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East Asian Studies Librarian

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: ASU Library


Tempe campus

Open Date

May 14, 2024


Arizona State University Library is recruiting a collaborative Humanities Librarian primarily focusing on East Asian Studies.

This position is situated within the Engagement and Learning Services Directorate. The Arts and Humanities Division is comprised of a team of librarians who are dedicated to shaping the future of student and faculty instructional support and research endeavors at ASU. The Division's portfolio of responsibilities is broad and involves a high level of interdisciplinary engagement within the humanities and the arts. Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Division, the successful candidate will have a broad understanding of scholarly information trends across the humanities and will connect learners across ASU’s physical campuses and online programs to library information, resources, and services. This individual will work with campus partners across departments, centers, schools, and institutes to build strong multidisciplinary relationships supporting research and student success. The incumbent will help define new services, develop programs and collections, and serve as a resource for scholarly communication, research data management, and information literacy in the humanities.

The East Asian Studies Librarian fulfills the responsibilities expected of continuing appointment track Academic Professionals, including position effectiveness, professional contributions, service, and collaboration and partnership.

ASU Library will dedicate resources and expertise to onboarding, peer mentoring, and professional development to ensure the success of the East Asian Studies Librarian. It will build a network to encourage support, growth, and retention while simultaneously encouraging the librarian's research interests and scholarly pursuits. ASU Library strongly encourages early-career librarians to apply.

The ASU Library is a center of learning, exploration and discovery. With eight locations, the library plays a vital role in expanding knowledge, cultivating community and inspiring innovation at ASU and in our communities. Students and faculty can access millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and creative maker services. As supporters of student success, the library is a critical partner in realizing the New American University’s mission of access, excellence and impact. ASU Library empowers people to unlock their potential, express themselves, and learn to thrive. For more information or to find library locations, visit lib.asu.edu.

Informational Webinar: On June 12, 2024, ASU Library will host a webinar discussing open positions, working at ASU Library and ASU, and living in the Phoenix area. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about open librarian position and/or the ASU Library. Attendance is not required to apply for any open positions, and the attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. The webinar will be recorded, and closed captioning will be provided. Visit https://lib.asu.edu/employment for more details.


Required Qualifications:

● Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program or equivalent advanced degree by the hire date.

● An undergraduate OR graduate degree in East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) languages, literatures, and/or civilization

Preferred Qualifications:

● Advanced degree in East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) languages, literatures, and/or civilization

● Library experience providing services and support to humanities disciplines

● Experience providing reference consultations

● Experience providing instructional services

● Experience with digital humanities

● Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in the humanities

● Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Salary and Rank: This is a Continuing Appointment track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian rank and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Instructions

Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/146043 the following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: rachel.leket-mor@asu.edu. Application deadline is June 28, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.