Vietnamese Language Cataloger @ the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle


The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.  


The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Vietnamese Language Cataloger. This position performs complex copy cataloging for monographs in book and non-book formats in a variety of subjects, primarily in Vietnamese, using specialized knowledge of cataloging rules and standards, and a reading knowledge of Vietnamese.


Basic Functions:  

In accordance with local standards, performs copy cataloging of monographs in Vietnamese in all subjects that the Libraries acquires, and in other languages and subjects as appropriate, in book and non-book formats. Reviews and completes descriptive cataloging, resolves name heading conflicts, checks subject headings and adds new ones as needed, checks or adds call numbers, and edits OCLC/MARC tagging.  Uses RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging guidelines, Library of Congress classification, Library of Congress subject headings and genre/form terms.


Participates in team cataloging of special formats in Vietnamese (e.g. maps, serials, and video recordings).


Participates in cooperative cataloging programs, such as Enhance, NACO, SACO, and BIBCO. As part of NACO and SACO participation, creates and modifies authority records for names, titles, series, Library of Congress subjects, Library of Congress genre/form terms, and Library of Congress classification in accordance with program and local policies.


Assists other catalogers and staff members with cataloging and classification practices in areas of subject and language expertise.


Serves as liaison between the department and other library units as assigned to resolve cataloging problems or questions.


When serving as a member of the department’s Management Team, participates in the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of new policies and procedures.  


Cooperatively prepares reports, studies and surveys as required.  Works with other team members to plan new initiatives, adjust staffing and workflow, and meet changing circumstances and goals.  Assists and substitutes for the other team members when necessary.


Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.


Performs other duties as required.

Perform related duties as required.


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