books up to 50 pounds which includes bending, stretching, and lifting heavy books; loading, pushing, and pulling heavy book trucks and stooping.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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