Through the generosity of the Okinawa Prefectural Government, the George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center Librarian. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.
Position: Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center Librarian
Primary Location: Washington, D.C.
The Librarian for the Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center is a part-time limited-term position with possibility of renewal that supports the development and use of Okinawa- and Japan-focused resources in close collaboration with faculty, students, and other stakeholders.
Primary job responsibilities:
- Steward print and digital collections relating to the study of Okinawa and Japan, including identifying and acquiring resources in English, Japanese, and other languages relevant to the study of the region
- Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities
- Collaborate with colleagues to coordinate processing of research materials to ensure discoverability
- Conduct outreach and actively promote the Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center to faculty, students, researchers, and members of the Okinawan diaspora, among other stakeholders, and develop associated exhibits and events
- Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library standards, trends, and technologies
- Supervise a part-time assistant
This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience by date of appointment;
- Proficiency in Japanese language
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
- Experience identifying, collecting, and making available academically relevant content;
- Experience working with funders and/or externally-funded research projects
GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.
To be considered, please apply online and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 18th, and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening. When applying for the Okinawa Collection and Japan Resource Center Librarian, please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.